Pete Hegseth

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Ex-Army, Fox Contributor (1980)
Wed Jan 22 2020
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Quick Timeline Of Pete Hegseth

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Wife : Jennifer Rauchet
Pete Hegseth Married To Jennifer Rauchet In 2019
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Ex-wife : Meredith Schwarz
Pete Hegseth Married To Jennifer Rauchet In 2004 and Divorced In 2009
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Ex-wife : Samantha Hegseth
Pete Hegseth Married to Samantha Hegseth In 2010 And Divorced In 2017

Former Army National Guard Officer Pete Hegseth, as well as Peter Brian Hegseth, now serves as an American Fox News Channel contributor. He is also known as the ex-executive director of Vets for Freedom.

Hegseth was born on 6th June 1980 in Forest Lake, Minnesota, United States of America. Born to his American parents, Pete is of White ethnicity and holds an American nationality.

Concerning education, Pete graduated from Forest Lake Area High School, Forest Lake, Minnesota. Later, he attended Princeton University from where he received Bachelor's degree. Hegseth earned a Master of Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Married Three Times

The famous news contributor has quite a history when it comes to his marital and love life. To date, Pete has married thrice, which is a pretty interesting topic to talk about.

Pete Hegseth was married to his first wife Meredith Schwarz from 2004 to 2009.
Image: Pete Hegseth was married to his first wife Meredith Schwarz from 2004 to 2009.
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Starting from the beginning, Hegseth first tied the knot with Meredith Schwarz (first wife), in 2004. Not much is known about the past life of Pete with Meredith, as the couple officially divorced in 2009, leaving no reason behind. 

Second Spouse, Samantha Hegseth

Soon after the split with Meredith, Pete exchanged the wedding vows with his second partner Samantha Hegseth in 2010.

Hegseth and Samantha were together for seven years from 2010 to 2017. From the marital relationship, Samantha and Pete also shared three children, Boone Hegseth, Rex Hegseth, and Gunner Hegseth (born on 13th June 2010). 

Third Spouse: Jennifer Cunningham Rauchet

When Pete was married to Samantha, he was having a secret affair with the Fox executive producer Jennifer Rauchet in 2017, which led to the split between Pete and Samantha. 

Photo: Pete and Jennifer Rauchet with their daughter Gwen Hegseth.
Photo: Pete and Jennifer Rauchet with their daughter Gwen Hegseth.
Source: the neatline 

Surprisingly, Pete and Jennifer had a daughter named Gwen Hegseth (born in August 2017), while Pete was with his second wife. Although the divorce was finalized in 2017, Hegseth and Jennifer married in 2019 following the engagement on 16th June.

Another journalist Natalie Solis is also happily married

Since the wedding, Pete is living happily with his wife and children. Hegseth is seen spending quality time with his wife and children as a loving father.

How much net worth does Pete accumulate?

The Fox Channel contributor makes huge money from his profession. Not to mention, he was an Army officer and involved in a few wars, and in the duration of his service, he was probably being paid handsomely.

As per some sources, the average salary of a contributor at Fox Network ranges from $60,000 to $80,000. Hence we can assume the yearly wage Hegseth from Fox Channel. Pete's total net worth is estimated to be $3 million as of 2021, which is more than another Fox Network correspondent Aishah Hasnie.

Joined the U.S. Army National Guard 

Soon after his graduating via Princeton in 2003, the American officer joined Bear Stearns as a capital markets analyst. Meanwhile, he was also offered to serve as a reserve infantry officer at U.S. Army National Guard.

Pete while working at the U.S. Army
Picture: Pete while working at the U.S. Army
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The following year, Pete and his unit were called to Guantanamo Bay to work as an infantry platoon leader and were awarded the Army Commendation Medal. When he was in Iraq, Pete received a Combat Infantryman Badge and Bronze Star Medal.

Pete now works at the Fox News

In 2014, the former American officer began working as a contributor at Fox News. The following on 14th June, Pete threw an Axe which hit and injured a crew member of West Point Band drummer, which was an accident. 

Hegseth was very impressive in his work, which led him to interview the President of U.S. Donald Trump, despite receiving massive criticism for letting Trump make false statements without challenging him.

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The popular contributor recently showed up in January 2020, supporting President Trump's decision to kill Qasem Soleimani (Iranian General). Hegseth, moreover, called Donald Trump to bomb the Iran homeland.

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