Who is John Kerry?
Kerry is the United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and he was the 68th United States Secretary of State. He was born in December 1943. He is married to Teresa Heinz. He has 2 children: Alexandra Kerry and Vanessa Kerry.
Kerry was born into the wealthy Forbes family (which is unrelated to the media company). His grandparents – on his mother’s side – were James Grant Forbes II and Margaret Tyndal Winthrop. The Forbes family fortune originates from trading opium and tea between North America and China in the 19th century.
In 1970 he married American writer Julia Thorne. They had 2 children (Alexandra and Vanessa). John and Julia divorced in 1988.
In 1995 he married Teresa Heinz. Teresa Heinz is the widow of former U.S. Senator John Heinz. John Heinz was heir to the H. J. Heinz Company. He died in 1991 in a plane crash. (His plane had problems with the landing gear. A helicopter was dispatched to investigate the problem. Unfortunately, the plane and the helicopter collided and both crashed). John and Teresa Heinz had been married for 25 years at the time of his death. She inherited around $ 700 million from him.
Heinz current net worth is estimated at more than $ 1 billion.
John Kerry has been active in politics since the 1970s. In 1984, Kerry was elected to the United States Senate. Kerry won the Democratic party presidential nomination in 2004, alongside vice presidential nominee and North Carolina Senator John Edwards. But he lost by a narrow margin to George Bush.
68th United States Secretary of State
He was Secretary of State from February 1, 2013, until January 20, 2017, under President Barack Obama.
Special Presidential Envoy
Since 2021 he is United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. It is a position in the Executive Office of the President of the United States with authority over energy policy and climate policy within the executive branch. He reports to the President of the United States Joe Biden.
John Kerry Net Worth
Kerry’s net worth is estimated at $200 million. The net worth of his wife Teresa Heinz is estimated at $ 1 billion.
Gulfstream G-IV N57HJ
The family is the owner of a Gulfstream G-IV private jet, with registration N57HJ. The 57 is a reference to the historical advertising slogan “57 Varieties” by the H. J. Heinz Company. And HJ is obvious.
The aircraft was built in 1995 for Citicorp, flying with registration N399CB. It was bought by Kerry / Heinz in 2005. The jet is registered to a company named Flying Squirrel LLC, which is owned by the Heinz family.
We estimate the current value of the business jet at less than $ 5 million.