Jimmy Carter Net Worth
Jimmy Carter net worth: Jimmy Carter is an ex-naval officer, former Governor of Georgia and former President of the United States who has a net worth of $7 million. Jimmy Carter was a Georgia State Senator, Governor of Georgia and the 39th president of the United States. Prior to entering politics, Jimmy spent time as a Naval Officer and ran a successful peanut farm. He was born in Plains, Georgia and was educated in the public school system. He attended Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology where he received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Navel Academy in 1946. Later that year, he married Rosalynn Smith of Plains. When his father died in 1953, he resigned his naval commission and moved back to Georgia to be with his family. He took over the Carter farms, and operated Carter's Warehouse, a general-purpose seed and farm supply company in Plains. He quickly became a leader in the community and in 1962 was elected to the Georgia Senate. In 1974, he announced his candidacy for president and won his Party's nomination at the 1976 Democratic National Convention; he was elected President on November 2, 1976. Significant foreign policy accomplishments during his administration include, the Panama Canal treaties, the Camp David Accords, the treaty of peace between Egypt and Israel, the SALT II treaty with the Soviet Union, and the establishment of US diplomatic relations with China. He championed human rights all over the world, and was a staunch supporter of a comprehensive energy program and major environmental protection legislation. In 1982, he became a University Distinguished Professor at Emory University in Atlanta and founded the Carter Center. The organization works to resolve conflict, promote democracy, protect human rights, and prevent disease across the globe. The Carters have three sons and one daughter.