How rich is Rick Perry?
Rick Perry Net Worth:
|Birth date:||March 4, 1950|
|Birth place:||Paint Creek, Texas, United States|
|Height:||6 ft (1.85 m)|
|Profession:||Former Governor of Texas|
|Education:||Texas A&M University (1972)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Spouse:||Anita Thigpen Perry (m. 1982)|
|Children:||Sydney Perry, Griffin Perry|
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Rick Perry biography:
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He’s the 47th and present Governor of Texas and also the Republican Presidential primary nominee. Rick’s net worth now stands at $3 Million.
His career in politics began at an extremely early age. After he completed his graduation, he joined the Air Force. Rick had the rank of captain while he was here. After he left The Air Force, he returned home to act as a cotton farmer together with his daddy. As of this time Perry thought of working in politics seriously. He was elected as Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and assumed governorship in December 2000 when the then Governor George W. Bush resigned to become President of the United States.
Rick Perry was elected to full gubernatorial terms in 2002, 2006 and 2010. Rick is the fourth Texas governor to serve three terms. This makes him the second longest serving U.S governor. Perry is also the longest serving governor in the annals of Texas. In 2008, Perry served as Chairman of the Republican Governors Association. On 13th August 2011, Perry declared in South Carolina that he was running for the Republican nomination for the US President in the 2012 presidential election. Yet later Rick announced that he was suspending his campaign and offered support to Mitt Romney. On October 15th 2012, among Perry’s aides said that Rick could be standing for reelection to his fourth term as governor in 2014.
Perry married his childhood sweetheart, Anita Thigpen.
James Richard “Rick” Perry (born March 4, 1950) is an American politician who’s the 47th and current governor of Texas. Perry is the longest serving governor in Texas state history. Because of this, he’s the only governor in modern Texas history to have appointed at least one person to every eligible state office, board, or commission place (as well as to several elected offices to which the governor can appoint anyone to fill an unexpired term, such as six of the nine current members of the Texas Supreme Court).
Perry was elected to complete gubernatorial periods in 2002, 2006 and 2010 and is the fourth Texas governor (after Allan Shivers, Price Daniel, and John Connally) to serve three periods. Perry is the second longest serving present U.S. governor — after Terry Branstad of Iowa. Perry served as chairman of the Republican Governors Association in 2008 (succeeding Sonny Perdue of Georgia) and again in 2011.
Perry won the Texas 2010 Republican gubernatorial primary election, conquering U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and former Wharton County Republican Party Chairwoman and businesswoman Debra Medina. In the 2010 Texas gubernatorial election, Perry won a third term by defeating former Houston mayor Bill White and Kathie Glass.
On August 13, 2011, Perry declared in South Carolina that he was running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2012 presidential election. Perry suspended his campaign in January 2012 and finally endorsed Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
On July 8, 2013, Perry declared that he would not seek re-election to his fourth term in the 2014 election, intending to retire instead. Unnamed sources said to be close to Perry told the “National Review” that Perry may focus on another White House bid for 2016.