• Amy Hoover Sanders is an American businesswoman, the wife of Democratic politician Beto O’Rourke, and the mother of two children.
• She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a certificate in Spanish language from Williams College.
• Her father’s fortune is reputedly over $500 million and her net worth is estimated at over $1 million.
• Her husband Beto O’Rourke is a politician and his net worth is estimated at close to $10 million.
• Beto was briefly jailed for jumping a fence at the University of Texas, and was also temporarily charged with a DUI.
- 1 Who is Amy Hoover Sanders?
- 2 Amy Hoover Sanders Wiki – Age, Childhood, and Education
- 3 Career
- 4 Amy Hoover Sanders Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
- 5 Amy Hoover Sanders Personal Life, Marriage, Children
- 6 Amy Hoover Sanders’ Husband, Beto O’ Rourke
- 7 Life Before Politics
- 8 Politics
- 9 Problems with the Law
- 10 Beto O’Rourke Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
Who is Amy Hoover Sanders?
Amy Hoover Sanders is an American businesswoman, and currently works as the Director of Education Development for La Fe Community Development Corporation, but she is perhaps best known to the world as the wife of the Democratic politician Beto O’Rourke. The two married in 2005, and have two children together.
Amy Hoover Sanders Wiki – Age, Childhood, and Education
Amy Hoover Sanders was born in El Paso, Texas USA, on 28 September 1981, the daughter of influential real estate tycoon William Sanders and his wife Louann, who is a housewife. She grew up in a large family with two brothers and two sisters, and she is the middle daughter.
Amy’s maternal grandfather was Ricke Harlan Feuille, a prominent figure in Mexico City. She went to a local high school in El Paso, and after matriculation enrolled at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1994, and a certificate in the Spanish language.
Amy wanted to become a teacher, and to get started she went to Guatemala, recruited as a kindergarten teacher and spent a year at Colegio Americano de Guatemala. After becoming richer in experience as a teacher, Amy returned to El Paso, where she co-founded La Fe Preparatory School, which is a charter school. She initially taught first and second grade, and then from 2007 to 2013 also served as the superintendent.
From 2013 to 2017 she was the President of Stanton Street, a website-building company founded by her husband Beto O’Rourke. Furthermore, she was a part of the Centro de Salu Familiar La Fe, which is a non-profit organization. From 2017 onwards, she has been more focused on supporting her husband’s efforts in politics, following him to every event.
Amy Hoover Sanders Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
Amy, although not pursuing her career as a primary focus, she has still been able to achieve so much. She comes from a wealthy family – her father’s fortune is reputedly over $500 million – which no doubt gave her a solid start.
Her net worth is estimated at over $1 million, however, she and her husband’s assets are often quoted together at close to $10 million, as of mid-2020.
Amy Hoover Sanders stands at 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, while she weighs approximately 120lbs ~ 54kgs. Her vital statistics are 34-26-35 ins, while her bra size is 33B. Amy has blue eyes and her hair is brown.
Amy Hoover Sanders Personal Life, Marriage, Children
Coming from a respected family, Amy has attained a few influential friendships. Through mutual friends and a blind date, Amy met Beto in 2003 at the Kentucky Club. Their romance blossomed and the couple married in September 2005.
Since then, they have welcomed three children, named Ulysses, Molly, and Henry. The family continues to reside in El Paso.
Amy Hoover Sanders’ Husband, Beto O’ Rourke
Born Robert Francis O’ Rourke on the 26th September 1972 in El Paso, Texas USA, he is the son of Pat Francis O’Rourke and his wife Melissa Martha O’Rourke. Although of part-Irish ancestry, ‘Beto’ is a latino name for ‘Robert’, and was adopted as the family lived in a predominantly latino area. He is the oldest in the family with two younger sisters. For his high school education, he first attended El Paso High School for two years, before he switched to Woodberry Forest School, which is an all-male boarding school in Madison County, Virginia.
Before enrolling at college, he served as a summer Congressional intern in the Capitol Hill office of US Congressman Ron Coleman. He then enrolled at Columbia University, from which he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature.
Life Before Politics
Before politics, Beto tried himself in music and business; he plays bass and drums, and has been a part of several bands since starting his music career back in high school, but it hasn’t been his primary goal. He was a member of several punk groups, including Fitz of Depression. However, he didn’t have any major success with his musical aspirations.
On the other hand, as a businessman, Beto founded the successful Stanton Street Technology Group.
He has had contact with politics from an early age as he would follow his father at political events. This continued into adulthood, and Beto began volunteering for the campaigns run by numerous politicians. His first success as a politician came in 2013 when he was elected into the US House of Representatives, representing Texas’s 16th congressional district. He was re-elected in 2014 and 2016, but didn’t for re-election in 2018, as he ran for the US Senate seat held by Ted Cruz, losing by a narrow margin, but received most votes ever for a Democrat in Texas.
Beto then announced his intent to run for President of the United States in the 2020 United States presidential election. However, even before the primaries began, Beto paused his campaign, and completely withdrew on the 2nd March when he announced his endorsement for Joe Biden at a rally event held in Dallas, Texas.
Problems with the Law
In his last year of college, Beto for the first time experienced jail. He and his friends were involved in a felony as they were caught jumping over a fence at the University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP), were caught by the UTEP police and jailed overnight – bail was posted the next day.
Three years later, he was caught driving while intoxicated (DUI) but the charges were later dismissed as he completed a DUI program recommended by the court. This was later used as a dirty laundry by his political opponents, but Beto apologized for his actions and stated that he was “grateful for the second chance”.
Beto O’Rourke Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
Beto O’Rourke is a relatively successful politician, and his other endeavors have also added to his wealth. According to sources, his net worth is estimated at close to $10 million, as of early 2020.
Beto stands at 6ft 4ins (1.91m) tall, while his weight and other statistics are unknown. He has brown hair and brown eyes.