American politician and Fox News commentator, John Richard Kasich, better known as John Kasich has a net worth of $2.5 million.
Born on May 13, 1952 in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania to Czech father and Croatian mother, Kasich’s parents died in a car crash when he already was an adult. After completing his high school studies in his home town, he joined The Ohio State University to complete his undergraduate degree in political science in 1974. John Kasich then started working as a researcher for the Ohio Legislative Service commission after completing degree and served as an administrative assistant from 1975 to 1978 to then-senator Buz Lukens.
John Kasich’s political career started after he was elected to the Ohio Senate in 1978 after he defeated Robert O’Shaughnessy and went on to represent the 15th district. He was also the youngest person to be elected to the Ohio Senate at just 26 and he soon came to media attention after refusing to pay rise.
He ran for the Congress in the Ohio’s 12th Disctrict in 1982 and won the Republican before being defeated by US Congressman Bob Shamansky while he was elected 8 times after then winning with atleast 64% votes every time until 2001.
Kasich left the Congress after his run for the President in 2000 was dropped because of poor fundraising. He then started to work for Fox News that helped Kasich’s net worth to rise. Together with his career as a politician and commentator, he is also an author with three books published to his name that includes Courage in Contagious, Stand for Something: The Battle for American’s Soul and Every Other Monday all of which were best sellers.
John Kasich’s net worth rose further after he was elected to the Board of Directors for several corporations in the states like Invacare, Norvax Inc, etc. He was paid $182,692 as his 2008 salary, $432,000 as performance bonus and $2,250 in other benefits by the Lehman Brothers after the investment banking business went bankrupt in 2008.
The 69th governor of Ohio was married to Mary Lee Griffith for five years from 1975 to 1980 while he got married to another wife Karen with whom he has twin daughters.
The man who was once compared with the likes of George W. Bush, John Kasich’s net worth is estimated to be around $2.5 million as of today while his salary as the Ohio State governor is $148,886 per year.
Quick Facts about John Kasich
Full Name: John Richard Kasich
Profession: Politician, Commentator, Businessperson
Date of Birth: May 13, 1952
Place of Birth:McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Education: Ohio State University
Marital status: Married
John Kasich Zodiac/Astrological sign: Taurus