Choosing a political career is not always as easy as people might think. It takes a courageous man to go out, sell and convince people his manifesto and ideas are better than his competitors. Jason Chaffetz is one of those who has had a successful political career in the USA. Let’s find out the net worth of Jason Chaffetz in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Jason was born in 1967 in Los Gatos California with his younger brother but raised in California, Arizona and Colorado. His dad John A. Chaffetz was a businessman while his mother Margret A. Wood was a career Christian Scientist before becoming a Mormon.
When growing up, he went to school in the State of California and later in Granby Colorado’s Middle Park High School. He got an athletic scholarship and went to Brigham Young University where he played in their football team as a placekicker.
Chaffetz is born of mixed race as his dad was a Jewish while his paternal grandfather was born from Russian immigrants. Before marrying Chaffetz mother, his father was married to Kitty Dukakis for four years and had a son whom they named John A. Chaffetz. Jason remains close to his half-brother, and both have a very close relationship.
As a kid, he was raised as a Jew but later converted to Mormon when he was in college. During his university years, he attended a wedding and met a girl Julie Johnson who would later become his wife. After dating for a while, they later got married in February 1991 and are blessed with three children.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In 1990, Ronald Reagan paid a visit to Chaffetz’s employer, and after meeting Reagan, Chaffetz became a Republican though his views are more drifted to the right. In 2003, he tried joining the Secret Service but was rejected on the grounds there were better-qualified candidates than him. In 2004, he was John Huntsman campaign manager when he was running for Utah governor’s seat which he won. Chaffetz would later become his chief of staff.
On 1st Jan 2007, Chaffetz announced his interest to run for a congress seat on a Republican ticket against Chris Cannon. He later won 59% of the 3rd district defeating Cannon who had George W. Bush’s endorsement. He went ahead to win the election in 2008 with 66% against Democrats’ Bennion Spenser. In 2010, he was later re-elected defeating Democrats’ Karen Hyer with 72% margin. Chaffetz has worked as a chairman of House oversight committee from 2014 to 2017.
Net Worth & Earnings
Though not super rich, Chaffetz earns enough to see him and his family live well. His estimated net worth is somewhere around at $3 million. According to records, his biggest asset is his house which is estimated to worth around $1 million. With him joining Fox news, his fortunes can only grow.
Jason Chaffetz is a man known to stand on his principles whether they will hurt him politically or not. He is known for his opposition to same-sex marriage and his opposition to Obama government. After hanging his political boots, he joined fox news where he is working as a commentator.