• Amy Lynn Carter was born in 1967, daughter of 39th US President Jimmy Carter
• Studied at Brown University and Memphis College of Art, and graduated from Tulane University in 1996
• Amy is a political activist and philanthropist, and a board member of the Carter Center
• She has been married to computer consultant James Gregory Wentzel since 1994, and has a son with him
• Amy enjoys travelling and is a lover of animals, with her net worth estimated at over $7 million
Who is Amy Carter?
Amy Lynn Carter was born in Plains, Georgia USA, on 19 October 1967 – her zodiac sign is Libra, and she holds American nationality. She’s known best for being the daughter of Jimmy Carter, who was the 39th President of the United States of America.
Early life and education
Amy was raised in Plains alongside her brothers Donnel, Jack and James, by their father and their mother Eleanor Rosalynn Carter, who’s an American activist and writer.
After her father became governor, Amy moved with her family to Atlanta in Georgia, and lived in the Governor’s Mansion; after he was elected president, they moved into the White House in Washington, D. C.
Jimmy, Rosalynn, and Amy Carter celebrate Christmas at the White House in 1977.
She studied at Stevens Elementary School, and in 1981 moved on to Rose Hardy Middle School. Amy’s nanny was Mary Prince, an African-American woman who was convicted of murder but was innocent, and eventually received a full pardon. Amy also studied at Woodward Academy, from which she matriculated in 1985. She then enrolled at Brown University, but was expelled two years later; Amy continued her education at the Memphis College of Art, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1989.
In 1994, she enrolled at Tulane University, from which she graduated with a Master’s degree in art history in 1996.
Amy’s life after her father became the US president
It was in January 1977 that Amy had moved into the White House, staying there for the following four years; many magazines and newspapers wrote about Amy’s life in the White House, mostly because it wasn’t common for children to live there.
Amy had a pet Siamese cat called Misty Malarky Ying Yang; animals weren’t allowed in the White House, but an exception was made for Amy. When Bill Clinton became the president in 1993, he brought his pet cat Socks Clinton into the White House, but no animals have since been seen there.
An immigrant from Sri Lanka had gifted Amy an elephant, which could’ve been seen living at the Washington DC’s National Zoo.
She enjoyed roller skating around the White House, and her father hired people to build her a treehouse on the South Lawn; Amy’s friends often attended parties which Amy had organized at the treehouse, while agents of the Secret Service monitored these events.
Amy’s life after leaving the White House
Amy became a political activist in her later years, and took part in various protests which were organized in the ‘80s and ‘90s, aimed towards the US changing policy on Central America and South African apartheid.
She was arrested in 1986, during a demonstration organized by her and 14 other people, including the late American political and social activist Abbot Howard ‘Abbie’ Hoffman. The demonstration was aimed towards the CIA recruitment, and was held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; Amy was successfully defended by the lawyer Leonard Weinglass.
Husband and son
In 1994, Amy met James Gregory Wentzel at Tulane University; the two were in a relationship for the following two years before marrying in a large ceremony, attended by many of their friends and family members. James is a computer consultant, who had previously worked at the bookstore Chapter Eleven as a manager.
In 1999, Amy gave birth to their son Hugo James Wentzel, and the family of three then moved to Atlanta, Georgia.
Since the birth of her son, Amy has been staying away from the media’s attention, and hasn’t taken part in any public protests. She’s today a board member of the Carter Center, which was founded by her father, and advocates for diplomacy and equal rights of all humans.
As of November 2021, Amy’s married to James Gregory Wentzel, and has a son with him.
Hobbies and other interests
Amy’s passionate about travelling, and during the four years that her father was the US president, she travelled around the world wanting to learn more about other cultures. She has been to various US states and many European and African countries, while her dream travel destination is London in England.
She’s a philanthropist, and has donated money to various charity organizations, mostly to those which are working with refugees.
Amy is a huge animal lover, with her favorites being cats, giraffes and lions. She has been to various zoos around the US, but has stated that she prefers seeing wild animals free in the wild.
Late at night, Amy enjoys watching movies starring her favorite actor and actress, Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, such as “Bruce Almighty”, “Yes Man” and “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”.
Age, height and net worth
Amy’s age is 54. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) and she weighs around 140lbs (65kgs).
As of November 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $7 million.
Who was her father Jimmy Carter?
James Earl ‘Jimmy’ Carter Jr. was born in Plains, Georgia USA, on 1 October 1924 – his zodiac sign is Libra, and he holds American nationality. He’s an author, former politician and a philanthropist, who’s known best for having been the President of the United States of America from 1977 to 1981.
Jimmy was raised in Plains alongside his brother Billy and sisters Ruth and Gloria, by their father James Earl Carter Sr. who was an American politician and businessman, and their mother Lillian Gordy Carter who was a housewife. He studied at Plains High School, and upon matriculating in 1941, enrolled into Georgia Southwestern College to study engineering, transferred to Georgia Institute of Technology after a year, but in 1943 entered the US Naval Academy, which was his dream since a very early age. It was while at the academy that he met Rosalynn Smith, and apparently instantly fell in love with her; Jimmy graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1946, with a Bachelor of Science degree.
In 1952, he began working at the Atomic Energy Commission’s Naval Reactors Branch, and the following year saw him attend a nuclear power school, as he wanted to work on a nuclear submarine. He quit the Navy on 9 October 1953.
After ten years of working various jobs and being involved in politics, he was elected Georgia state senator in 1963; he became Governor of Georgia in 1971, holding the position until 1975. From 20 January 1977 to 1981, he was the President of the United States of America, when Ronald Reagan took over. Jimmy continued being involved in politics for the following two decades, before choosing to semi-retire.