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Mitch McConnell Bio, Age, Net Worth 2022, Salary, Wife, Kids, Height

Mitch McConnell Bio, Age, Net Worth 2022, Salary, Wife, Kids, Height

Facts of Mitch McConnell

Full Name: Mitch McConnell
Birth Date: February 20, 1942
Age: 82 years
Gender: Male
Profession: Political Leader
Country: America
Horoscope: Pisces
WifeElaine Chao
DivorceSherrill Redmon
Net Worth$22.5 million
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBrown
Birth PlaceSheffield, Alabama
EducationUniversity of Louisville
KidsElly, Claire, and Porter
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Mitch McConnell is the Senate majority leader and the second person from Kentucky to lead his party in Senate.

Early Life of Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell was born on February 20, 1942, in Sheffield, Alabama as Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. Currently, he is 77 years old. He is the son of Scots-Irish and English descent parents. Mitch holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.

What College Did Mitch McConnell attend?

At a young age, Mitch suffered from polio which cost his parents a fortune in trying to give him treatments. However, he finally beat the ailment and narrowly avoided being disabled for the rest of his life.

Mitch attended DuPont Manual High School and graduated with honors from the University of Louisville with a B.A. in political science in the year 1964. During his high school days, Mitch became president of the Student Council of the College of Arts and Sciences.

After that, he went to study law at the University of Kentucky where he also emerged as the president of the Student Bar Association.

Who is Mitch McConnell Wife?

Talking about his personal life, Mitch is a married man. Mitch McConnell married Sherrill Redmon in 1968. The couple also has three beautiful daughters named Elly, Claire, and Porter.

But, the pair separated in 1980. Then, in 1993, he met and married Elaine Chao who was formerly the Secretary of Labor servicing under the administration of George W. Bush. In November 2016, President Donald Trump appointed his wife Elaine as Secretary of Transportation.

Mitch with his wife Elaine
Caption: Mitch with his wife Elaine

This appointment was later confirmed by the Senate in January 2017.

Is Mitch McConnell Gay?

As there were rumors that he is gay, people were very curious about the fact. Mitch used to support gays and that was the reason people suspected him to be gay. But, as he is married to his second wife, this proves that he is not gay and has a straight sexual orientation.

What is Mitch McConnell’s Net Worth and Salary?

According to the sources, their estimated net worth of Mitch is around $22.5 million. He earned this net worth from his political career. His net worth also includes gifts ranging from $5 to $25 million which he got from his father-in-law.

Mitch McConnell’s Career

  • Initially, Mitch McConnell became an intern for Senator John Sherman Cooper in 1964.
  • Likewise, he also assisted Senator Marlow Cook. He rose to become Deputy Assistant Attorney General under President Gerald R. Ford.
  • Then, in 1984, Mitch began running for U.S. Senate against the Democratic incumbent, Walter Dee Huddleston, who at that time was running his second time.
  • McConnell won the election by only a thin margin of 0.4% making him the only one to win an election that year.
  • Moreover, the 1990 elections came with a tough contest against a former mayor who he defeated by 4.4%. Then again, in 1996, he defeated  Steve Beshear by 12.6% again using his funny but effective television campaign programs.
Mitch McConnell
Caption: Mitch with President Donald(Photo: Wall Street Journal)
  • In 2002, he was re-elected again winning against Lois Combs Weinberg by 29.4% and made him the Republican candidate with the largest majority in Kentucky history.
  • Though the 2008 elections were tough for McConnell, he managed to defeat Bruce Lunsford by a 6% margin.
  • Finally, in 2014, he defeated his opponent by 56.2% to 40.7%, which gave him a victory margin of 15.5%. Now, without any doubt, he is a well-versed and accomplished senator who had become the longest-serving Kentucky senator in  US history till 2018.