Jeh Johnson Net Worth


Jeh Johnson’s net worth is estimated at $1 Million – $5 Million.
Jeh Johnson (Jeh Charles Johnson) was born on 11 September, 1957 in New York, New York, United States. Find out about the life of this billionaire, including Jeh Johnson’s net worth, age, family, dating life, salary, and assets.

Popular As Jeh Charles Johnson
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Age 64 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born 11 September 1957
Birthday 11 September
Birthplace New York, New York, United States
Nationality United States

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Jeh Johnson’s net worth has been growing in 2020-2021.Jeh Johnson is 64 years old and has a net worth of $1 Million – $5 Million.

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In private life, Johnson has sought to expand civility in American politics and dialogue, warning against the rise of extremist speech, and bridge political divides. He appears regularly on both MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and Fox & Friends. In June 2018, he was an outspoken critic of the Trump Administration’s family separation practice at the border. Several days later, he wrote to criticize calls to abolish ICE. In July 2019, he wrote a widely noted op-ed in The Washington Post titled “Politics is drowning out consensus on immigration. It’s time for some straight talk.” Johnson has called for a more civil dialogue from political leaders on both sides of the aisle. In an op-ed for The Hill on February 26, 2019, he wrote:


Johnson is a 2018 recipient of the Ronald Reagan Peace Through Strength Award, presented at the Reagan Presidential Library on December 1, 2018. He has debated at the Oxford and Cambridge Unions several times. In November 2019, he was made an honorary life member of the Cambridge Union. In 2019, Johnson became an advisory board member of Spirit of America, a 501(c)(3) organization that supports the safety and success of Americans serving abroad and the local people and partners they seek to help. In April 2020, Governor Phil Murphy appointed Johnson to represent the state of New Jersey in the seven-state regional working group to develop a plan for reopening the economy following the COVID-19 crisis.


In 2017, Johnson appeared in the Yahoo! documentary 64 Hours In October: How One Weekend Blew Up The Rules Of American Politics, about the political turmoil in the 2016 US election during October 7–9, 2016, including the Donald Trump/Billy Bush tape, Hurricane Matthew, the Podesta e-mail leaks, and the U.S report on Russian interference.

After leaving office in January 2017, Johnson rejoined the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York City. He is also a member of the board of directors of Lockheed Martin, U.S. Steel Corporation, the Council on Foreign Relations, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the Center for a New American Security, and a radio station based in Newark, NJ, WBGO. In private life, Johnson is a frequent commentator on NBC’s Meet the Press, as well as ABC, CBS, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, FOX, and other outlets. Since leaving office, he has testified before Congress four times on the subjects homeland security and cybersecurity.


Johnson also raised employee morale across the Department. For years, DHS had been plagued by low morale. Johnson launched an aggressive campaign to improve morale across the Department. They made hiring and promotion opportunities more transparent, conducted 55 workforce engagements in 22 cities across the country in 2016, and developed a DHS-wide mission statement. That effort brought good results in 2016, as the annual Federal Employee Survey reflected a 3% increase in the levels of employee satisfaction (from 53 percent in 2015 to 56 percent in 2016) – the largest single-year increase for any Department the size of DHS.


When Johnson entered office one of his top priorities was to fill all of the high level vacancies. By April 2015 the President had appointed and the Senate confirmed all but one of Johnson’s senior leader positions. One of Johnson’s first major efforts as Secretary was his unity of effort initiative to set the conditions for the Department to operate in a more unified fashion and develop a culture that recognizes and responds adequately to the diverse challenges the Department of Homeland Security faces.

In a 60 Minutes profile of Secretary Johnson that aired in April 2015, it was stated: “[s]o far he’s gotten high marks, even from the Republicans in Congress. When he came on board, nearly half the senior management jobs were vacant; he’s filled all but one; he’s boosted morale; and improved the coordination and dissemination of threat information throughout the government.”

In May 2015, Secretary Johnson issued reforms that helped minimize detention time for families in residential centers. In June, one year after the increase of unaccompanied children crossing the southern border, Secretary Johnson committed publicly to continually evaluating the policy of family residential centers. The Secretary made personal visits to the family residential centers and spoke with dozens of Central American mothers at the facilities before issuing additional substantial changes to the Department’s detention practices with respect to families with children. One major change included releasing families who establish eligibility for asylum or other relief under the law.

