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Born Michael Thomas McCaul on the 14th January 1962, in Dallas, Texas USA, he is a politician, a member of the Republican Party, and best known to the world as the US Representative for Texas’s 10th congressional district since 2005. Also, he has been the Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security since the start of the 113th Congress.
Have you ever wondered how rich Michael McCaul is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that McCaul’s net worth is as high as $305.46 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a politician, and as an attorney, and federal prosecutor, which also improved his wealth.
Michael McCaul Net Worth $305.46 Million
Michael is the son of James Addington McCaul, Jr. and his wife Frances Jane. He is of mixed ancestry, as he has English, German, and Irish blood in his veins. He went to Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas and after matriculation enrolled at San Antonio’s Trinity University. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1984, and then enrolled at St Mary University, from which he earned his Juris Doctorate degree. His education didn’t stop there, as he was also a student at Harvard University, taking courses in the Kennedy School of Government.
Before his political aspirations surfaced, Michael would chase a career in law; he served as the Chief of Counterterrorism and National Security for Texas’s branch of the US Attorney’s office, which only increased his net worth, and then held a position at the Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section. However, in 1998 he left and assumed a position as a Deputy Attorney General at the Texas Attorney General’s Office. For the next four years, Michael held the position, when he decided to start a career in politics.
In 2004 he campaigned for the spot in the U.S House of Representatives, and won over a number of others competing in the Republican primary for the newly created 10th District. In the first elections – he didn’t even have a Democrat opponent, since it was thought that the district was fully Republican. Then in 2006 he won a second term; this time he was opposed by Michael Badnarik, and Ted Ankrumn, but prolonged his reign to two more years. Michael continued his dominance as in 2010 he won 76% of the votes, and again in 2016, winning his seventh term with 57.3% of the votes.
Also, in 2013 he was elected chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and has been serving in the position ever since, which also added to his wealth.
He also experienced several controversies around his reign, including his statements that he would rather trust Russia then USA to account for Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile, and several other statements.
Regarding his personal life, Michael has been married to Linda Mays, who is the daughter of Lowry Mays, chairman of the Clear Channel Communications. The two have five children together and reside in West Lake Hills, Texas, one of the wealthiest suburbs of Austin, Texas.