Amy Carter is the only daughter of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn Carter. She was born on October 19, 1967, in Plains, Georgia, and grew up partly in the White House during her father’s presidency from 1977 to 1981. She became a media sensation as a young child and later a political activist and a book illustrator. Here are some facts about her life and career.
Amy has a net worth of $7 million as of 2023. She inherited some of her wealth from her father, who is worth $10 million. She also earned money from her work as an illustrator and an election observer for the Carter Center, a non-profit organization founded by her father to promote human rights and democracy.
Amy is the daughter of Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter, who were the 39th president and first lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981. She was born on October 19, 1967, in Plains, Georgia, and has three older brothers: Jack, Chip, and Jeff. Jimmy Carter was born on October 1, 1924, in Plains, Georgia, and is a farmer, businessman, naval officer, governor, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. He married Rosalynn Smith on July 7, 1946, in Plains, Georgia. Rosalynn Carter was born on August 18, 1927, in Plains, Georgia, and is an advocate for mental health, human rights, and social justice. She is also an author and a co-founder of the Carter Center.
Amy attended Stevens Elementary School and Rose-Hardy High School in Washington, D.C., and later enrolled at Brown University, where she studied philosophy and was involved in anti-apartheid protests. She dropped out of Brown in 1987 and transferred to Memphis College of Art, where she graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree in 1991. She then pursued a master’s degree in art history at Tulane University, where she met her first husband, James Gregory Wentzel, a computer consultant. They married in 1996 and had a son named Hugo James Wentzel, who was born in 1999. They divorced in 2005, and Amy remarried John Joseph Kelly, also known as Jay, an investment banker and former Marine, in 2007. They have a daughter named Errol Carter Kelly, who was born in 2010.
Amy has been active in various political and social causes, such as opposing the U.S. involvement in the Gulf War, supporting the Haitian refugees, and protesting the CIA’s recruitment on college campuses. She has also illustrated several children’s books, such as The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer, written by her father, and The President’s Daughter, written by Ellen Emerson White. She has also worked as an election observer for the Carter Center in countries such as Nicaragua, Haiti, Venezuela, and Nepal.
Amy’s son is Hugo James Wentzel, who was born on July 29, 1999, in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the grandson of Jimmy Carter and the nephew of Jason Carter, a former state senator and gubernatorial candidate in Georgia. He attended The Paideia School, a private school in Atlanta, and graduated in 2018. He then enrolled at the University of Georgia, where he is studying political science and international affairs. He is also interested in music and plays the guitar.
Amy is 56 years old as of 2023. She was born on October 19, 1967, in Plains, Georgia. She is a Libra by zodiac sign.
Amy has been married twice. Her first husband was James Gregory Wentzel, whom she married in 1996 in a simple ceremony on the bank of a pond where her grandmother used to fish. They met at Tulane University, where she studied art history and he pursued a master’s degree. They moved to Atlanta and lived there until their divorce in 2005. Her second husband is John Joseph Kelly, also known as Jay, whom she married in 2007 in a private ceremony at her parents’ home in Plains, Georgia. Kelly is an investment banker and a former Marine. He is also a co-founder of a private equity firm called Canebrake Capital.
Amy is a fan of netball, a team sport similar to basketball but played by women. She learned to play netball when she was a child at the White House, where she had a netball court installed on the lawn. She also played netball in college and joined a local netball club in Atlanta. She has said that netball is a great way to stay fit and have fun with other women. She has also supported the development of netball in the U.S. and abroad and has attended several netball tournaments and events.