Taya Kyle is an American TV presenter, author and an activist. She is the wife of US Navy SEAL Chris Kyle who served as a sniper and participated in many missions of the US Army in their military operations in Iraq. Taya Kyle’s life after her husband’s death is subject of the film ‘American Sniper’. You may explore in details below the life, career and net worth of Taya Kyle in 2018.
Early Life And Biography:
Taya Kyle was born on September 4, 1974, in Portland Oregon. Her parents are Kim and Kent Studebaker. Her father is a Mayor of Lake Oswego, Oregon. She has a sister named Ashley. Taya Kyle grew up in Oregon in a family of Christian traditions. She learnt hymns and prayers and attended church regularly. She graduated from a college in Oregon.
Taya Kyle’s personal life is a life full of challenges and trials. She attended college, got a degree and waited for a suitable life partner until she met Chris, her future husband in San Diego, in a bar. She felt something different about him. His occupation as a Navy SEAL did not make any difference to her. They married in 2002 and had two children. She and her husband had adjusted well in their life even when Chris Kyle had to remain on military duties and long absences from his family.
Career Awards And Nominations:
Taya Kyle’s career was more shaped by the events of her life than anything else. After her husband Chris Kyle’s murder she gathered her wits and bravely prepared herself to face the situation. She had to be a single mother to her children.
Her main occupation now was to mitigate others who were in a similar situation. She gave talks and speeches on her husband’s service and how they coped with their problems. She appeared on CNN addressing the problems of women and their families who lost their family members in war.
Her efforts bore fruit when in August 2013 the State of Texas enacted Chris Kyle Law which was created to ease employment challenges for military personnel and their spouses.
Taya Kyle said at the ceremony that by these laws we could honour the legacy of Chris Kyle and many like him. She founded the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation in 2014, an organisation to serve veterans and their families by providing them meaningful interactive experiences that enrich family relationships.
Taya Kyle was intimately involved in the making of the film ‘American Sniper’ in the year 2014. The film based on her husband’s life was nominated for six Academy Awards, and it won an Academy Award.
Taya Kyle co-wrote a book ‘American wife: A Memoir of Love, Service, Faith and Renewal’. The book is based on her life, her difficulties and how she managed her family affairs after the untimely death of her husband.
Taya Kyle is a Republican was involved in supporting Rick Perry in the 2016 Presidential elections.
Net Worth And Earnings:
As of now, Taya Kyle’s Net worth is around $3.5 million. She also earns from her TV appearances and her talks. Her writing and authorship also contribute to her earnings.
Taya Kyle is a woman of grit and determination who did not fumble when tragedy struck her family due to her husband’s untimely death. She valiantly took charge of her life, cared for her children and went further to alleviate the condition of women similarly placed as her.