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How rich is Ron DeSantis?

Name: Ronald Dion DeSantis

Born: September 14, 1978

Occupation: Veteran, author, and politician

Ron DeSantis, fair use
Ron DeSantis, fair use

Ron DeSantis was born in Jacksonville, Florida on September 14, 1978. He has one sibling: Christina.

Ron attended Dunedin High School and graduated in 1997. He studied at Yale University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in history in 2001. He later enrolled in Harvard Law School and received his J.D. in 2005.

He has been married to Casey DeSantis since 2010 and the couple has two children: Mason and Madison. The family currently resides in Palm Coast.

In 2004, while still a Harvard student, he was sworn into the Judge Advocate General Corps of the U.S. Navy at the U.S. Naval Reserve Center. Ron achieved quite a bit during his military service: he was a military prosecutor, he worked with detainees at Guantanamo Bay, deployed to Iraq during the troop surge, and appointed to the Department of Justice as a federal prosecutor. He eventually received the Bronze Star Medal and the Iraq Campaign Medal.

A year after he returned home, Ron published a book, titled “Dreams From Our Founding Fathers: First Principles in the Age of Obama.”

In 2012, Ron participated in federal politics, running for a seat in the House of Representatives as a Republican. He won the GOP primary and then went onto defeat his Democratic opponent, Heather Beaven, by 14 points.

After a couple of terms in the congress, Ron choose to run for the U.S. Senate, succeeding Marco Rubio. However, once Rubio confirmed he was seeking re-election, Ron withdrew his bid.

In January 2018, Ron announced that he was running for governor of the state of Florida, succeeding Governor Rick Scott. He won the primary and will now face Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum in the November election.

Ron has come under scrutiny since his first gubernatorial announcement. One of his campaign advertisements featured his family emphasizing their support for President Donald Trump by teaching his children to “build a wall” and having his daughter where a “Make America Great Again” jumper. In an interview where he complimented Andrew, he stated that the Sunshine State cannot “monkey this up” by adopting a socialist agenda, which caused the left to accuse Ron of racism.

Some of his political positions include legalizing medical marijuana, opposing abortion, auditing the Federal Reserve, reducing the budget deficit, bringing education back to the local level, slashing foreign aid, supporting term limits and abolishing congressional pensions.

We estimate that Ron DeSantis’s net worth is $55,000 (2018).

So how much is $55,000 really?

$55,000 pays for a small portion of the cost to run a gubernatorial campaign, especially in today’s hostile climate. $55,000 can cover about half the salary of a governor.


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