Joe Biden Bio, Age, Family, Career and Profile

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Joe Biden, the president-elect of the United States, previously held the position of vice president under Barack Obama from 2008 to 2016.


Joe Biden Wiki Bio Quick Facts :

Date of Birth / Age : 20 November 1942 78 Years (as in 2020)
Nick Name : Joe, Big-hearted Joe, Uncle Joe, Amtrak Joe, Sleepy Joe, Sloppy Joe, Mr. Mago
Full Name : Joseph Robinette Biden Jr / Joe Biden
Birthplace / Home Town : Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA / Wilmington, DE, USA
Nationality : American
Zodiac Sign / Sun Sign : Scorpio
Religion : Roman Catholic


Height, Weight and Physical Stats :

Height :  183 Cm
Weight : 68 Kg
Eye Color : Black
Hair Color : White

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Family and Relatives :

Father : Joseph Biden Sr. (Car Salesman)
Mother : Catherine Eugenia Finnegan
Brother(s) : Francis William Frank Biden, James Brian Jim Biden
Sister(s) : Valerie Biden Owens
Marital Status : Married
Spouse / Wife : Neilia Hunter Biden (27 August 1966 – 18 December 1972), Jill Jacobs Biden (17 June 1977 – Present)
Children : Beau, Hunter, Naomi, Ashley
Grand Children : Naomi, Finnegan, Roberta Mabel, Natalie, Robert Hunter


Education and Career :

Qualification : JD, BA History/Political Science
School : St. Paul’s Elementary School, St. Helena School, Archmere Academy
College / Universities : University of Delaware, Syracuse University Law School
Profession : Poltician, Lawyer, Author
Political Party : Democratic
Other Membership :
  • Co-Founder/Former Board Co-Chair, The Biden Cancer Initiative
  • Co-Founder, The Biden Foundation
  • Founder, The Biden Institute at the University of Delaware
  • Founder, The Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement
Experience :
  • Former Adjunct Professor, Widener University School of Law
  • Former Attorney/Public Defender, 1969-1972
  • Former Vice Chair, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Parliamentary Assembly
  • Former Chair, White House Task Force on Working Families
  • Former VP Of USA
Current Position : President Elect, USA
Net Worth / Income : approx $ 9 Million [s]


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Joe Biden Favorites :

Hobbies : Weightlifting, designing homes, sketching
Favorite Food : Pasta
Favorite Book : American Gospel, Irish America
Trade Mark : Aviator sunglasses, Half-smile
Car / Bike Collection : 1967 Corvette


Awards and Honors :

 2001 Champion of the Rails
 2002 Rail Leadership Award
 2004 Order of the cross of Terra Mariana (Estonia)
 2008 Crescent of Pakistan (Pakistan)
  • Golden Medal of Freedom (kosovo)
  • St. George’s order of victory (Georgia)
 2011 order of the three stars (Latvia)
  • Member of the order of Liberty (Ukraine)
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom (US)


Controversies :

  • During the 2020 election campaign for President of the United States in March 2020, Tara Reade, a former staffer in Biden’s U.S. Senate office, alleged that Joe Biden, the former U.S. vice president and Democratic nominee in the 2020 presidential election sexually assaulted her in 1993 in a Capitol Hill office building when she was a staff assistant in his office. Biden denied Reade’s allegations. [s]
  • Comedian Rogan has stated “Biden, to me, is like having a flashlight with a dying battery and going for a long hike in the woods, it is not going to work out. It’s not going to make it.” Donald Trump subsequently retweeted Rogan’s comments on Biden’s mental fitness.
  • The Biden Ukraine conpiracy theory is a series of unevidenced claims centered on the false allegation that while Joe Biden was vice president of the United States, he engaged in corrupt activities relating to the employment of his son Hunter Biden by the Ukrainian gas company Burisma.[s]
  • In the Crumb and Get It bakery incident (August 15, 2012), a bakery owner in Radford, Virginia, declined to host a campaign event for then-Vice President Joe Biden, citing political differences. The incident sparked significant media coverage and a surge in business for the bakery. The baker was invited to introduce Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan at a political rally the following week. [s]


Some Known Facts About Joe Biden :

  • Does Joe Biden smoke? : Not Known
  • Does Joe Biden drink alcohol? : No
  • Joe Biden was born on November 20, 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA as Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.
  • His father, Joseph Biden Sr., worked cleaning furnaces and as a used car salesman.
  • Biden credits his parents with instilling in him toughness, hard work and perseverance.
  • As a child, Biden struggled with a stutter, and kids called him “Dash” and “Joe Impedimenta” to mock him.
  • He had to work by washing the school windows and weeding the gardens to help his family afford tuition.
  • On a spring break trip to the Bahamas during his junior year, Biden met a Syracuse University student named Neilia Hunter and, in his own words, “fell ass over tin cup in love at first sight.”
  • Encouraged by his new love, he applied himself more fully to his studies and was accepted into the Syracuse University Law School upon his graduation from Delaware in 1965. Biden and Hunter married the next year, in 1966.
  • After graduating from law school in 1968, Biden moved to Wilmington, Delaware, to begin practicing at a law firm. He also became an active member of the Democratic Party.
  • In 1972, the Delaware Democratic Party encouraged a 29 year old Biden to run against the popular Republican incumbent J. Caleb Boggs for the United States Senate.
  • In a tight race with a large turnout, Biden won an upset victory to become the third youngest person ever elected as a U.S. senator in history, several weeks before his 30th birthday.
  • In 1972, his wife and small daughter were killed in a car crash, and severely injured both of his sons, Beau and Hunter. Biden was inconsolable and even considered suicide.
  • He has been married to his second wife, Jill Biden, since 1977. The couple’s daughter, Ashley, was born in 1981.
  • From 1973 to 2009, Biden served a distinguished Senate career. During his time in the Senate, Biden won respect as one of the body’s leading foreign policy experts, serving as chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations for several years.
  • In 2007, 20 years after his first unsuccessful presidential bid, Biden once again decided to run for the U.S. presidency. Despite his years of experience in the Senate, however, Biden’s campaign failed to generate much momentum.
  • In 2008, Democratic nominee Barack Obama selected him as his VP.
  • On January 20, 2009, Obama was sworn in as the 44th U.S. president and Biden became the 47th vice president.
  • Obama defeated Romney in the 2012 election, earning a second term as president and Biden another term as vice president.
  • On May 30, 2015, Biden suffered another personal loss when his son Beau died at the age of 46, after battling brain cancer.
  • In 2017, at the close of his administration, Obama presented Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • On April 25, 2019, Biden delivered the expected news that he was running for president in 2020.
  • On August 11, 2020, Biden announced Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate.
  • In August 2020, Biden officially became the Democratic presidential nominee.
  • On November 7, 2020, four days after election day, Biden was declared as the 46th president-elect after winning Pennsylvania.
  • He smashed election records, earning more votes than any presidential candidate in US history. Former President Barack Obama held the record since 2008.
  • He received a record 81.3 million votes, surpassing Barack Obama’s 69.5 million votes in 2008 as the most received by a presidential candidate.
  • Biden became the first president from Delaware, the second Catholic president after John F. Kennedy, and the oldest president ever taking office at age 78, surpassing Ronald Reagan who left office at 77.
  • He is the first US President born during World War II.
  • He is older than 4 of his presidential predecessors : Bill Clinton, George W Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump.
  • He is the first US president to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom before becoming president. While other presidents have been awarded it it was after their terms in office.


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