John Fetterman is an American politician from Pennsylvania who has a net worth of $800,000. According to his May 2021 financial disclosure, John Fetterman’s net worth ranges from $717,000 to $1.58 million. However, most of these assets (ranging from $450,000 to $1 million) are in trusts and bank accounts for his children.
John Fetterman became the Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania in 2019. Prior to this position, he was the mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania from 2006 to 2019.
In 2020, Fetterman gained national attention thanks to his campaign for an open seat in the AP Senate. His fame grew even more in 2022, when he launched a cunning campaign against his opponent, the TV personality Dr. Oz, led. Fetterman’s campaign scored significant points by thwarting Oz’s failed attempts to address the videos and messages posted on social media. Fetterman’s campaign was quick to portray Oz as a carpetbagger — someone who moves to a state before running for office — which was not accurate.
Oz has spent much of the past few decades calling New Jersey his primary home, with a $50 million vacation home in Palm Beach, Florida. He hasn’t even bought a home in Pennsylvania as of December 2021. According to Oz’s financial disclosure, he and his wife Lisa own 9 other homes outside of Pennsylvania and control between $100 million and $400 million in assets.
Early life and education
John Karl Fetterman was born on August 15, 1969 in West Reading, Pennsylvania. John’s father, Karl, eventually became quite wealthy thanks to his position as a partner in insurance company Chubb and later in his own insurance company. John grew up in an affluent area of York, Pennsylvania. Both of his parents are said to be staunch conservative Republicans.
John attended Albright College and then earned an MBA from the University of Connecticut, graduating in 1993.
In 1999, John graduated from Harvard University with a Masters in Public Policy.
Tragically, while a student at UConn, Fetterman’s best friend died in a car accident. John later explained that this incident had a profound impact on him and set him on the path to public service. After his friends died, John began volunteering with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, where he was soon joined by an 8-year-old whose father had recently died of AIDS and whose mother would soon die of AIDS. Fetterman promised his mother that he would take care of the baby after he left.
In 1995, John began working at AmeriCorps. He was quickly hired to help students in Braddock, a Pittsburgh suburb, earn their GEDs.
Mayor of Braddock
In 2004, John officially moved to Braddock, where he became part-time mayor and full-time director of the city’s youth program in 2006. He became full-time mayor in 2006 and served until 2019, when he became Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania.
During his time as mayor, John chose not to take other paying jobs that would normally be required since the position only earns $150 a month. It’s not a typo. During his tenure as mayor of Braddock, John was financially supported by his parents to the tune of $54,000 in 2015 alone.
In 2013, John paid his sister one dollar for a former Chevy dealership, which he and his wife Gisele later turned into a residence. The sister bought the property in 2007 for $70,000.
Fetterman ran unsuccessfully for the first time for the Senate in 2016. In 2018 he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. As lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, he earned an annual salary of $217,610.
In 2021, John announced another campaign for the Senate. He then won the Democratic nomination with nearly 60% of the vote.
after dr. Oz won the Republican primary, the two became direct opponents. Throughout 2022, Fetterman and Oz waged a sometimes fierce campaign on social media. Most would agree that Fetterman’s team did a much better job of making Oz look like a goofy, spongy, overseas-born carpet-digger.
In 2008, John married Brazilian immigrant Gisele Barreto. They have three children together and continue to live in the converted Chevy dealership in Braddock.
Height of John Fetterman
John Fetterman is known as a very tall and tall man. He is 6 feet 9 inches tall.