- After the historic 2018 midterm elections, Rep. Nancy Pelosi is poised to reassume her role of speaker of the House of Representatives.
- As a couple, Pelosi and her husband are worth an estimated $16 million.
- Until 1987, the career politician worked in unpaid roles.
On Tuesday night, Nov. 6, Democrats played offense in their political battle to control Congress. Although they didn’t achieve their midterm election goal of Senate control, they claimed another victory when they seized a comfortable majority in the House of Representatives by controlling 222 seats to the Republicans’ 199 seats, with more races still to be decided.
Now that Democrats hold the majority, Rep. Nancy Pelosi is likely to reassume the role of speaker of the House of Representatives, ousting Rep. Paul Ryan in the process. This election saw many firsts, like the first Native American woman and the first Muslim woman elected to Congress. GOBankingRates explored the life and fortune of Nancy Pelosi, the first woman speaker of the House when she served from 2007 to 2011 in this high-paying position.
Birthdate: March 26, 1940
Net Worth: $16 million
Primary Sources of Income: U.S. congressional salary
Career Highlights: First woman speaker of the House of Representatives
Nancy Pelosi Net Worth: $16M
As the veteran congresswoman representing California’s 12th District, Pelosi is rooted in politics. The daughter of Baltimore’s former mayor and five-term Maryland congressman, Pelosi’s political ambitions began while she was an unpaid intern for a Democratic senator in 1962.
With over a half-century of experience as a civil servant, Pelosi had unpaid roles until she was elected to Congress in 1987. Over the last 31 years, her net worth has ballooned to a reported $16 million, positioning her as the 30th richest member of U.S. Congress, according to Roll Call.
Nancy Pelosi’s Husband and Properties
Pelosi’s salary as current minority leader brings in $193,400 annually. She’ll get a raise to $223,500 if she resumes her role as speaker. The majority of her wealth is attributed to the success of her venture capitalist and real estate tycoon husband of 55 years, Paul Pelosi. His firm, Financial Leasing Services, has a track record of wise investments in companies like Facebook, Apple and Disney, as reported by the Los Angeles Times in 2015.
Among the couple’s shared properties are an estate and vineyard in Northern California’s stunning wine country estimated to be between $5 million and $25 million, and the couple sold their California ski home for $1.53 million in 2016.
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