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Rahm Emanuel Net Worth, Biography & Wiki in 2017

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Rahm Emanuel net worth:
$14 Million

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Rahm Emanuel Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Rahm Israel Emanuel was born on 29 November 1959, in Chicago, Illinois USA, of Jewish ancestry. Rahm is a politician best known for being the 55th and current mayor of Chicago. Prior to becoming mayor, he gained a lot of experience working in various government positions and offices. All of his endeavors have helped raise his net worth to where it is now.

How rich is Rahm Emanuel? As of early-2016, sources estimate that his net worth is at $14 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the political world. Rahm has also worked for an investment bank, and even with just the short time he worked there, he has managed to acquire considerable wealth.

Rahm Emanuel Net Worth $14 Million

Early in his life, Rahm didn’t seem like the type that would pursue a career in politics. He attended the Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School and then other schools including Romona School, Locust Junior High School and New Trier West High School. He was encouraged to take ballet lessons from the Evanston School of Ballet as well. Afterwards, he attended and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a degree in Liberal Arts and would later finish his master’s degree in Speech and Communication at Northwestern University. During his time in Sarah Lawrence, he was elected to become part of the school’s Student Senate.

Emanuel started to work on his political career through Illinois Public Action. There he would spend some time on fundraisers and also focusing on Democratic politics. He would work for various politicians including Paul Simon during the U.S. Senate election in 1984, and Richard M. Daley’s campaign for Mayor of Chicago during 1989. He would also become national campaign director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Later, Emanuel served on the campaign finance committee for Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign, which Clinton won, with Rahm subsequently becoming a senior advisor and working at the White House from 1993 to 1998. He started as an Assistant to the President for Political Affairs, and then became Senior Advisor to the President for Policy and Strategy. He became well-known for his aggressive style, but in 1998 he resigned from his position to work on a career in finance.

He joined the investment banking firm Wasserstein Perella, and became the managing director of the company’s Chicago office in just a year. He was so successful that according to reports had made around $16.2 million during his two-and-a-half year stay in the company, significantly increasing his net worth.

In 2000, Emanuel was assigned by Clinton to the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, or Freddie Mac. He stayed there for a year before campaigning for the U.S House of Representatives in 2002. He won and occupied the seat vacated by Rod Blagojevich, going on and continuing his service for three terms as part of Illinois’s 5th congressional district. During his time there he became the Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, and after Barack Obama’s election became the White House Chief of Staff. In 2011, he resigned to contest the 2011 Chicago mayoral election, and eventually succeeded Richard M. Daley. In 2015, he also won his second campaign against Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.

For his personal life, Emanuel has been married to Amy Merrit Rule since 1994; they have three children, and reside in the north side of Chicago, but makes yearly trips abroad. Rahm also participates in triathlons and is a follower of Judaism. Rumor has been spreading of his eventual end and possible resignation as mayor due to recent issues in the city, especially after the police shooting of 17 year-old Laquan McDonald.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Madzilla!2014ShortCabbie

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Transformers: Age of Extinction2014the producers wish to thank: Mayor of Chicago
Return to Iwo Jima2012Documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival2016TV SpecialHimself - Prerecorded Greeting
'85: The Greatest Team in Pro Football History2016Himself
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself - At James Beard Awards
Inside Obama's White House2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Himself - White House Chief of Staff
The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival2015TV SpecialHimself - Prerecorded Greeting
Chicago Med2015TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2006-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Chef Whisperer2015ShortHimself (as Mayor Rahm Emanuel)
Roadtrip Nation2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival2014TV SpecialHimself - Prerecorded Greeting
Madzilla: Beneath the Scales2014Documentary shortHimself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself
Chicagoland2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Mayor of Chicago
Steve Harvey2014TV SeriesHimself
The Great Food Truck Race2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge / Mayor, City of Chicago
The Presidents' Gatekeepers2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Charlie Rose1997-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Chicago World Tour 2011: Backstage Pass2012VideoHimself
Chicago Fire2012TV SeriesHimself
American Masters2012TV Series documentaryHimself
CBS This Morning2012TV SeriesHimself - Mayor of Chicago
Today2012TV SeriesHimself - Mayor of Chicago
This Week2006-2012TV SeriesHimself
Conan2012TV SeriesHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHimself
The Road We've Traveled2012Documentary shortHimself
Rock Center with Brian Williams2011TV SeriesHimself
Meet the Press2005-2011TV SeriesHimself - Mayor of Chicago / Himself / Himself - Representative, Illinois
Tony & Janina's American Wedding2010DocumentaryHimself (as Congressman Rahm Emanuel)
60 Minutes2010TV Series documentaryHimself - President's Chief of Staff (segment "Chief of Staff")
HouseQuake2009DocumentaryHimself
IFC News: 2008 Uncut2008TV SeriesHimself
The Return of the War Room2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2004-2007TV SeriesHimself
Hardball with Chris Matthews2006TV SeriesHimself
Road to the Presidency2004Video documentary
The War Room1993DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks2013DocumentaryHimself
America's Book of Secrets2012TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV SeriesHimself
Fall of the Republic: The Presidency of Barack H. Obama2009DocumentaryHimself
Glenn Beck2009TV SeriesHimself - White House Chief of Staff
A Question of Eligibility2009Video documentaryHimself - Chief of Staff for President-Elect Obama

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#Fact
1Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama. [January 2009]
2U.S. Congressman from the 5th District of Illinois
3Mayor of Chicago (2011 - present).
4White House chief of staff (2009-2011).
5Brother of Ari Emanuel and Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel.
6Three children with wife Amy Rule: son Zachariah and daughters Ilana and Leah.
7Lost part of his finger as a teenager in an accident with a meat slicer.

#Quote
1[observation, 2013] I worked eight years in the White House for two great Presidents. They talk about things they want to do - I'm doing it. This is the happiest I've ever been in public life. I've always wanted to be a mayor.
2I don't want to go negative on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but he didn't pass an economic deal in the first 100 days. We have passed the largest Recovery Act in the history of the country.
3A strong economy depends on a strong middle class, but George Bush has put the middle class in a hole, and John McCain has a plan to keep digging that hole with George Bush's shovel.
4[on the 2008 financial crash] You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.
5There was no blueprint or how-to manual for fixing a global financial meltdown, an auto crisis, two wars and a great recession all at the same time.


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