Bill Kristol Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Children, and Net Worth.

Who is Bill Kristol?

Bill Kristol (William Bill Kristol) is an American nonconservative author. He is a common commentator on various networks. Bill was the founder and editor of The Weekly Standard, a political magazine. He is currently editor-at-large of The Bulwark. Bill is the director and founder of the law firm Defending Democracy. The firm is responsible for projects such as Republicans for the Rule of Law, Republican Voters Against Trump, and Republicans Against Putin. He is additionally known for his leading role in the defeat plan of President Bill Clinton’s health care plan.

Bill advocated for the U.S. invasion of Iraq. He ever since became Trump’s critic. Bill is associated with numerous think thank conservatives. Between 1997 and 2005, Kristol was the chairman of the New Citizenship Project. Bill co-founded New American Century (PNAC) project in 1997 with Robert Kagan. Additionally, Bill is a member of the board of trustees for the free-market Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.

He is a member of the Ethics and Public Policy Center advisory board and e Foreign Policy Initiative director. Bill is among the 3 members of the board of Keep America Safe. This is a national-security think thank board co-founded by Debra Burlingame and Liz Cheney. Kristol also served Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign as a foreign policy advisor. Kristol serves on the Emergency Committee for Israel and on Susan B. Anthony List boards. In a web program, Bill has featured Conversations with Bill Kristol, since 2014.

How Old is Bill Kristol?

Kristol was born in New York City on 23rd December 1952. He is 68 years old as of 2020. Bill shares his birthday with celebrities like Harry Shearer, Eddie Vedder, Estella Warren, Tubbo, Kesley LeRoy, among others.

Bill Kristo Family

Who are Bill Kristol’s Parents?

Bill was born to Irving Kristol and Gertrude Himmelfarb, a Jewish family. His father was a publisher and an editor and served as the managing editor of Commentary magazine. Irving was the founder of The Public Interest magazine. His mother, Gertrude, was a famous conservative historian for f intellectual history in the U.S. and Great Britain.

Does Bill Kristol have Siblings?

Bill was raised in a family of two siblings. He had a sister known as Elizabeth Nelson.

Bill Kristol Education

Bill went to Collegiate School for Boys in Manhattan. He attained an undergraduate degree at Harvard University. He later attained a Ph.D. in political science in 1979.

Bill Kristol Spouse

Kristol met Susan Scheinberg in Havard as students. They got married in 1975. Susan is a Ph.D. in classics holder. They reside in Northern Virginia.

Does Bill Kristol have Children?

The couple was blessed with 3 kids. Ann, their daughter is married to Matthew Continetti, author, and editor-in-chief of The Washington Free Beacon website. Joseph their son served in the US Marine Corps in Afghanistan. Before working as legislative director for Senator Tom Cotton in 2018, Joseph worked for the management consulting company McKinsey & Company. The 3rd child is not known in the media.

How Tall is Bill Kristol?

Adding to his well-built body, Bill stands at a height of 1.77 meters.

Bill Kristol’s Career

During the Democratic primary, Bill worked for Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s US Senate campaign in 1976 as deputy issue director. He became the campaign manager for Alan Keyes’s Maryland Senatorial campaign in 1988. Alan lost to Paul Sarbanes. Bill served as a teacher at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He taught political philosophy and U.S. politics. In 1985, he went to work with the government. During the Reagan administration, Bill served as chief of staff to United States secretary of education William Bennett.

In the George W. Bush administration, he served as chief of staff to the vice president under Dan Quayle. When he was appointed the vice president’s chief of staff, The New Republic dubbed him “Dan Quayle’s brain”. From 1993 to 1994, Bill served in the Project for the Republican Future as their chairman. He served as the director of the Bradley Project at the Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee in 1993. In the same year, he led conservative opposition to the Clinton health care plan of 1993.

Bill and Lawrence F. Kaplan wrote The War Over Iraq: America’s Mission and Saddam’s Tyranny (ISBN) in 2003. They analyzed the Bush Doctrine and the Iraqi-U.S. relations history. In the novel, the authors justified the Iraq 2003 invasion.

