- Kellyanne Conway has seemed to outlast many staffers in the Trump White House.
- Conway is one of the highest-paid White House employees.
- Before her role in the Trump administration, Conway made the bulk of her fortune in the private sector.
For the past two years, the White House might as well have had revolving doors. The high turnover rate among President Donald Trump’s staffers has caught the attention of the public. But throughout all of the public hirings and firings, one of the cornerstones in the Trump White House remains: Kellyanne Conway. Here’s what you need to know about this Trump staffer’s career and net worth.
Birthdate: Jan. 20, 1967
Net worth: $40 million
Primary source of income: President and CEO of The Polling Company; senior counselor to Trump
Career highlights: Senior counselor to President Trump
Kellyanne Conway Net Worth: $10M to $39.3M
As a White House employee, Conway makes $179,700 a year, but that’s a pittance compared with the money she was clearing working in the private sector. In 2016, Conway reported bringing home just over $800,000 in income from The Polling Company, according to a document obtained by Open Secrets. Between Conway and her husband, George Conway, the couple disclosed assets ranging between $10 million and $39.3 million when Conway started work in the White House in 2017.
Kellyanne Conway and Donald Trump
It’s clear that Trump has a soft spot for Conway, but the way their relationship began is vexing. In 2001, Conway and her husband were tenants in a New York City Trump-owned property and embroiled in a dispute over the decision to remove Trump’s name from the building’s facade. During a homeowners board meeting, Trump was so impressed by George that he offered him a seat on the board. George declined and deferred the invitation to his wife, who accepted.
Ten years later, Kellyanne accepted employment from Trump’s former opponent, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), during the 2016 presidential election. Conway transitioned over to the Trump ticket and eventually became his campaign manager during the months leading up to the November 2016 election. Since then, Conway has seen the White House staff cycle several times over while sitting in her perch as senior counselor to the president.
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Conway’s Life Before the White House
Long before she was credited with introducing the phrase “alternative facts” into the public lexicon, Conway was born Kellyanne Fitzgerald in Atco, N.J. After she graduated from George Washington University’s law school, Conway entered the political sphere after briefly practicing law. In 1995, at age 28, she founded The Polling Company, a political consultancy practice. In the 90s, Conway worked the cable TV circuit as a voice of the Republican party, but according to her peers, her opinions began to skew to the fringes of conventional conservatism.
Kellyanne and George Conway
From the beginning of their relationship, Conway and her husband, George, a fellow attorney and political insider, were a match made in GOP heaven — the two were even introduced by polarizing conservative pundit Ann Coulter. The Conways have four children, twins Claudia and George, Jr., Charlotte and Vanessa, and are rumored to reside in an $8 million, 15,000 square-foot Washington, D.C. mansion.
Despite the fact that Conway remains one of Trump’s most trusted staffers, George is one of Trump’s most vocal conservative critics.
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