Sarah Palin is a seasoned American politician who has served as a Governor of Alaska. She is also an author and a commentator. Palin has been a former nominee for the post of Vice President of the United States from the Republican party in the run-up to the 2008 presidential elections. Now let’s have a close look on Sarah Palin’s net worth in 2018.
Sarah Palin Early Life
Born on February 11, 1964, Sarah (Louise) Palin was brought up in Sandpoint city of Idaho State in the United States. Her parents are Charles R. Chuck and Sarah Heath. Her father is a teacher in science and a sports coach while Palin’s mother is a school secretary. Together with Sarah, they are parents to four children.
A little-known fact about Sarah is that she had run away with her Todd Palin who was her high school lover in 1988. While pursuing her graduation degree, she switched colleges a number of times. She finally completed her graduation from the University of Idaho and earned a degree in communications and journalism.
Sarah Palin Career
Right after completing her graduation Palin worked on the television shows for a brief period, as a sportscaster and sports reporter. She had a dream of being a host on a television show which she fulfilled early in her career. After marriage, she helped her husband in his fishing business.
She kick-started her Republican political career in the year 1992 when she was elected to the City Council of Wasilla. Her campaign for the judicial and rational spending of the sales tax revenue of the Wasilla state helped her edge out past the serving mayor and won the elections in 1996. During her term in office, she brought forward many innovative policies, for which she received both criticism and appreciation.
She was able to secure a second term as a mayor and continued on her track of bringing in transformation reforms. Palin made an unsuccessful attempt to win the nomination for the post of lieutenant governor in the Republican party. However, she was placed second out of five and went on to campaign for the winning candidate.
Palin also served as the chairman of Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. She was able to edge past her rival in the 2006 elections for the post of the Governor of Alaska and became the first woman to hold the post after the state became a part of United States.
Awards & Achievements
Palin outnumbered other governors in polls and surveys to determine the most popular governor. Her popularity was in the upward range of 90 percent in most of the polls conducted by leading media outlets. She is known as a bold and courageous political leader who doesn’t shy away from taking up policies that benefits the state in the long run.
She has also established an image of a person who values ethics and is willing to take up the battle to the courts. Palin has sold around 2 million copies of the book Going Rouge which is a personal memoir of her.
Net Worth of Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin has earned a humongous amount of wealth during her career. She signed a whopping $7 million deal with HarperCollins, the publisher of her book, Going Rogue. This along with her salary as a mayor and governor has made her net worth climb to a whopping $12 million.
Being born to parents who were teachers, she has risen on the national political landscape solely based on her hard work and sincere efforts. Her plans and policies greatly benefited the two states that she served in – Wasilla and Alaska. Loyal to the Republican Party right from the start, she also campaigned for Donal Trump in the 2016 elections.