Susan Rice

Diplomat, Democratic Policy Advisor (1964)
Sun Aug 30 2020
By   Selena

Susan Rice is an American politician and Democratic policy advisor who is best known for serving President Barack Obama as the 24th National Security Advisor from July 1, 2013, to January 20, 2017. She is a former 27th United States Ambassador to the United Nations, holding the post from 2009 to 2013.

Susan Elizabeth Rice was born on 17 November 1964 in Washington, D.C., United States. She is the daughter of a University professor, Emmett J. Rice and Lois Rice, a corporate executive, and scholar. She graduated from National Cathedral School in Washington, DC in 1982 and undergraduate from Stanford University, B.A. in History, 1986. So far, she holds American citizenship and belongs to the African American ethnicity.

Who Is Susan Rice' Husband?

A native of Washington DC, Susan, aged 55, is happily married to Canadian-born husband, Ian O. Cameron. He is a former Emmy award-winning executive producer of ABC News at the St. Albans School chapel.

The Wedding Photograph Of Susan Rice and Ian O. Cameron
Image: The Wedding Photograph Of Susan Rice and Ian O. Cameron
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Rice first met her future spouse, Cameron while studying at the Standford University in the early 1990s. After a few years of dating, they exchanged the wedding vows on September 12, 1992, in a private ceremony. Their big day took place in the St. Albans School chapel among their loved ones.

Since then, they have been enjoying their marital relationship for 17 years with no sign of divorce. Back in 2019, the UN Ambassador, Susan posted their throwback wedding picture on her Instagram page with the caption: "Thanks, baby, for 27 great years and counting. I love you forever".

Susan Rice With Her Family On Christmas Day
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From their marriage, the couple has two beautiful young children named Jake Rice-Cameron and Maris Rice-Cameron. Their younger son Maris is a basketball and soccer player at Maret High School. And he is set to graduate in 2021. While their oldest son Jake's Stanford who is president of the  Stanford College Republicans or SCR.

How Much Is Susan Rice's Net Worth?

As of 2020, Susan Rice, a diplomat, academic, and public official has a whopping net worth of $40 million. In 2011, her worth was estimated at a minimum of $23.5 million and a maximum of $43.5 million. She invested in commercial banks worth $8 million and oil & gas companies worth around $5 million.

In 2008, she estimated her worth in the range from $12 to $30 million. Currently, she earns a base salary of $366,666 for the role on the board of Netflix Inc. Further, Rice and her husband, Ian O. had $600,000 value in a Canadian oil company called TransCanada in 2012.  Similarly, Ben McAdams is the another American politician with the value of $1 Million.

Her Political Career

Susan initially worked as an international management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Toronto, Ontario. Then she started serving for Bill Clinton administration at the National Security Council in October 1997.

Then she became the president's special assistant and senior director for African affairs in 1995. In 1997, Rice joined Secretary of State Madeleine Albright as assistant secretary for African affairs. She became a senior foreign policy fellow at the Brookings Institute, after serving in this post until January 2001.

Susan Rice at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in 2019
Cpation: Susan Rice at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in 2019
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She was appointed as Ambassador to the United Nations after Obama won the 2008 presidential election, where she served from 2009 to 2013 and as security advisor from 2013 to 2017. In the 2020 presidential election, she was recently named as a potential vice presidential candidate.

Currently, she is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Aspen Strategy Group, and American Academy of Diplomacy.

 

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