What is Fred Upton net worth ?
Fred Upton net worth 2021: Frederick Stephen Upton is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 6th congressional district. Fred Upton net worth is $79.0 million. Keep reading to find out more.
Early life, education, and early political career
Upton was born in St. Joseph, Michigan, the son of Elizabeth B. and Stephen Edward Upton. Upton attended Shattuck-Saint Mary’s, graduating in 1971.
He earned a B.A. in journalism from the University of Michigan in 1975. He was a member of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, Peninsular Chapter and became a sports editor at The Michigan Daily and thought he might someday cover the Chicago Cubs.
He served on the congressional staff of U.S. Congressman David Stockman (R-MI) from 1976 to 1980. He was in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1985, while Stockman served as OMB Director.
U.S. House of Representatives
Upton ran in Michigan’s 4th congressional district against incumbent Republican U.S. Congressman Mark Siljander, Stockman’s successor. Upton won the Republican primary 55%–45%. He won the general election with 62% of the vote. Upton won re-election to a second term with 71% of the vote.
Upton faced a challenge in the Republican primary by Ed Fredericks, ultimately defeating Fredericks by a margin of 63%–37%. In the general election, he won re-election to a third term with 58% of the vote.
After redistricting, Upton decided to run in the newly redrawn Michigan’s 6th congressional district, winning re-election in 1992 to a fourth term with 62% of the vote.
After redistricting, Upton faced a primary challenge from state senator Dale Shugars. Upton defeated Shugars 66%–32%. He won the general election with 69% of the vote.
Upton defeated Democrat Scott Elliott, an art gallery owner, 65%–32%. Upton won reelection with 55.89% of the vote against Democratic candidate Jon Hoadley (40.19%), Libertarian Party candidate Jeff Depoy (2.75%), and Green Party candidate John Lawrence (1.17%).
Upton’s grandfather and namesake, Frederick Upton, was co-founder with his brother Louis Upton of appliance manufacturer and marketer Whirlpool Corporation, headquartered in Benton Harbor. He and his wife have two children. Upton’s niece is supermodel Kate Upton.
Upton is a supporter of Michigan Wolverines athletics, as well as an enthusiastic Chicago Cubs baseball fan. He is a member of the Emil Verban Society.
Fred Upton Net Worth
Fred Upton net worth is $79.0 million making him one of the richest politician in United States. Upton is the first and only Representative in American history to vote in favor of impeachment of two U.S. presidents; he voted for the impeachment of Bill Clinton in 1998 and for Donald Trump during his second impeachment in 2021.
Fred Upton wealth Summary
|Net worth||$79.0 million|
|Full name||Frederick Stephen Upton|
|Date of Birth||April 23, 1953|