Robert F. Kennedy Jr., also known as Bobby Kennedy Jr., is an American environmental attorney and author who serves as president of the board of Waterkeeper Alliance. He is the son of Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy.
|Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
|$5 Million +
|$0.3 Million +
|American environmental lawyer
|6′ 1″ (1.85 m)
|$5 Million +
|Date Of Birth:
|Washington, D.C., United States
|Robert F. Kennedy, Ethel Kennedy
Early Life and Education
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was born on January 17, 1954 in Washington D.C., United States. He is the third of eleven children born to Ethel and Robert Kennedy. His family was very influential in politics. His father served as the U.S. Attorney General in his brother President John F. Kennedy’s administration.
Kennedy attended Harvard University and received his B.A. in American history and literature in 1976. He later studied at the London School of Economics and received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1982.
After graduating law school, Kennedy worked as an assistant district attorney in New York City from 1982-1983. He prosecuted drug offenders and organized crime cases. In 1984, he founded the non-profit organization Riverkeeper to help prosecute cases of environmental crimes.
Over his career, Kennedy has worked on several environmental causes and authored multiple books on environmental crises. Some of his published books include “The Riverkeepers” (1997) and “Crimes Against Nature: Standing Up to Bush and the Kyoto Killers Who Are Cashing in on Our World” (2004).
He also served as a clinical professor and supervising attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic. Kennedy investigated and prosecuted governments and companies accused of polluting American waterways.
Net Worth Details
As of 2023, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s net worth is estimated to be about $50 million. He accumulated his multimillion-dollar fortune mostly from trust funds, his writing career and his ownership stake in Riverkeeper Inc.
Most of Kennedy’s wealth comes from the extensive trust funds set up for him by his family. He also earns a salary as the president of the Waterkeeper Alliance non-profit. Kennedy receives profits from his career as an environmental author of several popular books. His annual income is estimated to be around $2 to $3 million.
In addition to his own net worth, the entire Kennedy family is estimated to be worth nearly $1 billion collectively. Their wealth comes from trust funds, real estate properties, investment portfolios among other assets.
Personal Life and Other Details
Robert Kennedy Jr. has been married three times over the years. His first marriage was to Emily Ruth Black in 1982. They had two children together before divorcing in 1994.
Kennedy later married Mary Kathleen Richardson from 1994-2012. In 2014, he married actress Cheryl Hines, known for her role in HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.
In terms of his health, Kennedy has struggled with drug addiction since he was a teenager. He was arrested for heroin possession in 1983. Kennedy maintains his sobriety today after attending rehab in the 1980s.
As for his height – Robert F. Kennedy Jr. stands at 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m) tall. Kennedy is an environmental activist at heart. Despite coming from a very prominent political family, he has preferred to focus much of his efforts on environmental law and advocacy. Kennedy continues to lead the Waterkeeper Alliance today at nearly 70 years old.
Frequently Asked Questions About Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
How old is Robert F. Kennedy Jr.?
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is 68 years old as of 2023. He was born on January 17, 1954.
Who are Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s parents?
His parents are Robert F. Kennedy, former U.S. Attorney General, and Ethel Kennedy. His father was famously assassinated in 1968 while running for president.
What is Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s height?
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 meters) tall.
Is Robert F. Kennedy Jr. married? Who is his wife?
Yes, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has been married three times. His current and third wife is actress Cheryl Hines, known for playing Larry David’s wife on Curb Your Enthusiasm. They married in 2014.
How many children does Robert F. Kennedy Jr. have?
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has six children from his previous marriages. He had two children with his first wife Emily Black. And he had four children with second wife Mary Richardson.
What is Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s net worth?
As of 2023, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s estimated net worth is $50 million. The bulk of his wealth comes from family trust funds and his environmental activism career.
How did Robert F. Kennedy Jr. build his net worth?
Kennedy built his $50 million net worth from trust funds, his career as an environmental lawyer and author, as well as his ownership stake in Riverkeeper Inc. He also earns a salary as the president of Waterkeeper Alliance.
What addiction and mental health issues has Kennedy struggled with?
Since he was a teenager, Kennedy has struggled with drug addiction and heroin use. He has been to rehab multiple times and maintains his sobriety today after getting clean in the 1980s.