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Mark Robert Warner was born on the 15th December 1954, in Indianapolis, Indiana USA and is a politician, a member of the Democratic Party who currently serves as a Senator for Virginia since 2009. From 2002 to 2006, he was governor of that state.
How rich is Mark Warner? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is as much as $257 million, as of the data presented in early 2017. Politics and business are the major sources of Warner net worth.
Mark Warner Net Worth $257 Million
To begin with, he grew up in Illinois and later in Connecticut. He attended George Washington University, the first member of his family to graduate from university, actually in 1977, then earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Harvard majoring in Law.
In the early 1980s, he worked as a staff member for Senator Christopher Dodd. Later, he opted for the business world, working in the mobile phone industry; he was a founding partner of Columbia Capital, and as CEO he helped to launch more than 50 businesses that now employ more than 15,000 employees.
Moreover, he began to make himself known in Virginia, contributing to the community. He created a program called TechRiders that offered free computing training in the state, and the Virginia Technology Consortium to help students in Virginia’s five universities find jobs in major technology companies. He founded SeniorNavigator.com, a program that uses the internet and employs volunteers to expedite the process of finding answers to the health questions of older people in Virginia. His net worth was rising steadily.
In 2001, Warner led a campaign based on conservative fiscal positions to be elected Governor of Virginia, and defeated the Republican state attorney general Mark Earley. In 2002, Virginia’s voters rejected his proposal to raise taxes, but the tax revenues finally rose enough to cover deficits. With the help of moderate Republican legislators, he proceeded to massively increase taxes on cigarettes. In 2003, Warner’s popularity allowed Democrats in the state assembly to increase their membership in the House of Representatives. Warner even managed to pass another law to increase taxes in order to balance the finances of the state, and finance reforms, particularly in education. At the end of his term of office, which he could not extend, he actively supported Tim Kaine to succeed him. In the end of 2005, Kaine was elected by 51% of the vote against the Republican Jerry Kilgore, partly due to the popularity of Warner and his involvement during the election campaign. Time Magazine has listed Mark Warner as one of the top five governors in the USA.
In 2006, he took the first steps that foreshadowed his candidacy for the USA Presidency. He created his own political action committee, called Forward Together, and visited some of the states that would hold the first primary elections, however, at the end of 2006, he announced that he would not contest the Presidency so as not to alter his family life. Since 2009, he serves as Senator for Virginia. He was re-elected on 4 November 2014 with a narrow majority of 17,000 votes.
Finally, in the personal life of Mark Warner, he has been married to Lisa Collis since 1989. They have three daughters.