Nicknames: Condoleezza Rice, Condi, Madam Secretary
Date of birth: the 14th of November, 1954
Profession: political scientist, educator, former US Secretary of State, author, diplomat
Nationality: United States of America
Source of wealth: politics, teaching, books
She seems to have a modest net worth – just $4 million, which is nothing in comparison with the richest people of USA. At the same time, she occupied the first position in Forbes list of most influential Afro-Americans several years ago. She could become a music star – Condoleezza Rice, who got her first name from an opera instruction “con dolcezza”, which means “with sweetness”, was a talented piano player and even was educated at the Aspen Music Festival and School. But Rice chose another career – she has become an educator and politician. These two activities served as the main source of Condoleezza Rice net worth and fame.
Rice’s career peak was in 2005-2009, when she served as US Secretary of State. She was rumored to date then-president George W. Bush. She even made a reservation once and addressed George Bush as “my husband” in public, but then immediately corrected herself. Probably, Condoleezza and George Bush really had warm feelings towards one another, but she was rather a mother for him that a lover. Rice supported the American leader and accepted each his decision. At the same time she was the favorite politician for lots of Americans, who criticized George Bush’s decisions, but adored Condoleezza Rice.
When Esquire arranged opinion poll among American male citizens, Condoleezza was ranked as the most desirable woman to have dinner with, having defeated the beauties Angelina Jolie and Julia Roberts.
Her job of US secretary brought Condoleezza Rice a solid salary. It is not known exactly, what salary she got, but politicians of her level usually get $185, 000 annually. In 2009 Rice left her post, but it doesn’t mean that she stays without payment. The “American Iron Lady” returned to her job of an educator – she currently works as Professor of Political Science in Stanford. She authored several books, some of them have become bestsellers, which means, that they brought the “Madam Secretary” lots of cash. The most popular of her published works is “Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family”, released in 2010.
The ex-US secretary Condoleezza Rice is now a famous and affluent person. But her way on top was really long. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama in a family of 2 educators.
The girl witnessed racial discrimination in her young years, which inspired her to make career in policy. Condoleezza Rice got bachelor degree in political science in the University of Denver. After that she got Master of Policy and PhD of Policy, being just 26 years old.
Condoleezza Rice started her career as Stanford University teacher. She specialized in Soviet Union policy and that’s why she served as a senior director of US National Security Council at Soviet & East European Affairs. By the way, that very time Soviet Union disintegrated.
Rice left policy in 1991, but then returned and served as White House National Security Advisor in 2001-2005. Finally, she climbed her career peak, when was appointed as US secretary.
The famous charismatic politician Condoleezza Rice seems not to be interested in her out-of-work life. The woman has never been married and was even rumored to be lesbian. But she found enough time to create a cozy environment in her beautiful home.
In 1998 Rice bought a mansion in Palo Alto for $550, 000. In January, 2017 the former politician put it on sale for $2, 35 million, and it was immediately purchased.
The mansion looks cozy and luxurious at the same time. The estate includes the main house and the small cottage for guests. The sky-blue house is not big, it consists of 1 storey only, but it has everything necessary for a comfortable home life – a small dining-room, two bedrooms and a bathroom.