Who is Pete Hegseth?
Born Peter Brian Hegseth on the 6th June 1980, in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, he is a former military officer and former executive director of the political advocacy groups Vets For Freedom and Concerned Veterans for America, as well as being a contributor to Fox News Channel with military information and analyses. He is a Republican and is a strong Trump supporter, after initially supporting other Presidential candidates.
Pete Hegseth Bio: Early Life, Family, and Education
Pete spent his childhood in Forest Lake, raised by his parents, Brian, and Penelope Hegseth. He went to Forest Lake Area High School, and after matriculating, enrolled at Princeton University. During his years at Princeton, Pete was the editor of the Princeton Tory, which is a conservative newspaper of the university run by students. It was in 2003 that he finished his studies, while ten years later he received a Master in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Right after university, Pete joined the investment bank Bear Stearns, as an equity capital markets analyst. Hewas also commissioned as a reserve infantry officer into the US Army National Guard, and a year late was called out for a mission to Cuba, meaning that he would need to leave his position at the investment bank. He was an infantry platoon leader, and for his efforts, Pete was awarded the Army Commendation Medal. Pete then volunteered for a mission to Baghdad and Samarra, for which he received the Bronze Star Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, and another Army Commendation Medal. Quite impressive, don’t you think?
Return from the Army
Following his return from Iraq, Pete was again ready to find a place for himself in the corporate world; he joined the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, then after a couple of years he left the post and accepted the offer from Vets For Freedom to work as the executive director. He remained there for five years before leaving the post and founding his own political action committee MN PAC. Also, from 2012 to 2015, Pete was the executive director for Concerned Veterans for America, a political advocacy group created by the Koch brothers.
During his time at Concerned Veterans for America, Pete had his brother employed at the non-profit organization, and two years in a row paid him $108,000 and while on the political action committee MN PAC, he spent a third of the budget on Christmas parties for family and friends, and only less than half of the planned budget Pete spent on the candidates. Nevertheless, Pete is still an authority figure when it comes to veteran-concerned groups. Most recently, Pete was named as one of the possible successors to David’s Shulkin’s post as a US Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Thanks to his knowledge and successful advocacy, Pete was recruited by several television networks, giving him the chance to share his comments and analyses with the public. In 2012 he became a Fox News Contributor, and since then has been their lead analyst on military affairs, appearing in such shows as “Fox and Friends”, “Outnumbered”, “The Kelly File”, “Hannity”, and “America Live”, among others. He has also worked for CNN and MSNBC.
Pete Hegseth of Fox and Friends and myself.
Pete hasn’t only contributed through television, but has also used his influence to share his thoughts and ideas through the print media. He has written for such high-profile publications as The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, The Washington Post, and The Washington Times, among many others.
Honored to have this assignment. Reporting live from #GroundZero all morning for @FoxFriendsFirst & @foxandfriends on the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Today we remember…join us. pic.twitter.com/NzRAarSbsk
— Pete Hegseth (@PeteHegseth) September 11, 2018
Pete Hegseth Net Worth and Salary
Since the start of his career, Pete has contributed a lot to the overall position of Army veterans in the US – himself a veteran, Pete has also bettered his own place and rights. He has held a number of important positions, and is now close to becoming the US Secretary for Veterans Affairs. So, have you ever wondered how rich Pete Hegseth is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Hegseth’s net worth is as high as $3 million, while his yearly salary now over $250,000.
Do You Know About Pete’s Personal Life, Affairs, Marriage, Wife, Baby?
When it comes to his personal life, Pete is a rather controversial person; he has been married and divorced two times. His first wife, Meredith Schwarz divorced him in 2009 after five years, following his infidelity. Just a year later, Pete married his second wife, Samantha, with whom he has three children. However, the two divorced recently, after Pete’s adultery was again discovered, this time with the Fox News producer Jennifer Rauchet; she gave birth to his child.
Pete has also become popular on social media platforms, especially Twitter and Instagram. His official Twitter account has over 120,000 followers, with whom he has shared details from his career, such as his support towards Donald Trump, plus his personal interests, such as his frequent visits to the Minnesota Twins baseball games. He is also active on Instagram with close to 30,000 followers, and has made this social media platform a bit more personal, as he is sharing pictures of himself and his love. Unfortunately, Pete isn’t active on Facebook. So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent television personality and former military officer, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to his official pages.