Pete Buttigieg : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Career

Pete Buttigieg is an American politician who has served as the United States secretary of transportation know all about him as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Career

Pete Buttigieg : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Career
Pete Buttigieg
  Bio
Name Pete Buttigieg
Birthdate ( Age) 19 January 1982
Place of Birth South Bend, Indiana, United States
Nationality American
Marital Status  Married
Husband/Partner Chasten Buttigieg (m. 2018)
Children 1
Father Joseph Buttigieg
Mother Jennifer Anne Montgomery
Profession United States Secretary of Transportation
Net Worth $2 Million - $ 5 Million
Last Update August 2021

Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg  is an American politician who has served as the United States secretary of transportation since February 3, 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the 32nd mayor of South Bend, Indiana from 2012 to 2020.

Pete Buttigieg with Husband Chasten Buttigieg

In December 2020, President-elect Biden named Buttigieg as his nominee to be Secretary of Transportation.His nomination was confirmed on February 2, 2021 by a vote of 86–13, making him the first openly LGBTQ Cabinet member in U.S. history. Nominated at age 38, he is also the youngest Cabinet secretary in the Biden administration and the youngest person ever to serve as Secretary of Transportation.

Early Life and Family

Buttigieg was born on January 19, 1982, in South Bend, Indiana, the only child of Jennifer Anne Montgomery and Joseph A. Buttigieg. His mother uses the name Anne Montgomery. His parents met and married while employed as faculty at New Mexico State University.

 His father was born and raised in Hamrun, Malta, and had studied to be a Jesuit before emigrating to the United States and embarking on a secular career as a professor of literature at the University of Notre Dame near South Bend.

 Buttigieg's mother, for 29 years, also taught at the University of Notre Dame. His father is a translator and editor of the three-volume English edition of Marxist philosopher Antonio Gramsci's Prison Notebooks and influenced his pursuit of literature in college.

Pete Buttigieg Husband 

In a June 2015 piece in the South Bend Tribune, Buttigieg came out as gay. By coming out, Buttigieg became Indiana's first openly gay elected executive.He was the first elected official in Indiana to come out while in office, and the highest elected official in Indiana to come out.Buttigieg was also the first openly gay Democratic presidential candidate, and the second overall, after Republican Fred Karger, who ran in 2012.

On December 14, 2017, in a post on Facebook, Buttigieg announced his engagement to Chasten Glezman, a junior high school teacher.They had been dating since August 2015 after meeting on the dating app Hinge. They were married on June 16, 2018, in a private ceremony at the Cathedral of St. James. This made Buttigieg the first mayor of South Bend to get married while in office. Chasten uses his husband's surname, Buttigieg.

Pete Buttigieg Net Worth

Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg  is an American politicianwho has an estimated Net Worth of between $2 Million - $ 5 Million  in 2021. 

Professional Career

Before graduating from college, Buttigieg was an investigative intern at WMAQ-TV, Chicago's NBC News affiliate.He also interned for Democrat Jill Long Thompson during her unsuccessful 2002 congressional bid.After college, Buttigieg worked on John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign as a policy and research specialist for several months in Arizona and New Mexico. When he accepted the offer to work for Kerry's campaign, he declined another to work for Barack Obama's 2004 United States Senate campaign.From 2004 to 2005, Buttigieg was conference director of the Cohen Group.In 2006, he lent assistance to Joe Donnelly's successful congressional campaign.

After earning his Oxford degree, in 2007 Buttigieg became a consultant at the Chicago office of McKinsey & Company,where he worked on energy, retail, economic development, and logistics for three years.His clients at McKinsey included the health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, electronics retailer Best Buy, Canadian supermarket chain Loblaws, two nonprofit environmentalist groups (the Natural Resources Defense Council and Energy Foundation) and several U.S. government agencies (the EPA, Energy Department, Defense Department, and Postal Service).

He took a leave of absence from McKinsey in 2008 to become research director for Jill Long Thompson's unsuccessful campaign for Indiana governor. Buttigieg left McKinsey in 2010 in order to focus full-time on his campaign for Indiana state treasurer.

Buttigieg has been involved with the Truman National Security Project since 2005 and serves as a fellow with expertise in Afghanistan and Pakistan.In 2014, he was named to the organization's board of advisors.

Buttigieg was elected mayor of South Bend in the November 2011 election, with 10,991 of the 14,883 votes cast (74%). He took office in January 2012 at the age of 29, becoming the second-youngest mayor in South Bend history (Schuyler Colfax III had become mayor in 1898 when aged 28)and the youngest incumbent mayor, at the time, of a U.S. city with at least 100,000 residents.

In January 2017, Buttigieg announced his candidacy for chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in its 2017 chairmanship election. He built a national profile as an emerging dark horse in the race for the chairmanship with the backing of former DNC chairman Howard Dean, former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley, Indiana senator Joe Donnelly, and North Dakota senator Heidi Heitkamp. Buttigieg "campaigned on the idea that the aging Democratic Party needed to empower its millennial members".