Kellyanne Conway, the American pollster, political consultant and pundit, who is currently serving as the Counselor to the President in the administration of US President Donald Trump, is worth $40 million.

Early Life

Kellyanne Elizabeth Conway was born in Atco, New Jersey, U.S. Conway attended St. Joseph High School. She was an active child while she grew up. She sang in the choir, played field hockey, worked on floats for parades and was a cheerleader.

Kellyanne graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Trinity College, Washington, D.C. She also earned a Juris Doctor with honours from the George Washington University Law School in 1992.

She worked on a blueberry farm for eight summers and credits her work ethics for her experience from there.

Conway is married to George T. Conway III, and the couple has four children.

Career

Research and Commentator

After graduation, Conway initially served as a judicial clerk for Judge Richard A. Levie of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

Conway began her career in polling business with Wirthlin Group, a Republican polling firm, where she worked as a research assistant. In 1995, she founded her firm, the Polling Company. Some of the noteworthy clients of her company include Vaseline, American Express and Hasbro.

She has worked for political figures like Congressman Jack Kemp, Senator Fred Thompson, former Vice President Dan Quayle, Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Congressman Mike Pence and Senate Candidate Todd Akin.

She has also directed demographic survey projects for companies like American Express, ABC News, Major League Baseball and Ladies Home Journal.

Conway has also appeared as a commentator on polling and political science on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, NY1 and Fox News Channel. She has also appeared as a commentator on several radio programs.

She has guest starred in several TV shows including Watters’ World, Fox and Friends, State of the Union with Jake Tapper, Erin Burnett OutFront, Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner, The Story with Martha MacCallum, Special Report with Bret Baier, Mornings with Maria Bartiromo, The Lead with Jake Tapper, Morning Joe, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo and The O’Reilly Factor.

Presidential Election

In 2016, Conway endorsed Ted Cruz in the 2016 Republican presidential primary. When Cruz was suspended of his campaign, she was hired for a senior advisory position by Trump on his presidential campaign.

Conway is the first woman to successfully run an American Presidential Campaign and the first woman to run a Republican general election presidential campaign.

Books

Conway co-authored a book “What Women Really Want: How American Women Are Quietly Erasing Political, Racial, Class and Religious Lines to Change the Way We Live”.

Controversies

Conway is not free of controversies. Just hours after Donald Trump was sworn in as President, Conway punched a man at the inauguration ball to break up a scuffle between two fighting men.

Conway used the phrase “Alternative facts” to defend statements made by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer regarding inauguration’s crowd size. The phrase was considered as obfuscatory language style. She was banned by MSNBC to appear on their show “Morning Joe” for her being “out of the loop” and “in none of the key meetings”.

Kellyanne Conway Net Worth

Kellyanne Conway is worth $40 million. Her annual salary comes up to $179,700 according to the reports released by the White House. Through her company, Conway earned over $800,000 in business income for her work in 2016.

Her net worth is expected to rise while she continues to work under President Trump, by avoiding costly taxes and conflicts of interests in the process.

Houses, Investments and Cars

She recently bought a mansion in Massachusetts Avenue Heights, in D.C area for $8 million. The 15,000 sq. ft. House which sits on a half an acre land has eight bedrooms, 11.5 bathrooms, wine cellar, billboards room, library and a pool.

In 2001, she bought a condo with her husband in Trump World Tower.

Conway currently lives in Alpine, New Jersey with her family. The Alpine Country Club memberships can cost up to $75,000 plus $25,000 a year in dues.

Most of Conway’s assets which are valued at around $31 million are held either in cash or money market securities. She owns stock in Pfizer, Kraft Heinz and Mondelez, Altria and Philip Morris.

Her collection of cars includes Porsche and Ferrari.

Conclusion

Kellyanne Conway had made a fortune well before she became the Counsellor to the President, through her company The Polling Company. Though her husband, George Conway is one of the wealthiest personalities and has independently reached the position that she is in today out of sheer will.