Amy Carter has made an impressive fortune as a political activist and the daughter of former president Jimmy Carter. Where is she now and what is her net worth?
The couple, whose marriage came three decades before his White House victory, welcomed four children in their union; three sons namely James Carter, Donnel Carter, and Jack Carter, and only daughter Amy Carter.
In November 2023, Jimmy’s grandson Jason Carter, the human rights non-profit Carter Center, released a statement announcing Jimmy Carter’s wife Rosalynn has entered hospice treatment at home, the former first lady joining the 99-year-old ex-president in end-of-life care at the couple’s Georgia residence, her family said on Friday.
Months prior, Rosalynn was diagnosed with dementia in May, the Carter Center announced at the time.
While the world sends prayers to the couple for them to get better, many want to know more about the pair’s daughter, Amy. Here’s what we know about Amy Carter‘s net worth, what she does for a living, and where she is now.
Who is Amy Carter?
Amy Lynn Carter, 56, was born on October 19, 1967, in Plains, Georgia, United States.
She is best known as the daughter of the 39th U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and his First Lady Rosalynn Carter.
She is the youngest and only daughter of Jimmy and Rosalynn. She has three siblings – James Carter, Jack Carter, and Donnel Carter.
Carter entered the limelight as a child when she lived in the White House during the Carter presidency.
During her formative years, Amy had a nanny named Mary Prince, who was part of the prisoner trusty system in Georgia. (The trusty system was a U.S. prison program that granted certain privileges to designated inmates.) Prince was wrongly convicted of murder and later pardoned. She went on to babysit for the Carters’ grandchildren.
Amy earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Memphis College of Art. She later earned a master’s in art history from Tulane University in New Orleans.
Subsequently, she became a known political activist who participated in different sit-ins and protests during the 1980s and early 1990s.
When President Carter’s term ended, Amy moved to Atlanta. In the summer of 1982, she served as a Senate page in Washington, D.C. She graduated from the Woodward Academy and later enrolled at Brown University but was dismissed for poor academic performance in July 1987, according to the Washington Post. Amy went on to get her bachelor’s degree from the Memphis College of Art in 1991 and her master’s in art history from Tulane University in 1996.
Amy was politically active from a young age, participating in numerous protests, including ones against U.S. foreign policy in Central America and apartheid in South Africa. In 1986, Amy and several others were arrested for protesting CIA recruitment at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; the New York Times later reported that Amy and 14 other protesters were acquitted of charges of disorderly conduct and trespassing.
1995 Amy illustrated her father’s children’s book, The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer.
Where is Amy Carter today?
Amy has kept a low profile despite her activism in the 1980s and early 1990s.
She lives a quiet life with her family in Atlanta.
She has neither been seen in public protests nor granting media interviews in recent years.
However, she is known to be a member of the board of counselors at Carter Center that advocates diplomacy and human rights.
What does Amy Carter do for a living?
Amy Carter is a political activist. She participated in sit-ins and protests during the 1980s and early 1990s. The activism activities aimed to change United States foreign policy towards South African apartheid and Central America.
She got into activism during college. She was even expelled when she protested against the CIA recruitment at Brown University. She was arrested with thirteen students, including the famous activist Abbie Hoffman. Attorney Leonard Weinglass defended them.
Amy is a member of the board of counsellors of the Carter Center, which her father established. The not-for-profit organisation was founded in 1982 after her father’s defeat in the 1980 US Presidential Election.
What is Amy Carter’s net worth?
Jimmy Carter’s daughter’s wealth is estimated at $7 million. She has made her fortune from political activism activities. He was also born and raised in a wealthy family.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, her father, Jimmy Carter, is worth $10 million. She afforded a luxurious life for himself and his family.