Jared Polis Net Worth
Jared Polis net worth: Jared Polis is an American politician and entrepreneur who has a net worth is $200 million dollars. Jared Polis and his parents created a greeting card company called bluemountainarts.com which they sold to Excite@Home for $780 million in cash at the peak of the dotcom bubble. Polis also is the founder of ProFlowers.com which he eventually sold to Liberty Media. Born in Boulder, Colorado, Jared Polis graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Political Science. His major political career began when he was elected to the Colorado State Board of Education. 1.6 million votes were cast between he and his opponent, and he won that election a margin of only 90 votes. He founded the Jared Polis Foundation that same year. The Foundation is dedicated to improving teacher resource support with regards to technology and community engagement. He was elected to the House of Representatives for Colorado in 2008, and re-elected in 2010. He is one of only a handful of openly gay politicians in Washington. He is also the only gay parent in Congress. In addition to his emphasis on education, he has also been very involved in online piracy legislation. He is avid philanthropist, and has received a number of awards for his work.