Karl Rove is an American Republic Party Political Consultant as well as Policy Advisor. He was ‘Deputy Chief of Staff’ and ‘Senior Advisor’ when George W. Bush was the President of the United States. He has to lead the ‘Office of the Public Liaison,’ ‘Office of Political Affairs’ and ‘White House Office of Strategic Initiatives.’ Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Karl Rove in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Karl Christian Rove was born on 25th December 1950 in Denver, Colorado. Karl’s father left him when he and his siblings were infants. His mother’s name is Reba Louise. She worked as a manager in a gift shop. Karl’s step-father, Louis Claude Rove Jr., was a geologist. Karl grew up in Sparks, Nevada. The family shifted to Salt Lake City in 1965. In high school, Rove was a complete nerd. He was an excellent debater. Rove studied in Olympus High School. He has majored in Political Science from the University of Utah.
Karl’s first marriage was with a socialite from Houston, Valerie Mather Wainwright. They got married on the 10th of July 1976. The wedding was very extravagant. Rove got divorced from Valerie in the year 1980. Rove got married for the second time in January 1986. His second wife, Darby Tara Hickson was a breast cancer survivor.
They have one son, Andrew Madison Rove. He got divorced from Hickson in December 2009. Rove got married for the third time in June 2012. He got married to Karen Johnson. George W. Bush attended this wedding. Rove has two houses, one near Austin, Texas and another in Georgetown, Washington where he currently resides.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Karl Rove initially worked as a legislative assistant for Frederick Joseph Agnich in 1977. In 1978, Rove was an advisor to the Junior Bush during his Texas congressional campaign. He helped Senior Bush for the 1980 Presidential campaign which made Bush one of the Vice-President nominees. Rove has advised Phil Gramm for the congressional and senatorial campaign in 1982 and 1984 respectively.
Rove accepted to work as Senior Advisor when George W. Bush became the President in 2001. After the 2004 Presidential election success, Rove worked as the ‘Deputy Chief of Staff.’ In one of his speech, Bush thanked Rove for his guidance on the 2004 Presidential election. After resigning from White House, Rove has functioned as a political commentator for the channel Fox News. He has also written political articles in various newspapers and magazines.
Net Worth & Earnings
Karl Rove has served as a political consultant during the Bush regime. He has also worked as a contributor and political analyst for ‘Fox News,’ ‘The Wall Street Journal’ and ‘Newsweek’ after resigning from Bush administration in 2007. Karl Rove’s estimated net worth is $9.5 million.
Karl Rove was often called as ‘Bush’s Brain’ due to his brilliance in political decisions. He is known as one of the most feared political personality. He is instrumental at his work and has been credited for directing successful campaigns for the President of the United States.