J. D. Vance Birthday & Fun Facts

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Sep 13, 2022 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on Jun 23, 2022
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About Jd Vance

James David Vance (born August 2, 1984) is an American author, politician, venture capitalist, and conservative commentator from the United States.

In Middletown, Ohio, David was born in the United States of America on August 2, 1984. Donald Bowman (father) and Bev Vance (mother) are JD Vance's parents (mother).

Lindsay Ratliff is his older sister. His parents divorced while he was a child, but his mother's third spouse adopted him. He went to Middletown High School after finishing his elementary education. After high school, Jd joined the United States Marine Corps and worked in Iraq as a public affairs officer. Later, Jd graduated from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and philosophy. While studying at university, he worked for Bob Schuler, who was a Republican state senator. He went on to Yale Law School for his degree after graduation.

JD started working while still in school. His tutor and lecturer at Yale, Amy Chua urged him to write his book during his first year there. After working at a corporate law company, he moved to San Francisco to work in the technology industry. Jd began his career as a principal with Peter Thiel's biotechnology-focused venture capital firm, Mithril Capital. 'Hillbilly Elegy : A Memoir Of A Family And Culture In Crisis' was released in 2016. The book was on the New York Times Best Seller list.

JD Vance is well-known for 'Hillbilly Elegy', his memoir, which received a lot of news during the 2016 presidential race. Jd is the Republican candidate for the United States Senate in Ohio in 2022 and has publicly announced his candidacy on July 1, 2021, to succeed Rob Portman, a retiring Senator. Jd won the Republican primary on May 3, 2022, and will be facing Tim Ryan, a Democratic nominee in the November general election.

Usha Chilukuri, the daughter of a businessman, is his wife. She is an Indian-American descendant and one of his former law school classmates. During the 2017-2018 term, she was a legal law clerk to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, and in 2014-2015, she was a law clerk for Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Jd Vance's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jd Vance's net worth?

As of 2022, the star's projected net worth is $5 million. His main source of income is his work as a venture capitalist and author. A large portion of that money comes from his bookselling and venture capital investments. Jd Vance supplements his income by appearing on several news networks.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jd Vance?

Jd Vance is 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) tall.

How old is Jd Vance?

Jd Vance is 37 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Vance was born in Middletown, Ohio, on August 2, 1984, to Bev Vance and James Donald Bowman. Lindsay is his younger sister. When Vance was a toddler, his parents split, and his mother's third husband adopted him. His grandparents raised Vance and his sister. Vance attended Middletown High School, a public high school in his hometown, where he received his education. After graduation, Jd was enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served with the Second Marine Aircraft Wing as a public affairs officer during the Iraq War. Vance earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and philosophy from Ohio State University, summa cum laude. He worked for Republican Ohio State Senator Bob Schuler while at Ohio State.

Vance obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School after his graduation from Ohio State. Amy Chua, his professor at Yale Law, persuaded Jd to write his memoir during his first year. After graduating from law school, he worked for Mithril Capital Management, a venture capital business. One of his most notable accomplishments as a venture capitalist was raising $93 million for Ohio-based Narya Capital. In 2016, he announced plans to form 'Our Ohio Renewal,' a nonprofit organization dedicated to combatting drug addiction in the Rust Belt.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jd Vance's partner?

Jd married Usha Chilukuri Vance, a former law school classmate, in 2014, and they both have three children. Ewan Blaine Vance, the oldest, was born in June 2017, and Mirabel Rose, the youngest, was born in December 2021.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Jd Vance is best known as a venture capitalist, author, and politician. He was born in Middletown Ohio. JD, or James David Vance, is an American author and venture capitalist entrepreneur best known for his novel 'Hillbilly Elegy.' The book is about Appalachian values for addressing cultural obstacles in his area and their relationship to these challenges.

It attracted significant attention during the 2016 election from national media as a window into the white working class.

What awards has Jd Vance won?

'Hillbilly Elegy : A Memoir Of A Family And Culture In Crisis' was released by Harper in 2016. It was one of the New York Times Best Sellers. It won the 2017 Audie Award for Nonfiction and was a finalist for the 2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

Jd Vance's Hobbies And Interests

His Book 'Hillbilly Elegy : A Memoir Of A Family And Culture In Crisis' book was a huge success, spending two years on the New York Times Bestseller list. In 2017, the book was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. The book is about his upbringing's Appalachian ideals and how they relate to the social problems in his area. Vance has also appeared on major news networks such as ABC News, CNN, CBS News, and Fox News to discuss his ideas and political views.

Since January 2017, he has also been a CNN contributor. His work 'HillBilly Elegy' will be adapted into a Netflix film in 2020. Glenn Close, Amy Adams, and Gabriel Basso play the lead roles in the film.

 Jd is funded by Peter Thiel and endorsed by Tucker Carlson; Vance has been dubbed a populist conservative contender.

Vance was a vocal critic of Republican Party nominee Donald Trump throughout the 2016 election. 'Trump's actual policy proposals, such as they are, vary from immoral to ludicrous,' Vance wrote in a February 2016 piece for USA Today. In a post on Twitter in October 2016, he called Trump reprehensible. He also expressed his desire to vote for Evan McMullin, an independent presidential candidate. Vance later removed these tweets from his Twitter account and apologized for his criticism of Trump before his Senate campaign in July 2021.

Jd was reported to consider a run for the United States Senate as a Republican against Democrat Sherrod Brown in early 2018, but he declined. Vance showed interest to compete for the Ohio Senate seat, which was left by Republican Rob Portman in April 2021.

Protect Ohio Values, a super PAC founded in February 2021 to support Vance in his bid for the USA Senate in Ohio in 2022, has received a $10 million donation from Peter Thiel.

Robert Mercer contributed an undisclosed sum as well. Jd formed an exploratory committee in May 2021. He entered the competition officially in July 2021. After entering the race, Vance adjusted his tone. Vance apologized for calling Trump 'reprehensible' in July 2021. He had previously declared himself a 'never-Trump man' on Twitter. Jd had previously chastised Trump for denigrating immigrants, but he himself has termed illegal immigration 'dirty.' Vance falsely claimed that Trump lost the 2020 presidential election due to widespread voting fraud in October 2021, reiterating Trump's accusations of election fraud.

Donald Trump approved Vance's campaign in April 2022. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Josh McLaurin presented Vance texts indicating Trump might become either another Richard Nixon or 'America's Hitler' in April 2022.

On May 4, 2022, Vance gained the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate in Ohio. He defeated Josh Mandel and Matt Dolan, among others.

Other Interesting Jd Vance Facts And Trivia

  • He was born in the United States of America in the town of Middletown, Ohio.
  • Lindsay Ratliff is his sister. Her mother was 19 years old when she was born.
  • He married Usha Chilukuri, who worked as a law clerk for Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts.

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J. D. Vance Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

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James David Vance

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American Politician


Yale Law School (2013)

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Usha Vance


Bev Vance, Donald Bowman
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