Newt Gingrich Biography
Newton Leroy Gingrich is an American politician and author who served as the 50th speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999.
He served north Atlanta and the surrounding suburbs as the Republican Party’s representative for Georgia’s 6th congressional district from 1979 until his departure in 1999. Gingrich unsuccessfully sought the Republican Party’s presidential candidacy in 2012.
Newt Gingrich Net Worth
Newt Gingrich has an estimated net worth of $12 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Newt Gingrich’s net worth was $2.4 million in 2006, as stated in his personal financial report. When he ran for president in 2011, Newt stated that he had a net worth of $6.7 million. A “multi-million dollar promissory note from the Gingrich Group, LLC to Gingrich Productions, Inc., entities that are part of Gingrich’s eponymous network of nonprofit and for-profit organizations,” is where the majority of his net worth originates from. He estimated that promissory note to be worth $5 to $25 million in 2011.
Newt Gingrich Salary
Newt receives a respectable wage from his career. He earns an estimated salary of $600,000 annually which translates to $50,000 per month.
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Newt Gingrich Age
Newton Leroy Gingrich was born as Newton Leroy McPherson at the Harrisburg Hospital on June 17, 1943 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. As of 2023 he is 80 years old.
He is of English, German, Scottish and Scots-Irish descent.
Newt Gingrich Parents
Newton Searles McPherson, his biological father and his mother Kathleen “Kit” were married in September 1942 when he was 19 and she was 16. The marriage broke down within a few days.
His mother got married to Robert Gingrich in 1946 and Robert then adopted Newt. Army officer Robert Gingrich served in Korea and Vietnam during his service. The family relocated to Europe in 1956, spending time in Stuttgart, Germany, and Orléans, France.
From his mother, Gingrich has three younger half-siblings: Candace, Susan, and Roberta Gingrich. Gingrich was raised on military stations where his adoptive father was stationed as well as in Hummelstown, a town close to Harrisburg. The family practiced Lutheranism. On his biological father’s side, he also has a half-sister and half-brother named Randy McPherson. In 1960, while he was a junior in high school, the family relocated to Fort Benning, Georgia.
Newt Gingrich Wife
Gingrich has had several marriages.
His high school geometry teacher, Jacqueline Battley, was his first wife; they were married in 1962 when Gingrich was 19 and she was 26. Two daughters, Kathy and Jackie, were born to the marriage.
Gingrich had several romances with his congressional campaign workers while he was still married.
After starting an affair with Marianne Ginther, whom he married the following year, he ultimately ended up divorcing Battley in 1980.
Gingrich had another extramarital relationship, this time with Callista Bisek, a staff member for the House of Representatives who was twenty years his junior.
He oversaw Bill Clinton’s impeachment due to allegations of his adultery throughout this affair.
Just a few months after Ginther was told he had multiple sclerosis, Gingrich and Ginther separated in 2000. He then wed his mistress Bisek.
Newt Gingrich Education
He attended Baker High School in Columbus, where he eventually graduated in 1961. Gingrich attended Tulane University for his graduate studies after graduating from Emory University with a BA in history and an MA and PhD in European history, respectively.
Newt Gingrich Career
Gingrich earned deferments from the service during the Vietnam War because he was a student and a father. After receiving his PhD, he continued his academic career, first teaching in the history department of West Georgia College and then the geography department of the same institution. After being rejected for tenure, Gingrich resigned in 1977.
In the 1970s, Gingrich got deeply active in politics. He entered politics for the first time in 1974, when he ran as a Republican for Georgia’s 6th congressional district. In the end, Democrat incumbent Jack Flynt defeated him. In 1976, Gingrich campaigned again but fell short to Jimmy Carter.
US House of Representatives
On his third effort, Gingrich eventually succeeded in getting elected to the US Congress in 1978. From Georgia’s 6th congressional district, he would later be re-elected five times, holding office until 1999. He was also the 50th Speaker of the US House of Representatives during his final years in Congress. Early in his time in Congress, Gingrich co-founded the Conservative Opportunity Society, the Military Reform Caucus, and the Congressional Aviation and Space Caucus.
He rose to a new level of authority within the Republican Party when he was appointed House Minority Whip in 1989. The federal government shut down the next year as a result of Gingrich’s protest against George H. W. Bush’s deficit reduction plan. The 1994 Republican Revolution, in which the Party gained 54 seats and took control of the House for the first time in 40 years, was the result of his efforts and those of other GOP members.
In 1995, Gingrich was elected Speaker of the House after the Republicans gained control of the chamber. He was in charge of the enactment of legislation for capital gains tax reduction and welfare reform, and he also brought about frequent government shutdowns. Additionally, Gingrich had a key role in the Republican Party’s growing adherence to Christian conservatism.
Gingrich was the subject of 84 ethical complaints, and the House censured him for claiming tax-exempt status for a college course he had taught for political purposes in early 1997. Gingrich resigned from the House in early 1999 under pressure from his fellow Republicans who were preparing to mutiny against him.
Gingrich continued to engage in political and public policy consultation after leaving the House. He established and served as chairman of a number of policy think tanks, including the American Solutions for Winning the Future and the Center for Health Transformation. The former, which supported the liberalization and expansion of offshore oil drilling, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2012, while the latter was shut down in 2011. Gingrich has also lectured at universities like Air University and the National Defense University and worked on a number of committees, including the Hart-Rudman Commission. He also worked as a consultant for the Canadian mining firm Barrick Gold. Gingrich established his own production firm, Gingrich Productions, for the media.
Presidential Election of 2012
Gingrich ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 in an effort to get back into politics. He made a comeback to win the South Carolina Republican primary after performing poorly in the Iowa Republican caucuses and the New Hampshire Republican primaries. Later, Gingrich suspended his campaign after a poor performance in the Delaware primary.
Connection to Donald Trump
Gingrich was among the first mainstream Republicans to support Donald Trump prior to the 2016 presidential election. He provided advice for Trump’s campaign and urged other Republicans to support him as a whole. Gingrich continued to spread the Big Lie that the 2020 election had been rigged after Trump lost. Even Pennsylvania poll workers were to be detained, according to him.