Greene appeared on CBS’s longtime news show “60 Minutes” in an episode aired on April 2, 2023. She spoke to Leslie Stahl about the need for both parties to cut government spending in order to fix the debt ceiling. She also shared that while she is potentially willing to compromise so the U.S. doesn’t default on its debts, raising taxes is not on her agenda.
Check out how much the Georgia congresswoman is worth and how she made her fortune.
Greene’s Net Worth
Her base yearly salary as a member of Congress is $174,000, and an April 2, 2023 interview with Leslie Stahl on “60 Minutes” showed her total wealth to be $11 million.
Prior to being elected to Congress, she and her husband purchased her father’s construction company, called Taylor Commercial. One of her main early businesses was a CrossFit gym in Georgia that she bought and flipped. The gym continues to be one of the nation’s most successful CrossFit training centers in the country.
Greene purchased as much as $50,000 worth of shares in Trump’s social media venture, Digital World Acquisition Corp., in October 2021, according to CBS News.
Greene’s Political Career
Greene, a staunch Republican, took office on Jan. 3, 2021. She was and remains a strong supporter of former President Donald Trump and has admitted to having been a vocal supporter of the QAnon movement in the past.
On April 18, 2022, a group of Georgians successfully won the right to pursue having her removed from the ballot as she seeks re-election to Congress, according to the New York Times. The effort is based on a Civil War-era constitutional provision barring members of the Confederacy from holding office. They lost the appeal in May 2022.
Previously, she made news with her polarizing anti-mask stance and the huge fines she has received for refusing to comply.
Her Early Years & Private Life
Marjorie Taylor was born in Milledgeville, California, on May 27, 1974. She holds a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Georgia, from which she graduated in 1996.
She married Perry Greene in August of 1995 and they share three children together. Perry Greene filed for divorce in September 2022 citing that the marriage was “irretrievably broken,” according to court documents obtained by The Hill. While he has requested that the divorce proceedings remain sealed so financial information will not become available, the divorce petition requests equal distribution of assets. The divorce was moving toward finalization/settlement as of December 2022, per Business Insider.
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