Newt Gingrich Biography, Wife, Net Worth And Family Life

Famous US politician, Newt Gingrich was one of the top Republican candidates veering for President in the 2012 presidential race but unfortunately, he was not selected to represent the Republicans. Newt, who was also a one-time Speaker of the House of Representatives between 1995 to 1999 is a man that has held several other distinguished positions which include the General Chairman of the American Solutions for Winning the Future and he owns a firm named Gingrich Group which deals with communications and consultancy services with its main focus on transformational change.

The politician is indeed a man of many achievements that even tabloids have even given him names like “the indispensable leader”. In 1995, Time Magazine named him ‘Man of the Year’ and in addition to that, they mentioned that leaders were the ones who make things possible, exceptional leaders make those things inevitable and Newt was not just a leader but an exceptional one.

Newt Gingrich’s Biography

Newt Gingrich was born July 17th, 1943 in Harrisburg, Pennslyvania with full names as Newton Leroy McPherson to his mother, Kathleen, and father, Newton Searles McPherson. His parents who married in their teenage years ended up divorcing barely a few days into their marriage. His mother later got married to Robert Gingrich and Newt took his last name and he has been known with it ever since. He has three younger siblings from his mother’s side named Candace, Susan, and Roberta while from his father’s side he has a step-sister and a step-brother named Randy McPherson.

He graduated from Baker High School in Columbus, Georgia in 1961 then he enrolled in Emory University, Atlanta where he earned a B.A. degree in history after that he completed his post-graduate studies at the Tulane University where he got his M.A and Ph.D. in European History. Upon completion of his Ph.D., he took a job with West Georgia College as an Assistant professor in the History Department but later moved to the Geography Department where he worked till 1978 when he got elected into Congress.

His Political Career

In 1974, Newt made his first attempt to gain a seat in the House of Representatives but lost to Democrat candidate, Jack Flynt and even though he tried again in 1976 to beat Jack Flynt, the campaign was also futile. However, he remained in politics and became quite popular over the years and in 1994, Newt Gingrich became the Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives as he had the majority of the Republicans vote.

However, his political career witness some setbacks as he was blamed for many conflicts and government unfavorable actions as a result of his unending issues with President Clinton with regards to federal money matters. The rest of his term as Speaker of the House was chaotic as he faced a series of investigations and even got fined on one occasion for misrepresentation of facts.

Although he won the chance to be Speaker again in 1997, Newt Gingrich was not having it easy in the political arena as his conspiracy to impeach President Clinton got him a backlash even from his own party and by 1998, he stepped down from his post. After resigning from his post, Newt was not playing major roles in Ameican politics for some couple of years during which he worked as a consultant, TV personality and founded the American Solutions for Winning the Future. As rumor for his interest to run for Presidency spread in 2011, he lost his job with Fox.

Though it did not seem possible that he could go anywhere with his campaign, Newt Gingrich gave his best shot at it but his campaign ground to a halt as it was suspended at the beginning of May.

Other Works

After his failed attempt at being president, Newt Gingrich went back to focus on his media career and by September 2013, he was a co-host on the CNN show Crossfire but the show stopped airing the following year, however, Newt continued working with CNN until 2015 when he returned to Fox News.

It is also worth knowing that Newt Gingrich is a prolific author that has penned down books like Lessons Learned the Hard Way, Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract with America, Rediscovering God in America, To Save America: Stopping Obama’s Secular-Socialist Machine, and Understanding Trump.

How Much Is He Worth? 

The net worth of this politician who was the 50th Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives is a controversial one as no specific amount is unanimously agreeable to reporters. While he was worth $2.4 million in 2006, that jumped to $6.4 million in 2010. Presently some site reports it to be at $9 million while some others report a whopping $126 million.

Whatever the actual amount may be, his source of income is not only from politics as he owns various companies coupled with the fact that he is also an accomplished author. Newt Gingrich is also known to have a car collection of top-notch brands, investments in many organizations and real estate which have increased his net worth over the years.

Family Life: Wife

Newt Gingrich
image source

The politician is known on record to have been married 3 times. His first marriage was in 1962 when he tied the knot with Jacqueline May Battley, who was his high school teacher and at the time they got married. Newt was 19 while she was 26 at the time. The couple had two daughters named Kathy Gingrich Lubber and Jackie Gingrich Cushman.

See Also: John Kerry Wiki, Net Worth, Wife, Education, Daughter, Height Other Facts

He started an affair with Marianne Ginther while married to his first wife and was married to his mistress barely 6 months after his divorce in 1981. However, like the first one, Newt also had an affair while married to Marianne and he is said to have requested a divorce from her in 1999, shortly after it was discovered that she had multiple sclerosis. Although Marianne did not want the divorce, she was left with no choice as Newt was eager to get rid of her and start his life with his newly found younger love, Callista Bisek.

Newt Gingrich who has set a record of marrying barely months after his divorce went down that path again with Callista Bisek whom he married in August 2000. The duo is still together and they seem to be pretty happy together.

Recent

Sam Raimi Net Worth: How Much Is The Filmmaker Worth In 2019?

Samuel M. Raimi is a multi-talented filmmaker well known for creating the Evil Dead series that generated a cult following, he is also known...

Why Did CocoSori Disband and What are the Former Members Doing Now?

For a few years, the not so popular k-pop; J-pop duo CocoSori, created by MOL Entertainment, thrilled their fans with heartfelt music and stirred...

Sofia Coppola Net Worth And How Much She Made From Her Movies

If there was really anyone that fits the bill of Hollywood royalty, then Sofia Coppola wouldn't be too far off the mark. She is...

Kris Wolf – 5 Interesting Facts To Know About The Wrestler

Born in America but made in Japan, Kris Hernandez better known by her ring name Kris Wolf is a larger than life personality, an...

Where are The ‘Shahs of Sunset’ Cast Now and How Old are They? 

Shahs of Sunset is a documentary reality TV show which focused on the lifestyle of a group of wealthy Iranian-Americans living in Beverly Hills. When...

Recommended

Philip Mckeon Bio, Is He Married, Who is The Wife, Is He Gay? 

Like little stars, they dazzle on our screens and take our breath away with their undisputable talents. They are no other than child stars....

Pat Sajak Wife, Daughter, Family, Married, Kids, Bio, Net Worth, Salary

To many people, nothing paints a better picture of how influential Pat Sajak is than the recent case of a man who killed his elderly...

Biography of Seal (Musician) – Is He Married, Where is He Now?

Seal is a British Soul and R&B singer who has become very famous for songs such as the highly celebrated Kiss from a Rose....

Juice Wrld Age, Height, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Is He Dead?

Juice Wrld is a popular American rapper, singer and songwriter whose breakout song All Girls Are the Same scored him a $3 million record deal. Known for...

Clive Owen Wife (Sarah-Jane Fenton), Daughters, Height, Weight

Clive Owen is an English actor who has been in the screen business for as many years as most people can remember. He became...

Get the Latest Gist, Profiles and Trends Straight To Your in your inbox

Related Stories