I have always had a healthy dose of respect for women who are breaking new ground for the female population in the world of politics. The politician Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi, who is simply called Nancy Pelosi in the political arena, broke all the shackles of the gender barrier to become the first female Democratic leader of the House of Representatives. She also set a record as the first female Speaker of the House, and this achievement made her the first female politician ever to achieve one of the highest political offices in the history of the United States of America.
Nancy Pelosi did not achieve her lofty position by magic, she started as a volunteer and gradually climbed the ladder, but her big break came in 1987 when she jumped into public office during a special election for California’s eighth district. Below are more details about the great woman of our time.
Biography, How Old is She?
Nancy Pelosi was born March 26, 1940, in Baltimore, Maryland. The leader of the House minority is an Italian-American woman, she was born as the youngest child of Annunciata M. “Nancy” D’Alesandro (mother) and Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr. (father) was born. Nancy’s father was active in politics as a Democratic congressman from Maryland and also served as the former mayor of Baltimore. Her older brother Thomas D’Alesandro III was also active in politics, he was a Democrat and mayor of Baltimore from 1967 to 1971, but left politics voluntarily.
Her educational background goes back to the Institute of Notre Dame, a well-known Catholic school for girls in Baltimore. She later moved to Trinity College in Washington, D.C., where she earned a degree in political science. After graduating, Nancy went into politics and started from scratch as a volunteer for the Democrats. When she joined the party, she was actively involved in party organizing and helped with political campaigns until she attained the enviable position of the first female Democratic leader in the House of Representatives and the first female House Speaker.
Who is Nancy Pelosi’s Husband?
The veteran politician Nancy Pelosi is a happily married woman. She is visibly married to Paul Frank Pelosi, whom she met while still a student at Trinity College. The couple performed the wedding ceremony on September 7, 1963, in the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. After their marriage, they lived in New York for a time but had to move to San Francisco in 1969, where her husband’s brother works as part of the City and County Board of San Francisco.
The couple has lived together since 1963 and has a total of five children, including Alexandra, Paul, Jacqueline, Corinne, and Nancy. One of their children – Alexandra is a journalist and was responsible for reporting on the Republican presidential campaigns in 2000. Alexandra also used this experience to produce a film called Journeys with George.
Nancy’s husband, Paul, is a big name in the business world. He is the owner of Financial Leasing Services, a huge venture capital investment and real estate firm based in San Francisco. From the San Francisco Gate, it is clear that Paul spends three weeks a month in San Francisco running his business, but dedicates one week each month to his family in Washington, D.C., where he spends a lot of time with his wife.
What is Nancy Pelosi’s Net Worth?
According to submissions from the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics (CRP), which based its estimates on facts and figures from public revelations, the politician’s average net worth has changed over the years. In 2004, the CRP estimated Nancy’s net worth at $101,273,023 and ranked her eighth among the 25 richest members of Congress. Prior to that, in 2009, the CRP ranked her 13th out of 25 richest Congressmen and estimated her net worth at $58,436,537.
For the year 2012, the business insider set the Congresswoman’s net worth at $26.4 million. The tabloid also ranked her 13th out of 15 richest Congressmen.
In 2014, Roll Call’s Wealth of Congress Index again put the Congresswoman’s net worth at $29.35 million, putting her in 15th place out of the 50 richest Congresswomen. According to Roll Call’s submissions, both Nancy and her husband own an estimated $14.65 million worth of real estate, including $5 million worth of commercial real estate in San Francisco and a St. Helena vineyard in Napa Valley. Part of Roll Call’s submissions states that Nancy’s wealth has much to do with her husband’s extensive stock investments in well-known companies such as Facebook, Shutterfly, Walt Disney, Apple, Comcast, etc. Roll Call put Nancy’s liability at $13.46 million – including mortgages on seven properties.