How Much is Ted Budd Worth?

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Ted Budd, 50, is an American politician and businessperson who has served as the U.S. representative for North Carolina’s 13th congressional district for the last five years and is now focused on being elected as the next Republican senator from his home state. He is in a neck-and-neck race against the Democratic candidate, Judge Cheri Beasley.

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This isn’t the first tough election he has faced. Budd’s congressional win was a bit of a surprise as he was against others with much more experience, but his grassroots efforts led him to victory. He is a member of the Freedom Caucus and serves on the Financial Services Committee. Budd had no prior political experience.

As a congressman, he earns a salary of at least $174,000 per year. He owns a gun shop and shooting range in North Carolina called ProShots, and his business is valued at between $1-5 million, according to Business Insider. His estimated net worth as of 2018 is reported to be around $6.4 million, per OpenSecrets.

Early Life, Personal Life, and Education

Theodore Paul Budd was born on Oct. 21, 1971, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  When he was a child, his family moved to a farm outside of Advance. He and his family still live on this farm in Davie County.

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He earned his degree in 1994 from Appalachian State University. He later received his MBA from Wake Forest University School of Business. He also holds a master’s degree in theology and educational leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary.

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While on a student mission to Russia in 1991, he met Amy Kate. The pair were soon married and have three kids together.

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Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than 15 years of experience covering traditional and new media topics. She is currently a communications strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University — her alma mater where she earned a B.A. in film studies. Michelle’s primary topics of interest are arts & entertainment (TV, humor, theater and classic films are favorites), food and lifestyle. She also covers general news, business, beauty, gift guides and medical/health-related stories. Michelle also has a passion for conducting interviews with all sorts of interesting people. When not working or watching too much TV, she is a skilled home cook specializing in Puerto Rican and Southern cuisine, loves in-home entertaining and trivia/games nights, sipping Jack Daniels on the rocks and cheering for the San Francisco Giants.

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