Steve Schmidt MSNBC, Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Salary, And Net Worth

Steve Schmidt Bio | Wiki

Steve Schmidt (Full name: Stephen Edward Schmidt) is an American communication and public affairs, strategist. He worked on Republican political campaigns, including those of form US President George W. Bush, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Arizona Senator John McCain.

Also, he served as the senior campaign strategist and advisor to McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. He pushed McCain to select Sarah Palin as his running mate, a choice which  Steve came to regret.

Steve Schmidt Age

He was born on September 28, 1970, in North Plainfield, New Jersey, United States of America. Steve is 52 years old.

Steve Schmidt Height

He is a man of average stature. Steve stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (Approx 1.73 m).

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Steve Schmidt Family

He was born to his parents, a schoolteacher and a telecommunications executive in North Plainfield, New Jersey. Steve was raised in North Plainfield, New Jersey, where he became an Eagle Scout, a tight end on the high school football team,  a two-year member of the National Honor Society,  and also a senior class vice president.

He was one of two graduating seniors voted “most likely to succeed” in 1988 by his classmates at North Plainfield High School.  As a young boy in 1978,  Steve distributed campaign materials for Democrat Bill Bradley’s 1978 United States Senate election in New Jersey.

Steve Schmidt Wife

He was previously married to his ex-wife, Angela Schmidt. They share three children

Steve Schmidt  Education

He joined the University of Delaware in  1988. Steve majored in political science until 1993. He left three credits short of graduation because he did not pass a math course. During his time in college, Steve registered as a Republican. He has revealed that he has been diagnosed with a learning disability that makes higher math difficult for him.

Steve joined the Delta Tau Delta fraternity and was a member of the campus Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program. He did fieldwork for Republican candidates in Delaware, sometimes putting on campaign buttons in class. He completed his final math course in 2013 and received his degree.

Steve Schmidt MSNBC

He previously served as the vice chair at the public relations firm Edelman. His major role was to advise CEOs and senior decision-makers at Fortune 500 corporations. He stepped down in July 2018 to become a political analyst for MSNBC. Steve has been extremely critical of former US President Donald Trump, and of the GOP for supporting him. He renounced the Republican Party as “fully the party of Trump” in June 2018.

Steve made a statement in early December 2020, saying  “The Republican Party is an organized conspiracy for the purposes of maintaining power for self-interest, and the self-interest of its donor class … It’s no longer dedicated to American democracy.” He is the founder of a group called The Lincoln Project which was founded to campaign against former President Trump.

Steve resigned from the board in 2021 in the wake of the John Weaver sexual harassment scandal. He claimed that he had only learned of the allegations in the previous month. However,  this claim was contradicted by a former Lincoln Project employee. Steve announced in a podcast on December 14, 2020, that he planned to register as a member of the Democratic Party.

Steve’s Colleagues at MSNBC Includes:

Jason Johnson – political contributor

Julio Ricardo Varela – columnist

Cenk Uygur – contributor

Steve Schmidt Salary

He currently serves as a political analyst for MSNBC. Steve earns an average salary of $128,396 per year

Steve Schmidt Net Worth

He is an American communications and public affairs strategist who has accumulated an estimated net worth of $7 million.

Who Is Steve Schmidt Married To

He was previously married to his ex-wife, Angela Schmidt which whom he share two children

How Old Is Steve Schmidt

Steve is 52 years old. He was born on September 28, 1970, in North Plainfield, New Jersey, United States of America.

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