Is Timothy Geithner Married? His Bio, Age, Wife, Kids and Net worth

Is Timothy Geithner married? Yes, he is. His wife’s name is Carole Marie Sonnenfeld who used to be his classmate at Dartmouth. The couple celebrated their wedding at Geithner’s parents’ summer home on June 8, 1985, in Orleans, Massachusetts. From his conjugal life, he is the son-in-law to Albert Sonnenfeld who was a professor at Princeton University and a food critic. His mother-in-law named Portia Sonnenfeld died shortly after their marriage.


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Geithner’s wife Carole is a licensed clinical social worker who is also recognized for serving at George Washington University School of Medicine as an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. She mainly teaches listening skills to students from a medical background. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Geithner:


Who is Timothy Geithner?

Born as Timothy Franz Geithner, he landed the planet on August 18, 1961, which makes his age be 59 years old as of 2020. By profession, he is a former American central banker who is widely recognized for serving under President Barack Obama as the 75th United States Secretary of the Treasury from 2009 to 2013. Before that, he has experience of working as the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. As of now, he is serving private equity firm, Warburg Pincus as president and managing director since March 2014.


Early Life, Parents, Family Background and Education

Geithner was born in 1961 and his place of birth is in Manhattan, New York, the United States of America. Talking about his family background, he was born to the parents named Peter Franz Geithner (father) and Deborah Moore (mother). His father is a German American and best known for serving the Ford Foundation’s Asia program as the director during the 1990s. His father oversaw the Ford Foundation’s microfinance programs organized in Indonesia which were being developed by Barack Obama’s mother named Ann Dunham Soetoro.

His paternal grandfather named Paul Herman Geithner migrated to the United States with his family from Zeulenroda, Germany in 1908. He also belongs to a New England family from his mother’s side who is a Mayflower descendant. Discussing more his family, his uncle named Jonathan Moore has worked for the United Nations and the departments of Defense, Justice and State.

Because of his parents’ profession, he spent most of his childhood days mostly living abroad in countries like Zambia, Zimbabwe, India and Thailand. He received his high school graduation from the International School Bangkok. He attended Peking University where he studied Mandarin in 1981. He was also enrolled at Beijing Normal University.

He also attended Dartmouth College like his father, uncle and grandfather and received his graduation in 1983. For his higher education, he went to Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies from where he obtained his M.A. in international economics and East Asian studies in the mid-1980s.


Career and Professional Life of Geithner

From 1985 to 1088, he worked for Kissinger Associates where he joined in one of the division’s divisions of the U.S. Treasury Department.

He also worked at the Embassy of the United States in Tokyo as an attaché and later turned as deputy assistant secretary for international monetary and financial policy for a year until 1996. He also served as a senior deputy assistant secretary for international affairs and later turned as an assistant secretary for international affairs. He was able to manage financial crises in Brazil, Thailand, Mexico, Indonesia and South Korea while being at the Treasury Department.


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He left the Treasury Department in 2001 for joining the Council on Foreign Relations where he was assigned at the International Economics department as a Senior Fellow. From 2001 to 2003, he served the Policy Development and Review Department at the IMF as the director. He was in the limelight when he turned as the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in October 2003. He served for the Federal Open Market Committee as Vice Chairman.

He is known for his key role in government efforts during the Great Recession and the financial crisis of 2007–08. He helped to manage crises while being at the New York Fed. On January 25, 2013, he left the Obama administration after which he became the part of the Council on Foreign Relations as a Distinguished Fellow. He turned as the managing director and president of Warburg Pincus in March 2014.


Personal Life, Wife, Kids and Conjugal Life

Timothy Geithner is a married man. He is having a happy conjugal life with Carole Marie Sonnenfeld since June 8, 1985. Their wedding was held in Orleans, Massachusetts. Timothy Geithner and his wife are blessed with two kids from their relationship which include a daughter named Elise Geithner and a son named Benjamin Geithner.


Body Measurements of Geithner

Former American central banker Timothy Geithner stands at a perfect height of 5 feet and 9 inches. He has a maintained personality and is very focused on his outer appearance alongside his fitness. He follows healthy lifestyles and the maintained diet plan has made him younger than his real age.


Geithner’s Salary and Net worth

American economist, central banker and civil servant, Timothy Geithner has an estimated net worth of 7 million USD. He also teaches at the Yale School of Management. He published his memoir “Stress Test” in May 2014 when he was serving as Secretary of Treasury. Geithner was portrayed by Billy Crudup in the HBO film Too Big to Fail, and by English actor Alex Jennings (born on 10 May 1957) in the BBC TV movie The Last Days of Lehman Brothers and by American actor Billy Crudup (born on July 8, 1968) in the HBO biographical television film Too Big to Fail.


Wiki, Facts and Social Media

The biography of Timothy Geithner is prepared by various wiki sites like IMDb and Wikipedia. Geithner has no verified account on social media networks like Instagram and Twitter.



There are a large number of people who are inspired by Timothy Geithner and his biography. He is a successful banker and economist and has served as a civil servant by remaining in different positions.


Quick Facts

Birth Name: Timothy Franz Geithner

Date of Birth: August 18, 1961

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York, the United States

Parents Name: Peter Franz Geithner (father) and Deborah Moore (mother)

Profession: Economist, Central Banker, Civil Servant

Height: 5 feet and 9 inches

Weight: N/A

Net Worth: $7 Million (Estimated)

Sexual Orientation: Straight

Marital Status: Married

Spouse/ Girlfriend: Carole Marie Sonnenfeld (Wife)

Children:  Elise Geithner (Daughter), Benjamin Geithner (Son)

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