During his service as Secretary, Johnson has given several high-profile speeches. On June 8, 2015 he gave a speech at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy of Rice University. He focused on the Department of Homeland Security’s border security efforts, describing the trends in border crossers decreasing over the past year, and the Obama administration’s executive actions issued to address the millions of hard working undocumented immigrants in America. In July he presented the Landon Lecture at Kansas State University. He warned of the evolving terrorist threat, from terrorist group trained and directed attacks to terrorist group inspired attacks, and described the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to keep Americans safe.


“War” must be regarded as a finite, extraordinary and unnatural state of affairs. War permits one man—if he is a “privileged belligerent,” consistent with the laws of war—to kill another. War violates the natural order of things, in which children bury their parents; in war parents bury their children. In its 12th year, we must not accept the current conflict, and all that it entails, as the “new normal.” Peace must be regarded as the norm toward which the human race continually strives.

Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense under presidents George W. Bush and Obama, said that Johnson “proved to be the finest lawyer I ever worked with in government—a straightforward, plain-speaking man of great integrity, with common sense to burn and a good sense of humor” and that he “trusted and respected him like no other lawyer I had ever worked with.”

In the spring and summer of 2014 the southern border of the United States experienced a large influx of immigrants, many of whom were children, coming from Central America. Secretary Johnson and his Department worked with the Department of Health and Human Services to coordinate a response to address the immigrants’ needs. In June, U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services asylum officers were reassigned to conduct credible fear interviews, while prioritizing the cases of recently apprehended unaccompanied children, adults with children, and other recent border crossers. At the same time, Secretary Johnson asked for the support of Congress to increase border security and prevent more spikes like this from happening again. After the flow of immigrant children to the United States, the Department of Homeland Security established three family residential centers, and they immediately became the focus of much controversy. The ACLU has compared them to Japanese internment camps and in July 2015 a U.S. District Court Judge in California ordered that the family residential centers comply with a 1997 settlement concerning the detention of children.

During the summer and fall of 2014, Secretary Johnson oversaw the Department of Homeland Security’s response to the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa. The Ebola epidemic was the largest in history, and impacted multiple West African countries. In response, the Department of Homeland Security developed policies, procedures and protocols to identify travelers for screening who could have been potentially infected to minimize the risk to the traveling public. This response was chosen by the Department over limiting travel visas to the United States, which Secretary Johnson contended would have been a mistake given the leadership position of the U.S. and likelihood of influencing other countries to take the same action.

After the House of Representatives failed to act on S. 744, Secretary Johnson and President Obama issued ten new executive actions on November 20, 2014 to address the 11 million undocumented individuals in the United States. These actions included, among others, a new Southern Border and Approaches Campaign Strategy, a revision of removal priorities to focus on criminals and national security threats, the end to the Secure Communities program replaced by a new Priority Enforcement Program (PEP), the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and the extension of DACA to Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). Johnson is said to have worked heavily on drafting the executive actions at the behest of the President.


Ten months later, on October 18, 2013, Johnson was nominated by President Obama to be Secretary of Homeland Security.

Johnson was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the fourth U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security in October 2013, and was subsequently confirmed on December 16, 2013, by the U.S. Senate with a vote of 78–16. He was sworn in on December 23, 2013. The Washington Post reported “Johnson, an African-American, would bring racial diversity to Obama’s Cabinet.”


Finally, at the Oxford Union in November 2012, shortly before his resignation, Johnson delivered a widely noted address entitled “The conflict against al Qaeda and its affiliates: how will it end?” in which he predicted a “tipping point” at which the U.S. government’s efforts against al Qaeda should no longer be considered an armed conflict, but a more traditional law enforcement effort against individual terrorists. Johnson stated:


Johnson was present in New York City during the September 11 attacks, which occurred on his 44th birthday. He has frequently referred to the attacks in his speeches.

Johnson’s tenure as General Counsel was also notable for several high-profile speeches he gave on national security. In a speech he delivered at the Heritage Foundation in October 2011, Johnson warned against “over-militarizing” the U.S. government’s approach to counterterrorism: “There is risk in permitting and expecting the U.S. military to extend its powerful reach into areas traditionally reserved for civilian law enforcement in this country.” At a speech at Yale Law School in February 2012, Johnson defended “targeted killings”, but also stated:


On January 8, 2009, he was named by President-elect Barack Obama to be General Counsel for the Defense Department. In December 2012, he resigned this position effective at the end of the year to return to private practice.

