Marco Antonio Rubio was born on 28 May 1971, in Miami, Florida USA, is a politician and attorney, known for being a 2016 presidential candidate, the junior US Senator for Florida, and prior to which he was the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. He is a member of the Republican Party, and has been active in politics since 1999.
Earning Wealth in Politics
How rich is Marco Rubio? As of early-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $270,000, mostly earned through a successful career in politics; he’s achievements numerous goals throughout his career, and has also worked in the education sector. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
A Path in PoliticsHe grew up in a Roman Catholic family alongside three siblings; the family also briefly lived in Las Vegas before moving back to their hometown in Miami. He attended South Miami Senior High School, and matriculated in 1989, then gained a one year football scholarship at Tarkio College, and afterwards attended Santa Fe Community College. He went on to attend the University of Florida and graduated with a degree in political science in 1993. After completing his undergraduate studies, he then went to the University of Miami. School Of Law to gain a JD which he completed as cum laude.
While studying law, he did an internship for US Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and also worked for the presidential campaign of Bob Dole in 1996. Two years after completing his law degree, he was elected as City Commissioner for West Miami, and then went on to become a part of the Florida House of Representatives in 2000, filling the seat for the 111th House District, campaigning with advocacies on early childhood education and tax cuts. He went on to be re-elected for four terms, with three of them unopposed, so spending a total of nine years in the Florida House of Representatives, becoming one of the two majority whips of the house, and then eventually the majority leader. Aside from his work there, he became a part of a law firm which specialized in zoning and land use, then in 2004 joined the lobbying firm named Broad and Cassell.
In 2005, Marco became the House Speaker after other State Representatives dropped out, the first Cuban American to hold the position, actually for the next three years. As speaker, he compiled multiple ideas which later became a book entitled “100 Innovative Ideas for Florida’s Future”. He also introduced a plan to reduce state property taxes back to the 2001 levels, which would later become the largest tax cuts in Florida’s history.
Marco then started his own law firm in 2008, and also began teaching under a fellowship appointment at Florida International University (FIU). He had generally good reviews as a teacher, despite inevitably teaching some students politically opposed to some of his values.
The following year, he planned to run for the US Senate seat which was vacated by Mel Martinez, and received a lot of support for the Republican nomination, and winning the general election with 49 percent of the vote against two other candidates, and with the win he was speculated as a potential Republican candidate for the 2012 presidential election. He subsequently sought re-election in 2016, and won with 52% of the vote.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) April 14, 2018
During his time as senator, he became a defender of the United States embargo against Cuba, and also supported US participation in the military campaign against Libya to oust Muammar Gaddafi. He voted against the Budget Control Act of 2011, and introduced a bill to allow employers to be exempted from mandated coverage for contraception based on moral or religious ground (the bill was not adopted). He also voted against fiscal cliff resolutions. and against an expansion of background checks for gun purchases. A few of his latest works in the senate include co-sponsoring bills regarding the crisis in Haiti, and the incursion by Russia into Ukraine.
The NRA Issue
In early-2018, Rubio attracted issues after a mass shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in which 17 were killed and 17 more were wounded. The issues caused a boycott against the gun rights advocacy group called the National Rifle Association (NRA). Several businesses terminated their relationships with the group, and questions arose about how the NRA donated around $3 million to Rubio. Rubio then quickly responded that he accepted the donation because it was helping with his agenda.
Who Is Marco Rubio’s Wife – Jeanette Dousdebes
Rubio married former bank teller and former Miami Dolphins cheerleader Jeanette Dousdebes in 1998. They held their wedding at the Church of the Little Flower, and would later reside in West Miami, Florida. They have four children together.