John R. Bolton

John Robert Bolton, also known as John R. Bolton, is an American attorney, political pundit, Republican consultant, and former diplomat who served as the United States’ 27th National Security Advisor from April 9, 2018 to September 10, 2019. From August 2005 until December 2006, he served as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations as a recess appointee of President George W. Bush. He is a hawk when it comes to foreign policy, advocating for regime change in Iran, Syria, Libya, Venezuela, Cuba, Yemen, and North Korea.

How did John Bolton earn his net worth?

After associating himself and beginning to work with the 40th and 41st Presidents, the multi-talented diplomat became wealthy almost instantly. In 1982, he was appointed Assistant Administrator of USAID for Program and Policy Coordination, which was his first major governmental position. After a little more than a year in that role, he became President Ronald Reagan’s United States Assistant Attorney General. He held the position for just over three years, beginning in 1985 and ending in 1988, earning more than $5 million in total.

After George H.W. Bush was elected 41st President of the United States in 1989, John was named 18th Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, a position he held until early 1993. Bolton started working for the Secretary of State in May 2001. He continued to press his objectives for weapons of mass devastation for the next decade, displaying effective and global diplomacy. Apart from becoming a millionaire, he is from Bolton.

Trump Ousts John Bolton as National Security Adviser:

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Caption: John Bolton Has Run the Trump White House’s Greatest Scam (Source; The New Republic)

After President Trump fired John Bolton as national security adviser, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin attended a press conference in Washington. President Trump fired John R. Bolton, his third national security advisor, on Tuesday amid deep disagreements over how to approach significant foreign policy concerns such as Iran, North Korea, and, most recently, Afghanistan. Mr. Trump announced on Twitter that he had fired the adviser, only to be rebutted by Mr. Bolton, who insisted he had resigned of his own accord. The departure ended a 17-month partnership that had grown so tense that the two men even disagreed over how they parted ways, as Mr. Trump announced on Twitter that he had fired the adviser only to be rebutted by Mr. Bolton, who insisted he had resigned of his own accord. Mr. Bolton, a lifelong Republican hawk known for his fiery attitude, spent most of his time in office trying to keep President Trump from making what he saw as imprudent accords with America’s foes. Mr. Trump was enraged by Mr. Bolton’s belligerent approach, to the point where he made crude comments about his adviser’s willingness to drag the US into further wars in meetings. Mr. Trump and his advisers privately blamed Mr. Bolton for press reports describing his opposition to the agreement. Vice President Mike Pence and his team were also enraged by stories that he agreed with Mr. Bolton, interpreting them as an attempt to strengthen the adviser’s position. In a tweet 12 minutes later, Mr. Bolton challenged the president’s version of events. Mr. Bolton stated, “I offered to quit last night, and President Trump answered, ‘Let’s speak about it tomorrow,'” without elaborating.

Early Life of Bolton:

John Robert Bolton was born on November 20, 1948, in Baltimore, Maryland. Virginia Clara “Ginny” Bolton, a housewife, and Edward Jackson “Jack” Bolton, a Baltimore City fireman, are his parents. He grew raised in the working-class Yale Heights neighborhood and received a scholarship to McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland, where he graduated in 1966. He earned a B.A. and graduated summa cum laude from Yale University in 1970. He belonged to Yale’s Political Union. From 1971 to 1974, he attended Yale Law School, where he shared classes with his friend Clarence Thomas and graduated with a J.D. in 1974. His ethnicity is White and his nationality is American. In the year 2018, he turned 70 years old. He follows the Christian faith.

