Glenn Allen Youngkin is an American businessman who is the Republican nominee know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Religion.
Glenn Youngkin Biography
|Birthdate ( Age)||9 December 1966|
|Place of Birth||Richmond, Virginia|
|Parents||Father – Carroll Wayne Youngkin
Mother – Ellis
|Education||Harvard Business School (1994), Rice University, Harvard University|
|Net Worth||$440 Million|
Glenn Allen Youngkin is an American businessman who is the Republican nominee in the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial election. Prior to entering politics, he spent 25 years at the private-equity firm The Carlyle Group, later becoming its CEO.He stepped down from the Carlyle Group in September 2020, and announced his candidacy for the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial election in January 2021.
Glenn Youngkin Family and Parents
Youngkin was born in Richmond, Virginia.He is the son of Ellis and Carroll Wayne Youngkin. His father played basketball for Duke University and worked in accounting and finance.When Youngkin was a teenager, the family moved from Richmond to Virginia Beach.He attended Norfolk Academy in Norfolk, Virginia, graduating in 1985.He received numerous high school basketball honors.
Youngkin attended Rice University on a basketball scholarship,playing four NCAA Division I seasons with Rice Owls men’s basketball in the Southwest Conference where he totaled 82 points and 67 rebounds in his career.In 1990, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in managerial studies and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering.He earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School in 1994.
Glenn Youngkin Wife
Glenn Youngkin married with wife Suzanne.Youngkin lives in Great Falls, Virginia with his wife Suzanne and their four children.
Glenn Youngkin Net Worth
Glenn Allen Youngkin is an American businessma has an estimated Net Worth around $440 million in 2022.
In August 1995,Youngkin joined the private-equity firm The Carlyle Group, based in Washington, D.C.,initially as a member of the U.S. buyout team.In 1999, he was named a partner and managing director of Carlyle.He managed the firm’s UK buyout team (2000–2005)and global industrial sector investment team (2005–2008), dividing his time between London and Washington.
In April 2008, Carlyle’s founders asked Youngkin to step back from deal-making to focus on the firm’s broader strategy.In 2009 the founders created a seven-person operating committee, chaired by Youngkin, which oversaw the non-deal, day-to-day operations of Carlyle.In 2009 Youngkin also joined, along with Daniel Akerson, the firm’s executive committee, which had previously consisted solely of the three founders.
In October 2017, the Carlyle Group announced that its founders would remain executive chairmen on the board of directors but step down as the day-to-day leaders of the firm; they named Youngkin and Kewsong Lee to succeed them, as co-CEOs, effective January 1, 2018. In 2020, Youngkin and his wife founded a nonprofit, Virginia Ready Initiative, focusing on connecting unemployed people in the state with job-training programs and potential employers.
In January 2021, Youngkin announced that he would seek the Republican Party’s nomination for governor of Virginia.A first-time candidate, Youngkin’s personal wealth gave him the ability to self-fund his candidacy, and he spent at least $5.5 million of his own money on his primary campaign. Youngkin was endorsed by Ted Cruz during the primary, who has described Youngkin as a close family friend. Youngkin had previously donated to Cruz’s 2018 re-election campaign.
While running in the Republican primary, Youngkin pledged to “stand up against all of the legislation that has been passed by the Democrats” and to be an opponent of abortion.Youngkin criticized the Texas Heartbeat Act, which bans most abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy, stating he instead favors a “pain threshold bill,” which occurs around twenty weeks.Youngkin personally opposes same-sex marriage, but has said he would not interfere with the issue as Governor.