Who is Robyn Krauthammer?
Robyn Krauthammer was born on 5 September 1952, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and is an artist as well as a former lawyer, but perhaps better known as the wife of Charles Krauthammer, who was a Pulitzer Prize winning political columnist who was rewarded for his work with “The Washington Post”.
The Riches of Robyn Krauthammer
How rich is Robyn Krauthammer? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $2.5 million, earned through success in her various endeavors. Her wealth was also no doubt elevated thanks to the success of her late husband, who had a net worth estimated at over $8 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career
Very little is known about Robyn’s childhood and her family. What is known is that she grew up in New South Wales and was a very passionate student. She attended Corcoran School of Art and after matriculating from high school, enrolled at the Maryland Institute College of Art to complete her undergraduate studies. Afterwards, she registered at St. Anne’s College, Oxford University in the UK to pursue a law degree, completing it in 1968.
After her education, she began working in Paris, France as part of an international law firm. Around this time, she discovered her increasing passion for the arts and frequently visited the US to help develop her skills. She initially began an art career on the side, working on paintings during the bit of spare time that she had. Along with her law career, her art also flourished, with paintings being exhibited at the Washington Foxhall Gallery. She also sculptured, and was gaining a lot of recognition in various art circles.
Husband – Charles Krauthammer
During the peak of his popularity, Robyn’s husband Charles’ column was syndicated to over 400 publications worldwide. His beginning was quite different, however, as he started out as a psychiatrist and was involved in the creation of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders III. While a psychiatrist, he began working with President Carter’s administration as a director of psychiatric research, leading him to become a speechwriter to Vice-President Walter Mondale a few years later. Around this time, he became a political commentator and a columnist, beginning with a weekly editorial that was published in “The Washington Post”.
His work would earn him the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary, thanks to his insightful columns on national issues. He became a weekly panelist for the news program “Inside Washington” which ran from 1990 until 2013, and was also a contributor to “The Weekly Standard”, receiving a lot of acclaim especially for his writing regarding foreign policy. He was a leading neo-conservative voice in the US, particularly when it came to political and military involvement of the country on a global scale. He is responsible for coining the term Reagan Doctrine in relation to the Gulf War and Iraq War.
Marriage, Family, and Charles’ Passing
According to reports, Robyn and Charles met while they were studying at Oxford University during the 1970s, starting a conversation while both doing laundry due to Charles’ lack of knowledge regarding washing machines; their relationship resulted in marriage in 1974. They had a son, Daniel together, who has become an econoimist. With her success in the field of art, she decided to forego her law career to focus on a full-time career as an artist.
The two continued with their respective careers for the rest of their married life, until in 2017, it was reported that Charles was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his abdomen which was subsequently removed, apparently successfully, but a year later the disease returned stronger, and doctors advised that he had only weeks left to live. He stopped his column and work on television to focus on his ailing health, but 13 days later he passed away from small intestinal cancer in a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
Social Media and Current Endeavors
While the death of Charles was a great blow to the political and journalism industry, the family was rather grief stricken at his passing. It took some time for them to move on, but they knew that their endeavors should continue.
Robyn and her husband had developed a strong passion for recovering Jewish classical music in a concert hall setting, focusing on works that have been mostly lost or forgotten. They co-founded the not-for-profit organization called Pro Musica Hebraica, which she continues to work on even after his death. The organization has presented 13 concerts since its inception, and there are typically two concerts per year held at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Some of the artists who have been featured include Marc-Andre Hamelin, Itzhak Perlman, and the ARC Ensemble of Canada. The recordings of the concerts are available on their website for free.
Aside from her work with PMH, there isn’t much coverage of Robyn’s current endeavors aside from her recent art promotions. She mainly stays away from an online presence, not having accounts on any of the major social media websites. It is the main reason why there is very limited information about Robyn in general.