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First Jewish Mayor of Chicago & Former White House Chief of Staff

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 Rahm Emanuel Biography

Rahm Emanuel was the second of four siblings. His older brother, Ezekiel, is now an oncologist and nationally renowned medical ethicist at Harvard. His younger brother, Ariel, is a Hollywood television agent and the basis for the character of Ari Gold on HBO's hit television series "Entourage." Emanuel is said to be the inspiration for the character Josh Lyman on TV's The West Wing. His younger sister, Shoshana, was adopted after a doctor's visit to Emanuel's father revealed that she had suffered a brain hemorrhage at birth.

Emanuel turned down the opportunity to dance at Joffrey to instead attend Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, a school with a solid dance program. In 1980, while still a student at Sarah Lawrence, he worked on the Chicago congressional campaign for David Robinson. He developed a reputation as a tenacious fundraiser, and it would follow Emanuel throughout his career.

After Emanuel graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1981, he attended Northwestern University in Chicago. His first post-graduation job was with the consumer rights organization Illinois Public Action. In 1988, Emanuel served as the national campaign director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and in 1989 he became the senior adviser and chief fundraiser for Richard Daley's campaign for the Chicago mayorship. During this time, he raised an unprecedented $7 million for Daley.

Emanuel's fundraising abilities helped win him a job as director of finance for Bill Clinton's presidential campaign in 1992. Following the campaign, Emanuel became a senior adviser in the Clinton White House, where he was responsible for organizing the meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in 1993. He was also a leading strategist in the unsuccessful push for universal healthcare in 1994.

Emanuel left the White House in 1998, and in 2000, President Clinton named Emanuel to the board of directors of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, best known today as Freddie Mac. During this time, it is estimated that Emanuel made more than $18 million. Emanuel resigned from the board in 2001, during his successful run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In January 2007, the new Democratic majority elected Emanuel to serve as chair of the Democratic Caucus—the fourth-highest ranking member of House Democratic leadership. Emanuel accepted the position of White House chief of staff for newly elected President Barack Obama.

In 2010, Emanuel left his post as chief of staff to run for the Chicago mayorship, and on February 22, 2011, he won the election.

Emanuel is married to Amy Rule, whom he met on a blind date. The couple has three children, a son, Zachariah, and daughters Ilana and Leah.

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  • Rahm Emanuel's big speech and the future of Chicago

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday delivered what was one of the most important speeches of his second term. It addressed the city's issues with policing, as well as its growing epidemic of violence. In 2016, Chicago's homicide rate skyrocketed and is on pace to top 700, up from 480 over last year.

  • Rahm Emanuel Defends $24 Million In School Upgrades ...

    Despite a staggering state and city deficit and ongoing pension crisis, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending his recently-revealed plan to spend $24 ...

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Rahm Emanuel

First Jewish Mayor of Chicago & Former White House Chief of Staff

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Rahm Emanuel Biography

Rahm Emanuel was the second of four siblings. His older brother, Ezekiel, is now an oncologist and nationally renowned medical ethicist at Harvard. His younger brother, Ariel, is a Hollywood television agent and the basis for the character of Ari Gold on HBO's hit television series "Entourage." Emanuel is said to be the inspiration for the character Josh Lyman on TV's The West Wing. His younger sister, Shoshana, was adopted after a doctor's visit to Emanuel's father revealed that she had suffered a brain hemorrhage at birth.

Emanuel turned down the opportunity to dance at Joffrey to instead attend Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, a school with a solid dance program. In 1980, while still a student at Sarah Lawrence, he worked on the Chicago congressional campaign for David Robinson. He developed a reputation as a tenacious fundraiser, and it would follow Emanuel throughout his career.

After Emanuel graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1981, he attended Northwestern University in Chicago. His first post-graduation job was with the consumer rights organization Illinois Public Action. In 1988, Emanuel served as the national campaign director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and in 1989 he became the senior adviser and chief fundraiser for Richard Daley's campaign for the Chicago mayorship. During this time, he raised an unprecedented $7 million for Daley.

Emanuel's fundraising abilities helped win him a job as director of finance for Bill Clinton's presidential campaign in 1992. Following the campaign, Emanuel became a senior adviser in the Clinton White House, where he was responsible for organizing the meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in 1993. He was also a leading strategist in the unsuccessful push for universal healthcare in 1994.

Emanuel left the White House in 1998, and in 2000, President Clinton named Emanuel to the board of directors of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, best known today as Freddie Mac. During this time, it is estimated that Emanuel made more than $18 million. Emanuel resigned from the board in 2001, during his successful run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In January 2007, the new Democratic majority elected Emanuel to serve as chair of the Democratic Caucus—the fourth-highest ranking member of House Democratic leadership. Emanuel accepted the position of White House chief of staff for newly elected President Barack Obama.

In 2010, Emanuel left his post as chief of staff to run for the Chicago mayorship, and on February 22, 2011, he won the election.

Emanuel is married to Amy Rule, whom he met on a blind date. The couple has three children, a son, Zachariah, and daughters Ilana and Leah.

Rahm Emanuel Videos

  • Hurst Lecture Series: A Conversation with Rahm Emanuel - YouTube
    Featuring Rahm Emanuel, former mayor of Chicago, in conversation with Jim Crown, chairman of the Aspen Institute Board of Trustees and ...
  • Rahm Emanuel | Full Address and Q&A | Oxford Union
    Since his election in 2011, Mayor Emanuel has led major investments across academic, youth programming, neighbourhood development, transportation,...

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rahm Emanuel for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rahm Emanuel, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rahm Emanuel or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rahm Emanuel?

    Booking fees for Rahm Emanuel, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rahm Emanuel, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rahm Emanuel?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rahm Emanuel for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rahm Emanuel for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rahm Emanuel or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rahm Emanuel or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rahm Emanuel is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rahm Emanuel for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Rahm Emanuel generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mandy Patinkin, Richard Dreyfuss, Ben Stein, Richard Lewis and Robert Klein. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rahm Emanuel for an upcoming event.

Rahm Emanuel Speaker Videos

  • Hurst Lecture Series: A Conversation with Rahm Emanuel - YouTube
    Featuring Rahm Emanuel, former mayor of Chicago, in conversation with Jim Crown, chairman of the Aspen Institute Board of Trustees and ...
    Rahm Emanuel | Full Address and Q&A | Oxford Union
    Since his election in 2011, Mayor Emanuel has led major investments across academic, youth programming, neighbourhood development, transportation, infrastructure, public health, public safety, and...

Rahm Emanuel News

  • Rahm Emanuel's big speech and the future of Chicago

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday delivered what was one of the most important speeches of his second term. It addressed the city's issues with policing, as well as its growing epidemic of violence. In 2016, Chicago's homicide rate skyrocketed and is on pace to top 700, up from 480 over last year.

  • Rahm Emanuel Defends $24 Million In School Upgrades ...

    Despite a staggering state and city deficit and ongoing pension crisis, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending his recently-revealed plan to spend $24 ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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