Kristol as a Commentator

Bill Kristol served as a Media Commentator,  After the Republican sweep of both Congress houses in 1994. Bill and John Podhoretz established The Weekly Standard, the conservative news magazine. It was financed by the chairman and managing director of News Corp., Rupert Murdoch.

Bill was a panelist on This Week, the ABC Sunday news program at the start of1996. Due to declining ratings, his contract was not renewed after three years.

In 2007, Bill was a columnist for Time. He joined The New York Times as a columnist in 2008. From 7th January 2008 to 26th January 2009, Bill wrote for The New York Times a weekly opinion column.

Bill was a frequent panelist on Fox News Sunday for 10 years. He often contributed to the Special Report with Bret Baier, the nightly program. Bill’s contract with Fox News expired in 2013. He became a commentator on other networks.

On 2nd February 2014, This Week with George Stephanopoulos announced that Bill would be a contributor to the program and for ABC News. Kristol hosts an online interview program, Conversations with Bill Kristol, since the 2014 Summer. He features guests from public life and academics.

Bill Kristol Political Stand

In 1993, Bill was among those who led to the fall of Clinton’s a health care plan 1993. Bob Dole, Senate Minority Leader used in his response to Clinton’s 1994 State of the Union address, “There is no health care crisis”.

Bill was among the leading proponents of the Iraq War. He joined foreign policy analysts in 1998 to send a letter to President Clinton. They urged him for a stronger posture against Iraq. Bill said that Saddam was a threat to the US and her allies.

During the 2000 presidential election, Bill was a supporter of John McCain. He responded to a PBS report saying he had nothing against Governor Bush. Bill said he admired McCain’s leadership on foreign policy thus supporting him.

Together with Lawrence Kaplan, Bill wrote The War Over Iraq, in 2003. In the novel, they described the reasons for removing Saddam. During a 28th March C-SPAN appearance, Bill rejected Vietnam comparisons to the Iraq war. In 2004, Bill urged an increase in the US troops in Iraq after the deterioration of the military situation. He wrote an op-ed criticizing Donald Rumsfeld, US secretary of defense. He blamed him for planning mistakes.

Bill was among the conservatives who opposed publicly Bush’s second U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Harriet Miers. During the 2006 Lebanon War, Bill was a vocal supporter. He stated that the war was theirs, referring to the US.

Bill supported Sarah Palin’s selection as John McCain’s running mate during the 2008 US presidential election.

During the disclosure of U.S. diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks in 2010, Bill spoke against the organization. He suggested the use of US assets to harass and neutralize Julian Assange and his collaborators.

Kristol wrote an editorial in The Weekly Standard in March 2011. He argued that the US military intervention in Muslim countries should not be classified as “invasion” but as “liberation”. He supported Barack Obama‘s decision in 2011 to intervene in the Libyan Civil War. Bill criticized the Obama administration and Admiral Mike Mullen, Chiefs of Staff chairman, for what he termed as an unserious Iran approach in 2010.

Kristol’s Opposition against  Donald Trump

Bill strongly opposed  Trump’s nomination as the Republican candidate for president in 2016. He has continued with this opposition during Trump’s domestic and foreign policy aims. Bill criticized Trump’s plan of withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria and Afghanistan in January 2019. Kristol and a group that identified themselves as the Republicans for the Rule of Law released an ad on December 21. They encouraged viewers to call their senators to demand Trump officials be forced to testify in his impeachment trial.

Kristol endorsed Joe Biden for President of the United States in March 2020. He voted for the Democratic ticket on 15th October. he stated, “Just filled out my early absentee ballot in VA for Joe Biden & Kamala Harris, Mark Warner, and Jennifer Wexton. No regrets at all about this.”

Bill Kristol’s Net Worth

Kristol has accrued an estimated net worth of $5 million from his long-term career.


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