As White House counselor, Kellyanne Conway earns an annual salary of $179,700. But before joining Donald Trump's presidential campaign and then his White House administration, Conway had already established a lofty fortune.
The 50-year-old and her husband, New York City lawyer George T. Conway III, have disclosed assets worth up to $39.3 million. Much of this sum comes from the political-polling business Kellyanne began when she was 28 and finally sold in September. It's estimated that her stake in the company was between $1 and $5 million.
Here's a look at how the current Counselor to the President worked her way up the ranks and made her money…
- After graduating from law school at George Washington University, Conway founded The Polling Company in 1995.
- Conway began making regular TV appearances—She was a regular guest on Bill Maher's "Politically Incorrect."
- In 2001, she married George Conway, a Yale Law School graduate who is currently employed by one of the country's "most grueling law firms," Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
- Kellyanne met Trump after purchasing a condo in Trump World Tower. "I sat on the condo board, and he's very involved in his condos," she said in an interview.
- In 2005, she authored What Women Really Want with Democratic pollster Celinda Lake.
- Conway worked with Newt Gingrich during his 2012 presidential run.
- The Polling Company made $1.9 million off of the 2016 election and worked with candidates Ted Cruz and Ben Carson.
- Before selling the company, much of Conway's income came from The Polling Company, and the couple earned thousands in stock dividends.
- When Trump started his term, the Conway's reported between $10 million and $39.3 million worth of assets, and they eligibly purchased a DC home for $8 million.