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Susan Elizabeth Rice is a diplomat from the United States, a policy advisor, and a former public official. Susan worked from 2009 to 2013 as the 27th United States Ambassador to the United Nations. From 2013 to 2017, she also worked as the 24th National Security Advisor to the United States. 

Susan Elizabeth Rice was born on November 17th, 1964, in Washington, D.C. She is 56 years old as of 2020. Her birth sign is Scorpio. Susan belongs to African-American ethnicity with Jamaican descendents. She is a beautiful woman with a height of 5 feet 4 inches. She weighs 65 kg. 

Lois Dickson Fitt, and Emmett J. Rice were her parents. Among the Washington elite, Rice’s family is well known; her father is a professor of economics at Cornell University and a former Federal Reserve System governor. Her mother is a guest scholar and an education policy researcher at the Brookings Institution. Growing up, Rice’s family often spoke at the dinner table about politics and foreign policy. Rice’s mother served on a local school board.

Full nameSusan Elizabeth Rice
Date of birthNovember 17, 1964
Age56 years old as of 2020
Birth signScorpio
Birth PlaceWashington D.C., USA
NationalityAmerican
ReligionChristianity
EthnicityAfrican-American with Jamaican Descendent
Height5 feet 4 inches
Weight65 kg
Home townWashington D.C.
EducationStanford University/ New College Oxford
Marital StatusMarried (lan Cameron)
Children1 son and 1 daughter
Social MediaInstagram/ Twitter
Net Worth$40 million as of 2020
Susan Rice Education

She attended Stanford University and was awarded a Truman Scholarship. In the year 1986, she graduated with a BA in history with honors. Rice studied hard at Stanford and via political activism, made her mark. She set up a fund for alumni gifts to protest apartheid, but with a catch: the funds could be accessed only if the university divested from companies conducting business with South Africa, or if apartheid was abolished. 

She also received a National Merit Scholarship and was elected to her junior year of Phi Beta Kappa. Rice attended New College, Oxford on Rhodes Scholarship. She received a Master of Philosophy in 1988 and a Doctorate of Philosophy in 1990, both in International Relations. The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, honored her thesis as the most distinguished international relations thesis in the UK.

Susan Rice Career

Susan completed her training in 1990. She began working at McKinsey & Company in Toronto, Ontario, as an international management consultant up to early 1992. Rice began working for the NSC as the director of international organizations and peacekeeping. She took the lessons learned from her position in peacekeeping to a new position. As, in 1995, she worked as a special assistant to the president and senior director of African Affairs. Rice worked as a foreign policy aide to Michael Dukakis during the presidential election 1988.

She worked as the director of International Organizations from 1993 to 1995. She was also a senior Director of African Affairs from 1995 to 1997. From 1997 to 2001, she worked as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. The tenure of Rice has seen significant changes in U.S.-Africa policy, including the adoption of the African Growth and Opportunity Act, support for democratic transitions in South Africa and Nigeria, and an increased U.S. focus on combating the pandemic of HIV/AIDS. In 2020, she sold some of her shares of the video streaming company, Netflix.

Susan Rice Awards and Achievements

The paper published by Susan Rice won the Walter Frewen Lord Prize of the Royal Commonwealth Society for outstanding research in the field of Commonwealth history. Also, Susan won the Chatham House-British International Studies Association Prize for the most distinguished International Relations doctoral dissertation of the UK. She was inducted into Black Alumni Hall of Fame of Stanford in the year 2002. 

Appointments from Governments 

Her friend and mentor, Albright, recommended Rice for the post of the assistant secretary for African affairs in 1997. Then, she advanced quickly ahead of her peers and veteran officials. She became one of the youngest assistant state secretaries ever with her nomination. Many older politicians did not agree with the position of a young woman. They argued that she would not be able to deal with older male leaders. She also became well acquainted with the actions of the extremist group Al Qaeda during her tenure in this post.  During the 1998 terrorist bombing of embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, she was the top diplomat for African issues.

U.N. Ambassador and Brookings Fellow

In 2002, Rice left the public sector to become a senior foreign policy fellow for the Brookings Institute. It is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit public policy organization. Its mission is to conduct independent research and to provide the government with recommendations based on their findings. Rice, as a fellow, specializes in U.S. foreign policy research, weak and failing states, as well as the implications of global poverty and transnational security threats. 

Adviser on National Security 

Rice was appointed as President Obama’s National Security Adviser in June 2013. In her role, during a period marked by an ongoing battle with ISIS in the Middle East, Rice oversaw the coordination of intelligence and military efforts, on the continuation of a civil war in Syria. Rice shared the president’s view of withholding the deployment of large-scale troops to the Middle East, focusing on issues such as the containment of a nuclear Iran.

Susan Rice Relationship

On September 12, 1992, she got married to Ian Cameron. Lan worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a TV producer in Toronto. The couple lived in Canada until 1993. Under President Bill Clinton, Rice took a job with the National Security Council in Washington, D.C. The couple has one son, John David Rice-Cameron and 1 daughter, Maris. 

Susan Rice Social Media

Susan is active in Instagram with account, ambsusanrice with 31.6k followers. 

Susan has an account on Twitter with Susan Rice with 530.1k followers (joined in January 2017). 

Susan Rice Net Worth

According to a 2016 financial disclosure, Rice’s net worth was somewhere between $14.7 million and $28.5 million. As of 2020, it is estimated that Susan Rice’s net worth is around $40 million. As of 2020, her salary is estimated to be $170,000. Her main source of income is politics. She also earns a large amount of money from various affiliations, such as the board of directors of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, the board of directors of the National Affairs Bureau, Inc. and the board of directors of the Public Service Partnership.

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