Chris Christie is an American attorney, lobbyist and politician who is not only a member of the Republican Party but also New Jersey’s 55th Governor. His term began in January 2010, and his people even gave him a second team.
Since you can only be a governor for two runs in the United States of America, he will never be a governor after 2018 starting 16th January. He has also served as a county freeholder and U.S. Attorney for New Jersey. Now let’s have a close look on Chris Christie’s net worth in 2018.
Chris Christie Early Life
Chris Christie was born in 1962 on 6th September to Sondra A. and Wilbur James Christie. He was named Christopher James Christie. His birthplace was Newark, New Jersey. His mother’s and father’s careers were a telephone receptionist and a certified public accountant, respectively. In 1967, because of the Newark riots, his family left for Livingston, New Jersey.
He went to Livingston High School where he graduated in 1980. During his stay there, he was the class president. Also, Christie played baseball for the school’s team, and his position was a catcher. Then, he joined the University of Delaware. Christie graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. He later joined the School of Law of the Seton Hall University and graduated with a J. D. In 1987.
Back at the University of Delaware, he met Mary Pat Foster. The two got married in 1986. This couple moved into a studio apartment located in Summit, New Jersey. They have two daughters, and two sons and the entire family lives in Mendham Township.
Chris Christie Career, Awards & Achievement
He became a member of the law firm of Dughi, Hewit & Palatucci situated in Cranford, New Jersey in 1987. Seven years later, he was made partner. His speciality was in appellate practice, government affairs, security law as well as election law. Between 1999 and 2001, Christie was Dughi & Hewit’s registered statehouse lobbyist.
In 1994, Christie became an elected member of the Board of Chosen Freeholders for Moris County, New Jersey. He and his running mate attorney Rick Merkt wanted to get a seat in the New Jersey General Assembly in 1995. However, they lost to attorney Michael Patrick Carroll and Anthony Bucco who was the incumbent. John J. Murphy was supported by the Republicans and hence got a place in the freeholder board instead of Christie in 1997.
President George W. Bush appointed him as the U. S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey in 2001 on 7th December. That same year on 20th December, the United States Senate confirmed him unanimously. The following year on 17th January, he was sworn into office.
After announcing his candidature for the gubernatorial seat for New Jersey on 8th January 2008, he won during the Republican nominations. Rick Merkt, as well as Steve Lonegan, lost to him.
After winning the elections on 3rd November, he took office as the governor in 2010 on 19th January. He preferred staying in Mendham Township, New Jersey to moving his family into Drumthwacket. After serving for his first term, Christie was reelected in 2013 on 5th November.
He became the successor of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal for the position of the chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
Awards & Achievements
In 2010, Monmouth University and Rutgers University awarded Chris with honorary doctorate degrees.
Net Worth of Chris Christie
Chris Christie has an estimated net worth of about $4.5 million. He has several sources of income. They include his law career, lobbyist as well as his political career. Chris has also served other positions in government including being the U. S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey. As the Governor of New Jersey, he earns a salary of $175 thousand per year.
Chris Christie is the present governor of New Jersey. He took the position for the first time in 2009 as the 55th Governor of the state. After his first term, he vied again and was reelected. Besides that, Christie is a lawyer. He has served as a lobbyist as well as the U. S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey.