Matt Gaetz Net Worth : Political Career & Lifestyle

American Congressman Matt Gaetz net worth is estimated to be $700 thousand.  

Gaetz, a thirty-nine years old lawyer-turned-politician, is a well-known name in American politics.

He has built his public profile at an impressive rate with frequent media appearances on various instances.

He is Outspoken and consistent in vocalizing his loyalty to former American president Donald Trump; he is a conservative Republican. 

Matt Gaetz Photo
Matt Gaetz

Apart from Trump’s devout support that helped him rise swiftly to power, the good-looking politician is also backed up by money and connections.

Find out about Gaetz’s family history, net worth, personal life, and many more exciting details all in one place.    

Early Life

On May 7, 1982, Matt Gaetz was born in Hollywood, Florida, to Don Gaetz and  Victoria Quertermous.

Named after his great-grandfather,  Matthew Louis Gaetz II is his full name.

He completed his high school education at Niceville High School in 2000.

He then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Sciences degree in 2003 from Florida State University and a Juris Doctor Degree in 2007 from William & Mary Law School.

In the following year, he was successfully admitted to the Florida bar.

Family 

Gaetz is not a new name in politics. Both his father and his paternal grandfather were active politicians. 

Jerry Gaetz, his grandfather, held office as the Mayor of Rugby, North Dakota, and was a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota.

On the unfortunate day of the 1964 Republican National Convention, Jerry died of a heart attack on a live television broadcast while his son watched the TV incident.      

After a career as a successful businessman, Don Gaetz turned to politics. From 2006 to 2016, he was a member of the Florida State Senate and acted as the Senate president from 2012-2014.

His mother, Victoria Quertermous, worked as a pharmacist for more than a period of 20 years.

Apart from the patriarchal lineage of politics, Matt also has had the benefit of belonging to a wealthy family.

Don and Victoria share a net worth of $29.6 million between stocks, real estate investments, companies, and personal assets.

Quick Facts

Here are some quick facts on Matt Gaetz.

Full Name  Matthew Louis Gaetz II
Net Worth $700 thousand
Birth Date May 7, 1982
Age [ calculate_years datestring=”03/07/1982″] years old
Birth Place Hollywood, Florida, United States
Nick Name Matt Gaetz , Baby Gaetz
Religion Baptist
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education Niceville High School (graduated in 2000)

Florida State University (graduated with a Bachelor of Science 

in 2003)

William & Mary Law School (graduated in 2007)

Horoscope Taurus
Father’s Name Don Gaetz
Mother’s Name Victoria (Vicky) Quertermous
Siblings Erin Gaetz
Height 5’7” (170 cm) (1.70 m)
Weight 65 kg  (120 lbs)
Hair Colour Brown
Eye Color Grey
Shoe Size 6 US
Hobbies Gulf, Fishing
Favorite Music Genre Country and Classic Rock
Pets Dog named Scarlet
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Unmarried
In Relationship With Ginger Luckey (engaged in 2020)
Children No legal children to date
Profession Lawyer and Politician
Political Party Republican Party
Political Positions Member of the Florida House of Representatives 

(2010- 2016)

Member of U.S. House of Representatives 

(2017- end of the term in 2023)

Salary $174,000 per year
Publications Firebrand: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the MAGA 

Revolution (2020)

Awards (need to omit this from the table and mention below) American Conservative Union Foundation, Award for

Conservative Excellence, 2018

American Conservative Union, Defender of Liberty, 2013

Florida Automobile Dealers Association, Legislator of the

Year, 2013

Florida Bar Association, Legislator of the Year, 2013

Florida Medical Association, Legislator of the Year, 2013

Award, 2013

Florida Sheriffs Association, Legislative Champion, 2013

Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, Freshman of the Year

, 2011

Social Media Twitter

Instagram 

Facebook 

Last Update January, 2022

Matt Gaetz: Net worth & Income

Matt Gaetz has a net worth of $700 thousand in January, 2022. 

He earns a salary of $174 thousand as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.  

 His net worth amount is mainly composed of real estate investments, stakes in private companies, and salary. 

Gaetz enjoyed a net worth of over $1 million in 2010, although earning only $29,000 that year. 

In 2016, he disclosed his net worth to be around $500 thousand in his personal financial disclosure.

Net Worth of Matt Gaetz in Different Currencies

Let’s have a look into Matt Gaetz’s net worth in different currencies, including the cryptocurrency BitCoin. 

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 592,830
Pound Sterling £ 506,439
Australian Dollar A$ 941,518
Canadian Dollar C$ 880,376
Indian Rupee ₹ 52,234,350
BitCoin ฿ 22.10

Matt Gaetz Houses

Gaetz lived in a house in Santa Rosa Beach in Florida, which his parents bought in 1991 at $125,000. 

