Karl Rove Biography
Karl Rove whose full name is Karl Christian Rove is an American Republican political consultant, lobbyist, and policy advisor. From 2000 until 2007, he worked as a senior adviser to President George W. Bush. From 2004 through 2007, Rove served as Deputy Chief of Staff. He worked in the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Public Liaison, Political Affairs, and Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House. Rove was also the White House’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, supervising the policy-making process.
Karl Rove Age
Rove is 71 years old as of 2021. He was born December 25, 1950, in Denver, Colorado, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 25th December every year.
Karl Rove Height
Rove stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in (1.7m).
Karl Rove Family
Rove was born to parents in Denver, Colorado. He grew up in Sparks, Nevada, as the second of five children. Rove’s parents divorced when he was 19, and his adoptive father worked as a geologist. His family relocated to Salt Lake City in 1965, where he enrolled in high school and excelled as a debater.
Rove’s mother was depressed and had considered suicide several times throughout her life. Rove’s adoptive father abandoned the family in December 1969, and their mother divorced him soon after. After the divorce, she returned to Nevada, and Rove’s siblings briefly resided with relatives.
His aunt and uncle informed him that the guy who had reared him was not his biological father, but rather his adopted father. Rove and his older brother Eric were both the children of a different guy. Rove’s mother committed suicide in Reno, Nevada on September 11, 1981. She had barely been married for three months when she chose to divorce her third and final spouse.
Karl Rove Wife
On July 10, 1976, Rove married Houston socialite Valerie Mather Wainwright. In January 1977, he relocated to Texas. “The wedding [that] was so magnificent that [we] still recall it with awe,” his sister and father stated. In early 1980, Rove and Wainwright divorced. Rove married Darby Tara Hickson, a breast cancer survivor, graphic artist, and former Karl Rove & Company employee, in January 1986.
Andrew Madison Rove, Rove, and Hickson’s son, attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. In December 2009, Rove and Hickson divorced. Rove married lobbyist Karen Johnson in Austin, Texas, in June 2012. George W. Bush and Steve Wynn were among the guests at the wedding.
Karl Rove Net Worth
Rove has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a journalist.
Karl Rove Salary
Rove earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Karl Rove Education
He went to the University of Utah, George Mason University, the University of Maryland-College Park, and the University of Texas at Austin, among other schools. Rove has taught graduate students at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition, he has taught students in the university’s Journalism and Government departments as part of a dual appointment.
Karl Rove Career
Karl Rove became a political contributor for Fox News Channel (FNC) in February 2008. He also contributes to the Wall Street Journal as a columnist. Rove has offered commentary for the 2012 Republican Presidential primaries and caucuses since becoming a contributor. He also made his debut on Super Tuesday during the 2008 Presidential election coverage.
Prior to joining FNC, Rove served on President George W. Bush’s presidential campaign in 2000 and his reelection campaign in 2004, culminating to his most recent and prominent position as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Bush administration. He also worked as the President’s senior advisor and assistant.
Rove worked as a political consultant for a number of Republican candidates before becoming Deputy Chief of Staff, including Bill Clements and Phil Gramm. Rove was the president of the public affairs firm Karl Rove & Company, served on the Republican National Committee, and lectured at the University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs. Rove attended the University of Utah where he began his career with the College Republicans as their executive director and later went on to become chair of the organization.
Karl Rove On Trump
In March 2021, Donald Trump escalated his battle with the Republican establishment by attacking Karl Rove, who condemned Trump’s first address after leaving office as being big on grievances but short on vision. In a statement sent by his Palm Beach, Florida office, Trump expressed his displeasure.
“He’s a haughty jerk who gives lousy advise and always has a plan,” In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, Rove said Trump’s speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference was lacking.
Only 68 percent of CPAC attendees wanted Trump to run for president again in 2024, according to a straw poll, while 32 percent did not want him to run or had no view. Despite his team’s recommendations, Trump’s CPAC speech was notable for revisiting his unsubstantiated charges of electoral fraud in his November loss to President Joe Biden.
Karl Rove Religion
In a 2007 interview with the New York Review of Books, atheist Christopher Hitchens asserted that Rove was “not a believer.” In an email conversation in 2010, Rove told Kamy Akhavan of ProCon.org that Hitchens had misconstrued one of his quotes. It was a sense that some White House officials’ faith was stronger than his own. Rove claims to be a devout Christian who worships at both an Anglican and a Bible-centered Episcopal church in Washington.
Karl Rove Fox News
Rove works at Fox News alongside other Fox News anchors who include;
- Jamie Colby
- Byron York
- Trey Yingst
- Kiron Skinner
- Dan Springer
- Nicole Saphier
- Katie Pavlich
- Marc Siegel
- Austin Westfall
- Ashley Strohmier