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Beto O'Rourke Wiki, Wife, Net Worth, Facts

Updated On: 09 Sep, 2019

Beto O'Rourke Wiki, Wife, Net Worth, Facts

Beto O’Rourke is an American Politician who has been compared to American’s greatest politician Kennedy and with the most preferred president Obama. His aspiration, passionate in politics and energetic activities in campaigns makes him eligible for being the representatives of the U.S Senate. 

Beto is also known for organizing the most expensive campaign of $80 million and yet being unsuccessful in the 2018 congressional midterm election. However, his dedication towards his campaigns has already made many to speculate that he would be running the 2020 presidential authority. 

Wiki & Background

Beto, an immigrant of Ireland, was born on 26 September 1972 in El Paso, Texas with a name Robert Francis O’Rourke. Being an Irish immigrant from three generations, his ethnicity is often a topic to discuss. Finally, the Miami Herald reported that he possesses an Irish-American ethnicity with a Spanish name ‘Beto’ and not a Latino.

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Beto is his nickname for the shorthand of Robert which his parents have been calling since his birth.

Parents & Education

Beto is the son of a Politician father, Patrick Francis who is a judge of El Paso and a former Democratic country commissioner and a mother, who used to work at a furniture store. 

Growing up, Beto gained knowledge relating to politics from his father as he used to accompany his dad wherever he would go. But, at some point, he hated his father's busy and scheduled life when he was of age 10.

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Later, Beto had to part away from his parents to get higher education in Virginia, Woodberry from El Paso. Graduating from school, he further joined the University of Columbia in New York where he studied English literature and did a part-time job at a publishing house. He also indulges in playing a punk band with his friends in his early teens.

After college, Beto co-founded a software and technology company called Stanton Street Technology Group in his hometown. Eventually, he started working as a real estate investor.

Wife & Children

Working as a real estate investor, he got married to Amy, a daughter of real estate mogul William Sanders on 24 September 2005. His wife Amy is a psychology student from Williams College and a director of the educational development of the La Fi community.

The buds of the relationship bloomed when they had their first date to the Kentucky Club, a bar in Ciudad Juarez in 2003.

Husband-Wife: Beto and Amy in the New Hemisphere. (Source: Beto's Instagram)

The 46-year-old man and his wife are now parenting their three children named Ulysses, Mollky, and Henry. His love for his wife is evident in his social media.

Currently, the family of five reside in El Paso’s Sunset Heights in a mission-style house.

Net Worth

As being a businessman, a real estate investor, and a politician, Beto has accumulated a net worth of $9 million among which $3 million is from his real estate investments and $6 million from other investments.

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Apart from that, the facts he is married to a billionaire’s daughter and being the son of a former politician may also benefit him in some way.

Facts

Explore a few facts about Beto which you might be unaware of:

  • Beto was born to a political background family as his father was a Democratic county commissioner.
     
  • He first ventures his own business at his home town and slowly got involved in real estate. As a businessman, he also served for the ElPaso city council and later won the eight-term congressman and became eligible to represent Texas’ 16th congressional district in the U.S House of Representatives in 2012.
     
  • Despite the failure in 2018 against Senate Ted Cruz, he is still looking forward to the 2020 reelection.