Mitch McConnell is one of the renowned US Republican Senators in which he has gained much fame from the role he has played of being a minority as well as a majority party leader. In the US politics, he has played major roles, especially in the decision making by the government. He was the U.S. Senator from which he was from the Kentucky state in the year 1985.
His majority leader of the state from the Republican Party was from January 2015. He has served longest in the history of Senators of Kentucky. Today, let’s have a close look at the net worth of Mitch McConnell in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Mitch McConnell was born on 20th January in the year 1942 at Sheffield in Alabama. His full birth name is Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. and he was born to his parents Addison Mitchell McConnell and Julia Shockley. He was raised and grew in Athens nearby Sheffield. He suffered from polio during his childhood though got treated and healed following the devotement of his mother and that of his physiotherapist. He then later became a baseball player who was talented.
Mitch went schooling at DuPont Manual High School located in Louisville. He later joined the University of Louisville where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science in the year 1964. After graduating from Louisville, he then joined the University Of Kentucky College Of Law where he graduated with a law degree in the year 1967.
Mitch McConnell married Sherrill Redmon in the year 1968 though they separated in the year 1980. Before they divorced, they had three children by the name; Elly McConnell, Porter McConnell, and Claire McConnell. He then married again in the year 1993 to a former Labor Secretary known as Elaine Chao.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Mitch McConnell got a drafting in the United States Army Reserve after he had completed studying law. He then got discharged from the army five weeks while on training due to medical grounds. He then had an internship for the senator at that time who was known as John Sherman Cooper and proceeded to become an assistant of the Marlow Cook.
Mitch later became the Deputy Assistant Attorney General through which he worked with Gerard R. Ford and Antonin Scalia. He got elected in the year 1977 as the Jefferson County Judge/Executive and re-elected again in the year 1981. Following his popularity, he decided to run for a political seat in the United States Senate through which he was against a Democrat by the name Walter Dee Huddleston. He won the contest with a slight margin of 0.4% from which he had his Television campaigns which were known as ‘Where’s Dee’.
He later contested again for the same post in the year 1990 from which he was re-elected defeating Harvey I. Sloane with a margin of 4.4%. His fame was at par through which the citizens of his state loved him very much. He contested again in the 1996 elections in which he won with a margin of 12.6% against Steve Beshear.
In 2002, he won Lois Combs Weinberg with a margin of 29.4% and defeated Bruce Lunsford in the year 2008 and Matt Bevin in the year 2014. He has had amazing achievements such as being the longest-serving senator in the history of the state of Kentucky. He got an induction as Sons of the American Revolution’s member.
Net Worth & Earnings
Mitch McConnell has an estimated net worth of $19 Million. This comes from the fortunate earnings he has had in his successful career. He is the richest person in his state through which his salary is usually higher by seven times of an average Senator. He has acted on several posts in his career and a very influential person in the Republican leaders.
He has gained much popularity in politics in the US having won very many elections in which he was termed as one of the very supportive leaders in his career. He holds highly that US constitution should be by no way be tampered with.