On January 8, 2009, then President-elect Barack Obama announced Johnson’s nomination as Department of Defense General Counsel. On February 9, 2009, he was confirmed by the Senate.

In 2009, Johnson was heavily involved in the reform of military commissions, and testified before Congress numerous times in support of the Military Commissions Act of 2009. In February 2010, the Secretary of Defense appointed Johnson to co-chair a working group, along with Army General Carter Ham, to study the potential impact of a repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. In November 2010, following an extensive study, Johnson and General Ham reported that the risk to overall military effectiveness of a repeal would be low. The report was hailed as a thorough and objective analysis. The Washington Post editorial page wrote:


Johnson was active in Democratic Party politics, as a fundraiser and adviser to presidential campaigns. Johnson served as special counsel to John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, and was an early supporter of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, active as a foreign policy adviser and as a member of his national finance committee.


After his service in the Clinton administration, Johnson returned to Paul, Weiss in 2001, where he was an active trial lawyer of large commercial cases.

Johnson was a member of the Executive Committee of the New York City Bar Association. From 2001 to 2004, he served as chairman of the City Bar’s Judiciary Committee, which rates and approves all federal, state and local judges in New York City. In 2007, Johnson was shortlisted by the New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination to be Chief Judge of New York though the incumbent, Judith Kaye, was ultimately reappointed by former Governor Eliot Spitzer.


On March 18, 1994, Johnson married Susan Maureen DiMarco, a dentist, at Corpus Christi Church of New York City. The pair grew up across the street from each other in Wappingers Falls, New York. They have two children.


Johnson returned to Paul, Weiss in 1992 and was elected partner at the firm in 1994. In 1998, Johnson was appointed General Counsel of the Air Force by President Bill Clinton after confirmation by the U.S. Senate. As General Counsel, Johnson was the senior legal official in the Air Force and Governor of Wake Island, in the Pacific Ocean. His tenure coincided with Operation Allied Force in 1999. He was awarded the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service for his efforts.


Johnson served as Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 1989 to 1991. From 1998 to 2001, he was General Counsel of the Department of the Air Force under President Bill Clinton. Prior to his appointment as General Counsel of the Department of Defense, Johnson was an associate and then partner at the New York law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, in which he was the first African American partner. He was elected a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2004.


Johnson began as an associate at Paul, Weiss in November 1984. In 1989, he left to serve as an assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, a position he held until the end of 1991. In that position, Johnson prosecuted public corruption cases.


Jeh Charles Johnson (/ˈ dʒ eɪ / “Jay”; born September 11, 1957) is an American lawyer and former government official who served as the fourth United States Secretary of Homeland Security from 2013 to 2017. He previously was the General Counsel of the Department of Defense from 2009 to 2012 during the first years of the Obama Administration. He is currently a partner at the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and a member of the board of directors of Lockheed Martin Corporation and U.S. Steel Corporation. Johnson is a 2018 recipient of the Ronald Reagan Peace Through Strength Award, has debated several times at the Oxford and Cambridge Unions in England, and is the recipient of ten honorary degrees. In private life, Johnson has been a frequent commentator on national and homeland security matters on NBC, MSNBC, FOX, CNN, ABC, CBS, and PBS.


Secretary Johnson also gave the 56th Green Lecture at Westminster College, the same place where Winston Churchill gave the “Iron Curtain” speech. In his Green Lecture, Secretary Johnson emphasized the use of history as an important tool in shaping the decisions of those in public office. Specifically, he discussed the need to be wary of government overreach when responding to threats and crisis, and how it is during these moments when the U.S. government must work its hardest to preserve the values it cherishes. Johnson stated:


Johnson was born in New York City, the son of Norma (Edelin), who worked for Planned Parenthood, and Jeh Vincent Johnson, an architect. Johnson is a graduate of Morehouse College (B.A.) and Columbia Law School (J.D.), and is the grandson of sociologist and Fisk University President Charles S. Johnson. Johnson’s first name is taken from a Liberian chief, who reportedly saved his grandfather’s life while he was on a League of Nations mission to Liberia in 1930.

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