Newt Gingrich Biography
Newt Gingrich (Newton Leroy Gingrich) is an accomplished American journalist, author, and politician currently working at FNC. He served as the 50th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives between 1995 and 1999. In addition, he is a Republican and the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 6th congressional district serving north Atlanta between 1979 and 1999 when he resigned.
Newt Gingrich Age
How old is Gingrich? He is 79 years old as of 2023. Gingrich was born on 17th June 1943. He celebrates his birthday on June 17th every year.
Newt Gingrich Education
Gingrich attended and graduated from Baker High School in Columbus, Georgia, in 1961. While in high school, he visited the site of the Battle of Verdun. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at Emory University in Atlanta where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1965.
He continued with his studies at Tulane University and earned an M.A in 1968 and a Ph.D. in European history in 1971. Gingrich spent six months in Brussels working on his dissertation. He joined the history department in 1970 at West Georgia College.
Newt Gingrich Height|Weight
Gingrich stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs
Newt Gingrich Family
Gingrich was born to Kathleen “Kit” and Newton Searles McPherson. Gingrich was adopted by his stepfather Robert Gingrich who married his mother in 1946 after his parents divorced. Robert, his father served as a career Army officer. He grew up in Hummelstown and on military bases where his dad was stationed.
Newt Gingrich Wife
Gingrich has tied the knot three times in his life. First, he married Jacqueline May (“Jackie” Battley) in 1962. May was his former high school teacher. He married at the age of 19 years while Jacqueline was 26. The couple was blessed with two kids. Gingrich filed for a divorce in 1980 after he started an affair with Marianne Ginther. The divorce was completed in 1981 and Gingrich was ordered to provide for his daughters. Jackie died at the age of 77 in 2013.
Gingrich married Marianne Ginther in 1981. This was six months after he divorced Jackie. His newly wedded wife helped him get out of arrears. Gingrich began an affair with Callista Bisekwhile still married to Ginter in 1993. Bisek was a House of Representatives, staffer. Newt filed for divorce from Ginter in 1999 after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The second marriage had no children. Ginter suggested an open marriage but Gingrich disputed the suggestion.
Gingrich tied the knot with Callista Bisek in 2000, four months after divorcing Ginter. The couple resides in McLean, Virginia.
Newt Gingrich Children
Gingrich and his first wife Jacqueline May were blessed with two daughters, hence he has not disclosed information regarding his daughters.
Newt Gingrich Career
Gingrich is popularly known as the architect of the “Contract with America” that helped the Republican Party reclaim a majority in the House for the first time in 40 years and a former speaker of the U.S house of representatives. Additionally, he was also a Republican candidate for president of the United States in 2012. Currently, he is the chairman of Gingrich 360, a full-service American consulting, education, and media production group that connects the past, present, and future to inspire audiences, solve challenges, and develop opportunities.
He is the host of the “Newt’s World” podcast, a dynamic new weekly series that offers context to today’s world through entertaining stories and conversations. The podcast is distributed by Westwood One. He is the author of 36 books including 16 fiction and nonfiction New York Times bestsellers, such as “Understanding Trump and Trump’s America: The Truth About Our Nation’s Great Comeback.”
Gingrich has served as the longest teacher for both the Joint War Fighting course for Major Generals and Capstone for rising generals. Moreover, he has served as a member of the Defense Policy Board, and the Terrorism Task Force for the Council on Foreign Relations, and he co-chaired the Task Force on United Nations Reform.
Newt Gingrich Salary|Net Worth
Gingrich has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earned from his broadcasting career.
Newt Gingrich Social Media Platforms
He is very active on social media platforms and has over 2.2M followers on Twitter, 254k followers on Instagram, and over 1M followers on Facebook.