Jared Polis Net Worth
Jared Polis net worth and salary: Jared Polis is an American politician, philanthropist and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $400 million dollars. Jared is one of the richest politicians in America. He was born in Boulder, Colorado on May 12, 1927. He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Political Science. Jared earned his first big fortune as the co-founder of online greeting card company called bluemountainarts.com. His co-founders were his parents. In 1999, Jared and his parents old bluemountain arts 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 for $500 million. He launched a political career in 2000 when he was elected to the Colorado State Board of Education. An impressive 1.6 million votes were cast in the election. He ended up winning by a margin of just 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. On November 6, 2018, Jared was elected Governor of Colorado. He is the first openly gay person to be elected Governor of a US State.