American politician Pete Buttigieg is a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer who is currently serving as the 19th United States Secretary of Transportation. He is also recognized as “Mayor Pete” owing to his two-term service as the 32nd mayor of South Bend, Indiana for 8 years from 2012 to 2020.
|42 years old
|5 feet 10 inches (178 cm)
|Chasten James Glezman Buttigieg
|June 16, 2018
|Father: Joseph Buttigieg,
Mother: Jennifer Anne Montgomery
|Pembroke College, Saint Joseph High School, and Harvard
|A neoclassical home in South Bend
|Buddy and Truman
Pete Buttigieg’s Age, Childhood, Family & Education
Pete Buttigieg, full name Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg, was born on 19th January 1982 in the USA. He is 42 years old.
He is the single child of Jennifer Anne Montgomery and Joseph A. Buttigieg.
Buttigieg’s father Joseph is a Malta immigrant and was a professor of literature at the University of Notre Dame for 29 years, while his mother is a native American born in Stanislaus County, California, and holds a BA and MA degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.
Speaking of Pete’s academic qualifications, he attended St. Joseph High School in South Bend. Additionally, he is a Harvard College graduate majoring in history and literature. He has also attended and graduated from Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship later receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2007. Furthermore, during his college years, Pete was involved in politics at the state level.
During the start of his professional career, Pete worked as a consultant at the Chicago office of McKinsey & Company, soon after receiving his Oxford degree. Buttigieg is a former intelligence officer who served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy Reserve from 2009 to 2017.
In 2014, he was deployed to the War in Afghanistan for 7 months and was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal for his service. However, he resigned from the U.S. Navy Reserve in 2017.
In regards to his political career, Pete initiated his political career being a political campaign activist as well as a research specialist of several Democratic politicians before he was elected Mayor of South Bend in 2012. Afterward, in 2015, Pete came out as gay while he was serving as a mayor. He is the first openly gay politician to launch a major presential campaign.
Currently, he is serving as the 19th United States Secretary of Transportation since 3rd February 2021. Moreover, Buttigieg is the first openly gay Cabinet member in U.S. history and the youngest person ever to serve as Secretary of Transportation.
Pete Buttigieg’s Husband Chasten and Personal Life
Pete Buttigieg has a rather secretive personal life. The details about his height and other body measurements are not known. He is multilingual and is fluent in Italian, Maltese, Spanish, Dari Persian, Arabic, French, Norweigan, and English.
Buttigieg came out as gay in 2015 during his mayorship and is currently married to husband Chasten Glezman. The couple met through a dating app in 2015 and later got married in June 2018.
In addition, his husband Chasten is a school teacher with a master’s degree from DePaul University. Chasten is also a writer, and LGBT rights advocate.
Pete Buttigieg’s Net Worth
As per the reports of ‘Forbes’, the estimated net worth of Pete Buttigieg is around $500,000 as of 2020. He earns a six-figure salary as South Bend’s mayor. He left his high-paying job at McKinsey & Company and became treasurer of Indiana.
Financially, his worst year was 2011 when he just had health insurance and reserve duty income. But things began to settle down once he became the mayor.
He has also earned over $50,000 from his book advance. He also has his stock on Apple that’s worth over a few hundred thousand dollars. His 2500 square feet house is worth over $125,000.
MORE: Details on the former Army National Guard Officer Pete Hegseth’s wife Jennifer Rauchet.