John Kerry Net Worth: John Kerry is an American politician who has a net worth of $194 million dollars. Born John Forbes Kerry on December 11, 1943, in Aurora, Colorado, US, he is known for being the 68th and current United States Secretary of State. John Kerry is a Vietnam veteran, who spoke out vehemently against the Vietnam War after returning home as part of "Vietnam Veterans Against the War." A graduate from Yale University, he went on to major in political science. Kerry joined the Naval Reserve in 1966 and in the period from1968 to 1969, he served an abbreviated four-month tour of duty in South Vietnam as officer-in-charge (OIC) of a Swift Boat. This service earned him combat medals including the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and three Purple Hearts. Next, he joined the Vietnam Veterans Against the War in which he served as a nationally recognized spokesman and as an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War. Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Kerry stated that US war policy in Vietnam was the cause of "war crimes." Once he took his J.D. From Boston College Law School, he started to work as an Assistant District Attorney and co-founded a private firm. From 1983 to 1985, Kerry served as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts under Michael Dukakis, working on an early forerunner to the national Clean Air Act. Having won a tight Democratic primary in 1984 for the U.S. Senate, he got sworn in the following January. As a United States Senator from Massachusetts, he served from 1985 to 2013, and he was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where he led a series of hearings from 1987 to 1989. John Kerry joined the 2004 presidential election as a nominee of the Democratic Party, but he lost to incumbent George W. Bush. After President Barack Obama nominated Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, he was confirmed by the US Senate by a vote of 94–3 on January 29, 2013. John Kerry assumed the office on February 1, 2013.