Lincoln Chafee net worth is $32 million.
He comes from a political family. His father, grandfather and great-grandfather were politicians, members of Republican Party. Lincoln Chafee started his career in policy as the member of Republican Party too, but now he takes part in a race for Presidency as the representative of Democratic Party. How were his political views formed and why did they change?
Lincoln Chafee was born on the 26th of March in 1953 in the family of John and Virginia Chafee. His father was Republican Governor and Senator. His mother worked as environmental activist. He also has three brothers and two sisters. One of his sisters, Tribbie, died in a car accident. His native city is Providence (Rhode Island). There he visited public and private schools, before he entered Phillips Academy. There Linc Chafee was a classmate of Jeb Bush.
After graduating from Public Academy, the future politician entered Brown University, where he got degree in Classics.
He also attended horseshoeing school and started his career as a blacksmith. He worked as a farrier during 7 years. Then, in 1985, he decided to follow his father’s sample and become a politician. At first Lincoln Chafee was elected as a delegate of Rhode Island Constitutional Convention. A year later he became the member of Warwick City Council.
In 1992 Lincoln Chafee was elected as the mayor of Warwick. In 1999 he got an opportunity to enter United States Senate. Unfortunately, it was connected with unexpected tragical death of his father. Senator, John Chafee, died in October, 1999 from heart failure. His son, Lincoln, was appointed instead of his father to serve till the end of his term. In 2000 he was elected as senator for the full term. That very time his political views changed. He began his career as republican, but most of his political views were of democratic origin. He was the only one Republican Senator, who voted against authorizing American forces in Iraq.
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He supported same-sex marriages and proclaimed, every woman had abortion rights. He voted for increasing minimum wage and making tax rates for wealthy citizens higher. Thus, he felt that Republican Party was not his cup of tea. In 2010 he became independent. A year later he was elected as Governor of Rhode Island. Independent Governor Chafee continued to protect the ideas of democrats, being opposed the death penalty. His friend, the other candidate for presidency in 2016, Martin O’Malley, advised him to enter Democratic Party. In 2012 Governor Lincoln Chafee followed his advice. Now he takes part in a race as the member of Democratic Party.
Per year: $4, 4 million
Per month: $333,000
Per week: $83,000
Per day: $11,900
The net worth of Senator Chafee is $32 million. In fact, he shares it with his wife. He started to earn his net worth as a Watson Fellow at Brown University (he got about $50,000 of income annually). Some amount he gets for public appearances.
Most part of Chafee family wealth is in his trust. The owner of the trust is Mrs. Chafee. Trust is worth about $19 million.
Chafee trust owns stocks in gold mining companies; they also have stakes in the energy company Kinder Morgan and in some telecommunication companies. Chafee and his wife have stocks of the famous firm “Intell”. They are the owners of Dallas Morning News and some other issues. Thus, from their business, Chafee family gets more than $4 million of pure income annually.
Linc Chafee received $129,000 of salary as a senator. Now he fuels his presidential campaign for his own money. He also got $30,000 of sponsor donations. Some part of his income he gets from selling of his book “Against the Tide: How a Compliant Congress Empowered a Reckless President”.
Wife and Children
Lincoln Chafee family consists of his wife, Stefanie Chafee, and their three children – Louisa, Caleb and Thea. Before she became the first lady, his wife had served as the nurse in the AIDs center. Stefanie told that very time she was taught to help people and that’s why she spends a lot for charity now.
Stefanie was fond of ponies and spent a lot of time in the stables. There a nurse Stefanie met a blacksmith Linc and they fell in love. In 1990 they got married. Since then they are happy together.
Two of their children, Louisa and Caleb, entered Brown University – like their father. The youngest daughter, Thea, takes part in equestrian competitions. Probably, she had no choice as both of her parents were fond of horses.
Lincoln Chafee Houses
The real estate of Chafee family is estimated for $4 million approximately. They have houses in their native Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine. Lincoln Chafee is also the owner of Wee Hoose Farm.
Lincoln Chafee Cars
Unfortunately, there is no information about cars he has got.
In 2004 Linc Chafee was included to the list of 50 richest senators. According to other sources, the net worth of former farrier and senator is much more – it is $50 million. In 2016 Lincoln Chafee hopes to become a President of his country. Good luck for him!
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