Who is Paul Ryan and what is his net worth 2018? Paul Ryan is a politician from America who serves as the 54th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. He is the first Wisconsinite to be elected as the speaker. In 2012, he was the Republican nominee for the Vice President of USA. In 1999, he became the representative from Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district. He was also the Chairman of House Ways and Means Committee in 2015 and from 2011 – 2015, Ryan was the Chairman of the House Budget Committee. He was the negotiator of Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 along with Patty Murray.
Paul Davis Ryan Jr. was born on January 29, 1970, in Janesville, Wisconsin. He was born to parents Paul Davis Ryan and Elizabeth A. Ryan. His mother was an interior designer and his father was a lawyer. He has got three siblings. His grandfather named, Stanley M. Ryan was the United States Attorney for Western District of Wisconsin. In 1884, Patrick William Ryan (his great-grandfather) founded Ryan Incorporated Central, which is an earthmoving company. He went to St.
Mary’s Catholic School located in Janesville and was on the basketball team. Following that, Ryan went to Joseph A. Craig High School, where he became the representative of the student body. He used to play basketball, soccer, track, and ski in his school’s team. He also used to work in McDonald’s at the same time.
At the age of 16, his father died of heart attack. Following that, his mother married Bruce Douglas. He earned his BA degree in political science and economics from Miami University located in Oxford, Ohio. Following that, he went to American University for Washington Semester program and was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
In 2000, Paul Ryan got married to tax attorney Janna Little. The couple has three children together named Sam, Charles, and Liza. He is a member of Janesville’s St. John Vianney Catholic Church.
Paul Ryan used to work at Oscar Mayer as a salesman during summers. In his early years, he used to work on Capitol Hill. He then became the speechwriter for the group, Empower America. He was influenced by Jack Kemp, with whom he has also worked. In 1995, he became the legislative director of Sam Brownback, Senator from Kansas. In 1998, Ryan won the 1st District Seat of Wisconsin and became the second-youngest member of the House.
He has been reelected 8 times and has never got less than 55% vote. At the 2014 House Election, he defeated Democrat Rob Zerban with 63% vote. In the Republican primary election of 2015, he defeated Paul Nehlen by winning over 83 percent vote. He was the choice of Vice-President into 2012 elections by Mitt Romney. In October 2015, Ryan succeeded John Boehner to be the Speaker of the House.
The International Franchise Association conferred Paul Ryan with the Legislator of the Year Award in 2010. In 2011, he was given the Leadership Award by Jack Kemp Foundation. Claremont Institute bestowed Ryan with the 2011 Statesmanship Award. He has also received the Freedom and Prosperity Award by Mason Contractors Association of America in 2011. He won the 2014 Alexander Hamilton Award by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.
Paul Ryan Net Worth
Paul Ryan has held various important positions in his political career. He has won elections many times and is the 1st Wisconsinite to be the Speaker of the House. Paul Ryan’s net worth is an estimated $8 million. At the 1998 election, he won against Democrat Lydia Spottswood. He has defeated Democratic nominee Jeffrey Thomas four times. In 2015, he defeated Nancy Pelosi with 54% votes to be the Speaker.
Despite losing the 2012 US Presidential Election with Romney, he retained his seat at the House of Representatives. Ryan is also the chairman of Committee on Ways and Means. In 2010, he was a member of the Bowles-Simpson Commission. He holds the memberships of International Conservation Caucus, House Republican Caucus, Middle East Economic Partnership Caucus, and Subcommittee on Health.
Paul Ryan is also the honorary chair of Archery Trade Association. He was conferred with an honorary degree from Miami University in 2009.