Mark Esper

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Politician (1964)
Fri Mar 20 2020
By   Vineet

Mark Thomas Esper aka Mark Esperis a former Army serviceman and Raytheon lobbyist who was elevated from Secretary of the Army to Secretary of Defense in Trump administration. U.S President Donald Trump tapped him to fill the position of James Mattis after former Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan withdrew from consideration.

Born on April 26, 1964, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Esper has served as Chief of Staff of the Heritage Foundation, a prominent political think tank. Furthermore, he is been the executive vice president for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center.

Not only that, but he has also worked as COO and executive vice president of Defense and International Affairs at the Aerospace Industries Association who has worked with the politician s like Michael Steele.

Mark Esper Wife And Children

The  Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is a married man who walks down walks down in the aisle with Leah Esper. Mark's wife is also a American Politician had been serving as the Secretary of the Army since November of 2017.

Mark and his spouse exchanged their wedding vows in 1989. During that time Mark was at George Washington University, There is not much information regarding where their marriage was held neither they have told to the public where they meet the first time.

Mark Esper And His Wife Leah Esper
Image: Mark Esper And His Wife Leah Esper
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However, after spending a couple of decades together they have successfully managed their marital relation and career in a balanced way. In one of Mark interview, he stated,

We had almost moved more four times within five years of our marriage. We managed to maintain prosperity among us even though we moved with kids wherever the government  sent us.  

Mark Esper And His Wife Leah Esper And His Three Kids
Image: Mark Esper And His Wife Leah Esper And His Three Kids
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Mark and Leah are blessed with three kids. They have two sons Luke and John Esper whereas his only Daugherty name is Kate. Mark doesn't like to share much regarding his family which is obvious because being the Secretary of Defense, secrecy should be made to protect family first.

Early Life And Family Education 

Mark used to be a critical thinker and a careful person at an early age. His father Pauline  Thomas Joseph was a member of the Maronite Church as well as his mother Polly Reagan was a housewife.

He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1986. Upon completion of the Ranger and Scout school, he served with the 101st Airborne Division and fought in the 1990-91 Gulf War with the Screaming Eagles.

 Afterward, he led the Rifle Company of the 3-325 Airborne Battalion Combat Team in Vicenza, Italy. He has resigned from the U.S. Service in 2007 after serving 10 years of active service and 11 years with the National Guard and Army Reserve.

How Much He Earned?

Esper has served his entire life for his country. He fought with the country in several wars and after that, he is now in the Politics to serve his motherland. As pee 2020 he has an estimated net worth around $2.5 million similarly as James Rubin who has a net worth of $2 million.

Image: Mark Esper And His Classic Car
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Talking about earnings and income, probably Esper has stowed at least $1 million in Raytheon's deferred benefit plan and more than $1.1 million in stock and debt funds. Moreover, Mark Esper, President Trump's candidate for Secretary of the Army, has earned more than $1.5 million in his work as a lobbyist in the past 12 months.

Esper and his wife have a large array of savings and pension assets, with at least $100,000 in "residential properties" in West Virginia and more than $17,000 in cash deposited in bank accounts as a provision.

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