Leon Panetta
Leon Panetta
Celebrated Name: Leon Panetta
Real Name/Full Name: Leon Edward Panetta
Gender: Male
Age: 54 years old
Birth Date: 28 June 1938
Birth Place: Monterey, California, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.70 m
Weight: 75 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Sylvia Marie Varni (m. 1962)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Jimmy, Christopher, Carmelo)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Leon Panetta Gay?: No
Profession: Politician
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $5 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Leon Panetta is an American based politician. He had served different public office ranks, which includes Secretary of Defense, Director of the CIA, White House Chief of Staff, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, US Representative of California. Also, he served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, Bill Clinton’s Chief of Staff. He laid the foundation of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy.

Maybe you know about Leon Panetta 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 Leon Panetta’s short 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

Panetta grew up in Monterey, California. He was the son of Carmelina Maria and Carmelo Frank. Both were Italian immigrants of Siderno, Calabria, Italy. By the end of the 1940s, the Panetta family owned their restaurant in the streets of Monterey. Panetta started his education at San Carlos School. He completed his school life from Monterey High School. During his stay in Monterey, that he actively joined student politics. Soon he had been a member of Junior Statesman of America.

His enthusiasm kept him active in the group, and as a senior, he became the president of the group. Later, he joined Santa Clara University to pursue graduation in political science. He passed his Bachelor’s in the year 1960. Panetta received Juris Doctor in 1963 from the Santa Clara University of Law.

Personal Life

Panetta tied the knot with Sylvia Marie Varni. She had been administering his house districts during his tenure in Congress. The duo settled down in the twelve-acre walnut farm of Panetta in the Caramel Valley, California. Panetta has three sons. He is also the grandpa to six of his grandsons. Panetta’s youngest son Jimmy was elected for the American House of Representatives from California in 2016.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 28 June 1938, Leon Panetta is 54 years old as of today’s date 19th June 2024. His height is 1.70 m tall, and his weight is 75kg.


Panetta started his political career around 1966 when be became the legislative assistant for Republican Senator Thomas Kuchel. Kuchel was a United State Senate Minority Whip from California who was greatly admired as “a tremendous role model” by Panetta. Again in 1966, he joined the assistance position of Robert H.Finch, who was the Secretary of the Health, Education, and Welfare Department of the United States.

Later he was also appointed for the directory position in the Office for civil rights. In 1972, Panetta published a book, “Bring us Together,” which featured his Experiences of Nixon administration. Presently, Panetta works on the advisory board of the committee to interrogate Russia.

Awards & Achievements

In 1966, Panetta was felicitated with Army Commendation Medal. Again in 1969, Panetta received the Abraham Lincoln Award from National Education Association. In 1983, he got the Foreign Language Advocate Award from the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. In 1984, he won the A. Philip Randolph Award. In 1988, he received Golden Plow Award from American Farm Bureau Federation.

Back in 1997, he was felicitated with Special Achievement Award for Public Service, National Italian American Foundation. Panetta received the John H. In 2002, Panetta got the Law Alumni Special Achievement Award, Santa Clara University School of Law Alumni Association. Panetta also won the Paul Peck Award.

Net Worth & Salary of Leon Panetta in 2024

Leon Panetta Net Worth
Leon Panetta Net Worth

Panetta has an estimated worth of $5 million as of June 2024. His salaried are unknown and yet under review. He had been drawing riches from his official public ranks for the United States government.

Leon Panetta, throughout his life, had been knowledgeable enough about politics and public policy matters going around him. His institute presently teaches and educates people in matters of politics and public policy too. He is a board member of certain association and groups which writes lectures very often on public policy.


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