Sarah Sanders’ Net Worth as She Prepares To Leave the White House

Sanders will leave her position at the end of June.

President Donald Trump announced June 13 that Sarah Sanders, one of Trump’s longest-serving staff members in an administration marked by departures, will step down as White House press secretary at the end of the month.

Sanders assumed her current position in July 2017, following then-press secretary Sean Spicer’s resignation.

As Sanders prepares to leave the White House, here is a look at her net worth and background.

Sarah Sanders’ Net Worth: $1.5 Million

Sarah Sanders is worth $1.5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Her yearly salary was $179,700 as of June 2018, according to the White House budget, an increase from her 2017 salary of $165,000. Her duties have included providing briefings to the press on the president’s agenda and activities. Sanders’ role has also involved fielding questions from reporters, which has often proved combative.

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Sarah Sanders’ Rise to the Press Secretary Post

Sanders is the daughter of former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. Sanders went to Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas, the same private liberal arts college her father attended. While there, she led the student senate and was active in the campus’ Republican groups.

She began her political career as a field coordinator for her father’s 2002 gubernatorial reelection campaign. Sanders then went on to work as a liaison for the Department of Education and as an Ohio field coordinator for President George W. Bush’s reelection campaign in 2004. Her knowledge of the campaign trail led Sanders to work as a senior advisor to Trump’s successful 2016 bid.

As the White House principal deputy press secretary, she filled in for Spicer while he was on Navy Reserve duty.

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Sarah Sanders: Governor of Arkansas?

With Sanders’ upcoming departure, there is already speculation on whether she will run for governor of Arkansas, as Trump hopes.

During a media exit interview, Sanders only commented vaguely on the subject: “I don’t know. I’ve learned a long time ago never to rule anything out.”

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Lauren Dirks contributed to the reporting for this article.

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Sean joined the GOBankingRates team in 2018, bringing with him several years of experience with both military and collegiate writing and editing experience. Sean’s first foray into writing happened when he enlisted in the Marines, with the occupational specialty of combat correspondent. He covered military affairs both in garrison and internationally when he deployed to Afghanistan. After finishing his enlistment, he completed his BA in English at UC Berkeley, eventually moving to Southern California.