The house was used as the home of Truman and his family in a movie starring Jim Carrey, “The Truman Show” in 1998.

Gaetz was 15 years old at that time. 

Gaetz's Home
Home of Matt Gaetz (Source: https://30a.com/seasides-truman-house/)

Later on, he goes on to express that the world is a stage and one must keep the act up; in his autobiographical book, an outlook he said that he got from the storyline of “The Truman Show ”.  

Matt Gaetz: Lifestyle

Political Inclination

An avid supporter of former president Donal Trump, he was labeled as “one of the most enthusiastic defenders of President Trump on cable news” by Politico. 

Donald Trump posing in a selfie with Matt Gaetz.

He posted a selfie once on Twitter taken on the presidential aircraft, the Air Force One, furthering the proof of his close relations with Trump.

Gaetz never failed to speak in Trump’s 2020 re-election campaigns in Florida.

Back in 2018, Gaetz, along with other 18 Republican members of Congress, wrote to the Norwegian Nobel Committee also nominating Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The letter mentioned that the nomination was about Trump’s work to “end the Korean War, denuclearize the Korean peninsula, and bring peace to the region.”  

Showing unwavering support for Trump, he seems to have picked up Trump’s attitude while dealing with accusations and criticisms.

Rather than defending himself with facts, he expresses outright denial and general statements of his intentions with a volley of blame back at the critics.  

Controversies

While not many details of the lifestyle of the political figure are known to the public, he has been frequenting the headlines due to allegations of drunk driving, sex trafficking, and similar incidents.

He was once called one of Congress’s “most controversial members” and is a self-acclaimed “fun-loving politician.”

In 2008, he was taken under arrest for having been driving under intoxication.

While there were accounts that suggested otherwise, he steadfastly denied that he was drunk and was eventually exempted from any charges.

He is currently under a legal investigation by the Department of Justice for having violated the federal sex trafficking laws.

There are allegations of him being in a sexual relationship in 2019 with a 17-year minor girl. 

Furthermore, some members of Congress have claimed that Gaetz had shown them nudes of his sexual partners on his phone in April 2021.  

The Federal investigation on Gaetz encompasses examining whether he used campaign funds in his private luxury expenses.

Amidst all this, he has denied all the charges and blamed anti-nationalist forces for conspiring against him and his family.

Despite the serious charges against him, he refuses to resign from Congress.

Matt Gaetz With Nestor Galban who he clais his son
Matt Gaetz With Nestor Galban, who he claims his son

In another revelation, Gaetz has recently shared that his Cuban ex-girlfriend’s brother has been living with him, and their relationship is that of a father and a son.

However, they have not gone through any legal adoption process. 

Nestor Galban is now 19 years old.    

Matt Gaetz: Book Publication

Gaetz’s autobiographical book titled “Firebrand: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the MAGA Revolution” was published in September 2020.

In the book, he talks about his life as a politician fighting for the cause of “Making America Great Again.”

But, despite the seemingly serious title, he also treads on lighter topics of his fun social life in the capital in the pages.

Matt Gaetz: Career

After getting admitted to the Florida Bar in 2008, he worked as an attorney in Keefe, Anchors, Gordon, and Moyle, a law firm in Fort Walton Beach. 

Only three years after graduating from law school, Gaetz started his political career in 2010 when he ran for office in the Florida House of Representatives.

Raising almost $480,000 during his election campaign, he beat his opponent candidate narrowly.

He was reelected in 2012 and 2014 and held office till 2016.

He then competed to represent Florida in the federal elections in 2016.

Assuming office as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, he has been serving as a lawmaker from 2017 till the present.

His term will end in 2023.

Gaetz with his fiancee, Ginger Luckey.
Gaetz with his fiancée, Ginger Luckey.

Gaetz has been dating 26-year-old Ginger Luckey since early 2020.

They had been seen traveling together on several occasions.

At the end of the year, Gaetz proposed, and she accepted.

The first meeting, as well as the proposal, reportedly took place in Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.

Ginger Luckey is the sister of Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR and a former Facebook Executive.

3 Facts about Matt Gaetz

  • He calls himself a “fun-loving politician” in his book.
  • He was opposed to the idea of wearing the mask during the COVID pandemic and was tested positive in November 2020.
  • His ancestry goes back to Germany.

FAQs

When is Matt Gaetz getting married?

 The auspicious day as to when the duo would tie the knot is yet to be announced but will be reported before 2024.

What does his girlfriend do?

Gaetz’s Fiance is currently working as a food analyst in California and is enrolled in an online Harvard Business Program.

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