Henry Paulson
Henry Paulson
Celebrated Name: Hank Paulson
Real Name/Full Name: Henry Merritt Paulson Jr
Gender: Male
Age: 78 years old
Birth Date: March 28, 1946
Birth Place: Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.71 m
Weight: 72 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Wendy Judge Paulson(m, 1969)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Merritt Paulson, Amanda Clark Paulson
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Hank Paulson Gay? No
Profession: Businessperson
Salary: $1 million
Net Worth in 2024: $750 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Mention the name Hank Paulson in front of people who are ever on the world affairs, and they won’t be surprised. Hank Paulson is an American banker and business person who served as the 74th secretary of the treasury. Before this great responsibility, Paulson was the chairperson and chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs.

Maybe you know about Hank Paulson very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Hank Paulson’s biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Hank Paulson was born on March 28, 1946, in Palm Beach, Florida, United States to Marianne and Henry Merritt Paulson. His parents raised as a Christian Scientist. Besides, he grew on a farm in Barrington, Illinois. He has a Norwegian, German, and English Canadian ancestry.

Paulson was a member of Boy Scouts of America, and he had attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. Paulson was a star athlete at Barrington High School and a champion wrestler and standout football player, graduating in 1964. He received his B.A. in English from Dartmouth College in 1968. Hank Paulson received his Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School in 1970.

Personal Life

He met his better half, Wendy Judge, a Wellesley College graduate, during his senior year. They are blessed with two children, sports-team owner Henry Merritt Paulson III and journalist Amanda Paulson, also a graduate of Dartmouth. Paulson’s family maintains homes both in Chicago and Barrington Hills.

In September 2015, Paulson received an honorary doctorate of laws and environmental policy by Washington College president and former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair.

Paulson is an avid nature lover and has been a member of The Nature Conservancy for decades and was the organization’s board chairman and co-chair of its Asia-pacific council.  He co-chaired a group called Risky Business that raised awareness of the projected economic impact of climate change.

He also co-chaired the aspen economic strategy group with Erskine Bowels and was the founding chairman of the Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Paul is a firm believer in the effect of human activity on global warming and advocates immediate action to decrease this effect.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 28 March 1946,Henry Paulson is 78 years old as of today’s date [current date]. His height is 1.71m tall, and his weight is 72 kg.


From 1970- 1972, Paulson was Staff Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defence at the Pentagon.

From 1972- 1973, Paulson worked for the administration of U.S. President Richard Nixon, serving as John Ehrlichman. Paulson was confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as the treasury secretary on June 28, 2006. He was later sworn in at the ceremony held at the treasury department on July 10, 2006.

During his first years in office, Paulson helped create the Hope Now Alliance, which was to help struggling homeowners during the subprime mortgage crisis. He was known to have persuaded President George W. Bush to allow him to spearhead U.S. – china relations and initiated and led the U.S.- China Strategic Economic Dialogue. During this forum, the two countries addressed global areas of immediate and long-term strategic and economic interest.

After the failure of IndyMac Bank, which took place on July 20, 2008, he reassured the public by saying that the banking system was safe and sound and that the country’s regulators were on top of it. He said that the situation was very much manageable.

After leaving his role as treasury secretary, Hank spent a year at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at John Hopkins University as a distinguished visiting fellow and a fellow at the university’s Bernard Schwartz Forum on Constructive Capitalism.

In April 2016, Paulson was among the eight former Treasury secretaries who called on the United Kingdom to remain a member of the European Union ahead of June 2016 referendum. Paul was one of the supporters of stop trump movement. He is a leader of the Climate Leadership Council.

On June 27, 2011, he announced the formation of Paulson Institute, which was dedicated to fostering a U.S. china relationship that serves to maintain global order in a rapidly evolving world. He was also named as a senior fellow at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. His five-year appointment took effect on July 1, 2011.

Paulson is also an author. He has written the following books; On the Brink and Dealing with China. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg chose his book dealing with China for the Mark Zuckerberg book club.

Awards & Achievements

Paulson was privileged to receive an honorary doctorate of laws and environmental policy by Washington College president and former FDIC chair Sheila Bair in September 2015.

Net Worth & Salary of Hank Paulson  in 2024

Henry Paulson Net Worth
Henry Paulson Net Worth

Paul earns most of his salary business after retiring from being the treasury secretary. But it is said he gained his net worth from being the treasury secretary and by previously been serving as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs. His salary is said to be $1 million while his net worth is $750 million as of July 2024.

Paulson is such an inspiration to the world, especially people venturing into business. It is also no secret that he has also served the government of the United States of America. Wherever he has been, one thing has been constant. He has never fallen short of excellent.


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