Rand Paul is a physician and politician from the United States, who is a member of the Republican Party. He is the United States Senator from Kentucky since 2011. He was also in the race for the Republican nomination of the 2016 US Presidential Election, but later on, suspended his campaign. His father was also a US Representative from Texas. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Rand Paul in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Randal Howard “Rand” Paul was born in January 1963, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father, Ron Paul was also a physician and politician. He is the son of Carol Wells and has four other siblings. He has been a practicing Christian and was baptized in the Episcopal Church. He grew up in Lake Jackson, Texas.
He attended Brazoswood High School and was in the football team and swimming team. Following that, he went to Baylor University and used to contribute to the student newspaper called ‘The Baylor Lariat’. He later dropped out and went to Duke University School of Medicine. He earned his MD degree in 1988 and five years later, he completed his residency.
In 1990, Rand Paul got married to Kelley Ashby. His wife works as a freelance writer and they are the parents of three sons named Duncan, William, and Robert Paul. All the members of the family attend the Presbyterian church. They currently live in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He is deaf by one ear. In 2017, Paul was assaulted by Rene Boucher.
Career, Award & Nominations
Soon after completing his studies, Rand Paul started working in a private hospital called Graves Gilbert Clinic. He is an ophthalmologist and specialized in glaucoma and cataract surgeries. He is the founder of Southern Kentucky Lions Eye Clinic and has been a member of Bowling Green Noon Lions Club. He has received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award for his contribution to humanitarian services. He is also a member of the American Board of Ophthalmology and has taken part in political activism.
He has assisted his father in the Congressional Campaign of 1996. In April 2009, he gave his first political speech. A month later, he won the primary of the Republican Senatorial and later campaigned for his candidacy. In the general election, he defeated Jack Conway who was the Kentucky Attorney General. As a United States Senator, he was assigned to various departments and also voiced against various issues.
He has introduced many acts like Stop Arming Terrorists Act and has also reauthorizing of other acts like the Federal Reserve Transparency Act, Patriot Act, and Affordable Care Act. Apart from being in many political posts, Paul is also a writer and has written many books. His writing credits are ‘The Tea Party Goes to Washington’, ‘Government Bullies’, and ‘Taking a Stand’. He has also co-authored the book ‘Our Presidents & Their Prayers’ along with James Randall Robison. He is also the winner of the Distinguished Service Award of 2014 by the Center of National Interest.
Net Worth & Earnings
What could be the net worth of a politician who has been a United States Senator? Apart from being a politician, he is also a successful writer and physician. He has got a net worth of more than $3 million. He has established his own clinic and has been in several important positions. He is currently in Committee on Foreign Relations, Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Energy and Natural Resources, and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Rand Paul is a very successful politician who has dedicated his entire life to humanitarian causes. He has also received many honors for his effort. He is still active in his career and could well assume a higher position someday.