Bob Corker is a popular businessman in America and also served as the Junior U.S. Senator from Tennessee. He was elected as the mayor of Chattanooga and also served as the Commissioner of Finance and Administration for Tennessee State. Corker is also a member of the Republican party. To know more the net worth of Bob Corker in 2018, keep reading the following article.
Early Life & Biography:
Robert Phillips Corker Jr. was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina on August 24, 1952, to his parents Robert Phillips and Jean.
Bob completed his schooling from Chattanooga High School in 1970. He completed his graduation in 1974 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in the Bachelor of Science degree in the Industrial Management.
While pursuing his degree, Bob became a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He participated in a mission trip to Haiti during his twenties. This trip inspired him to become more active in his home community.
After returning from the trip, Bob helped to found a nonprofit organization named Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise in 1986. This has provided home maintenance education and also low-interest home loans to thousands of people in Tennessee.
On January 10, 1987, Corker got married to his wife, Elizabeth. They both were gifted with two daughters named Julia Corker and Emily Corker.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Corker started his career by collecting trash and bagging ice at the age of 13. Later he worked at a Western Auto and also as a construction laborer.
After completing his graduation, he worked as a construction superintendent for four years. In 1978, he started his own construction company with the money he earned while working. Within a short period, the company became prosperous and had holdings in 18 states.
In 1994, he organized an unsuccessful campaign for the United States Senate. Later, he served as the Commissioner of Finance and Administration for the Tennessee State from 1955 to 1996.
In 2001, Bob started to serve as the mayor of Chattanooga for four years. In September 2009, he became one of the ranking members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging.
Awards and Achievements:
In 2008, Bob scored 83% on American Conservative Union’s in the ratings of Congress. According to the National Journal’s 2009 Vote Ratings, Bob was ranked as the 34th conservative member of the Senate. He had won 48% of the vote when he was seeking for the U.S Senate seat. He was named as one of the countries wealthiest senators in Tennessee.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The estimated net worth of Bob Corker is more than $50 million. He made all this fortune by serving as the senator for Tennessee. The construction business he started became a success in a relatively short period. He acquired the two largest real estates holding companies in the state of Tennessee. Bob owns a portfolio which has more than a dozen of mutual funds and also The Volunteer Building which holds $5 million to $25 million rental property.
Recently, Bob has announced that he would not seek for re-election in 2018. He is currently working as the Chairman of Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations. Bob had an interest in international affairs and introduced a special bill to end the slavery around the world.