About Ben BernankeBen Shalom Bernanke, commonly known as Ben Bernanke, is an Economist who currently chairs Federal Reserve, United States’ central bank. Bernanke was “the lucky one” who had to deal with consequences of financial crisis which started in the late 2000s. Before entering this position Ben chaired the department of economics at Princeton and was a professor at the same university. He entered the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in 2002 and since then has made a great influence on the way in which this institution views the influence of business cycles. In 2005 he was appointed to chair George W. Bush’s presidential Council of Economics. Although Ben Bernanke net worth of $2 million seems quite modest compared to the fortunes of private business moguls, in 2013 Forbes ranked him as the sixth most powerful man in the world.
Ben was born in Georgia, in a family of Philip and Edna Bernanke.