Ben Bernanke net worth and salary: Ben Bernanke is an American economist, author and businessman who has a net worth of $3 million. Ben Bernanke is most famous for being the the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States. As Chairman, Bernanke has overseen the response of the Federal Reserve to 2008 financial crisis. Bernanke was born in North Augusta, South Carolina in 1953. His mother Edna was an elementary schoolteacher, and his father Philip was a pharmacist and part-time theater manager. Bernanke was the eldest of three children. His brother Seth is and lawyer in Charlotte, North Carolina and Sharon his sister is a longtime administrator at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Bernanke graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in economics summa cum laude in 1975 from Harvard University. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology he received his Doctor of Philosophy in economics, in 1979. His thesis was titled Long-Term Commitments, Dynamic Optimization, and the Business Cycle. Bernanke taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business from 1979 until 1985. He was then a visiting professor at New York University. Bernanke was the chairman of the Department of Economics at Princeton from 1996 to 2002. He instituted the Bernanke Doctrine during his tenure as a member of the board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 2002 to 2005. He first served as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers for President George W. Bush. He was later appointed by President Bush him as Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve. He was confirmed to a second term as Chairman on January 28, 2010, after being nominated by President Barack Obama.
Ben Bernanke Salary
How much does Ben Bernanke make as Chairman of the Federal Reserve? $180,000