U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken Visits Ukraine, Is Worth Millions

Mohit Oberoi, CFA - Author
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Apr. 25 2022, Published 8:37 a.m. ET

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited the Ukrainian capital Kyiv and met President Volodymyr Zelensky. It's the first visit by the duo to the country after Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine. What’s Blinken’s salary and net worth?

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Antony Blinken

U.S. Secretary of State

Net worth: $10 million

Antony Blinken is serving as the 71st Secretary of State in the U.S. Initially, he worked in law before transitioning into politics. Blinken held senior foreign policy positions in the Clinton and Bush administrations. He also served during the Obama administration.

Birthdate: April 16, 1962

Birthplace: Yonkers, N.Y.

Education: Graduated from Harvard University and majored in social studies

Received his JD from Columbia University

Spouse: Evan Ryan (m. 2002)

Children: 2

The U.S. Secretary of State is arguably the most important position in the Federal cabinet. The position has become even more important amid the global geopolitical changes. Russia and China have been trying to rewrite the global order, which has been led by the U.S. since the collapse of the former Soviet Union.

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Antony Blinken’s salary was $226,300 in 2021.

According to the Washington DC Job Source, Blinken’s annual salary was $226,300 in 2021. To put that in perspective, Biden’s annual salary was $400,000 in 2021.

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Antony Blinken’s net worth is around $10 million.

Forbes estimates that Blinken’s net worth is around $10 million. While Blinken is over ten times richer than his predecessor Mike Pompeo, his net worth is a fraction of Rex Tillerson's net worth, who was former President Donald Trump’s first pick for the Secretary of State.

Antony Blinken has been in politics for a long time.

Blinken has been in politics and government service for quite some time now. He was Biden’s deputy for four years in the Obama administration. Blinken also served as the Deputy Secretary of State in the Obama administration.

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When Biden defeated Trump to become the U.S. President, he chose his former White House colleague Blinken as the Secretary of State.

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Blinken worked in law before transitioning to politics.

Blinken was born on April 16, 1962, in Yonkers, N.Y. His father was Donald M. Blinken while his mother’s name was Judith. His father was the U.S. Ambassador to Hungary. In 1984, Antony Blinken graduated from Harvard University where he majored in social studies.

The next year, Blinken joined Columbia Law School and in 1988 he became a Juris Doctor. Blinken began his career practicing law in New York and Paris. Blinken served as a member of the National Security Council staff in 1994. He took various positions in the government and was the staff director for Senate Foreign Relations Committee between 2002 and 2008.

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Blinken is also a successful businessman.

Blinken cofounded WestExec Advisors in September 2017. The company is “a strategic advisory firm that offers unique geopolitical and policy expertise to help business leaders make the best decisions in a complex and volatile international landscape.” Blinken has also been a global affairs analyst at CNN.

In 2002, Blinken married Evan Ryan and the couple has two children. He's serving as the 71st Secretary of State in the U.S. and describes himself as a “Husband, dad, (very) amateur guitarist” on his Twitter bio.

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