Christopher James Christie Net WorthReal Name: Christopher James Christie
Date of Birth: 06/06/1962
Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey
2017 Net Worth: $4 Million
Profession: Republican Governor State of New Jersey, Republican Presidential Candidate 2016
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Christopher James “Chris” Christie was born in Newark, New Jersey, in June of 1962. His family moved to Livingston, New Jersey, after the riots that occurred in Newark in 1967. Christie served as class president at Livingston High School and campaigned in 1977 for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Kean. Christie’s mother was a Democrat, his father a Republican. After graduating from the University of Delaware, Christie attended Seton Hall University School of Law, where he received his J.D. in 1987.
Christie began his career working for a law firm and specializing in securities law. Christie was registered statehouse lobbyist for Dughi and Hewit between 1999 and 2001. He volunteered for George H.W. Bush’s reelection campaign in 1992. It was after this that Christie decided to run for office himself. In 1993, Christie ran against then New Jersey Senate Majority Leader John H. Dorsey but the campaign ended quickly after the validity of his petition to appear on the ballot was questioned and deemed to be invalid. George Bush appointed Christie as the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey in December of 2001, even though he had no experience in criminal law and had never worked in a federal courtroom. Christie successfully ran for Governor of New Jersey and took office in January of 2010. He rejected moving his family to the governor’s mansion in Drumthwacket, but lives in his private residence in Mendham Township.
Christie has balanced the state’s budget without raising taxes, although he did make cuts to the earned income tax credit program and other property tax relief programs.
Christie announced his bid to run as a Republican candidate in the 2016 Presidential election in June of 2015. He has stated that he believes both parties have failed the American people and that he would seek a compromise between the parties.
Christie recently denounced presidential candidate Donald Trump, stating that Trump as a liar when Trump stated that he saw thousands of Muslims cheering in the streets of New Jersey as the World Trade Center Towers collapsed on 9/11.
The New Jersey governor is currently behind in the polls and it remains to be seen if he will go to the White House. Christie is married and has four children. His net worth is currently estimated at $4 million.