|Net Worth:||$2 Million|
|Birthday:||Jun 13, 1957|
|Age:||65 years old|
|Height:||5.9 feet (179cm)|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Last Updated:||June, 2023|
Roy Cooper (full name Roy Asberry Cooper III) is a successful American politician who rose to a spotlight in 90s when he was appointed into the North Carolina Senate and later got elected into the State Senate. He has been in politics for more than 30 years and accumulated a lot of wealth. Currently his net worth is estimated at 2 million USD.
How Did Roy Cooper Become Rich?
Roy Cooper was born on June 13, 1957 in Nashville, North Carolina. His mother Beverly Batchelor was a teacher while his father was a successful lawyer and owned a tobacco farm where Cooper worked as a kid.
In 1975 he successfully graduated from Northern Nash High School and later attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In the university he received the Morehead Scholarship. In 1982 Roy Cooper finished the University of North Carolina School of Law and got his Juris Doctor degree.
Shortly thereafter the young lawyer went to work for his father to get experience in the field. In a four years he managed to get valuable contacts and experience that helped him to get elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1986. At a time he wasn’t even 30 years old!
Five years later Mr. Cooper got lucky and was appointed as a senator in North Carolina as the previous senator had to go. In 1997 Roy Asberry Cooper was elected as Democratic majority leader of the North Carolina Senate. At the same time he continued his lawyer practice at Fields & Cooper firm as the managing partner.
In November 2000, he got elected as a North Carolina attorney general and was reelected 4 years later. Around that time he was mentioned first time as a possible candidate for North Carolina from Democratic Party, but Cooper decided it wasn’t the time to run for the governance. In 2012 he was asked to run for the seat once again, yet he declined this offer once again.
Overall, Roy Cooper served four terms as an attorney general and left the place only to run for governor of North Carolina in 2016. His main opponent was Republican Patrick Lloyd McCrory. The former lawyer managed to win the elections receiving only 10,227 votes more votes than Pat McCrory.
During his first term Roy Cooper passed several bills, including “Brunch Bill” and “Britney’s Law”.
On November 3, 2020 he won the election to stay the second term as a governor of North Carolina.
What Is Roy Cooper Net Worth?
In 2023 Roy Cooper net worth exceeded 2 million USD. His wealth mostly comes from 2 source: salary and his law firm which he got from his father.
In 2020 Roy Cooper received $150,969 as elected governor of North Carolina. So in the span of 6 years 2017 – 2022 he earned approximately $900,000.
From 2001 to 2012 he has made over $1 million working as attorney general of North Caroline.
We do not know the exact figures Roy Cooper makes from his law firm, but there are some estimations that he get at least one million each year.
How Roy Cooper Spends His Money?
Roy Cooper spends a lot of money on his family. He has 3 beautiful daughters and he did all he good to give them proper education and skills.
- Roy Cooper is married to Kristin Cooper. He lives in a happy marriage and has three daughters: Claire, Natalie and Hillary.
- His brother Pell C. Cooper is also a lawyer. He is a district court judge for the 7A and the 7BC Judicial Districts, which preside over Nash, Wilson, and Edgecombe counties of North Carolina.
- On July 8, 2022 Roy Cooper signed 11 bills including legislation that addresses domestic violence, sexual assault, and sales of alcoholic beverages.