About Jimmy Carter
James Earl Carter, better known as Jimmy Carter, is a prominent American politician, who served as a President of the United States from 1977 to 1981, and the laureate of Nobel Peace Prize. The path that led Carter to the White House was quite colorful. Before becoming a politician he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy and took care of the peanut farm. Jimmy’s political career took off as he was elected to the position of Georgia State Senator. In 1971 he became the Governor of Georgia. Among his most significant presidential achievements in foreign policy are Camp David Accords, Panama Canal Treaties and returning of the Panama Canal Zone to the control of Panama. In 1981 Carter ran for reelection, but lost for the Republican candidate Ronald Reagan. Jimmy Carter net worth is currently estimated at $5 million dollars.
James was born in Georgia, in a family of Bessie Lillian Gordy and James Earl Carter. His mother was a registered nurse, while his father ran a private business. Although the elder James was considered wealthy and influential man in Georgia, his fortune did not match the current Jimmy Carter net worth.
James’ talent for academic subjects and passion for reading unfolded at an early age. Following graduation from Plains High School the future President entered Georgia Southwestern College. He later transferred to the United States naval Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. Following this, Carter took a break from his studies to serve in the Pacific and Atlantic U.S. Marine Fleets. He has later returned to the university to major in nuclear physics and reactor technology. For the following few years Jimmy pursued a career as a Naval officer. He had to leave this job in the early 1950s, as there was nobody else to take over his father’s business, peanut farm.
Although for most of his life Jimmy’s father lived as a wealthy man, after his death there was little fortune left for his children. Although he has formally inherited his peanut farm, Jimmy Carter net worth remained quite miserable and the future President had to look for the shelter in public housing. Armored with the hope that he could turn the floundering peanut farm into the flourishing business, Carter has buried himself under the books on agriculture. Carter’s endeavourer led to the great results: by the end of 1960s he was considered a successful peanut farmer. As Jimmy Carter net worth reached considerable heights, he found himself dreaming about the political influence. First of all- in the state that was home for the several generations of his family. In the early 1960s he was elected to the Georgia Senate. The rest of his political career is already known for you.