Hunter Biden is an American lawyer and also a businessman. In addition, he has experience as a venture capital and private equity fund investor as well as a principle in hedge funds. He has previously held positions with lobbying businesses as a banker, lawyer, and lobbyist.
Age- 53 years
Height- 185 cm
Weight- 84 kg
Full name-Robert Hunter Biden
Born- 4 February 1970
Birthplace-Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Spouse-Melissa Cohen Biden (m. 2019), Kathleen Buhle (m. 1993–2017)
Profession-American attorney and businessman
Hunter Biden’s parents are Joe Biden and Neilia Hunter Biden. He is the second son of U.S. President Joe Biden. Tragedy struck when Hunter was two years old; a car crash claimed the life of his mother, Neilia Biden, who was driving, and his one-year-old sister, Naomi. The accident also left Hunter and his older brother, Beau, seriously injured.
In 1993, Biden tied the knot with Kathleen Buhle. However, the couple officially separated in October 2015 and finalized their divorce in 2017. Subsequently, Biden entered into a relationship with Hallie Olivere Biden, the widow of his brother Beau, starting in 2016. Biden tied the knot with South African filmmaker Melissa Cohen in May 2019, just a week after their first meeting. They welcomed their son, named after Biden’s brother, in March 2020 in Los Angeles.
Together with Kathleen Buhle, Biden is the father of three daughters: Naomi, Finnegan, and Maisey. Additionally, he has a fourth daughter, born in August 2018 in Arkansas, to Lunden Alexis Roberts.
Biden played a pivotal role as a founding board member of BHR Partners, a Chinese investment company, starting in 2013. Additionally, he served on the board of Burisma Holdings, a major private natural gas producer in Ukraine, from 2014 until the conclusion of his term in April 2019. Since early 2019, both Hunter and his father, Joe Biden, have faced allegations of corruption related to Ukraine. These allegations primarily revolve around Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and Joe Biden’s anti-corruption efforts in the region.
In October 2020, The New York Post published an article about a laptop that purportedly belonged to Hunter Biden, containing around 129,000 emails and other materials. However, the lack of evidence regarding the device’s chain of custody and authenticity led other media outlets to refrain from publishing the story. In March 2022, The New York Times and The Washington Post reported that some of the emails found on the computer were indeed authentic. Despite claims by some critics suggesting corruption by Hunter’s father based on the laptop contents, no evidence of criminal wrongdoing by Joe Biden has been uncovered. Later reports revealed that Hunter Biden had left his Apple laptop in a Delaware repair shop in 2019, though the online circulation of files from the laptop remains unconfirmed.
Hunter Biden’s tax affairs have been the subject of a federal criminal investigation since late 2018. On July 26, 2023, he pleaded not guilty to tax charges for filing two years of tax returns late, reversing his previous guilty plea on June 20, 2023. At that time, he also admitted to “illegally owning a gun while a drug user” due to knowingly concealing drug use when applying for a gun purchase permit. On September 14, 2023, Hunter Biden was indicted on three federal firearms-related charges by a special counsel in Delaware. Subsequently, on December 7, 2023, the special counsel indicted him on nine additional counts, all related to tax evasion.
Hunter Biden’s laptop controversy
In October 2020, a controversy emerged involving data from a laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden, abandoned at a Delaware computer shop in 2019. The New York Post published emails from the laptop, claiming corruption by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Forensic analysis later authenticated some emails, but doubts persisted about potential tampering. Attempts by then-President Donald Trump to use the story against Joe Biden’s campaign were made. In November 2022, CBS News published a forensic analysis, confirming the authenticity of some emails. However, concerns about tampering and a lack of clear custody chain were raised. Two analysts authenticated a portion of the emails but couldn’t verify the majority or find conclusive evidence of tampering. Despite persistent corruption allegations, investigations by Republican Senate and House committees did not find wrongdoing by Joe Biden.
Net Worth 2024
As of 2024, Hunter Biden’s net worth is reported to be $285 million.
Latest News about Hunter Biden
Hunter Biden’s unexpected entrance during a parliamentary session causes a commotion
On Wednesday, two parliamentary committees led by Republicans recommended that US President Joe Biden’s son be found guilty of hindering Congress’s investigative powers. Hunter Biden’s unexpected entrance at one of the hearings turned the proceedings into a free-for-all.
That morning, while the House Oversight Committee was debating a resolution to this effect, Biden Jr.—a top target for the Republican opposition—brought his lawyer along and stormed into the Capitol.
Conservatives are criticizing Hunter Biden for declining to take part in a closed-door Senate session regarding his business holdings abroad. He seeks an open forum.
Republicans accuse him of engaging in questionable business in China and Ukraine by leveraging his father’s connections, despite the fact that he is facing two indictments, one of which is related to tax evasion.