What is Johnny Isakson net worth?
|Net worth||$43 million|
|Date of Birth||December 28, 1944|
|Political Party||Republican party|
Johnny Isakson net worth : John Hardy Isakson is an American politician who served as a United States Senator from Georgia . He is a member of the Republican Party.
Isakson was born on December 28, 1944, in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Julia (née Baker) and Edwin Andrew Isakson, a Greyhound bus driver, who later established an Atlanta real estate firm. His paternal grandparents were of Swedish descent, and his paternal grandfather was born in Östersund. His mother is of mostly British ancestry, and her family has been in the American South since the colonial era.
Isakson served in the Georgia Air National Guard from 1966 to 1972, leaving service as a staff sergeant. Isakson enrolled at the University of Georgia, where he became a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon social fraternity.
Shortly after graduating from UGA, he opened the first Cobb County office of Northside Realty, a prominent Atlanta-area real estate firm that his father, Ed, helped to establish. Isakson became company president in 1979, a post he held for 22 years, during which Northside became the biggest independent real estate company in the Southeast and one of the largest in America.
Early political career
In 1974, Isakson first ran for the Georgia House of Representatives in an eastern Cobb County district and lost. He ran again in 1976 and won. He served seven terms in the House. He won re-election unopposed in 1984 and 1988. In his last four terms (1983–1990), he was the Republican Minority leader. In 1988 and 1996, he was co-chair for U.S. Senator Bob Dole’s presidential primary campaigns.
U.S. House of Representatives
Johnny Isakson contested and won the vacant house of Representative for Georgia in 1999. He was re-elected in 2000 and 2002.
During his tenure in the House of Representatives, Isakson served on the Committee on Education and the Workforce, aiding President Bush in passing the No Child Left Behind Act. As a Representative, Isakson sponsored 27 bills. He was a member of the U.S. House Education Committee. In October 2002, Isakson voted in favor of the authorization of force against the country of Iraq.
Isakson was first elected as senator in 2004. He held onto the position to 2019, when he resigned siting health reasons.
When compared to his Republican peers in the Senate, Isakson was neither more liberal than average nor more conservative than average.
Isakson and his wife, Dianne, have been married since 1968. They have three children and eight grandchildren.
In June 2015, Isakson disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, but added that the diagnosis would not affect his 2016 re-election plans. He continued his campaign and was elected in November 2016 to serve a third six-year term in the Senate. On August 28, 2019, however, Isakson announced that he would resign his Senate seat for health reasons on December 31, 2019.
Johnny Isakson Net Worth
Johnny Isakson net worth is $43 million making him one of the richest politicians in united States.