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Janet Yellen

Economist and Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen

Profession: Economist and Chair of the Federal Reserve

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: The 15th Chair of the Federal Reserve and the first woman to hold the position.

Yellen was also the Chair of the White House Council Economic Advisers under President Bill Clinton.

Born: August 13, 1946
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Age: 74 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo

Historical Events

  • 2014-02-01 Janet Yellen becomes Chair of the US Federal Reserve, succeeding Ben Bernanke
  • 2020-11-30 Joe Biden announces he is nominating Janet Yellen for US treasury secretary
  • 2021-01-25 Janet Yellen is confirmed as the first female treasury secretary by the US Senate
  • 2021-03-08 US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says COVID-9 pandemic has had an "extremely unfair" effect on income and economic opportunities for women

Quotes by Janet Yellen

  • "It slightly worries me that when people find a problem, they rush to judgment of what to do."


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