Jake Sullivan Biography

Jake Sullivan is recognized as an American political advisor. His full name is Jacob Jeremiah Sullivan. He is now serving as the United States National Security Advisor to President Joe Biden.

Early Life

Jake Sullivan was born on 28th November 1976 in Burlington, Vermont, United States. His father and mother both were working personalities. His father held the position of a professor at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication and also worked for Star Tribune- the newspaper outlet. On the other hand, his mother worked as a high school guidance counselor. Talking about Jake Sullivan’s education, he went to Southwest High School in Minneapolis, Yale University, Magdalen College, Oxford, and earned several degrees.

While in high school, he was a Coca-Cola Scholar, debate champion, and student council president and received his graduation in 1994. After that, he enrolled at Yale University having a degree in the subject – of international studies and political science. During his time at Yale University, he was awarded the Alpheus Henry Snow Prize. Also, he won a Rhodes Scholarship to attend Magdalen College, Oxford, where he studied international relations.

While at Oxford, he served as a managing editor of the Oxford International Review. While at Yale university, he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Daily News. He was a fellow of the Yale Debate Association and earned a Truman Scholarship in his junior year. Jake also worked for Brookings Institution president Strobe Talbott at the Yale Center and studied Globalization. He graduated with a JD (Juris Doctor) from Yale Law School in 2003 and earned a Master of Philosophy degree.

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Rise to Fame

Jake began his professional life being a clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi and for Justice Stephen Breyer. After his clerkships, he had a few years in private practices, such as, he practiced law at Faegre & Benson and teaching law as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

He held the position of chief counsel to Senator Amy Klobuchar, who further referred him to Hillary Clinton. After the reference, he served as an advisor to Hillary Clinton (in 2008) and also worked for Barack Obama. In February 2013, he was terminated from the position of Secretary of State.

Jake Sullivan Career

Jake served as Hillary Clinton’s chief foreign policy adviser during her administration or presidency period. The following year, he served as a faculty member and senior fellow at the University of New Hampshire. On 22nd November 2020, he got promoted to National Security Advisor under the administration of Joe Biden. He visited Saudi Arabia to meet Prince Mohammed bin Salman and discuss intervention in Yemen led by Saudi Arabia on 28th September 2021. 

On 7th November 2021, he was involved in the declaration body to inform the China government that the US would no longer be involved in China’s policies that were earlier handled by the previous US administration. He also declared that there would be no cold war and US’s involvement in this, with China, instead, the USA would be looking for a peaceful state and co-existence

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He officially warned that Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project would in a consequence of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 7th December 2021. On 13th March 2022, Jake warned the government of Russia to not attack any territory of NATO. he also warned China’s governance to not support Russia in evading sanctions.

Jake Sullivan Biography

Real Name Jacob Jeremiah Sullivan
Birth Date 28 November 1976
Age (as of 2023) 46 Years
Birth Place Burlington, Vermont, United States
Profession Political Advisor
College Yale Law School, Magdalen College, Yale University, Hopper College
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 10” – in Centimeters – 177 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 85 kg  –  in Pounds –  187 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue


Father Dan Sullivan
Mother Jean Sullivan
Brother Thomas D. Sullivan

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Margaret Maggie Goodlander 
Children Not Known

Personal Life

Jake is a married man. He married Margaret Goodlander in 2015. His wife Margaret was a former advisor to senators Joe Lieberman and John McCain. Also, she served as a law clerk to American Chief Judge Merrick Garland and Justice Stephen Breyer.

Social Media

Jake has been active on Twitter since 2015.  As of 20th February 2023, he has 205.2k followers on his @jakejsullivan verified Twitter account.

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Jake Sullivan Net Worth

Jake Sullivan is an American National Security Advisor who majorly collects his income from the governing positions in the USA. In January 2017, he earned $135,000 from Macro Advisory Partners, a risk advisory company. In 2020, he earned $45,000 for this work as an advisory council for Microsoft. We can assume that Jake Sullivan earned an estimated net worth between $10-$15 million.

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