Sarah Palin has spent a lot of time outside of the spotlight but is now making a comeback! Palin is best known as the first female and youngest person to serve as governor of Alaska. After her vice presidential campaign failed, she became a television personality, commentator, and author. As of 2022, Sarah Palin has a net worth of $8 million.
Palin was born Sarah Louise Heath in Sandpoint, Idaho on February 11, 1964, Her parents Charles and Sally Heath, raised her along with two sisters, Heather and Molly, and a brother named Charles Jr.
Their family relocated to Skagway, Alaska, and then to Eagle River, Anchorage. They eventually returned to Alaska and settled in Wasilla. There, she attended Wasilla High School and got involved in basketball, cross-country running, and beauty pageants.
She went to many schools in college, including the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hawaii Pacific University, North Idaho College, and Matanuska-Susitna College. Sarah ultimately earned a degree in communications from the University of Idaho in 1987.
After college, the Idaho native became a sports journalist at KTVA-TV, KTUU-TV, and Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman. Sarah dove into politics by joining the Wasilla City Council in 1992. Four years later, she was elected mayor of Wasilla.
During her two terms as mayor, she was known for cutting taxes and initiating environmental efforts. Palin unsuccessfully sought the Republican candidacy for Alaska’s lieutenant governor in 2002.
In 2006, she made waves after becoming the ninth governor of Alaska. She resigned in 2009 after being involved in corruption and ethical controversies. Before this, she unsuccessfully ran for vice president alongside John McCain in 2008.
Following the 2008 elections, Palin became a frequent commentator on Fox News. After resigning as governor, she published a memoir titled “Going Rogue: An American Life.” She also established the SarahPAC political action committee.
In 2010, she joined the Tea Party movement as a keynote speaker. Later that year, she published her second book, America by Heart, and hosted her own reality TV show called “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” on TLC.
Her second show, “Amazing America with Sarah Palin,” started airing in 2014. She’s been actively endorsing Republican nominees throughout her media ventures and is attempting a comeback by running for Alaska’s congressional seat.
Net Worth and Earnings
When she was still the governor of Alaska, Palin earned around $125,000 annually. After leaving her position, her sources of income diversified and she continued to grow her wealth.
According to celebritynetworth.com, Palin has an annual salary of $1 million. This estimate includes her TV appearances, public speaking, and book sales.
The politician earns extra income through making personalized videos on Cameo and her charges range from $199 to $1,999. Palin’s net worth is currently estimated to be $8 million.
In 1988, Sarah married oil and fishing mogul Todd Palin. They took care of five children together: Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, and Trig. Sadly, the couple got divorced in 2020 and is currently dating retired NHL player Ron Dugay. Currently, she owns several properties in Alaska.