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Al Gore


Al Gore is the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States. He served from 1993 to 2001. Prior to being elected as vice-president, he served to represent Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives and in the United States Senate. After serving eight years as vice-president, he then ran for Presidency in 2000 under the Democratic banner, finally losing to George W. Bush. The event was considered to be the most controversial election in recent American history.

Soon after, Gore directed his focus on being an environmental activist. In 2006, he released a documentary about global warming. Entitled “An Inconvenient Truth,” it was bestowed two Academy Awards in 2007. Gore was also awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He currently serves as Chairman of Generation Investment Management and Current TV, which he also co-founded.


Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. was born on March 31, 1948 in Washington, D.C. to Albert Gore, Sr., a former U.S. Representative and Senator from Tennessee, and Pauline LaFon Gore. Gore grew up in Carthage, Tennessee and Washington, D.C. He entered the public elementary schools of Carthage and attended St. Albans High School in Washington, D.C., graduating in 1965. He then went to Harvard University and graduated with honors in 1969, earning a degree in B.A. in government. From 1969 to 1971, he served in the U.S. Army. From 1971 to 1972, he attended the Vanderbilt University School of Religion in Nashville, Tennessee. From 1974 to 1976, he attended the Vanderbilt School of Law and also worked as an investigative reporter for The Tennessean in Nashville.

Al Gore is married to Mary Elizabeth “Tipper” Gore and they have four children.


After holding prominent public offices, he devoted his time in protecting the environment specifically combating against climate change. In 2006, he released the film documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” which won two Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature and Best Original Song. He also authored a book bearing the same title, which became a bestseller.

Gore is currently the Chairman of Generation Investment Management, a firm that centers on an innovative approach to long-term investing, client alignment, and integrated sustainability. He also serves on the board of Apple Computer Inc.; as senior advisor to Google, Inc.; as partner in Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; as chairman of the Alliance for Climate Protection; and a Visiting Professor at Middle Tennessee State University. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of Current TV, a cable and satellite television network wherein portions of programs are created by viewers and users.