Janet Reno

Birthday, Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & Facts

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Janet Reno’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Janet Reno

Eye Color


Place Of Birth

Miami, USA


83 years old

Birth Date

July 20, 1938

Star Sign


Janet Reno Facts

Child Star?



Lawyer, Former United States Attorney General

Education & Qualifications

Harvard University

Net Worth

$5 million


Jane Wallace Wood, Henry Olaf Reno


Mark Reno, Robert Reno, Maggy Reno


1.9m (6'1"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Tiger

About Janet Reno 

Janet Wood Reno was the 78th and first female attorney general of the United States of America in 1993.

She studied chemistry at Cornell University before enrolling in Harvard Law School as one of 16 female students in an entire class of 500 students. She began her legal career as an attorney at Miami law firms before entering the Dade County State Attorney's Office.

Reno was appointed to the prestigious position of State Attorney of Dade County, where she won five consecutive elections.

Janet Reno was named US Attorney General at 55, during Bill Clinton's presidency. She was a self-described "awkward old maid" who stood 6 ft 2 in (187 cm) tall and was more concerned with bringing justice, making several daring efforts to attain her goal.

Janet Reno Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Janet Reno's net worth?

Janet Reno has a net worth of $5 million.

How much did Janet Reno earn per year?

Janet Reno has been earning a handsome amount of money as a salary for the post of attorney general. The exact amount is not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Janet Reno?

Janet Reno is 6 ft 2 in (187 cm) tall.

How old was Janet Reno?

Janet Reno-born on July 21, 1938, in Miami, Florida, and died on November 7, 2016. She was 78 years old.

Childhood And Education

Janet Reno was born in the city of Miami, Florida. Jane Wallace, Reno's mother, authored a weekly home improvement column for The Miami News under a male alias and eventually worked as an investigative reporter for the publication. Janet's father, Henry Olaf Reno, was a Danish immigrant who worked for the Miami Herald as one of the Investigative reporters for 43 years. Mark Reno, writer Robert Reno, and Maggy Hurchalla were Janet Reno's three younger siblings. The Renos relocated to a house in then-rural South Miami in 1943; it came with enough space to maintain agricultural animals like cows, chickens, ducks, goats, and turkeys. Reno assisted her parents with the production of butter, which the family sold to make ends meet.

At the young age of eight years, Jane built a new house. The Renos' Florida house property originally consisted of 21 acres, part of which they eventually sold to pay for the children's education.

Janet Reno went to school in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Reno's parents sent her to be with her uncle, a US military judge in Regensburg, Germany, when she finished middle school in 1951. Janet completed her schooling there and went across Europe during her school holidays. Reno returned to Florida after a year, where she was a debate champion and salutatorian at Coral Gables Senior High School. She enrolled at Cornell University in 1956, majoring in chemistry, becoming president of the Women's Self-Government Association, and earning a room and board. Janet Reno attended Harvard Law School after getting a bachelor's degree from Cornell, where she was one of 16 women in a class of 500. In 1963, she graduated with a JD from Harvard.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Janet Reno dating?

Janet Reno remained single all her life.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Janet Reno worked as an attorney with two Miami law companies from 1963 until 1971. She began working for the Florida House of Representatives Judiciary Committee in 1971. Before returning to private practice, she worked for the Dade County State Attorney's Office.

Janet Reno was elected to the position of State Attorney in November 1978. Reno was elected to the Office of State Attorney five times and was Florida's first female state attorney. President Bill Clinton selected her for the position of Attorney General in 1993, which she served until president Bill Clinton resigned in 2001.

Janet Reno was a successful lawyer as she had an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a law degree from Harvard law school.

Charity Work

Janet Reno is most known for her work with disturbed youngsters, especially in Miami. Believing that it was possible to divert youngsters from a life of crime, she advocated for changes that supported such children at an early age, employing the carrot and stick technique to accomplish the aim.

What awards did Janet Reno win?

Janet Reno received the Council on Litigation Management's Professionalism Award in March 2008.

On April 17, 2009, she earned the American Judicature Society's Justice Award. She used her Law degree well for the betterment of the people of America.

Janet Reno's Hobbies And Interests

Janet Reno campaigned unsuccessfully for Governor of Florida in 2002, following the conclusion of her stint as US Attorney General. Bill McBride defeated her. She then toured around the country, giving lectures on the criminal justice system.

Other Interesting Janet Reno Facts And Trivia

  • Janet Reno participated on NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' in 2001 while serving as US Attorney General. Reno appeared in a 'Saturday Night Live' sketch titled 'Janet Reno's Dance Party'. Actor Will Ferrell was with her on the 'Saturday Night Live' segment.
  • Her father worked for the Miami Herald.
  • Janet Reno received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and has served as attorney general for the US from 1993-2001.

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