Sarah Palin is a politician from America who has served as the Governor of Alaska from 2006 to 2009. She is also an author and commentator. She was the Republican nominee for the US Vice-president 2008 election. In 1992, Palin was elected to the city council of Wasilla. In 1996, she became the mayor of Wasilla. She was also the chairperson of Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. She was the political commentator of FOX News from 2010 to 2015. In July 2014, she started an online news network ‘the Sarah Palin Channel’. The estimated net worth of Sarah Palin is $13 million US dollars.
Sarah Louise Palin was born on February 11, 1964, in Sandpoint, Idaho. She was born to parents Charles R. “Chuck” Heath and Sarah “Sally” Heath. Her father was a field and track coach and her mother were a secretary in a school. She has got three siblings. Her family settled from Skagway, Alaska to Eagle River and then finally to Wasilla. She went to Wasilla High School and was the head of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She was also the member of the girls’ cross-country running and basketball teams.
She was co-captain of the basketball team and won the Alaska state championship in 1982. In 1984, she was crowned Miss Wasilla and finished as the 2nd runner-up at the Miss Alaska pageant. In the Miss Wasilla pageant, Palin won a college scholarship and the title of Miss Congeniality. She then went to the University of Hawaii at Hilo and later got transferred to Hawaii Pacific University located in Honolulu.
Again she went to North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene and later went to the University of Idaho located in Moscow. In 1984, she went to Matanuska-Susitna College located in Alaska. In 1987, she earned her bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Idaho.
In 1988, Sarah Palin married Todd Palin. The couple has five children named Track Cj, Trig Paxson Van, Bristol Sheeran Marie, Piper Indi Grace and Willow Bianca Faye. She also has three grandchildren. Her husband used to work for BP and later owned a commercial fishing business.
After completing her studies, Sarah Palin worked for KTVA-TV and KTUU-TV was a sportscaster. In 1982, she registered as a Republican. In 1992, Palin was elected to the Wasilla City Council. In 1996, she defeated John Stein by 651 to 440 votes to become the mayor of Wasilla. She was reelected in 1999 and also became the president of Alaska Conference of Mayors.
In 2002, she unsuccessfully ran for the nomination of lieutenant governor of the Republican Party. In 2006, Palin became the first woman governor of Alaska. At 42 years, she was also the youngest to become. In 2010, she did not seek reelection. In 2008, the Republican Party announced John McCain as its Presidential candidate and Sarah Palin for the Vice President. In 2010, she started a show ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ on TLC.
In 2008, Sarah Palin was conferred with ‘Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award’ by Alumni Association of North Idaho College. One of her greatest achievements is being the first female Governor of Alaska.
How much is Sarah Palin Net Worth in 2017
Sarah Palin has held many important designations in her career. From being the mayor of Wasilla to the Governor of Alaska, she was also the Republican face for Vice President. Sarah Palin’s net worth is an estimated $13 million US dollars as of 2017. Part of this wealth also comes by hosting the show ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’. She is also the founder of ‘SarahPAC’ which is a political action committee.
In 2009, her memoir entitled ‘Going Rogue: An American Life’ was released. She is a life member of NRA (National Rifle Association). In her career, Palin has released five books. She was also the head of Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
Sarah Palin is a Catholic and was baptized when she was born. Barbara Walters named her as “10 Most Fascinating People of 2008”. In 2010, Time magazine named her as one of the world’s 100 most influential people. She has made various reforms as the Governor of Alaska including sex education, guns, environment, and is a strong supporter of Israel. She describes herself as a conservationist.