Barbara Ehrenreich Bio, Age, Height, Family, Education, Net Worth, Husband, Children, Books

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Barbara Ehrenreich Biography

Barbara Ehrenreich is an American political activist and author. She is been called “a veteran muckraker” by The New Yorker. During the 1980s and also early 1990s, Barbara was a well-known figure in the Democratic Socialists of America. In addition, Ehrenreich is a widely read and also award-winning columnist and essayist, and author of 21 books.

Barbara Ehrenreich Age

She was born in the year 1941 on the 26th of August in Butte, Montana the United States. Barbara is therefore 81 years of age.

Barbara Ehrenreich Height

Ehrenreich stands at an average and moderate height by the look of her photos. However we currently dont have the exact measurement of her height.

Barbara Ehrenreich Weoght

Her body measurement weight is at a moderate outlook and at the moment we don’t have the exact measurement of her weight.


Her first name when she was born was Barbara Alexander. Her father was Ben Howes Alexander while her mother was  Isabelle Oxley. Additionally, he describes the town she was born in as “a bustling, brawling, blue-collar mining town.

In an interview on  C-SPAN, she identified her parents as “strong union people” with two family rules: “never cross a picket line and also never vote Republican.” Her father was a copper miner and he went to the Montana School of Mines and later to  Carnegie Mellon University. Her parents did divorce though it’s not known the exact date they did divorce.

Barbara Ehrenreich Education

After graduating from high school with good grades, she did join Reed College and from the college, she did study physics and later changed to chemistry, and then graduated in 1963. Additionally, Barbara’s senior thesis was named Electrochemical oscillations of the silicon anode. In 1968 she did join Rockefeller University where she did a Ph.D. program in theoretical physics, however, she did change her subject to take on to cellular immunology and she did graduate from Rockefeller University


Barbara did not pursue her career in science, after studying and completing her doctorate, instead, she did work as an analyst with the Bureau of the Budget in New York City and with the Health Policy Advisory Center, where she was later an assistant professor at the State University of New York at Old Westbury.

In 1972, Ehrenreich began co-teaching a course on women and also health with feminist journalists together with academic Deirdre English.

Furthermore, all over her career, Barbara did work as a freelance writer, and also she is possibly best known for her non-fiction reportage, book reviews, and also social commentary.

Barbara also did serve as founder advisor or board member to a number of organizations such as the National Abortion Rights Action League, the U.S. National Women’s Health Network, the American Friends Service Committee, the Brooklyn-based Association for Union Democracy, political activist Robert Boehm’s Boehm Foundation, the National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse and the Campaign for America’s Future.

From 1979 to 1981. she did serve as an adjunct associate professor at New York University. She also did as a visiting professor at the University of Missouri at Columbia and at Sangamon State University.

Later in 2000, Barbara did validate the Presidential campaign of Ralph Nader; in 2004, she did urge voters to support John Kerry in the swing states.

After that, in the year 2013 she became the honorary co-chair of the Democratic Socialists of America, and on the NORML board of directors, the Institute for Policy Studies board of trustees, and also the editorial board of The Nation.

Ehrenreich did also serve on the editorial boards of Social Policy The New Press,  Ms., Mother Jones, as a contributing editor to Harper’s and Seven Days, Lear’s

Barbara Ehrenreich’s Net Worth

Ehrenreich as an American political activist and the author has a net worth that stands at $ 10 million dollars.

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Information about her salary is not available but we will update you soon.

Barbara Ehrenreich Husband

She was first a wife to John Ehrenreich from 1966 to 1977. Later she got married to Gary Stevenson from 1983 to 1993. At the moment we have no info as to whether she is currently a wife to another person.


She has two children

  1. Rosa Brooks
  2. Ben Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich Books

  • Nickel and Dimed
  • Witches, Midwives, and Nurses
  • Natural Causes
  • Bright-sided
  • Bait and Switch (book)
  • Smile Or Die
  • Dancing in the Streets Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Blood rites Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Living with a Wild God
  • For her own good
  • Fear of Falling Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Had I Known
  • The worst years of our lives Barbara Ehrenreich