Who is Amy Carter?
Amy Lynn Carter was born on 19 October 1967 under the zodiac sign of Libra, in Plains, Georgia USA. She is a 53-year-old former political activist, but is probably best recognized for being the daughter of the 39th US President Jimmy Carter and his wife and first lady Rosalynn Carter. Amy initially gained fame for living in the White House during her father’s presidency.
How rich is she, as of now? Amy Carter Net Worth
As of mid-2021, Amy Carter’s net worth is estimated at close to $ million, mostly acquired through her father’s successful involvement in politics, but also increased through her own varied endeavors.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity
Amy Carter spent her early years in her hometown of Plains until her father was elected Governor of Georgia, so she moved with her family to the Georgia Governor’s Mansion in Atlanta. At the age of nine, her father was elected President of the United States and her family moved into the White House in Washington, D.C. She has three elder brothers, named Donnel, James and Jack, the latter now being a well-known politician and businessman. She holds American nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group.
Regarding her education, Amy went to majority-black public schools in Washington at the time she lived in the White House, attending Stevens Elementary School and then Rose Hardy Middle School. Following the end of her father’s presidency, the family moved back to Atlanta, and she matriculated from Woodward Academy in College Park. She served as a Senate page during the 1982 summer session., then Amy enrolled into Brown University, however, she was dismissed because she failed to keep up with her coursework.
Happy Birthday Amy Lynn Carter. Carter is fifty-two today.Below: Carter with Misty Malarky Ying Yang.
She later graduated from the Memphis College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, and then obtained her Master’s degree in Art History from Tulane University in 1996.
Life in the White House
Amy Carter gained fame when she moved into the White House with her family because no child had lived there since the presidency of John F. Kennedy. Her nanny was Mary Prince, known for being an African-American woman wrongly convicted of murder, and later granted a full pardon.
Amy had a Siamese cat named Misty Malarky Ying Yang, the last pet to live in the White House until the presidency of Bill Clinton. She also had an elephant from Sri Lanka, which was later given to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.
Despite the huge media attention she received thanks to her father, Amy Carter had a normal childhood – she would roller-skate through the White House’s East Room, and she also had a treehouse on the South Lawn, where she often held pajama parties for her friends, which were monitored by Secret Service agents.
Her father mentioned her during a 1980 debate with Ronald Reagan, when he recalled that she said that the control of nuclear arms was the most important issue in that election. Moreover, she once found herself the center of a scandal, when she was spotted reading books at a White House state dinner for Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, which many found offensive to foreign guests.
Amy Carter later became recognized for her political activism.
During the 1980s and early 1990s, she participated in many protests and sit-ins against racism and discrimination that were aimed at transforming US foreign policy towards South African apartheid, and Central America. In 1986, she was arrested alongside Abbie Hoffman and 13 other activists during a student demonstration at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst against CIA recruitment there. The charges against her were later dropped in a well-publicized trial in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Happy #NationalWalkingDay! #DYK Jimmy, Rosalynn, and Amy Carter started an #InaugurationDay tradition? They were the first POTUS, FLOTUS (and First Daughter) to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue during the Inaugural Parade, 1/20/77. Image: NAID 173373 pic.twitter.com/4k58meZRRy
— Jimmy Carter Presidential Library (@CarterLibrary) April 7, 2021
What is she doing now?
Since the late 1990s, Amy Carter has maintained a low profile. She lives a quiet life with her family in Atlanta, and declines all interviews. She now serves as a member of the board of counselors of the Carter Center, a non-governmental and non-profit organization established by her father Jimmy Carter in 1982. Their main goal is to advocate diplomacy, advance human rights, and improve the quality of life for people all over the world. Besides that, she illustrated a children’s book entitled “The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer” (1995), authored by her father.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Amy Carter has long blonde hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.70m), while her weight is around 145lbs (65kgs). Information about her vital statistics, bra, shoe and dress size hasn’t been revealed.
Amy Carter is married to James Gregory Wentzel, a computer consultant by profession. They met each other back in 1994 when both of them worked at an independent book store called Chapter 11 in Atlanta. After dating for more than a year, the couple tied the knot at a private ceremony on 1 September 1996. They have one child together, a son named Hugo James Wentzel.