Brad Smith Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, and Civic Work

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Brad Smith Biography

A native of  Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, Brad Smith is an American business executive and attorney acting as Vice Chairman of Microsoft since 2021, and President since 2015. He formerly acted as a senior vice president and General Counsel from 2002 to 2015. 

Brad Smith Age

Smith is 63 years old as of 2022. He was born on 17 January 1959 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 17 January every year.

Brad Smith Height

Smith stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and weighs 97kg( 213 lb).

Brad Smith Education

Smith studied at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and graduated with a B.A. in 1981 after finishing a 199-page long senior thesis titled “The Politics of Refugees: The Development and Promotion of International Refugee Law”.

Brad Smith Family

Smith was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States by his caring and loving parents. His father was a manager and engineer at Wisconsin Bell and moved the family around the state several times.

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Brad Smith Wife

Smith is happily married to his lovely wife Kathy Surace-Smith. The partners met while they were undergraduates at Princeton University. They graduated in 1981 and continued to Columbia Law School together. They got married in 1983, and spent the school year of 1983-1984 studying international law at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, before returning to Columbia to graduate in 1985.

Kathy is the vice president and general counsel of Seattle biotech company NanoString Technologies. They have a son, born in 1992, and a daughter born in 1995.

Brad Smith Net Worth

Smith has an estimated net worth of $289 Million

Brad Smith Civic Work

Smith chairs the nonprofit Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), which he co-founded with actress Angelina Jolie in 2008. KIND provides pro-bono-free legal support to unaccompanied immigrant kids who are facing deportation in eight of the largest US cities. It is funded by Microsoft and donated hours from law firms and corporate departments across the country.

From 2009 to 2016, he was the chair and a founding board member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, an organization of corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners dedicated to diversity in the legal profession.

He is chairman of the board of and helped create the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship which offers grants to low- and middle-income students acquiring bachelor’s degrees in Science, engineering, technology, mathematics, and health care. The public-private partnership has raised $190 million since its founding in 2011, including $35 million from Microsoft, $25 million from Boeing, and $25 million from the Washington State Legislature.

He shares other charity work with his wife, Kathy Surace-Smith. They chaired the King County, Washington United Way campaign for 2011, raising $120 million. They are also prominent supporters of their alma mater Columbia Law School: Surace-Smith is a trustee of Columbia University and co-chairs the school Annual Fund; in 2004 the couple established the Smith Family Opportunity Scholarship, which helps less represented international students attend the school; and in 2017 they became co-chairs of the school fundraising campaign, and made a $1.25 million gift for the Columbia Human Rights Clinic. In February 2022, the Smiths donated an additional $5 million to the Human Rights Clinic.

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