Pete Hegseth

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Ex-Army, Fox Contributor (1980)
Wed Jan 22 2020
By   sabin

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.

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 and his first wife Meredith on their wedding day
Image: Pete Hegseth and his first wife
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Starting from the beginning, Hegseth first tied the knot with Meredith Schwarz (first wife), in 2005. 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 (2010-2017) and they, share 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 Cunningham Rauchet in 2017, which led to the split between Pete and Samantha. 

Pete and his current wife Jennifer Rauchet
Photo: Pete and Jennifer Rauchet with their daughter
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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 Cunningham married in 2019 following the engagement on 16th June.

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 2020, 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

The following year, Pete and his unit were called to Guantanamo Bay to work as an infantry platoon leader and was 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 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.

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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