Who is Bruce Rauner?
Bruce Vincent Rauner is a well-known businessman and politician. He served as the 42nd governor of Illinois from 2015 to 2019. He is a Republican.
|Full Name||Bruce Vincent Rauner|
|Nick Name||Bruce Rauner|
|Date of Birth||February 18, 1957|
|Age||64 years old|
|Birth Place||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Current Residence||Illinois, US|
|Education||Dartmouth College (BA)Harvard University (MBA)|
|Profession||Businessman, Politician, Philanthropist|
|Father Name||Vincent Joseph Rauner|
|Mother Name||Ann Rauner|
|Spouse||Elizabeth Wessel (m. 1980, div. 1993)Diana Mendley (m. 1994)|
|Social Media||Twitter / Instagram / Facebook|
|Net Worth||$500 Million|
|Height||6 feet 4 inches|
Bruce Rauner Age, Birthday
Bruce Rauner was born on 18th February 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. He is sixty-four years old as of October 2020. He celebrates his birthday on the 18th of February, each year.
Bruce Rauner Height, Weight
Height: 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m)
Weight: 65 kg (approx.)
Bruce Rauner Family, Early Life
Bruce Rauner was born to Ann Rauner and Vincent Joseph Rauner. He was born in Chicago grew up in Deerfield, Illinois. His mother, Ann Rauner was a nurse and his father Vincent Joseph was a lawyer and also was the Senior Vice President of the Motorola company. He grew up with three siblings, Christopher, Mark, and Paula. His parents divorced in 1981. He has a stepsister, Larisa Olson from his father’s second marriage.
Bruce Rauner Education
Bruce Rauner attended Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and earned a degree in economics. After graduation, Rauner earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He began his first job as a paperboy during his college days.
Bruce Rauner Career
After graduating from Harvard University, Bruce began to work in a private firm equity GTCR. He also became the chairman of GTCR where he worked for more than thirty years. In October 2012, he retired from GTCR. Rauner opened a self-financed venture firm, R8 Capital Partners in 2013.
Bruce Rauner formed a committee in March 2013 to look at a run for Governor of Illinois. On June 5, 2013, Rauner announced his candidacy for governor officially. He won the Republican primary election on March 18, 2014, with 40.13 percent of the vote, defeating Kirk Dillard, State Senator. He campaigned on changing systems such as minimum wage, transportation and infrastructure, tax policy, voting, and abortion. On November 4, 2014, Bruce won the general election receiving 50.27% of the vote and thus elected as Governor of Illinois. He was sworn in as Governor of Illinois on January 12, 2015. On February 9, 2015, Governor Rauner blocked “Fair Share” union fees. Rauner supported projects of Chicago’s Red Cross regional headquarters, scholarships for public school students, compensation for teachers in public schools in Chicago. He funded the construction of the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. He also donated a huge amount for Stanley Golder Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance at the University of Illinois.
On June 20, 2016, Bruce Rauner confirmed he would run for governor for a second term. He formally announced on October 23, 2017. He won the Republican primary election on March 20, 2018, with 51.4 percent of the vote. But Bruce Rauner lost to J.B. Pritzker, a Democratic nominee in the general election in November 2018.
Bruce Rauner Wife, Children
Bruce Rauner first married Elizabeth Wessel in 1980. But their relationship did not last long and legally came to an end in 1993. Bruce and Elizabeth have three children together. And in 1994, Bruce married Diana Mendeley. They also had three children, Margret, Matthew, and Katherine. The couple along with their three children recently lives in Winnetka, Illinois.
Bruce Rauner Net Worth
Bruce Rauner’s net worth is estimated to be $500 million as of October 2020. He has earned a huge income from his business and political career.
Bruce Rauner Awards and Achievements:
- Bruce Rauner was awarded the Daley medal in 2003 for his significant contribution to Illinois’s economy.
- Bruce was also awarded Association for Corporate Growth Lifetime Achievement Award.
- Chicago Association of Fundraising Professionals awarded Bruce Rauner with the 2008 Distinguished Philanthropist Award.
- He was nominated for the Golden Apple Foundation’s 2011 Community Service Award.
Bruce Rauner Social Media Accounts:
Youtube: Bruce Rauner
- Bruce Rauner spent over 26 million dollars during his campaigns in advertisements and magazines to gather votes.
- Rauner served as a Chairman of the Chicago Public Education Fund.
- Rauner also served as a Chairman of the Educational Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago.