|Net Worth:||$18 Million|
|Date of Birth:||August 24, 1955 (67 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Profession:||Public speaker, Author, Politician, Commentator, Minister, Musician, Presenter, and Writer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
What is Mike Huckabee’s Net Worth and Salary?
Early life and Professional beginnings
Mike Huckabee was raised by working-class parents Mae, a clerk for a gas station, and Dorsey, a mechanic, and firefighter.
In 1955, he was conceived in Hope, Arkansas. He is of German, English, and Scots-Irish origin and has a sister named Pat.
Mike got his first job reading the news and the weather for a neighborhood radio station at the age of 14. He attended Hope High School, where in the academic year 1972–1973 he served as president of the student council.
In 1972, he began his work as a pastor at Garrett Memorial Baptist Church. He continued his education at Ouachita Baptist University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in religion in 1978.
Afterward, Mike Huckabee enrolled at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, but dropped out after just one year to specialize in Christian radio.
He joined James Robison, a renowned televangelist, as a staff member when he was 21 years old. After serving as the pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church in Pine Bluff from 1980 to 1986, he was the pastor at Beech Street First Baptist Church in Texarkana from 1986 to 1992.
Beginning of a Political Career
Mike Huckabee ran for lieutenant governor of Arkansas in 1992, but incumbent Democratic senator Dale Bumpers defeated him.
But he triumphed in the subsequent general election, becoming just the second Republican to hold the office of lieutenant governor in Arkansas since Reconstruction. Huckabee won reelection in 1994 and served a full term.
Governor of Arkansas
In 1996, Jim Guy Tucker, the outgoing governor of Arkansas who had been found guilty of fraud and conspiracy, resigned and was replaced by Mike Huckabee.
He first earned a full four-year term in 1998, and he then defeated State Treasurer Jimmie Lou Fisher in the 2002 election to win a second term.
Mike received a lot of praise for his quick response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005; Time Magazine even named him one of the top five governors in the country.
His large number of pardons and commutations during his reign, as well as the size of the state prison system and the number of persons put to death while he was in office, all attracted a lot of criticism. He also faced heavy criticism for other matters.
Huckabee held the third-longest stint as governor of Arkansas by the time his term ended in 2007.
Presidential Election Campaigns
Mike Huckabee announced his candidacy for president on “Meet the Press” in 2007. He finished in second place with roughly 18% of the vote in the Iowa Straw Poll. He received the support of numerous religious activists in November 2007.
Several others reacted negatively, including those who disapproved of a previous statement he made about turning the US into a Christian theocracy.
Mike received 34% of the vote in Iowa’s Republican primary in January 2008, winning.. Although he added victories in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and Arkansas on Super Tuesday, Senator John McCain still held the lead.
In March 2008, Huckabee withdrew from the campaign once it became clear that he would lose Texas. Huckabee said he would run for president in 2016 on the GOP ticket in May 2015.
He decided to put his candidacy on hold, nevertheless, following a lackluster performance in the 2016 Iowa caucuses.
Mike Huckabee is a fervently religious conservative who is opposed to progressive policies like funding for abortion, access to universal healthcare, restrictions on the ownership of firearms, and rights for LGBTQ and immigrant people.
He disbelieves in evolution theory and attributes the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School to a dearth of Christian instruction.
Even after Joe Biden was elected president in 2020, Mike persisted in promoting the false notion that there was electoral fraud.
Mike’s Career in the Media
In 2008, Mike signed a deal with ABC Radio Networks that he kept until 2015 for daily commentary on the radio program “The Huckabee Report.”
He started doing his own weekend show on the Fox News Channel in 2008 as well. He started a daily talk show on Cumulus Media Networks, formerly ABC Radio Networks, in 2012 that featured in-depth interviews and discussions.
Huckabee performs with the classic-rock cover band Capitol Offense in addition to his work as a broadcaster. The band has performed at a variety of get-togethers and political gatherings.
Organizations, Personal life, and Health
Mike Huckabee wed Janet McCain in 1974; the couple has three kids, including Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a former press secretary for the White House.
When he was originally chosen as Arkansas’s governor, he was overweight. After receiving a type 2 diabetes diagnosis in 2003, he was advised to lose weight if he wanted to live for longer than ten years.
He changed his diet and started working out as a result, and over time, he lost close to 110 pounds. Michael participated in many marathons, including the 2005 Marine Corps Marathon, the Little Rock Marathon in 2005 and 2006, and the 2006 New York City Marathon, to support him on his trip.
Over his career, Huckabee has collaborated with numerous organizations. In 1999, he won the vote to lead the Southern Governors’ Association.
He has also held the positions of chair of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, the Southern Regional Education Board, and the Education Commission of the States.
In 2009, Mike and Janet spent $8.39 million on a home in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. In December 2020, they put the house on the market, and a buyer eventually came along for $9.3 million. Here is a video tour of their previous house:
Mike and Janet purportedly paid $1.75 million for a house in Arkansas, where they hope to retire, after selling their home in Florida.
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