Cindy McCain Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 10 Dec, 2018
Facts of Cindy McCain
Date of Birth: 1954 , May-20
Age: 65 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Cindy McCain
Birth Name Cindy Lou Hensley McCain
Nick Name Cindy
Father James Hensley
Mother Marguerite Hensley
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Phoenix
Ethnicity White
Profession Chair, Hensley & Co. Philanthropist
Net Worth $100 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Face Color White
Body Measurements 34-26-33
Famous for 2008 Republican presidential
Married Yes
Married to John McCain (m. 1980)
Children Meghan McCain, John Sidney McCain IV, Bridget McCain, James McCain
Education University of Southern California
Siblings Dixie L. Burd, Kathleen Hensely Portalski
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Arizona businesswoman, and philanthropist, Cindy McCain works with international nonprofit organizations and the wife of U.S. Senator John McCain. She also serves on the Board of Directors for several non-profit philanthropies, including Operation Smile, CARE, and The HALO Trust.

Early Life And Education Of Cindy McCain

Cindy McCain was born on the 20th of May, 1954 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America. She was born to James Hensley and Marguerite Hensley. 

Cindy McCain completed her schooling from 'Central High School'  in 1972 and from the University of Southern California in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts in education. She received a Master of Arts in special education from USC in 1978. 

 Cindy McCain participated in a movement therapy pilot program in USC. The program laid way for a standard treatment for disabled children. Moreover, she also worked for a year as a special education teacher dealing with kids with Down syndrome at Agua Fra High School.

Cindy McCain's Career

Cindy McCain is famous as a wealthy heiress and as the US. Senator John McCain's wife, but she says she'd rather be known as a philanthropist. 

 Cindy McCain campaigned door to door with her husband, John McCain, during his successful first bid for U.S. Congress in 1982.

Cindy and her father invested in a shopping center project with Phoenix banker Charles Keating in 1986. In 1988, Cindy McCain founded a non-profit organization, the American Voluntary Medical Team. The organization aimed to organize trips to disaster-stricken or war-torn third-world areas.

Moreover, it also supplied treatment to poor sick children around the world.  She operated the organization until 1995. Cindy McCain and her organization were honored by 'Food for the Hungry'.

Cindy inherited majority control and became chair of Hensley & Co. upon her father’s demise in 2000. She actively campaigned with her husband for his unsuccessful  Presidential campaign in 2000.

Cindy McCain has actively involved with Operation Smile in 200 for which the organization honored her in 2005. She is on the board of CARE and HALO Trust. She has been making significant financial contributions to these agencies through her family trust.

Cindy McCain's Net Worth

Cindy McCain is the owner of Hensley & Co. ( Hensley Beverage Company), an Anheuser-Busch beer wholesaler. In addition to that, her husband is the US. Senator John McCain. Thus her estimated net worth is a hefty $100 million. 

Moreover, McCain's husband net worth is around $200 million

Cindy McCain's Personal Life

Cindy McCain is currently married to John McCain, the US. Senator and former presidential candidate. They met each other in Hawaii while Cindy was on vacation with her parents. John McCain was married, but separated, from his first wife, Carol McCain.

In April 1980, John and Carol finally got divorced. A month later John married Cindy, with a prenuptial agreement signed beforehand. John and Cindy have three children; Jack, Meghan, and Jimmy. They adopted their fourth child Bridget. Cindy McCain supports her husband’s political dreams.

Her daughter Meghan engaged to Ben Domenech, a former speechwriter and the co-founder of RedState conservative blog.  however, they managed to keep the details away from the media for the most time. 

On 25 August 2018, Cindy McCain died in Arizona surrounded by his family. He was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor last year and went through a longtime medical treatment.