Rick Santorum : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Biography

Richard John Santorum is an American Politician, Attorney and Political commentator know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Biography

Rick Santorum : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Biography
Rick Santorum : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Biography

  Bio
Name Rick Santorum
Full Name  Richard John Santorum
Birth ( Age ) May 10, 1958 
Birth Place Winchester, Virginia, U.S.
Nationalty  American
Education Pennsylvania State University, University Park (BA)
University of Pittsburgh (MBA)
Dickinson School of Law (JD)
Parents Catherine Santorum ( Mother) , Catherine Santorum ( Father )
Profession Politician, Attorney and Political commentator
Marital Status Married
Wife Karen Garver ​(m. 1990)​
Children 8
Net Worth $3 million

Richard John Santorum is an American Politician, Attorney and Political commentator. A member of the Republican Party , he served as a us Senator from Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2007 and was the Senate's third-ranking Republican from 2001 to 2007. Santorum ran for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, finishing second to Mitt Romney. In January 2017, he became a CNN senior political commentator.

Early Life : Richard John Santorum was born in Winchester, Virginia.He is the center of the three children of Aldo Santorum (1923–2011), a psychotherapist who immigrated to the us at age seven from Riva, Trentino, Italy,and Catherine (Dughi) Santorum (1918–2019), an administrative nurse who was of Italian and Irish ancestry.

Santorum grew up in Berkeley County, West Virginia , and Butler County, Pennsylvania. In West Virginia , his family lived in an apartment provided by the Veterans Administration.Santorum attended grade school at Butler Catholic school then went on to the Butler senior high school School. He was nicknamed "Rooster", supposedly for both a cowlick strand of hair and an assertive nature, particularly on important political issues. After his parents transferred to the Naval Station Great Lakes in northern Illinois, Santorum attended the Roman Catholic Carmel highschool in Mundelein, Illinois, for one year, graduating in 1976.Santorum attended Pennsylvania State University for his undergraduate studies, serving as chairman of the university's College Republicans chapter and graduating with a B.A. degree with honors in politics in 1980.

Personal Life : Santorum met his future wife, Karen Garver (born 1960), while she was a neo-natal nurse studying law at the University of Pittsburgh and he was recruiting summer interns for Kirkpatrick & Lockhart. They married in 1990 and have seven living children.

In 1996, the Santorums' son Gabriel was born prematurely after 20 weeks of pregnancy and died within the hospital two hours later. Karen wrote that she and Rick slept with Gabriel's body between them within the hospital that night and brought his body home the subsequent day in order that their other children could see him.The Santorums' four eldest children appeared with their parents on Piers Morgan Tonight in January 2012. Elizabeth, who was five at the time of Gabriel's death, said she was glad to possess seen him, which he holds an area in her heart.

Rick Santorum Net Worth 2021 : Santorum's net worth has been estimated between $880,000 and $3 million,which is especially held as five rental properties around Penn State University,two personal homes in Great Falls and Penn Hills, and a few IRAs.In 1997, Santorum purchased a three-bedroom house within the Pittsburgh suburb of Penn Hills. In 2001, he bought a $640,000 house in Leesburg, Virginia,sold it in 2007 for $850,000,and purchased a $2 million range in Great Falls , Virginia.

Santorum traveled, in 2002, to Rome to talk at a centenary celebration of the birth of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, founding father of Opus Dei.He and his wife were invested as Knight and Dame of Magistral Grace of the Knights of Malta during a ceremony at St. Patrick's Cathedral in ny on November 12, 2004.

U.S. House of Representatives : Having been groomed by Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, Santorum decided Democratic congressman Doug Walgren was vulnerable, and took up residence in Walgren's district. Needing money and political support, he courted GOP activist and major donor Elsie Hillman,the chair of the state Republican Party .[20] In 1990, at age 32, Santorum was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Pennsylvania's 18th district , located within the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh. He scored a big upset within the heavily Democratic district, defeating seven-term Democratic incumbent Doug Walgren by a 51%–49% margin.

U.S. Senate : Santorum served within the us Senate representing Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2007. From 2001 until 2007, he was the Senate's third-ranking Republican.He was first elected to the Senate during the 1994 Republican takeover, narrowly defeating incumbent Democrat Harris Wofford, 49% to 47%. The theme of Santorum's 1994 campaign signs was "Join the Fight!" During the race, he was considered an underdog, as his opponent was 32 years his senior.He was reelected in 2000, defeating U.S. Congressman Ron Klink by a 52–46% margin. In his reelection bid of 2006, he lost to Democrat Bob Casey, Jr. by a 59–41% margin.

Lawyer, political consultant and commentator : In January 2007, Santorum joined the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a D.C.-based conservative think factory , as director of its America's Enemies Program that specialize in foreign threats to the us , including Islamic fascism, Venezuela, North Korea and Russia.In February 2007, he signed a deal to become a contributor on the Fox News Channel, offering commentary on politics and public policy.

In March 2007 he joined Eckert Seamans,where he primarily practiced law within the firm's Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., offices, providing business and strategic counseling services to the firm's clients. In 2007, he joined the Board of Directors of Universal Health Services, a hospital management company based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.He also began writing an op-ed column, "The Elephant within the Room", for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Santorum earned $1.3 million in 2010 and therefore the half of 2011. the most important portion of his earnings $332,000came from his work as a consultant for industry interest groups, including Consol Energy and American Continental Group. Santorum also earned $395,414 in corporate director's fees and stock options from Universal Health Services and $217,385 in income from the Ethics and Public Policy Center.In 2010 he was paid $23,000 by The Philadelphia Inquirer for his work as a columnist.In January 2017, Santorum became a CNN senior political commentator.

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