Mitch McConnell Net Worth
Mitch McConnell net worth and salary: Mitch McConnell is an American politician who has a net worth of $35 million dollars. Mitch McConnell is a Republican Senator from Kentucky who served as Senate Minority Leader from 2007-2011 and then Majority leader beginning in 2015.
Addison Mitchell McConnell, Jr. was born in Sheffield, Alabama in February 1942. He graduated with honors with a degree in political science from the University of Louisville in 1964. He was the president of the Student Council of the College of Arts and Sciences. He was also president of the Student Bar Association at and a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. He graduated from the Kentucky College of Law in 1967.
He interned for Senator John Sherman and was later and assistant to Senator Marlow Cook, as well as being a Deputy Assistant Attorney General under President Ford. He won the Kentucky U.S. Senate seat in 1984 by a thin margin, representing the Republican party. He was re-elected in 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, and 2014. For several years under Barack Obama McConnell was the Minority Leader of the Senate. When the Senate flipped, he became the Majority Leader. He is the longest serving United States Senator in the history of Kentucky. His conservative views earned him a perfect score from the American Conservative Union.
Personal Life and Family Wealth: Mitch McConnell was married to Sherrill Redmon from 1968 to 1980. They had three children together. He married Elaine Chao in 1993. Elaine served as Secretary of Labor under George W. Bush and Secretary of Transportation under Donald Trump.
Elaine's father James S. C. Chao is an extremely successful Chinese-American shipping magnate. James founded the Foremost Group, a New York-based shipping company which operates a fleet of 33 ships. Foremost is worth an estimated $1.2 billion before debt. After debt and an investments from China's Export-Import Bank and Taiwan's First Commercial Bank, the Chao family's stake in Foremost is worth an estimated $600 million. Elaine has one younger sibling, a sister named Angela, who serves as CEO.
Prior to 2007, Mitch McConnell's net worth was $3 million. In 2007, after receiving an inheritance, estimated at $5 -25 million, following Elaine's mother's death, Mitch and Elaine's personal net worth jumped to $12.7 million. Today their net worth tops $35 million, which makes Mitch one of the richest members of Congress.
|Net Worth:||$35 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Feb 20, 1942 (79 years old)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|