Who is Mike Pence and what is his net worth 2018? Mike Pence is an American politician who is the 48th Vice President of America. Previously he was the Governor of the state of Indiana. He is also a lawyer and was the chairman of House Republican Conference. He was elected as the Vice President in November 2016 after dropping out gubernatorial re-election campaign. He was running mate of Donald Trump during the US Presidential Elections 2016. Pence was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives in January 2001 from Indiana’s 2nd district. As the Governor of Indiana, he initiated the largest tax cut in the history of Indiana.
Michael Richard Pence was born on June 7, 1959, in Columbus, Indiana. He was born to parents Edward J. Pence, Jr. and Nancy Jane. His father used to own gas stations and was in the U.S. Army where he received the Bronze Star. In 1977, he completed his graduation from the Columbus North High School. Pence received his bachelor’s degree in history in 1981 from Hanover College.
While in college, he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. After finishing his college, form 1981-83, he was the admission counselor at Hanover. In 1986, he earned his JD degree from Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indiana University in Indianapolis. He was inspired to become a politician by people like Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy.
After leaving law school, he became a private attorney in 1986. He unsuccessfully ran for the congressional seat in 1988 and 1990. He was elected as President of Indiana Policy Review Foundation in 1991.
In 1985, Mike Pence got married to Karen Pence. The couple has three children together named Audrey, Charlotte, and Michael Pence. He is a fan of the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Cubs. When in college, he was born-again Christian.
In 1993, Mike Pence became the host of the radio show called ‘The Mike Pence Show’. In 2000, he won the seat of Indiana’s 2nd congressional district. The district was renumbered as “6th congressional district” in 2002. He comfortably won the elections four more times. In 2005, he became the chairman of Republican Study Committee. In 2009, he became the Republican Conference chairman.
By doing so, he became the first person from Indiana to become the leader of a house since 1981. He won the 2012 Indiana gubernatorial election by defeating John R. Gregg (Democrat) and Rupert Boneham (Libertarian). In January 2013, he became the Governor of Indiana. He did not seek re-election, as he was declared as a vice presidential running mate by Donald Trump. His successor was Eric Holcomb who defeated John R. Gregg.
He was elected as the Vice President of the United States in November 2016. Pence became the 6th Vice President from the state of Indiana. He then became the chairman of the transition team of President Trump. In April 2017, he visited Asia-Pacific region and condemned the latest missile of North Korea.
The greatest achievement of Mike Pence till date is being the Vice President of United States. His second best achievement is to be the 50th Governor of Indiana.
Mike Pence Net Worth
Mike Pence has held several major portfolios during his political career. He has also been elected five times in Indiana’s 6th Congressional District. Mike Pence’s net worth is an estimated $2.2 million. Prior to joining politics, he used to host ‘The Mike Pence Show’ on the radio. He has introduced several bills as the Governor of Indiana.
In 2013, he made an income-tax rate cut by 10 percent. He has signed a bill in 2014 which allows guns in vehicles on school property. He has also signed the H.B. 1337 bill which bans abortion procedures. As the vice president, Pence has met leaders of various countries including Japan, China, South Korea, Indonesia, and Australia.
Mike Pence met his wife while they were studying at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He has been an advocate on online gambling. In April 2007, he visited Bagdad along with John McCain. He was a supporter of Iraq War troop surge of 2007 of George W. Bush.