Ruth Bader Ginsburg Age, Height, Husband, Death, Biography, Education, Daughter & More


Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton and was generally viewed as belonging to the liberal wing of the Court. Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, after Sandra Day O’Connor. During her tenure Ginsburg wrote notable majority opinions, including United States v. Virginia (1996), Olmstead v. L.C. (1999), and Friends of the Earth, Inc. v. Laidlaw Environmental Services, Inc. (2000).

Between O’Connor’s retirement in 2006 and appointment of Sonia Sotomayor in 2009, she was the only female justice on the Supreme Court. During that time, Ginsburg became more forceful with her dissents. She was Born on March 15, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. As of 2020, Ruth Bader Ginsburg age is 87 years.


Real NameJoan Ruth Bader
Nickname Kiki, Notorious rbg
Known Name Ruth Bader Ginsburg
ProfessionJudge, Jurist, Actor
Date of BirthMarch 15, 1933
Age (as of 2020)87 years old
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, United States
HometownBrooklyn, New York City
Current ResidenceWashington, D.C, United States
Marital StatusMarried
Death DateSeptember 18, 2020
Cause of DeathComplications from pancreatic cancer
Years active1993
Famous ForAssociate Justice of the Supreme Court
of the United States
Zodiac Sign/Star SignPisces
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Education, Family, Early Life & Husband

School NameColumbia Law School
James Madison High School (Brooklyn)
College / University Cornell University
Harvard Law School
Educational QualificationBachelor of arts degree
Father  NameNathan Bader
Mother NameCelia Bader
Brother NameNot Applicable
Sister NameMarilyn Bader
Spouse / Husband NameMartin Ginsburg
Daughter NameJane C. Ginsburg (American attorney)
Son NameJames Steven Ginsburg (Record producer)

Joan Ruth Bader was born in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, the second daughter of Celia (née Amster) and Nathan Bader, who lived in the Flatbush neighborhood. Her father was a Jewish emigrant from Odessa, Russian Empire, and her mother was born in New York to Austrian Jewish parents. The Baders’ elder daughter Marylin died of meningitis at age six, when Ruth was 14 months old.The family called Joan Ruth “Kiki”, a nickname Marylin had given her for being “a kicky baby”.

When “Kiki” started school, Celia discovered that her daughter’s class had several other girls named Joan, so Celia suggested the teacher call her daughter “Ruth” to avoid confusion. Although not devout, the Bader family belonged to East Midwood Jewish Center, a Conservative synagogue, where Ruth learned tenets of the Jewish faith and gained familiarity with the Hebrew language. At age 13, Ruth acted as the “camp rabbi” at a Jewish summer program at Camp Che-Na-Wah in Minerva, New York.

A few days after Bader graduated from Cornell, she married Martin D. Ginsburg, who later became an internationally prominent tax attorney practicing at Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Upon her accession to the D.C. Circuit, the couple moved from New York to Washington, D.C., where her husband became professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. Their daughter, Jane C. Ginsburg (b. 1955), is a professor at Columbia Law School. Their son, James Steven Ginsburg (b. 1965), is the founder and president of Cedille Records, a classical music recording company based in Chicago, Illinois. Ginsburg was a grandmother of four.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cause of Death

Ginsburg died from complications of pancreatic cancer on September 18, 2020, at age 87. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. The court, in a statement, said Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, D.C., surrounded by family.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes

My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.
I said on the equality side of it, that it is essential to a woman’s equality with man that she be the decision-maker, that her choice be controlling.

Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.
The state controlling a woman would mean denying her full autonomy and full equality.

Height, Weight & Physical Status & More

Heightin feet inches– 5’ 1”
in centimeters155 cm
in meters– 1.55 mm
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms – 65 kg in Pounds – 143 lbs (as of 2020)
Eyes ColorGreen
Hair ColorBlonde
Shoes Size8 (US)
Sexual OrientationStraight
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Career / Awards & Achievements

From 1961 to 1963, Ginsburg was a research associate and then an associate director of the Columbia Law School Project on International Procedure; she learned Swedish to co-author a book with Anders Bruzelius on civil procedure in Sweden. Ginsburg conducted extensive research for her book at Lund University in Sweden. Ginsburg’s time in Sweden also influenced her thinking on gender equality. She was inspired when she observed the changes in Sweden, where women were 20 to 25 percent of all law students; one of the judges whom Ginsburg watched for her research was eight months pregnant and still working.

Supreme Court Career

In 1980 President Carter appointed Ginsburg to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. She served there until she was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993 by President Clinton, selected to fill the seat vacated by Justice Byron White. President Clinton wanted a replacement with the intellect and political skills to deal with the more conservative members of the Court.

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings were unusually friendly, despite frustration expressed by some senators over Ginsburg’s evasive answers to hypothetical situations. Several expressed concern over how she could transition from social advocate to Supreme Court Justice. In the end, she was easily confirmed by the Senate, 96–3.

As a judge, Ginsburg favored caution, moderation and restraint. She was considered part of the Supreme Court’s moderate-liberal bloc presenting a strong voice in favor of gender equality, the rights of workers and the separation of church and state. In 1996 Ginsburg wrote the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in United States v. Virginia, which held that the state-supported Virginia Military Institute could not refuse to admit women. In 1999 she won the American Bar Association’s Thurgood Marshall Award for her contributions to gender equality and civil rights.

Awards & AchievementsGlamour Woman of the Year Award (1993)
The Supreme Force Award (2012)
Genesis Lifetime Achievement Award (2018)
Best Real-Life Hero (2019)

Movies List

  • Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009)
  • On the Basis of Sex (2018)
  • RBG (2008)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Net Worth

What is Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s net worth? According to reports, as of 2020, the former Associate Justice net worth is estimated to be around £4 million.

Net Worth£4 million (as in 2020)
Supreme Court Salary$235 Thousand

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