Matt Gaetz is a well-known politician in the United States. He is the representative for Florida’s first congressional district in the United States Congress. Matt is also known by the nickname “Baby Gaetz. He is a staunch supporter of Donald Trump, the former president of the United States. Matt Gaetz net worth is expected to be approximately $700 thousand in 2022.
|Full Name||Matthew Louise Gaetz II|
|Birth Date/ Age||May 7, 1982/ 38 years old|
|Birth Place||Hollywood, Florida, United States|
|Profession||Lawyer and Politician|
|Net Worth||$700 thousand|
Early Life and Family of Matt Gaetz
Matt Gaetz was born in the United States on May 7, 1982, in Hollywood, Florida. Matthew L. Gaetz II is his full name. Erin, his younger sister, worked as the digital content director for Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign in 2016.
Don Gaetz, Matt’s father, is a politician who served in the Florida State Senate from 2006 to 2016. Jerry Gaetz, his grandpa, has also served as mayor of Rugby, North Dakota.
At the 1964 Republican National Convention, Matt witnessed his grandfather’s death live on television. He was a 16-year-old boy when he witnessed his grandfather’s death from a heart attack.
Matt graduated from Niceville High School with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Following that, he enrolled at Florida State University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary sciences in 2003. He graduated from William & Mary Law School with a Juris Doctor degree in 2007.
Matt Gaetz Political Career and Net Worth
He began working at Anchors & Gordon, a Fort Walton-based law firm, shortly after getting his J. D. In 2010, he began his political career by running for state representative in Florida’s Republic party. With a 66 percent vote, he defeated his Democratic opponent, Jan Fernald.
Matt launched his candidacy for Florida’s 1st District state senate seat in 2013. In 2016, he withdrew his name from the race and decided to run for the United States House of Representatives, where he represented Florida’s 1st congressional district. On August 30, 2016, he was elected as the new representative for Florida’s 1st congressional district.
Matt describes himself as a populist libertarian. He is an outspoken Trump supporter. Matt also introduced the States Act, which would prevent federal meddling in states that have legalized cannabis for recreational and medical use. Matt is a member of the House Judiciary Committee as well.
Matt Gaetz Personal Life
Ginger Luckey is Matt Gaetz current girlfriend. Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR, is her sister. On December 30, Matt proposed to his lady love at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club.
Matt is currently in the news for allegedly breaking federal sex trafficking rules by having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old underage girl in 2019. The Department of Justice began an inquiry into the alleged case in March 2021.
The department also accuses him of bribing the minor lady to accompany him across state borders. Matt, on the other hand, categorically disputed the accusation.
Matt Gaetz Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Matt Gaetz stands 170 cm (5 feet 7 inches) tall. His physical weight is 70 kilograms (154 pounds). Gaetz’s eye color is black, and he has brown hair. He’s also well-known for his pleasant demeanour.
Matt Gaetz Net Worth
By 2022, Matt Gaetz will have amassed a net worth of $700,000. His net worth was estimated to be around $388,000 in 2016, according to his financial statement. He donated $200 thousand from his net worth to a congressional campaign at the time.