Janet Yellen Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Family & More

Janet Yellen

Biography / Wiki

It is not about being the best, it is about helping those around you achieve their best and that’s what ‘Janet Yellen’ did who is a famous American economist at the Brookings Institution.

Apart from that, she is also served at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business as a professor emeritus and taught economics as a professor for over 20 years. From the year 2014 to 2018, she served as the Chair of the Federal Reserve. She is well recognized for breaking down many gender barriers as a woman in the field.

Recently, she hits the headlines when President Joe Biden nominated her to serve as the United States Secretary of the Treasury in the Biden cabinet.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 13 August 1946, Janet will turn 76 years old. Her body figure measurements are 34-26-35. She doesn’t appear to be much taller and her height measures 160 centimeters and 5’3” in feet and inches.

She seems very fit and fine with a weight of 70 kilograms and 154 lbs in pounds approximately. She has black colored eyes and the color of her hair is black and pepper which makes her personality even more glorious.

Net Worth

She has made a huge amount of money throughout his career and the net worth of Janet Yellen is estimated to have $15 Million.

Education / Family

Janet Yellen was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, USA, and belongs to the white Caucasian ethnicity. She is born to her father Julius Yellen who was a family physician and her mother Anna Ruth who was an elementary school teacher.

She also has a caring older brother John. Her education, she completed her schooling at Fort Hamilton High School and further enrolled in Реmbrоkе Соllеgе to complete her degree in есоnоmісѕ. Moreover, she attended Yаlе Unіvеrѕіtу to аttаіnеd hеr Рh.D. dеgrее іn есоnоmісѕ.


Janet Yellen

Nickname Janet
Birth Place Brooklyn, New York
Date Of Birth 13 August 1946
Age 77 Years
Height In centimeters – 160 cm

In feet inches – 5’3”

Weight In Kilograms – 70 kg

In Pounds – 154 lbs

Eye Color Black
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Profession Economist
Sexual Orientation Straight
School Fort Hamilton High School
College Реmbrоkе Соllеgе
Religion Jewish
Nationality American
Home Town Brooklyn, New York
Zodiac Sign Leo
Fathers Name Julius Yellen
Mothers Name Anna Ruth
Brothers John Yellen
Sister Not Known

Career / Fashion And Style

As of her career, from 1971-1976, she became an assistant professor at Harvard as well as recruited to become an economist in the year 1977 with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. In 1980, she taught macroeconomics to full-time and part-time MBA and undergraduate students and also conducted research at the Haas School.

As of now, she is a Professor Emerita at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. In August 1994, she took leave for five years from Berkeley. From 2nd August 1994 to 17th February 1997, she was appointed as a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

She chaired the Economic Policy Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development from 1997-1999. After that, she served as vice president of the American Economic Association and president of the Western Economic Association International. She was a fellow of the Yale Corporation from 2000 to 2006.

From 14th June 2004 until 2010, she was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She was a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee in 2009. She was nominated for the post of vice-chairman of the Federal Reserve System by President Obama.

Currently, she serves a 14-year term as a member of the Federal Reserve Board which was expired on 31st January 2024. On 9th October 2013, she was officially nominated as Chair of the Federal Reserve and confirmed as Chair of the Federal Reserve by a vote of 56-26 on 6th January 2014.

She vowed to protect Dodd-Frank after the election of President Donald Trump in November 2016. She announced that she would leave the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in 2018 after Trump’s decision.

On 25th February 2019, she criticized Trump’s economic policies. She advocates the use of monetary policy in stabilizing economic activity. Moreover, she also authored books such as The Century Foundation Press, and The Fabulous Decade: Macroeconomic Lessons from the 1990s.

Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband, and More

Reflecting on her personal life, she is a married woman who tied the marriage knot in 1978 with her handsome husband, George Akerlof who is an economist by profession. The couple has been blessed with a son named Robert Akerlof who teaches economics at the University of Warwick.

Boyfriends Not Known
Marital Status Married
Husband George Akerlof


Janet Yellen with her husband
Janet Yellen with her husband

Children Son – Robert Akerlof


Janet Yellen with her husband & son
Janet Yellen with her husband & son

Favorite Things

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Favorite Actors Not Known
Favorite Actress Not Known
Favorite Musical Instrument Not Known
Favorite Singer(s) Not Known

Janet Yellen

Some Interesting Facts About Janet Yellen

  • From 1985-2006, she taught economics as a professor for over 20 years.
  • From 2014 to 2018, she served as the Chair of the Federal Reserve.
  • Her husband is a Nobel Memorial Prize winner in Economic Sciences laureate.
  • She along with her husband collaborated on research, including topics such as poverty, and unemployment.
  • She was the first woman appointed as FED chair and US treasury secretary.
  • In 2015, she was voted the most influential person in the world.
  • She has an impressive stamp collection worth between $15,000 and $50,00.
  • She received the Wilbur Cross Medal from Yale in 1997.
  • In 2014, she was named the second most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram @janet__yellen
  2. Twitter@SecYellen
  3. Facebook @JanetYellen
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