REPUBLICAN Senator Kelly Loeffler is reportedly worth millions of dollars and is the richest person in congress.
Before her journey into politics this year, Loeffler worked as a top executive for a stock exchange company and co-owns a WNBA team.
Who is Kelly Loeffler?
Kelly Lynn Loeffler is an American businesswoman and politician serving as the junior United States Senator for Georgia since being appointed in December 2019.
The politician stands at 5feet 9inches tall.
A Republican, Loeffler is a staunch Trump supporter and once said that she doesn’t disagree with anything the president has said or done, according to Fox.
Loeffler has even appeared to align herself with Georgia Republican and congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has endorsed QAnon conspiracy theories.
She was sworn in to the U.S. Senate in January 2020 after Georgia Governor Brian Kemp appointed her to fill the seat of U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson.
She finished second in the November 3 election, advancing to a runoff with Democrat Raphael Warnock scheduled for January 5, 2021.
Is Kelly Loeffler married and does she have children?
Loeffler is married to Jeffrey Sprecher, who is the founder and CEO of ICE.
With a 15 year age gap between them, the pair married in 2004 when Loeffler was 34 and Sprecher was 49.
The two never had any children.
The couple reportedly live in a 15,000-square-foot estate in Atlanta.
What does she do?
Before her transition into politics, Loeffler served as a top executive at the the Intercontinental Exchange, which she joined in 2002.
Loeffler previously held roles in equity research at William Blair & Company and Citi Global Asset Management. She also managed investor relations at Crossroads Investment Advisers, L.P.
She has also worked at companies like Citi and Toyota before she became a Senator.
Loeffler is a co-owner of the WNBA Atlanta Dream, the first woman-owned sports team in Georgia.
Earlier this year, she made headlines for comparing Black Lives Matter protests to “mob rule” and criticized the WNBA for dedicating its season to the movement.
As a result, the player’s union has pushed for her to be removed and has advocated for her to sell her stake.
What’s her net worth?
Loeffler and Sprecher hold a $500million stake in ICE.
Forbes estimates that the couple is worth somewhere between $800 million and as much as $1 billion.
She is the richest person in congress, according to Prospect.
When Loeffler left ICE, she reportedly took with her $9 million in shares and stock options that she was set to forfeit when leaving the company.
This was in addition to her 2019 salary and roughly $3.5 million bonus, according to financial records obtained by the New York Times.
“The Left, The Swamp, and career politicians will use my success to attack me – in the same way they’ve attacked our President and his family – because we reject socialism, champion freedom, and unapologetically support the free enterprise system that made this country great,” Loeffler said in May.
“The ridiculous accusations and desperate lies will be many, but I refuse to apologize for being successful and will do whatever it takes to help Georgia and shake up the status quo in Washington.”
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