Al Gore is an American politician who was the 45th Vice president of the United States. He has worked under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001. He was Bill Clinton’s partner in US Presidential Campaigns of 1992 and 1996. He was selected as a nominee for the Democratic Party in 2000, however, he couldn’t win it.
He is also an environmentalist and an author. In 2007, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Peace for his activism in climate change. He is the founder of ‘Alliance for Climate Protection’ and also the co-founder of ‘Generation Investment Management’. The estimated net worth of Al Gore is $320 million US dollars.
Al Gore was born on March 31, 1948, in Washington D.C. He was born to parents Pauline (LaFon) Gore and Albert Gore Sr. His mother is one of the first female Vanderbilt University Law School graduate and his father was a US Representative who became the Senator from Tennessee for 18 years. He also had an elder sister named Nancy LaFon Gore who died in 1984.
During summers, he used to work on his family’s farm located in Carthage, Tennessee. He went to St. Albans School in Washington D.C. and became the captain of the football team. He completed his graduation and then enrolled in the Harvard College. He initially planned to do major in English, but later went on to do major in government. He completed his graduation in 1969 with an A.B. cum laude.
In 1970, Al Gore married Mary Elizabeth “Tipper” Aitcheson. They are parents to four children namely Karenna Gore, Kristin Carlson Gore, Sarah LaFon Gore, and Albert Arnold Gore III. It was reported that he was dating Elizabeth Keadle in 2012.
After completing his college, Al Gore was drafted in the military. He had his basic training from August at Fort Dix and then was assigned at Fort Rucker in Alabama. He was named as Rucker’s “Soldier of the Month” in 1970. In 1971, Al Gore received his honorable discharge from the military.
In 1971, he joined the Vanderbilt University Divinity School on a scholarship. He also started to work in night shifts as an investigative reporter. Gore wasn’t able to complete law and decided to run in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976. At 28, he became a Congressman and went on to win four elections from 1976 to 1982. In 1984, he won a seat in the U.S. Senate.
In 1991, he wrote a book entitled ‘Earth in the Balance’. The book found a place in The New York Times Best Seller list. In 1988, he ran for the Democratic Party nomination but was won by Michael Dukakis. He then became the Vice President of America under President Bill Clinton. During that time, he was also involved in environmental activities. In 2000, he was re-elected as the US Vice President. It was speculated for the President of the United States in 2004.
Al Gore has received Honorary Doctorate from many universities. In 2009, he was awarded the NAACP Image Award. In 2007, he was at the 2nd place in TIME Person of the Year. He was conferred with the Dan David Prize in 2008. He has won many other awards and honors in his career.
How much is Al Gore Net Worth in 2017
Al Gore has won several accolades in his career. He has won many elections in his career and has served as a Senator prior to becoming the Vice president of the United States for two terms. Al Gore’s net worth is an estimated $320 million US dollars as of 2017. He is an active environmentalist who has shared the ‘Nobel Prize for Peace’ with IPCC and has penned down several articles.
He has also written many books and has won a Grammy Award in 2009 for ‘Best Spoken Word Album’. Gore is also the chairman of Generation Investment Management and is the founder of ‘The Alliance for Climate Protection’ and ‘We Campaign’. He has ventured for the firm ‘Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’.
For his cause of peace, Al Gore has been praised by Barack Obama. In December 2016, he met President-elect Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump. He has helped to organize the benefit concert ‘Live Earth’.