|Birthday:||Aug 22, 1964|
|Age:||57 years old|
|Height:||5.7 feet (175cm)|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Politician, Former Federal Prosecutor|
|Last Updated:||January, 2022|
Trey Gowdy is a member of Republic Party and a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina’s 4th district. He also served as chairman of the House Benghazi Committee and the House Oversight Committee. His total net worth in 2022 is estimated to be $700 thousand.
How Did Trey Gowdy Become Rich?
Trey Gowdy (born Harold Watson Gowdy III) was born on August 22, 1964 is a small city Greenville, South Carolina but spent his youth in Spartanburg. He graduated from city’s High School in 1982 and got accepted in Baylor University afterwards. He graduated from there in 1986 receiving a Bachelor of Arts in history. Wanting to continue his education process he got into University of South Carolina School of Law which he successfully graduated three years later.
After receiving Doctor of Jurisprudence decree he worked as a judicial law clerk for several years on South Carolina Court of Appeals and United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. To get additional experience in the field, Trey Gowdy worked at Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough which is located in Greenville, South Carolina. All these jobs didn’t bring much money but they were give the necessary experience for Trey Gowdy to climb the ladder.
In 1994 he was appointed an AUSA, a.k.a federal prosecutor. His most known case was J. Mark Allen for what he received the Postal Inspector’s Award.
Six years later Trey Gowdy run for 7th South Carolina Circuit Solicitor and defeated Holman Gossett. He won the next two in 2004 and 2008, leaving the office in 2012.
During that time Trey Gowdy started receiving additional exposure due to his appearance in TV-programs like Forensic Files, Dateline NBC and SCETV. There aren’t much information on whether he was paid for that or not, but in any case more and more people started to know him.
This helped him to get elected in the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina’s 4th district defeating Bob Inglis in primaries runoff receiving 70% of the votes. He got re-elected in 2012, 2014 and 2016. 2019 was his final years in the U.S. House of Representatives.
During his time in the government Trey Gowdy received fixed salary of 174,000 USD dollars per year. He made $1,566,000 in total for being member of the House of Representatives.
In the latest years Trey Gowdy has released few books as well. In 2018 he wrote ‘The Friendship Challenge: A Six-Week Guide to True Reconciliation – One Friendship at a Time‘ and ‘Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country‘ both co-authored with Tim Scott. In 2020 he published yea another book ‘Doesn’t Hurt to Ask: Using the Power of Questions to Communicate, Connect, and Persuade‘. This time Gowdy was the only author but that didn’t hurt at all: at a time it was Amazon best-seller and it remains the most popular book authored by the former federal prosecutor.
After Trey Gowdy has left the U.S. House of Representatives he mostly does writing and giving interviews. In one of them he said that ‘I want to be remember as federal prosecutor, because that is who I am.‘.
What Is Trey Gowdy Net Worth?
As of 2022, Trey Gowdy’s net worth is around $700,000. Most of the money he has made were from his membership in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In the last years his net worth climbs up due to him releasing books. The first two books ‘The Friendship Challenge‘ and ‘Unified‘ weren’t successful and didn’t catch attention of the reader but the latest one ”Doesn’t Hurt to Ask‘ sold very well on Amazon and received many positive reviews. It is unknown how much money did Trey Gowdy made out of it, but the sum is definitely above 100 thousand USD.
Additional income comes from TV-show ‘The Wise Guys: America’s Future‘. The first episode aired on January 10, 2021 on Fox.
Trey Gowdy also has his own podcast on Fox News.
In the future years Trey Gowdy net worth will continue to increase.
How Trey Gowdy Spends His Money?
Trey Gowdy lives in Spartanburg with his family in his house. He mostly spends money on well-being of his children.
- Trey Gowdy is married to a former miss Spartanburg Terri Gowdy. In the past she got 2nd place in the Miss South Carolina competition. Now she is a first-grade teacher in the Spartanburg School District. The couple has two children named Abigail and Watson.
- Some people wondered whether Trey Gowdy is gay, but that’s definitely not the case.
- You can buy t-shirt ‘Trey Gowdy For President 2024‘ on Amazon. Maybe he’ll run for presidency one day, who knows?