“Politics is a dirty game” they say. However, you can earn a living, fame and success from this same game and still emerge clean and uncorrupted if only you learn how to play your cards well. If you’d ask Roger Stone, politics is his life as he has spent much of his life in it. Let’s keep on reading to learn more about the biography and net worth of Roger Stone in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Roger Stone was born Roger Jason Stone Jr. on 27th August 1952 in Norwalk, Connecticut. Roger spent much of his childhood and teenage years in Lewisboro, New York. Roger’s mum, Gloria Rose was a reporter while his father Roger was a businessman. Roger Stone however went to Northern Westchester Country for his high school studies and later joined Washington University to continue his studies. At Washington University, he majored on pursuit of politics as he loved politics since he was a young boy.
According to Roger, politics was a central part of his life since childhood and for that reason, he had tactics of manipulating results to his favor which he boldly say was not illegal. He was elected as a junior as well as deputy president of the student government when he was in high school and he maneuvered his ways and successfully became the president during his senior year.
Although there have been so many rumors going around about his sexuality, it is evident that Roger Stone has been married twice in his life time. His first marriage was in 1974 when he married Anne Wesche. His relationship with Wesche seemed to be successful however; they later divorced after living together for 16 years. The couple divorced in 1990.
Roger however didn’t give up and he gave marriage another trial two years after the divorce. He got married to Nydia Bertran in 1992 and the two have remained happily married up to date. This is enough to confirm that Roger Stone is a straight guy.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Roger Stone’s deep interest in politics started when he was 12 years old after reading “The Conscience of a Conservative” by Goldwater in 1960. This made him gravitate towards the Republican Party and he later became a volunteer in Goldwater’s 1964 presidential campaign. When he was 19 years old, he dropped out of college to join Richard Nixon’s Committee of Re-electing the President.
After working for Nixon administration for some time, he decided to become a co-founder of National Conservative Political Action Committee in 1978. In 1981 and 1985, he worked for Governor Thomas Kean’s campaign as a chief strategist. Since then, he has been involved in the formation of different committees some of which include: Republican for Choice founded in 1989, Stone and Kelly in 1980 among many others.
Roger Stone has worked with a number of key leaders which include: James Baker, Arlen Specter, Joseph Bruno, Thomas Golisano, Gary Johnson and Kristin Davis among others. He joined the Libertarian Party in 2012 until 2015 and in 2014, he thought of running for governor of Florida on the Libertarian ticket.
Roger became friends with Donald Trump in 1979 and became Trump’s 2000 campaign for president manager in the Reform Party. This campaign was however, aborted. During Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, he was his advisor.
Net Worth & Earnings
Roger Stone has an estimated net worth of $11 million. The major source of his earnings is the salary he gets from the different committees and companies he has joined. He is also a well known lobbyist, political consultant as well as a Republican strategist and author. He has made a number of publications some of which include: Nixon’s Secrets and The Man Who Killed Kennedy among many others.
Other than being a political strategist and lobbyist, Roger has featured in a number of documentaries including: Boogie Man, The Man Who Killed Kennedy, War on Women and many more. Roger Stone is one man who has been around and participated in the leadership of different regimes of American government.