John Boehner is a politician from the United States who has served as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. He is from the Republican Party and has served from the 8th congressional district of Ohio. He was previously the House Minority Leader and has also been the House Majority Leader. He has served in several positions in the United States and is also a businessman. To know more about the net worth of John Boehner in 2019, read the following article.
Early Life & Biography
John Andrew Boehner was born in November 1949, in Reading, Ohio. His parents were Earl Henry Boehner and Mary Anne Boehner. He was raised in modest circumstances and has eleven other siblings. He grew up in Southwest Ohio and was employed in family’s bar when he was just 8 years old.
He went to Moeller High School in Cincinnati and was in the football team of the school. After completing his high school in 1968, Boehner got enlisted in the U.S. Navy but got discharged after eight weeks. In 1977, he earned his B.A. in business administration degree from Xavier University.
In 1973, John Boehner got married to Deborah “Debbie” Gunlack. They have two daughters named Tricia and Lindsay. He lives with his family in West Chester Township. In 2014, he bought a condo in Marco Island, Florida along with his wife for $835,000. During his election campaigns, Boehner has been funded by several organizations like American Electric Power, AT&T, Moore Capital Management, FirstEnergy, Goldman Sachs, and Swisher International Group.
Career, Award & Nominations
In 1977, John Boehner joined the packaging and plastics industry called Nucite Sales. He later went on to become the president of the company. In 1990, he resigned from the firm and decided to have a career in politics. He has also served as Union Township, Butler County, Ohio’s board of trustees from 1981 to 1984. In 1985, he became a representative of Ohio state. He continued in the post till 1990.
Boehner defeated Democrat Greg Jolivette in the 1990 elections. He has been re-elected to the Congress for a total of 12 times. In the first year as a member of the Congress, he joined ‘Gang of Seven’. It was a group which investigated the Congressional Post Office. Later, he joined ‘Contract with America’. He was the House Republican Conference Chairman from 1995 to 1999. During that time, he supported the Freedom to Farm Act.
He has also served as House Education and the Workforce Committee’s chairman. In 2006, Boehner became the Minority House Leader and was named as the 6th most powerful congressman in 2008. In 2010, he was unanimously elected as the Speaker of the House. He was re-elected again as the Speaker in 2013. He resigned as the Speaker in September 2015. In 2017, his accomplishments were celebrated at the WCLCA: Everest Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
Thinking about the net worth of a person who has served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives? He has got a net worth of over $6 million and is also active in other endeavors. In 2016, he joined Reynolds American which is a tobacco company. It has been reported that he makes $400,000 annually from the company. In 2018, he joined the board of a cannabis corporation called Acreage Holdings. In 2014, he was seen in ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’.
John Boehner is a very successful and influential person. He has won elections several times in his career. He has also been assigned in various portfolios during his political career. Post-speakership, he is a businessman and has joined the Reynolds American.