NANCY Pelosi is once again become the Speaker of the House of Representatives in America – this is of course the second time she has assumed the role.
A member of the Democratic Party, Pelosi represents California’s 12th congressional district, which consists of four-fifths of the city and county of San Francisco.
Who is Nancy Pelosi and how old is she?
Pelosi was born into an Italian-American family and is the youngest of six children.
She was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 26, 1940, making her 78 years old.
She’s been involved with politics from an early age, with both her father and brother serving as Mayor of Baltimore.
In her outgoing remarks as the 52nd Speaker of the House, Pelosi said that she had attended John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address when he became US President in January 1961.
She graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame, a Catholic all-girls high school in Baltimore.
In 1962, she graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C. with a BA in political science.
Later she moved to San Francisco and worked her way up in Democratic politics.
On 17th January, Trump postponed Pelosi’s upcoming trip to Brussels and Afghanistan and asked her to stay to negotiate an end to the partial US government shutdown.
Who is she married to and does she have any children?
Nancy D’Alesandro met her husband Paul Francis Pelosi during her college days.
They married in Baltimore on September 7, 1963, at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.
After marriage, the couple briefly moved to New York before setting up base in San Francisco in 1969, where Paul Pelosi’s brother, Ronald Pelosi, was a member of the City and County of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors.
Nancy and Frank have five children: Nancy Corinne, Christine, Jacqueline, Paul and Alexandra, as well as eight grandchildren.
Alexandra is a journalist and covered the Republican presidential campaigns in 2000, while Christine is a published author.
How much is Nancy Pelosi worth?
In 2018, it was reported that Nancy Pelosi’s net worth was in the region of $29million (£22million).
While members of Congress are not required to disclose their exact net worth, organisations such as the nonpartisan Centre for Responsive Politics (CRP) prepare estimated ranges based on public disclosures.
According to Roll Call, Pelosi and her husband hold properties “worth at least $14.65million, including a St Helena vineyard in Napa Valley worth at least $5million, and commercial real estate in San Francisco”.
Roll Call said Pelosi’s earnings are connected to her husband’s heavy investments in stocks including “Apple, Comcast, Facebook, Shutterfly and Walt Disney.”
They reported that the Pelosis have $13.46million in liabilities including mortgages on seven properties.
Business Insider reported that Pelosi’s worth was $26.4 million in 2012 and she ranked 13th among the 15 richest members of Congress.
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Will she be the next Speaker of the House?
In early January 2018, Pelosi replaced Paul Ryan as the Speaker of the House after the Democrats took control of the House following the US Midterm elections.
Pelosi, who has served in Congress since 1987, secured the 218 votes necessary to become Speaker and remains the only woman ever to hold the position.
The 78-year-old will lead the Democrats’ opposition to Donald Trump’s White House.
She took over Congress with the US in the midst of a partial government shutdown due to a disagreement over the funding of Trump’s infamous pledge to construct a wall on the US-Mexico border.
While she has no problem standing up to White House, Pelosi will also need to work with Republican’s and Trump if she wants Democratic campaign pledges to become law.
On 8th January, Pelosi and Chuck Schumer joined appeared on television to rebut Donald Trump’s Oval Office address regarding the partial government shutdown.
The stunt quickly became an internet meme, with Pelosi and Schumer mocked for looking like disapproving parents.
What’s the latest?
At Trump’s State of the Union address yesterday, Nancy Pelosi got the whole world talking after she became a viral meme.
Pelosi gave Trump a sarcastic standing ovation which quickly became the funniest topic regarding to Trump’s speech.
The hilarious moment was branded as the #PelosiClap.
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