Condoleeza Rice is an American diplomat and political scientist born on 14th of November 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. She is best known for being the first black woman who served as United States’ national security adviser and also US Secretary of State.
Have you ever wondered how rich Condoleeza Rice is? According to sources it has been estimated that Condoleeza’s overall net worth is $4 million. Rice has acquired her wealth during the years of her successful career in both fields of science and politics.
Condoleezza Rice Net Worth $4 Million
Condoleeza grew up in the south of the United States as the only child of her parents. Although she grew up in a racist environment, Rice made her way through prestige education to an impressive career. As a child she began learning French, various sports and music, and continued taking piano lessons as a teenager with the goal of eventually becoming a concert pianist. She attended St. Mary’s Academy in Colorado and went on to enroll at the University of Denver, where her father was the assistant dean at the time. After majoring in Music, Rice went to the Aspen Music Festival and School, however, her strong interest in politics showed up after an International Politics course which was taught by Josef Korbel, whom Condoleeza later cited as a central figure in her life. In 1974 at the age of 19, Rice was awarded a B.A. in political science by the University of Denver and a year later obtained a master’s degree in the same field from the University of Notre Dame. Condoleeza continued perfecting her education and in 1981, she earned a Ph.D also from Denver. Meantime she also studied Russian in Moscow.
The same year of 1991 she joined Stanford University as a political science professor, and held this position for more than three decades. In 1993 Rice was also promoted to the position of University’s provost and during that time also served as the university’s academic officer and chief budget officer. Her political career had begun in the mid 1980s when she was working as an international affairs fellow in Washington, D.C. During the dissolution of the Soviet Union and German reunification in 1989, she became the director of Soviet and East European affairs and President George H.W. Bush’s special assistant; she also served on the Federal Advisory Committee in 1997. However, her true breakthrough came in 2001 when president George W. Bush appointed her as national security adviser, which made Condoleeza the first black woman to hold the post. Furthermore, Rice went on to become the first black woman to serve as US Secretary of State in 2004 and served until 2009. During her time as a Secretary of State, Rice dedicated her department to “Transformational Diplomacy” with a mission to build and sustain democratic states around the world, particularly in the Middle East. For this reason, she relocated American diplomats to Iraq, Angola and Afghanistan. Her net worth was growing steadily.
When it comes to her more recent activities, in August 2012, Condoleeza showed her support for the Republican Party’s 2012 election candidates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, adding in her speech that her future plans focus on being an educator rather than a politician.
In her personal life, Condoleeza Rice has never been married and has no children. During the 1970s she dated and was briefly engaged to Rick Upchurch, an American football player. As a sport lover, Rice and businesswoman Darla Moore became the first women to become members of the Augusta National Golf Club, which up until then had, maintained its all-male membership. As an academic, Condoleeza has written several books, among others “Germany Unified and Europe Transformed” (1995) and “The Gorbachev Era (1986).
One of her great-grandfathers and one of her great-great-grandfathers were actually white plantation owners who also owned slaves.
So far, the only Secretary of State to be nominated for (and win) an acting award. Her "performance" in Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) garnered her a Razzie Award for Worst Screen Couple, shared with President George W. Bush. She was also nominated for Worst Supporting Actress but lost to her on-screen "co-star", Britney Spears.
Has frequently stated that she would like to be Commissioner of the National Football League.
She was a Democrat until 1982.
She began playing piano at age 3.
February 2001: Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told reporters he was distracted the first time he met her: "I have to confess, it was hard for me to concentrate in the conversation with Condoleezza Rice because she has such nice legs.".
Her unusual name is a variation on the Italian musical term "con dolcezza" which is a direction to play "with sweetness". Rice's mother is also a pianist.
Steve Earle has a song about her named "Condi, Condi" on his CD called "The Revolution Starts Now."
1/26/05-1/19/09: United States Secretary of State under President George W. Bush.
5/7/91-1/15/01: Director of the Chevron Corporation, one of the world's largest and most powerful oil companies. Her decade-long stint ended seven days before being appointed by President--and former fellow oil-company executive--George W. Bush as National Security Advisor. A few months later Chevron changed the name of its its largest oil tanker, the "Condoleezza Rice" (which it had named in her honor in 1995), to the "Altair Voyager". A Chevron spokesman stated, "We made the change to eliminate unnecessary attention caused by the vessel's original name".
Served as the provost of Stanford University for six years.
Concert-level pianist, she has performed with Yo-Yo Ma.
2001-05: U.S. National Security Adviser under President George W. Bush.
[on meeting Muammar Gaddafi] [It] was a pretty strange set of events, especially since he had written a song abut me. He showed a little video of me with [Vladimir] Putin, set to the song 'Black Flower in the White House'. I probably looked totally shocked.
There are those who say, "Well, if you didn't go into Iraq, there wouldn't be terrorists there." They weren't some place drinking tea and playing Scrabble. These are hardened jihadists who will fight us some place. And if they want to fight us in Iraq, where we are 140,000 strong, better there than in New York City again.
It is a dangerous thing to ask why someone else has been given more. It is humbling - and indeed healthy - to ask why you have been given so much.