Karl Rove Bio, Wiki, Age, Spouse, WSJ, Fox News, Trump, and Net Worth

Karl Rove Bio, Wiki

Karl Rove (Full name: Karl Christian Rove) is an American Republican political consultant, lobbyist, and policy advisor. He previously served as senior advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000 to 2007. Rove was also Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004 to 2007. At the White House, he dealt with the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Public Liaison, Political Affairs, and Intergovernmental Affairs. Additionally, Rove was Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process.

Before Rove was recognized as “The Architect” of President Bush’s 2000 and 2004 campaigns, he served as the president of Karl Rove + Company, located in Austin. It is a public affairs firm that worked for Republican candidates, non-profit groups, and non-partisan causes. Rove currently serves on the University of Texas Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee. He is also on the Board of Trustees for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and the Texas State History Museum Foundation. In addition, Rove is a member of the McDonald Observatory Board of Visitors and the Texas Philosophical Society.

Karl Rove Age

He was born December 25, 1950, in Denver, Colorado, United States. Rove is 70 years old.

Karl Rove Height

He is a man of average stature. Rove stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in (Approx. 1.7 m).

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Karl Rove Family

Rove was born in Denver, Colorado to his parents. He is the second of five children and was raised in Sparks, Nevada. However, Rove’s parents separated when he was 19 years old and his adoptive father, was a geologist. In 1965, his family located to Salt Lake City, where he entered high school, becoming a skilled debater. Rove’s mother suffered from depression and had contemplated suicide more than once in her life.

In December 1969, Rove’s adoptive father left the family and divorced their mother soon afterward. She moved back to Nevada, and Rove’s siblings briefly lived with relatives after the divorce. He came to learn from his aunt and uncle that the man who had raised him was not his biological father, but adoptive. Both Rove and his older brother Eric were the kids of another man. On September 11, 1981, Rove’s mother committed suicide in Reno, Nevada. This was shortly after she decided to divorce her third and final husband, after only three months.

Karl Rove Spouse

Rove married his third wife lobbyist Karen Johnson in Austin, Texas in June 2012. The ceremony was attended by George W. Bush and Steve Wynn. His first wife was Houston socialite Valerie Mather Wainwright, who he married on July 10, 1976. However, Rove and Wainwright divorced in early 1980.

In January 1986, Rove married his second wife Darby Tara Hickson, a breast cancer survivor, and former employee of his Company. They have one son, Andrew Madison Rove. In December 2009, they divorced. Currently, Rove resides in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., with his wife and also keeps a house near Austin, Texas.

Karl Rove Education

He attended the University of Utah, George Mason University, the University of Maryland-College Park, and the University of Texas at Austin. Rove has taught graduate students at UT Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Additionally, he has also taught undergraduates in a joint appointment from the Journalism and Government departments at the university.

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Rove writes a weekly op-ed for The Wall Street Journal and is a Fox News contributor. He is also the author of the New York Times Bestseller, “Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight.” 

Karl Rove On Trump

In March 2021, Donald Trump intensified his war with the Republican establishment by attacking Rove, who criticized Trump’s first speech since leaving the office for being long on grievances but short on vision. Trump complained in a statement issued by his office in Palm Beach, Florida.

“He’s a pompous fool with bad advice and always has an agenda,” 

Rove wrote in an opinion article in the Wall Street Journal that Trump’s speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference was wanting. He noted that in a straw poll of CPAC participants, only 68% wanted Trump to run for president again in 2024, while 32% did not want him to run or had no opinion. Trump’s CPAC speech was noteworthy for rehashing his unfounded claims of election fraud in his November loss to President Joe Biden, despite advice from his team not to do so.

Karl Rove Religion

Atheist Christopher Hitchens claimed that Rove was “not a believer” in a 2007 interview with the New York Review of Books. However, in 2010, Rove told ProCon.org, Kamy Akhavan, in an email exchange that Hitchens had misinterpreted a quote of his. It was about feeling that the faith of other White House staffers was stronger than his own. Rove stated that he is a practicing Christian who attends an Anglican church in Texas and a Bible-centered Episcopal church in Washington.

Karl Rove Net Worth

Rove is an American political advisor and consultant. He also served as a senior advisor to President George W. Bush. Therefore, he has amassed a decent fortune over the years. Rove’s estimated net worth is $8 million.

Who Is Karl Rove

Rove is an American Republican political consultant, lobbyist, and policy advisor. He previously served as senior advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000 to 2007.

Where Does Karl Rove Live

Currently, Rove lives in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., with his wife and also keeps a house near Austin, Texas.

Is Karl Rove Married

Yes. Rove is married to his third wife lobbyist Karen Johnson since June 2012.

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