Net Worth: $26.4 Million
- Source of Wealth Investments, Real estate, Politics
- Birth Place Baltimore, Maryland, United States
- Height N/A
- Marital Status Married (Paul Pelosi)
- Full Name Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro
- Nationality United States
- Date of Birth March 26, 1940
- Ethnicity Italian
- Weight N/A
- Occupation Politician (Democratic Leader), Businesswoman
- Education Trinity Washington University
- Children 5 (Nancy, Christine, Jacqueline, Paul, Alexandra)
The first female Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi has a net worth of $26.4 million as of June 2012, down roughly $8 million from 2011. Pelosi’s drastic growth, from an initial $21.7 million in 2009, is attributed to stock gains and smart investments. Her husband reported raking in $1 million to $5 million in 2010 from a sale of Apple stocks. The couple also has a commercial property in San Francisco and a home in St. Helena, California, each valued between $5 million and $25 million. She also has a stake in some valuable residential real estate in Sacramento. All rank-and-file members of Congress received salaries of $174,000 last year. As speaker in 2010, Pelosi was paid $223,500, and House and Senate majority and minority leaders garnered $193,400. In 2011, Pelosi’s husband Paul lost as much as $10 million on investments in the United Football League and the Sacramento Mountain Lions. He lost $1 million to $5 million investing in the league itself, and the same amount on the individual team.
Nancy Pelosi became the Speaker of the House of Representatives on 4 January 2007, which made her the first woman ever to hold the post. Nancy Pelosi graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C. in 1962, then married businessman Paul Pelosi and moved to his native San Francisco. She worked her way up through the state Democratic party before entering Congress after a special election in California’s 8th District in 1987. The 8th District, which includes much of San Francisco, is considered one of the more liberal districts in the United States, and thus Nancy Pelosi has often been accused of extreme liberalism by her political opponents. She was named Minority Leader in November of 2002, becoming the first woman to lead a political party in the history of the U.S. Congress. After Democrats won control of the House of Representatives in the national elections of November 2006, Nancy Pelosi was elected Speaker of the House for the session beginning in 2007 and then re-elected in 2009 as fellow Democrat Barack Obama took office. Republicans won control of the House in the elections of 2010, and Pelosi was replaced as Speaker by Republican John Boehner of Ohio. She continues to represent the 8th District.