Ted Cruz net worth $4 Million
After graduating from Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Cruz pursued a career in government. He worked as a policy advisor in the George W. Bush administration before serving as Solicitor General of Texas from 2003 to 2008. In 2012, Cruz was elected to the U.S. Senate, becoming the first Hispanic American to serve as a U.S. senator from Texas. In the Senate, Cruz has taken consistently conservative positions on economic and social policy; he played a leading role in the 2013 United States federal government shutdown, seeking to force Congress and President Barack Obama to defund the Affordable Care Act. He was reelected in an unusually close Senate race in 2018 against Beto O’Rourke. In 2016, Cruz ran for President of the United States, placing second behind Donald Trump in the Republican primary. The competition for the Republican presidential nomination between Trump and Cruz was deeply acrimonious and characterized by a series of public personal attacks. Trump ridiculed the physical appearance of Cruz’s wife, falsely accused Cruz’s father being linked to the murder of John F. Kennedy, and baselessly alleged that Cruz won the Iowa Republican caucuses through election fraud. In turn, Cruz vilified Trump, calling him a pathological liar and morally unfit for the presidency. Despite this, Cruz became a staunch Trump supporter during the latter’s presidency. In January 2021, Cruz provoked a widespread political and popular backlash after filing objections to the certification of Joe Biden’s victory over Trump in the 2020 presidential election; he was criticized for giving credence to the baseless conspiracy theory that the election was stolen from Trump. On the day the electoral votes were tallied and Cruz filed his objections, a violent mob of Trump supporters motivated by the belief that the election was stolen stormed the United States Capitol. Because Cruz helped popularize and legitimize the conspiracy theory that motivated the mob, figures from across the political spectrum argued that he bore responsibility for the riot and the five deaths it caused.