Peter Brian Hegseth Biography, Age, Education, Wife and Children, Career, Net worth And Salary

Peter Brian Hegseth
Peter Brian Hegseth

Peter Brian Hegseth Biography

Peter Brian Hegseth, born on June 6, 1980, is an American television host and author. He serves as an Army National Guard officer and has previously held positions as the executive director of political advocacy groups Vets For Freedom and Concerned Veterans for America.

Concerned Veterans for America, supported by the Koch brothers, advocates for increased privatization of the Department of Veterans Affairs. While Hegseth was considered for the role of leading the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in the Trump administration, David Shulkin was ultimately chosen. Hegseth has been actively involved in conservative and Republican politics since his undergraduate years at Princeton University. He emerged as a strong supporter and ally of Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy in 2016 and occasionally advised Trump throughout his presidency. Notably, Hegseth reportedly influenced Trump’s decision to pardon three American soldiers accused or convicted of war crimes in Iraq. As a former platoon leader at Guantanamo Bay, Hegseth defended the treatment of detainees during his military service.

Peter Brian Hegseth age and birthday

Hegseth was born on June 6, 1980 in  Forest Lake, Minnesota, United States. Currently, he is 43 years old as of 2024.

Peter Brian Hegseth Wife and children

After divorcing his first wife, Meredith Schwarz, in 2009, Hegseth entered into marriage with Samantha
Deering in 2010, with whom he shares three children. However, in August 2017, during his marriage to
Deering, Hegseth fathered a daughter with Fox executive producer Jennifer Rauchet, with whom he was
involved in an extramarital affair. Consequently, Hegseth and Deering divorced in August 2017. Subsequently,
Hegseth and Rauchet, who has three children from her previous marriage, tied the knot in August 2019.

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Pete Hegseth Education

Hegseth pursued his higher education at prestigious institutions in the United States. He attended Forest Lake Area High School in Forest Lake, Minnesota, before furthering his studies at Princeton University. At Princeton, Hegseth earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics. Subsequently, he continued his academic journey and obtained a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2013.

Hegseth’s educational background reflects a dedication to both political studies and public policy, laying a foundation for his career in television hosting and political commentary. His experiences at Princeton and Harvard likely equipped him with critical thinking skills and knowledge necessary for his roles in media and advocacy.

Peter Brian Hegseth career

Hegseth is best known for his work as a co-host on “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Fox News Channel. Before his career in television, Hegseth had a distinguished military career. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard with deployments to Guantanamo Bay and Iraq. Hegseth also held the position of Executive Director for political advocacy groups such as Vets For Freedom and Concerned Veterans for America. Beyond his television career, he has authored several books, including “American Crusade: Our Fight to Stay Free” and “Battle for the American Mind: Uprooting a Century of Miseducation.”

Peter Brian Hegseth Net worth And Salary

Hegseth has an estimated net worth of $ 30 million and earning an annual salary of $ 1 million approximately.

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