Pete Hegseth Biography

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Facts of Pete Hegseth
Date of Birth: 1980 , June-6
Age: 41 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet
Name Pete Hegseth
Birth Name Peter Brian Hegseth
Nick Name "Pete"
Father Brian Hegseth
Mother Penelope Hegseth
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ethnicity White
Profession Journalist
Working For Fox News Channel
Net Worth $2 million
Famous for Vets For Freedom
Married Yes
Married to Meredith Schwarz, Samantha Hegseth
Children 3
Divorce Meredith Schwarz (Div.2009)
Education Princeton University
Siblings 1
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Pete Hegseth is one of the renowned television personalities in journalism. He is also a former executive director of the Vets For Freedom. From 2011 to 2012, he served as a senior counterinsurgency instructor in Counterinsurgency Training Centre in Kabul. He currently serves as a contributor for FOX News Channel.

Early Life And Education Of Pete Hegseth

Pete Hegseth was born Peter Brian Hegseth on 6 June 1980 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, under the birth sign Gemini.

He was raised along with brother Philip Hegseth in Forest Lake, Minnesota. He is the son of Penelope Hegseth and Brian Hegseth.  Hegseth attended the Forest Lake Area High School in Forest Lake, Minnesota.

He later graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelors's degree in Arts in 2003. While in college, he was the editor at a conservative student-run publication of the Princeton Tory.

Later in 2013, Hegseth completed his master's degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

He holds an American nationality and white ethnicity. 

A career in Journalism Field

Pete Hegseth is the author of a highly acclaimed book ‘In The Arena.' He is also a contributor to the Fox News Channel and National Review Online.

Pete Hegseth is a regular correspondent and guest co-host of the Fox network’s morning show Fox and Friends. He has also appeared on Outnumbered, Happening Now, The Kelly File, and America’s Newsroom.

Hegseth served as an Infantry platoon leader at Guantanamo Bay in 2004. He then worked in Baghdad and Samara as an infantry platoon leader.

The media personality has won an Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, and a second Army Commendation Medal.

Hegseth was deployed to Afghanistan in 2012 with the Minnesota Army National Guard where he served as a senior counterinsurgency instructor at the Counterinsurgency Training Center located in Kabul.

Hegseth worked as an Executive Director of Vets for Freedom from 2007 to 2010. He was also one of the members of the reform at the National Rifle Association.

Pete was the CEO of the Concerned Veterans for America from 2012 to 2015. In 2017, he took an interview with President Donald Trump.

Hegseth mocked The New York Times for not covering a story regarding the capture of five ISIS leaders, in Mary 2018. 

He is currently also a part of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as a contributor to the National Review.

Besides, Hegseth had also served as a former military officer. He was a reserve infantry officer in the U.S. Army National Guard. At that time, he received the Army Commendation Medal. 

Peter Hegseth's Net Worth And Salary 

Standing at a height of 6ft, Pete Hegseth has earned a tremendous amount of money from his illustrious career. As per an estimation made by various online sources, his net worth is believed to be no less than $2 million. He is a FOX News Channel contributor where his annual salary is over $102,000.

In February 2017, Hegseth published a book titled In the Arena: Good Citizens, a Great Republic, and How One Speech Can Reinvigorate America. The book was priced at $7.36 for Kindle, $15.39 for Hardcover, and $7.75 for Paperback. 

Married Twice in Life

Pete Hegseth has married twice in his life. His first wife was his high school sweetheart, Meredith Schwarz. The two tied the knot in 2004. Unfortunately, he and his now-ex-wife got a divorce in 2009. They don't share any children.

Just after a year of the divorce, Hegseth got married to Samantha Hegseth in June 2010. He has three children from his second wife.

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Pete Hegseth's first child Gunner was born before their marriage while his second child Bonnie was born in 2012. The couple welcomed their third child in September 2015.

As per some reports, the two got a divorce in 2017 but the official confirmation about the split is still under review. Currently Hegseth is married to Jennifer Rauchet.

Pete Hegseth's Body Measurement 

  • Pete Hegseth's height:  he stands at a height of 6 feet 0 inches (1.83m).
  • Weight: 77 kg
  • Hair Color: Black 
  • Eye Color: Brown 
  • Nationality: American 
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Age: 38 Years Old
  • Birth Name: Peter Brian Hegseth