Chris Christie Wife, Family, Net Worth
American politician Chris Christie is best known as the former Governor of the state of New Jersey. He is also famous as an ABC News contributor. Chris while working as the US attorney for New Jersey, executed more than 130 public officials for corruption. He also volunteered for President George H. W. Bush's 1992 re-election campaign.
How Much Is Chris Christie's Net Worth?
Chris Christie has a net worth of $4 Million. He derived his wealth from his career as an American politician. Chris was the 55th Governor of the State of New Jersey and had an annual salary of $175,000. He was elected as the Governor of the state of New Jersey on 10 January 2010.
In addition to his salary, Chris received $95,000 a year allowance for official purposes. Chris spent over $300,000 of a government state allowance within five years for food, alcoholic drinks, and desserts. However, he returned leftover funds from the allowance every year to the state.
Chris also gathered his income as being a former federal prosecutor. After leaving his post as governor, he became an ABC News contributor in 2018. Thus, he also earned a considerable fortune from his job as a news contributor.
Marries Mary Pat Christie; Parents Of Four
Chris and Mary Pat met each other at the University of Delaware. Chris, who was one year senior to Mary, fell for Mary and started dating.
Chris then married his girlfriend, Mary in 1986. The family of two now is blessed with four children named Andrew Christie, Bridget Christie, Patrick Christie, Sarah Christie. The couple is often seen together attending several events. Back on 19 January 2011, he with his wife arrived for the State Dinner in honor of Chinese President Hu.
Chris with his wife arrives for the State Dinner in honor of Chinese President Hu 19 January 2011 (Photo: heavy.com)
After, Chris became Governor, his wife Mary left her full-time job on Wall Street as a bond trader in other to help him. She helped to raise a fund of $40 million for a hurricane-relief caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Chris Goes Through Lap-Band Weight Loss Surgery
Chris had struggled with his weight and decided to lose weight to undergo lap-band weight loss surgery to lose weight in 2013. After the surgery, he dropped his weight by 85 pounds. After he successfully lost his weight he said in an interview;
"It's the best thing that I've ever done for my health. And I look back on it now and wish I'd done it years ago."
Even after losing weight, he went through the embarrassing moment during WFAN trial in July 2017. An infamous caller called Mike called him as fat a**. During the heated conversation, Mike showed his rage against the former governor and said,
Governor, next time you want to sit on a beach that is closed to the entire world but you, you get your fat a** in a car and go to one that is open to all of your constituents, not just you and yours.
Chris Christie's Family
Chris is a son of Wilbur James Christie and Sondra Grasso. He belongs to mix ethnic background has his father was of half German, Irish, and Scottish ancestry while her mother belongs to Italian (Sicilian) descent. His mother died in 1994. Though he kept the information about dad a low-key, his dad often shows up at Christie's town hall meetings and public appearances. His father is also known by his nickname 'Bill Christie.'
Chris Christie was born 6 September 1962 in Newark, New Jersey, United States. His real name is Christopher James Christie. Chris completed his high schooling from Livingston High School in 1980. Later, he went to University of Delaware and completed graduation in political science in 1984. He further joined Seton Hall University School of Law in 1987 to complete a degree in law.