Ben Rhodes Biography.
Born Benjamin J. Rhodes, Ben Rhodes is an American writer, political commentator, and former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting under President Barrack Obama. In addition, he is the co-chair of National Security Action, a political NGO with Jake Sullivan.
Be Rhodes Age|Birthday
Rhodes was born on November 14, 1977. Therefore, he is 45 years old as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday on 14th November every year.
Ben Rhodes Height|Weight
Rhodes’ height is 6 feet o inches (approximately 183 centimeters). Moreover, he weighs 72 kilograms.
Ben Rhodes Family
Rhodes was born in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S. to his parents. His father is Episcopal and his mother a Jewish from New York. He has a brother, David is a former President of CBS News.
Ben Rhodes Nationality and Ethnicity
Rhodes’s nationality is American.
Ben Rhodes Wife
Rhodes is married to the chief foreign policy adviser to former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, Ann Norris. Together, the couple has two daughters.
Ben Rhodes Education
The writer attended the Collegiate School graduating in 1996. moreover, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 2000 with majors in English and political science from Rice University. Additionally, he later graduated in 2002 with an MFA in creative writing from New York University
Ben Rhodes Career
Rhodes volunteered with the Rudy Giuliani mayoral campaign in the summer of 1997. Moreover, in the summer of 2001, the journalist worked on the New York City Council campaign of Diana Reyna. In 2002, James Gibney, editor of Foreign Policy, introduced the journalist to Lee Hamilton, a former member of the House of Representatives and director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, who was looking for a speechwriter. Moreover, as an assistant to Hamilton, he spent five years helping to draft the Iraq Study Group Report and the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.
As a speechwriter for the 2008 Obama presidential campaign, he began working in 2007. Moreover, the writer wrote Obama’s 2009 Cairo speech ‘A New Beginning’. Additionally, the writer was the adviser who counseled Obama to withdraw support from Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak becoming a key adviser during the 2011 Arab Spring. Furthermore, in the 2012 Israel-Gaza conflict, he supported Israel.
In addition, the writer was instrumental in the conversations that led to Obama reestablishing the United States ‘diplomatic relations with Cuba. Moreover, the writer began working as a commentator after leaving the Obama administration. He co-founded National Security Action in 2018 and began contributing to Crooked Media, NBC.
In 2015-16, the commentator defended U.S. political and military backing of Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. Later, the writer criticized the Trump administration’s involvement in Yemen. He said Obama should have recognized the American genocide and that Obama’s administration was too worried about offending Turkey.
Moreover, in 2018, Random House published the writer’s memoir ‘The World as It Is’, a behind-the-scenes account of Barrack Obama’s presidency.
Opinion on Netanyahu government
In 2021, the writer, a liberal Zionist, stated the course of dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it became clear to the Obama administration that the Netanyahu government was not interested in working in earnest towards a peace treaty based on a two-state solution.
In a controversial profile in The New York Times Magazine, the writer was quoted “deriding the D.C. press corps and boasting of how he created an ‘echo chamber’ to market the administration’s foreign policy”, including the international nuclear agreement with Iran.
Ben Rhodes’s Net Worth
Rhodes’ net worth is $5 million as of January 2023.
Social media platforms
Ben is active on Twitter under the handle @brhodes with 565.4k followers as of January 2023.
Moreover, Ben is active on Instagram under the handle @ben.j.rhodes with followers as of January 2023.
Furthermore, Ben has a YouTube channel, Ben Rhodes.