Mary Pat Christie is an American financial adviser and wife of former New Jersey Governor and 2016 US Presidential candidate Chris Christie. She is also known for her fundraising skills which came under the spotlight after Hurricane Sandy. She is an accomplished fundraiser and Republican, just like her husband. Join us as we learn more about her career and public life.
Biography of Mary Pat Christie
Mary Pat Christie (née Foster) was born on the 15th of September 1963. She was the ninth of ten children and was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburb of Paoli, Pennsylvania. She comes from an Irish Catholic family. Mary Pat was class president of Delaware University in 1985, a position also held by her spouse since he was also class president in 1984. Mary earned her MBA from Seton Hall University in New Jersey.
Mary Pat Christie decided to start a career in investment banking for herself after completing her education. She worked at a Wall Street investment firm and eventually became Angelo, Gordon & Co’s Managing Director. She was the family’s main breadwinner, earning $500,000 in 2014 with the couple’s combined earnings of $700,000.
Mary Pat Christie’s job wasn’t without its difficulties when, on 9/11, she was actually working at a Wall Street investment agency two blocks from the site of the bombings. She was unable to reach anyone by phone at the time and consequently could not get in touch with her relatives. It took her four hours to cross the Hudson River to New Jersey by boat. Upon reaching New Jersey, Mary became soaked and covered with a blanket as she was sprayed with a fire hose along with other survivors. This was done to ensure that no contamination from the terrorist attack was transmitted to New Jersey.
In April 2015, Mary Pat Christie quit her job with Angelo, Gordon & Co., saying she wanted to be closer to her family. This also helped spread rumors that she was returning home to support her husband for his presidential bid. When Hurricane Sandy hit areas along the Jersey Shore in 2012, Mary Pat took a three-month break from her job to establish and operate the Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. To help with fundraising, she recruited New Jersey U2 singers Bono and Bruce Springsteen.
Again, Mary Pat Christie used her fundraising skills in support of Chris Christie’s presidential campaign, which took him to town hall meetings and rallies in 2015. When Chris was forced to return to New Jersey due to a severe snowstorm in January 2016, Mary remained in office in New Hampshire, replacing the governor on scheduled campaign halts.
Facts about Chris Christie’s wife
marriage and husband
Mary Pat Christie and Chris met at Delaware University. They married in 1986 after graduation. They originally lived in a studio apartment in New Jersey. The couple has two sons and two daughters. Their eldest son, Andrew, was born in 1993. Sarah, the second child, was born in 1996. Their third child Patrick was born in 2000 and the last born Bridget was born in 2003.
Mary’s husband Chris Christie is a politician from the USA. A former Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) and political commentator for ABC News. He was the 55th Governor of the State of New Jersey from 2010 to 2018. He’s actually had his fair share of controversy. After Chris Christie and his family were found to have been spending time on a beach on the Jersey Shore, they garnered a lot of unfavorable publicity. Due to a state budget dispute, the beach, along with the state parks, was closed to the public. He was also accused of using exaggerated estimates to add approximately $50,000 in additional campaign aid and also of reckless driving.
Mary Pat Christie was also fined $250 for distracted driving. The police officer who stopped her failed to recognize that she was the governor’s wife and pulled her over for using her cell phone while seated behind the wheels.
Mary Pat Christie’s Net Worth (Income and Earnings)
With her extensive skills as a fundraiser and her Mary Pat Christie will no doubt have a sizeable net worth. However, there is no information on Mary Pat Christie’s net worth but it is estimated that Chris Christie’s net worth is around $4 million.