Ron Klain Biography

Ron Klain is a well-known American lawyer and a political operative. He has served as chief of staff to vice presidents: Al Gore and Joe Biden. He was also appointed by Barack Obama to serve as the White House Ebola Response Coordinator after there were several Ebola virus cases reported in the United States of America.

Early Life 

Ron Klain was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on the 8th of August in 1961 to the lap of Jewish parents Stanley Klain and Sarann Warner. His father Stanley Klain associated with real estate and currently works as a building contractor while his mother Sarann Warner is a travel agent. He is of American nationality and is of White Caucasian ethnicity. He completed his under-graduation in Indianapolis and is a graduate of the North Central High School, from where he graduated in the year 1979.

During his time at North Central High School, he was a part of the high school’s Brain Game Group. Ronald earned his Bachelor’s summa cum lade at Georgetown University in the year 1983 at the age of 22. He is also a graduate of Harvard Law School from where he received his Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude.

Ron Klain Career

Law clerk and Capitol Hill:

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Klain was a law clerk for supreme court justice Bryon White. He served as chief counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the judiciary where his duties were to look after the legal staff’s work on the matters of constitutional law, criminal law, antitrust law, and supreme court nominations. Ron even served as a Legislative Director for U.S. Representative Ed Markey.

Clinton administration:

Klain joined the Clinton-gore campaign and was involved in both of Bill Clinton’s presidential campaigns. In the White House Klain was associate counsel to the President, directing judicial selection efforts and leading the team that won the confirmation of judicial justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He also became Chief of Staff and Counselor to Attorney General Janet Reno.

He was seen as too loyal to Clinton by some long-time Gore advisors feuding broke out between Clinton and Gore loyalists. Klain was ousted by Gore campaign chairman Tony Coelho. He joined the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of O’Meveny &Myers. Klain had been chosen to serve as Chief of Staff to Vice President Joe Biden. Klain has worked as an external adviser to the Skoll Foundation Global Threats Fund and is Executive Vice President and General Counsel at the investment firm Revolution LLC.

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Ron Klain Biography

Real Name Ronald A. Klain
Birth Date 8 August 1961
Age (as of 2023) 61 Years
Birth Place Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Politician
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Leo

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimetres – 167 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 69 kg  –  in Pounds –  152 lbs
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Average


Father Stanley Klain
Mother Sarann Warner


School North Central High School, Harvard Law School
College Georgetown University, Harvard University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Wife Monica Medina
Children Three (Hannah, Michael, and Daniel)

Personal Life

Ron found her love during his undergraduate at Georgetown University. Klain fell in love with an environmental activist and a lawyer and got married. His wife Monica Medina has also served as a Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and is currently at the Walton Family Foundation. Both Ron Klain and Monica Medina are blessed with three children, a daughter, and two sons.

Ron Klain Net Worth

Ronald Klain has been an influential political figure in the US and also a successful lawyer and is said to have amassed and colossal net worth from his profession. Klain served as an assistant to two vice presidents and has been in the office on three occasions. The average income of an assistant to the vice president falls in the range of $52,200 to $ 172,200 annually. Klain must be made a considerable income although the exact figure of his net worth is still under review.

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  • Klain was mentioned as a possible replacement for White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel
  • He was signed up as a lobbyist for Fannie Mae
  • He received a Juris Degree magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.
  • Ron was named as the General Counsel of Gore’s Recount Committee.
  • He was appointed as the Staff Director of th Senate Democratic Leadership Committee by senator Tom Daschle
  • Klain was portrayed by Kevin Spacey in the HBO film Recount.

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