Rick Perry is the US Secretary of Energy in President Trump’s cabinet. He is also the longest-serving governor of Texas and second longest serving current governor. Rick Perry has also twice unsuccessfully tried to contest the US presidential elections. Let’s find out more about how much is Rick Perry’s net worth in 2018.
Rick Perry was born as James Richard Perry on 4th March 1950 in Texas, USA. His parents are Joseph Ray Perry and Amelia June Holt Perry. His parents worked as cotton farmers in Texas. His father was also on the school board and served as a county commissioner. Rick Perry has an elder sister.
Rick Perry went to the Paint Creek high school and graduated from there in 1968. After his graduation he went to the Texas A &M University from where he received a degree in Animal Sciences.
Rick was commissioned in the US Air Force and remained with them for 5 years, thereafter returning to his hometown.
Rick Perry ventured into politics as a house representative of his home county. After serving in various other capacities, he was elected the governor of Texas in 2000.
After his retirement from the governor’s position, Rick tried to contest the presidential elections twice, withdrawing from both of them later on. He was later elected as the Secretary of energy in Trump’s administration.
Rick Perry is married to Mary Anita Thigpen. They have two children.
Rick Perry started his political career as the house of representative. After serving for six years, Rick was elected to become the Agriculture commissioner. After serving as the commissioner for two consecutive terms, Rick contested the Lieutenant Governor election and was selected.
Rick Perry holds the record of serving as the Governor of Texas for the longest period. He served as the governor for 14 years in three consecutive terms.
After failing to contest the presidential election, Rick was chosen the Secretary of energy in Trump’s government.
Rick is expected to run for the Presidential elections again in 2018.
Other than politics Rick has also ventured into other professional areas. Rick has penned two books On my Honor and Fed up.
He has also done some minor roles in movies like Man of the house. He was also one of the contestants in the Dancing with the stars TV series.
Awards & Achievements
Rick Perry has the honor of being the longest-serving governor of Texas. Other than this achievement Rick has also received various other awards and accolades.
Rick Perry has received the Distinguished Eagle Scout award from the Boy Scouts.
Rick has also been named as the ten most effective members of the legislature by The Dallas Morning News.
In the show Dancing with the stars, Rick Perry was placed at the 12th position.
Rick has been given the Top Cowboy of Texas award by the American cowboy culture association in 2001.
Perry has also been awarded the Gold citizenship medal by the Sons of American Revolution society.
Net Worth of Rick Perry
Forbes has recently calculated the net worth of Trump’s cabinet and the estimated net worth of Rick Perry was found to be $2 million.
Rick Perry has earned income as the governor of Texas and also through the sales of his books and through the family business.
After leaving the governor’s office, Rick has also earned from his speeches which is estimated to be about $100,000.
He has also earned $250,000 as consultation fees from a heavy equipment dealer. He also earns from his investments in various stocks.
Rick Perry is an influential Politician and a sound policy maker. Texas has seen some major development and growth under his leadership. A promising presidential candidate Rick Perry has the ability to take his country in the right direction.