Ashley Biden Biography
Ashley Blazer Biden is the U.S. President Joe Biden’s only child from a second marriage. Former U.S. Vice President announced his bid to run for president in 2020 on April 25, 2019. The spotlight has since turned to his family, especially his daughter.
Before his father declared his presidential candidacy, all eyes were on her for any signs that his father would join the 2020 race. Now that he’s announced it, speculation is rife that she may have a major role in his father’s campaign.
In 2003, striving to live like a champion for social justice, she studied cultural anthropology at Tulane University before graduating. She went on to acquire a Master of Social Work in social policy and practice at the University of Pennsylvania.
She started her career in the field working as a clinical support specialist at the NHS Children’s Reach Clinic in Kensington, Philadelphia. Upon returning to Delaware, she worked as an employment and education specialist at the West End Neighborhood House.
She later spent five years as an education and employment liaison at the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families (DSCYF). There, she helped develop programs for children in the juvenile justice, foster care, and mental health systems.
In her most recent job, she served as the executive director of the nonprofit Delaware Center for Justice, which helps children and adults impacted by the criminal justice system.
Earlier this year, she announced her departure from the organization, effective March 29, 2019, sparking speculation that she would join her father on his possible presidential campaign for 2020. (At that time, it wasn’t confirmed that Biden would be running for president in 2020.)
Ashley Biden Early Life
She is the daughter of Joe Biden and her second wife, Jill Biden. She has two half-brothers, Beau, and Hunter Biden, from Joe’s first marriage to Neilia Biden.
In 1972, Neilia, their daughter, Naomi, and their two sons were in an automobile accident. While Hunter and Beau suffered critical injuries, Neilia and Naomi sadly passed away in the accident.
In 1977, Joe’s sons persuaded him to remarry, and Hunter and Beau welcomed Jill Jacobs as their stepmother. By the time she was born, Joe had been a Delaware senator for eight years.
On May 30, 2015, Beau who went on to serve as Attorney General of Delaware, passed away at the age of 46, after a long battle with brain cancer.
Ashley Biden Social Work
She has always been a passionate social justice advocate. It was something that was sparked when she accompanied her father on the campaign trail and was exposed to the disparities in race, equality, and wealth.
Her journey as an activist began even before she was 10. Disheartened by the state of dolphins getting caught in tuna nets, she presented his senator dad with extensive research to help save the marine mammals. That led Biden and then-Rep. Barbara Boxer to write the 1990 Dolphin Protection Consumer Information Act. Ashley herself campaigned for the act in Congress and was commended on the House floor by Boxer when the act was passed.
Ashley Biden Clothing Company
In 2016, she launched Livelihood, a socially conscious, ethically produced clothing company, in collaboration with the online store Gilt. Its main collection consisted of feel-good, comfy hoodies.
The hoodies were sold in a flash sale on Gilt for a limited period. However, they currently can’t be found online. Since Livelihood’s online profiles also haven’t been active, but the company apparently hasn’t shuttered yet.
She still lists herself as the CEO of Livelihood on Facebook. Furthermore, reports claim that she left the Delaware Center for Justice to focus on her company. However, the status of Livelihood has not been confirmed yet.
As per Ashley’s Facebook, she’s now in her father’s native Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Joe Biden was born and raised in Philadelphia for the first 10 years of his life before his family moved to Delaware.
The former Delaware senator returned to his hometown to kick off his 2020 campaign. And from the looks of it, Ashley is actively supporting her father’s presidential ambitions.
Ashley Biden Physical Statics
- Height – 5 feet 6 Inch Tall
- Weight – 68 KG
- Eye Color – Hazel
- Hair color – Brown
- Marital status – Married
Ashley Biden Age
She was born on June 8, 1981.
Ashley Biden Husband
On June 2, 2012, at the age of 30 years old, she tied the knot with 45 years old, Dr. Howard Krein is an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat doctor) and plastic surgeon for Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia.
A Rutgers graduate, Howard received a medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in cell and developmental biology from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Along with his role at TJU, he’s also the chief medical officer at StartUpHealth, a senior director at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, and a board member of the Biden Cancer Initiative. (Joe and Jill Biden stepped down from their roles at the Biden Cancer Initiative after Joe announced his presidential bid.)
Ashley Biden Height
She is 5 feet 6 Inch Tall.
Ashley Biden Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $2 million.