Who is Lael Brainard?

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On February 5th, the current chair of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell will reach the end of his first term. It is one of the most important jobs in global economics because not only does it influences America but the world to some extent as well. Many investors and analysts want him to get re-appointed by President Joe Biden for another four years.

However, there’s another leading candidate who wants to get elected for this job. The name of the next top contender to replace is Lael Brainard. In this article, you will find everything you need to know about her.

Who is Lael Brainard?

Lael Brainard was born on 1st January 1962 in Hamburg, West Germany. She is an American economist who grew up in West Germany and later Poland in the period before the Revolutions of 1989 and the fall of the Berlin Wall. She has been serving on the Federal Reserve Board of Governance since 2014. She is the daughter of the U.S foreign-service officer and diplomat Alfred Brainard and her mother Joanne Brainard.

According to her birthdate, she is 59 years old and her zodiac sign is Capricorn. She is already married and has three children. There is no information about her family sp not much is known about her family details.

Education and Career

She is well educated. In 1983, she graduated with university honors from Wesleyan  University. She also received her bachelor of arts degree from the College of Social Studies and finally received asters and doctoral degrees in economics in 1989 from Harvard University as a National Science Foundation Fellow.

She began her career in the Private sectors such as McKinsey & Company and microenterprise. After that, she worked at MIT Sloan School of Management from 1990 to 1996 as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Applied Economics.

She also served as deputy assistant and deputy economic advisor to the president at the beginning of 1997 during the Clinton administration.

From 2001 to 2009, she worked at the Brookings Institution as a senior fellow. But from 2006-2009, she started working as the Vice President and Director of the Global Economy and Development Program.

Later, she gets nominated by President Obama to serve as Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs on 23rd March 2009. And on 23rd December 2009, the Senate Finance Committee approved her to become the “Treasury Department’s top global diplomat, a job that would give her a key role in the bid to push China towards a flexible currency”.

She had a great career as she once again gets nominated to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in January 2014. And yet again on 12th June 2014, she gets elected by the Senate by a vote of 61-31.

She has also been the co-editor of books such as “Climate Change and Global Poverty: A Billion Lives in the Balance”, ” Too Poor For Peace?”,” Offshoring White-Collar Work”. She is also the editor of books like  ” Development Landscape: the Role of the Private Sector” and “Security by Other Means: Foreign Assistance, Global Poverty and American Leadership. And she is the co-author of “The Other War: Global Poverty and the Millenium Challenge Corporation”.

Her appearance & body measurements

Her exact body measurements are not revealed yet but her height is estimated to be about 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm). She has a pair of blue eyes and blonde hair.

Current relationship status

As stated above she is already married. Her husband’s name is Kurt M. Campbell, who is an American diplomat and businessman. They got married in the year 1998 and their relationship is still going strong. Together they have three children namely Ciara, Chloe, and Caelan.

Net Worth & her presence on social media

It is estimated that her net worth is about USD 1.6 million. She hasn’t revealed her exact net worth as well as the couple is not available on social media platforms so the estimated net worth might be incorrect as well. However, she must have earned quite a lot of money because of her successful career.

Will she become the next head of the Federal Reserve? Please feel free to express your opinion in the comment section.

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