Ted Cruz Biography
Rafael Cruz is an American politician and attorney serving as the junior United States senator for Texas since 2013. His current term ends on 3rd January , 2025.
In 2016, Cruz ran for president of the United States, placing second behind Donald Trump in the Republican primaries.
Ted Cruz Age
Ted Cruz was born on 22nd December, 1970, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Ted Cruz Height
Ted stand at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall.
Ted Cruz Education
Cruz graduated from Second Baptist High School as valedictorian in 1988. He earned his B.A. in Public Policy from Princeton University in 1992. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1995.
Ted Cruz Nationality
Ted Cruz is an American.
Ted Cruz Parents
Cruz was born to Eleanor Elizabeth Wilson and Rafael Cruz. Ted grew up in Texas. His father, Rafael, fled Cuba after being tortured and imprisoned and came to Texas with just $100 sewn into his underwear. Rafael got a job washing dishes making 50 cents an hour and learned English. He worked hard and attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning a degree in mathematics. He later started a small business in the oil and gas industry. Today, Rafael is a pastor in Dallas.
Ted’s mother, Eleanor, was born in Delaware to an Irish and Italian working-class family. She became the first in her family to go to college, graduating from Rice University with a degree in mathematics. She broke boundaries at Shell as one of the few women working as a computer programmer at the dawn of the computer age.
Ted Cruz Siblings
Cruz has two older half-sisters, Miriam Ceferina Cruz and Roxana Lourdes Cruz, from his father’s first marriage. Miriam died in 2011.
Ted Cruz Wife
Cruz married his wife Heidi Nelson on 27th May, 2001. The couple met when Ted was working on George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign. Heidi Suzanne Cruz born 7th August, 1972 is an American businesswoman. Heidi has been a managing director at Goldman Sachs since 2012. Cruz completed her tertiary education at Claremont McKenna College, the Université libre de Bruxelles, and Harvard Business School.
Heidi Nelson was an economic policy adviser to George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign and subsequently held various positions in the Bush Administration, including as an advisor to the Treasury Department and National Security Council.
Ted Cruz Kids
Ted and his wife Heidi Nelson have two daughters, Caroline and Catherine.
Ted Cruz Texas Senator
Ted was sworn into the United States Senate in 2013, where he has been a passionate fighter for limited government, economic growth, and national security. Ted clerked for Chief Justice Rehnquist and then worked in private practice. In 1999, Ted joined George W. Bush’s campaign for president as a domestic policy advisor. The best thing about Ted’s experience on the Bush-Cheney campaign, by far, was meeting Heidi Nelson, who also worked on the policy team. Heidi and Ted married after the campaign.
Cruz authored dozens of legislative measures that have been signed into law, including expanding 529 college savings accounts to allow parents to save for K-12 public, private, and religious education, repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate. imposing sanctions on terrorists who use civilians as human shields, designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, targeting Putin’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline through multiple bills that halted construction and kept it stalled, reauthorizing and reforming NASA, holding dictatorships in South America accountable, and ensuring the availability of additional records to help solve civil rights cold cases.
Ted moved back home to be the Solicitor General of Texas. As Solicitor General, Ted argued eight cases before the Supreme Court of the United States, and defended our freedom of speech, our right to keep and bear arms, and our religious liberty in courts across the nation. Following his service as Solicitor General, Ted returned to private practice, where he continued to litigate high stakes cases and argued his ninth case before the Supreme Court.
Cruz is also leading the fight in the Senate to support Texas jobs, rein in Big Tech, secure the border, and fundamentally reassess the U.S.-China relationship and hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for covering up the coronavirus pandemic, committing human rights atrocities, and engaging in censorship, propaganda, and espionage in the United State
Ted Cruz Salary
Cruz annual salary is estimated to be USD 174,000.
Ted Cruz Net Worth
Ted net worth is estimated to be USD 4 million.
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