Elbridge Colby Biography, Net worth, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Family

Elbridge Colby is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and was also a past Department of Defense co-lead. Currently, the co-founder of the Marathon Initiative is also an author and recently authored his new book, Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict.

Elbridge Colby Biography, Net worth, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Family

Early life

Elbridge’s exact date and year of birth are not available, but it is believed he is currently in his mid-40s. He was born into a white Caucasian family and is Christian by religion. Not much is known about his early life, parents and family but he currently resides in Washington DC. It is known that Elbridge received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Harvard University in 2002, after which he also pursued a Juris Doctorate in 2009 to study law at Yale Law School.

Elbridge Colby’s career

Colby began his career in 2010 as Principal Analyst and Senior Vice President of Global Strategic Affairs at CAN, a position he held for over three years before becoming a Robert M Gates Senior Fellow in 2014. He served at the Center for a New American Security as a senior fellow for more than three years through 2017. That same year, he was appointed Assistant Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development for the US Department of Defense and worked on the launch of the Department’s 2018 National Defense Strategy.

Elbridge Colby also served at CNAS in 2018 as the Director of Defense Program, where he led the Center’s work on defense issues, and in the same year also joined WestExec Advisors as a Senior Advisor, where he also currently works. Most recently, in 2019, he co-founded the Great Power Competition Marathon Initiative for the US and Allies in Washington DC, where he is both a co-founder and director. He is also the author of Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict.

Elbridge Colby Social media

Elbridge is active on social media platforms such as Twitter where he currently has 3.5k followers since joining in 2011. He also has a well updated LinkedIn account but is not known for being on platforms like Facebook, Instagram Snapchat etc.

Biography of Elbridge Colby

Real nameElbridge A Colby
date of birth1981-1986
age35-40 years
place of birthUnited States
jobAuthor, Assistant Assistant Military Secretary for Strategy
sun sign

Physical Statistics

heightin feet inches – 5′ 7” – in centimeters – 170 cm
Weightin kilograms – 66kg – in pounds – 145 pounds
shoe size8 (USA)
Hair colorBlond
eye colorblue
body typeaverage




UniversityHarvard College, Yale Law School

Relationship status

marital statussingle
Who is Elbridge Colby’s girlfriend/wife?none

Personal life

Colby has not been open about his personal life and relationships and lives a low-key life without media attention. He is believed to be a married man but the information is not yet certain. His personal life, likes, hobbies and favorites are currently unknown.

Elbridge Colby Net Worth

Elbridge Colby has held several significant and important positions throughout his career and has earned a handsome income over the years. He also earns through his books and publications. His net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be around $1 million.

Facts About Elbridge Colby

  • Elbridge Colby often speaks on defense and foreign policy issues and also writes for publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Interest, etc.
  • He was Associate Editor of Strategic Stability; Conflicting interpretations 2013.
  • Elbridge received the Exceptional Public Service Award for the Office of Secretary Defense and the Superior and Meritorious Honor Award.
  • He is Co-Chair of the Washington DC Advisory Committee of the Hamilton Society.

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