Valerie Jarrett
Valerie Jarrett
Celebrated Name: Valerie Jarrett
Real Name/Full Name: Valerie June Jarrett
Gender: Female
Age: 67 years old
Birth Date: November 14, 1956
Birth Place: Shiraz, Iran
Nationality: American
Height: 1.85m
Weight: 70kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Husband/Spouse (Name): William Jarrett (m 1983; div 1988)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (D  Laura Jarrett)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Valerie Jarrett Lesbian/Gay?: No
Profession: Businesswoman, Former government official
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $2 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Valerie Jarrett is an American businesswoman as well as a former government business official who served as the senior advisor to the United States President Barack Obama and assistant to the president for public engagement and intergovernmental affairs from 2009-2017.

Maybe you know about Valerie Jarrett very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Valerie Jarrett’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

On June 14, 1956, Valerie June bowman was born to James E Bowman and Barbara T Bowman, in Shiraz, Iran. Her father was a pathologist and geneticist ran a hospital for children in Shiraz in 1956. Her family was forced to move to London when she was five years old and later moved to Chicago in 1963, and her parents are of European and American descent.

As a child, Jarrett mostly spoke Persian, French, and English. In 1966 her mother was one of the four advocates who created the Erikson Institute, which was established with the purpose of providing collective knowledge in child development for teachers and other professionals working with young children.

Jarrett graduated in 1974 from Northfield Mount Hermon and earned B.A in psychology from Stanford University in 1978. As if that was not enough, she went for Juris Doctor, which she attained at the University of Michigan Law School. Last but not least, she received an honorary degree of Doctor of Law in 1981 from Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

Personal Life

Valerie married William Robert Jarrett, a son of Chicago sun-times reporter Vernon Jarrett in 1983, and they have a daughter Laura Jarrett who is an attorney and reporter for CNN. Valerie attributes her switch from private to a public career to the birth of her daughter and her desire to do something that would make their daughter proud.

The two separated in 1987 and later divorced in 1988, Valerie claimed that they had grown together and were friends since childhood. She also stated that she married without appreciating how hard divorce would be. William Jarrett died on 19 November 1993 at the age of 40, and at the time of his death, he was director of obstetrics and gynecology at Jackson Park Hospital.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on November 14 1956, Valerie Jarrett is 67 years old as of today’s date 17th April 2024. Her height is 1.85m tall, and her weight is 70 kg.


Valerie is one woman who has had a taste of working and being actively involved in different grounds in her career. She has not only worked as a successful entrepreneur, but she has also been involved in the public service as well as she once worked in the Mayor’s office. In 1987, Jarrett got her start in Chicago politics working for Mayor Harold Washington as deputy corporation counsel for finance and development.

She continued to work in the mayor’s office in the 1990s and was deputy chief of staff for Mayor Richard Daley. She hired Michelle Robinson in 1991 then engaged to Barack Obama. From 1991 to 1995, Jarrett served as commissioner of the department of planning and development. And, she also worked in the Chicago transit board as the chairwoman from 1995 to 2005. At Habitat Company, Valerie served as CEO and also as a member of the Chicago Stock Exchange (2000-2007, as chairperson 2004-2007).

In addition to this, Valerie was a member of board trustees of the university Chicago medical Centre 91996-2009), became vice chairwoman in 2002 and chairwoman in 2006. She was one of the longest-serving advisors and confidantes in an Obama administration. In addition to being a senior advisor to the US president, Jarrett held other leadership positions and completed further duties such as; chairing white house council on women and girls. At the same time, she co-chaired the white house task force to protect students from sexual assault.

Awards & Achievements

On awards and achievements so far, she hasn’t been awarded an official award, but one of her greatest achievements is being able to work in the white house for long as president Barack Obama’s advisor.

Net Worth & Salary of Valerie Jarrett in 2024

Valerie Jarrett Net Worth
Valerie Jarrett Net Worth

Valerie Jarrett has earned good rewards from her career, and currently, she has an estimated net worth of $2 million, as of April 2024. She owns 3000 units of LYFT stock worth over $870,427; moreover, and over 13 years, she has sold LYFT stock worth over $889,857. In addition to that, she earns $225,385 as Independent Director at Lyft. Hers is a story of passion and commitment, which has seen her become a great icon and someone who can be emulated by many, especially the upcoming young entrepreneurs.

Valerie Jarrett is a successful American businesswoman and former government official; this is due to her hard work and dedication to her career. She has been able to make a name for herself, and she has remained humble and always portraying her better side.


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