Career of Bolton:

  • Bolton was a summer intern for Vice President Spiro Agnew in 1972, and David Keene hired him for the job.
  • He drew number 185 in the draft lottery for the Vietnam War in 1969.
  • From 1974 until 1981, he worked as an associate at Covington & Burling’s Washington, D.C. office.
  • From 1993 to 1999, he was a partner at Lerner, Reed, Bolton & McManus, a law company.
  • From 2008 until his appointment as National Security Advisor in 2018, he worked as a lawyer in Kirkland & Ellis’ Washington office.
  • On May 11, 2001, he was sworn in as the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.
  • On March 7, 2005, President George W. Bush nominated him for the position of United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
  • On August 1, 2005, Bush made Bolton a recess appointment, appointing him as the Permanent United States Representative to the United Nations.
  • At the start of 2006, Bush announced his intention to renominate Bolton for confirmation as United Nations ambassador.
  • On December 4, 2006, he stated that he would quit his job as the United States’ representative to the United Nations at the end of his recess appointment and would not seek confirmation.
  • On December 4, 2006, his letter of resignation from the Bush administration was accepted, and it became official on December 9, 2006, when his recess appointment expired with the formal adjournment of the 109th Congress.
  • During the 2016 presidential campaign, Republican nominee Donald Trump mentioned Bolton as a prospective Secretary of State candidate in an interview with conservative radio presenter Hugh Hewitt.
  • On December 1, 2016, he acknowledged he was being considered as a Secretary of State candidate for the upcoming Trump government.
  • President Trump conducted interviews with Bolton and three other candidates to select who would succeed Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn as National Security Advisor.
  • On the evening of March 6, 2018, he was observed at the White House, likely for an interview as a contender for national security adviser.
  • The New York Times reported on March 22, 2018, that National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster would be replaced by John Bolton.
  • On April 10th, he stated that he is considering merging the National Security Council with the Homeland Security Council.
  • On the 10th of September 2018, he criticized the International Criminal Court, claiming that it lacks checks and balances, has “jurisdiction over crimes with disputed and vague definitions,” and has failed to “deter and punish atrocity crimes.”
  • He asked the Pentagon to present the White House with military action options against Iran in 2018.
  • He did away with the kinds of internal policy debates that his predecessor, H. R. McMaster, had in place, and this shift in policy contributed to Trump’s abrupt and unpredictable decision to withdraw the US from Syria in January 2019.
  • Trump contradicted Bolton’s factual allegation that North Korea has recently violated United Nations resolutions by testing new short-range missiles by May 2019 by stating that he was not pursuing regime change in Iran and that he was not seeking regime change in Syria.
  • Bolton travelled to Mongolia as Trump prepared for his historic meeting with Kim Jong-un in the Korean Demilitarized Zone in June 2019.
  • Trump called for his resignation on the night of September 9, 2019, and he gave it the next morning, notwithstanding Bolton’s claim that he offered his resignation.
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Caption: US National Security Advisor John Bolton exits Trump administration (Source:

Marital Status, Wife, Child:

John is married and was previously married to Gretchen Smith Bolton, an AXA Advisors financial adviser. Jennifer is their daughter, and they live in Bethesda, Maryland.

He was formerly married to Christine Bolton, whom he divorced in 1983.

Body Measurements of Bolton:

Bolton has a thin physical structure and is really attractive. He has a well-kept body at the age of 70. He stands at a towering height of 5 ft 9 in (176 cm), but his other bodily measures, such as weight, feet size, and other details, have yet to be released. He has a healthy body in general.

Quick Facts About John R. Bolton

Celebrated Name John R. Bolton
Age 72 Years
Nick Name Bolton
Birth Name John Robert Bolton
Birth Date 1948-11-20
Gender Male
Profession Politician
Birth Nation USA
Nationality American
Place Of Birth Baltimore, Maryland
Mother Virginia Clara “Ginny”
Father Edward Jackson “Jack” Bolton
University Yale University
School Yale Law School
Ethnicity White
Religion Christian
Height 176 cm
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Body Type Slim
Marital Status Married
Wife Gretchen Smith (Present), Christine Bolton (Ex)
Children Jennifer with Gretchen
Net Worth  $5Millions
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