Karl Rove: Married Thrice In His Life. Check His Net Worth, Age, Quotes & Bio

February 05, 2019
Karl Rove

American Politician Karl Rove is currently serving as a policy advisor and Republican political consultant who served as a former Deputy Chief to Staff to George W. Bush until August 2007. During the time, he was linked to a couple of scandals with Bush administration including the email incident relating to U.S. attorneys’ dismissals.

Let’s explore everything about Karl Rove including his married life and net worth.
Karl Rove
Karl Rove

Quick Summary

Full Name: Karl Christian Rove
Date of Birth: December 25, 1950
Nickname: Bush’s Brain
Marital Status: Married
Birthplace:  Denver, Colorado, United States
Ethnicity: White
Profession: Policy Advisor and Republican political consultant
Nationality: American
Wife: Karen Johnson
Ex-Wives Alerie Mather Wainwright (1976–1980), Darby Tara Hickson (1986–2009)
Build: Average
Age: 68
Height: Unknown
Education: The University of Utah, University of Maryland, College Park, George Mason University, University of Texas, Austin

Who is Karl Rove? How old is he?

Full name; Karl Christian Rove was born on December 25, 1950, in Denver, Colorado, the second of the five children and raised in Nevada by his mother, Reba Louise, and stepfather, Louis Claude Rove. When he and his brother were infants his birth left them. Karl’s mother died by suicide by in 1981 after she divorced from her third and final husband.

When he was fifteen years old, his family moved to Salt Lake City and became a skilled debater while he was in Olympus High School. After graduation from high school, Rove went on to the University of Utah, the University of Texas at Austin and George Mason University but he never graduated from any college.

During high school, he was elected student council president his junior and senior years. Also, Rove was a member Teenage Republican and served as Chairman of the Utah Federation of Teenage Republicans. He took a political science as his major subject but later he dropped out his studied to take the position of College Republican National Committee. Eventually, he put his academic career aside to focus politics.


Karl became active in the  Republican party since the 1970s and was a special assistant to Republican National Committee Chairman George H.W. Bush form 1973to 1974. Then he worked as an executive director of the fund for Limited Government for a year.

In 1981, Rove was a deputy chief of staff to Texas Governor William Clements and from 1981 to 1999, he was President o Rove & Company that worked for candidates, nonpartisan causes and nonprofit organizations.

At the time, he ran numerous election campaigns including John Ashcroft’s 1994 bid for the U.S. Senate, Bill Clement’s 1986 race for Texas governor and 1984 U.S. Senate elections. Also, Karl helped guided George W. Bush to win in the Texas gubernatorial election in 1994 and then ran Bush’s presidential campaigns in 2000 and 2004.

He became a senior advisor in the White House, managing the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Public Liaison and the Office of Strategic Initiatives. At the end of August 2007, he resigned from the post to become a commentator for the cable channel Fox News.

Prior to Fox News, he was appointed by Newsweek to write about the 2008 Presidential Election. He severed as a contributor for theWall Street Journal and a political analyst for Fox News. During the 2012 election between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, he had an uncomfortable with Fox. 

Net Worth

With reliable sources, Karl Rove has a net worth of 9.5 million.

Like most senior political people, he earns a hefty salary form his political career. However, some sources claimed that his net worth is $8 million. Presently, he is serving as a Republican Political Consultant and policy advisor for the Trump Presidency.

His net worth also added from his consulting firm, Karl Rove & Company. Speaking further about his income, he published the book The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters, in 2015. He runs his own Website.

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Personal Life

Rove has faced many ups and downs in his life.  despite being successful in his profession, he failed to keep marriages. He is married once but thrice with two divorces. He was married to his first wife Houston socialite Valerie Mather  Wainwright on July 19, 1976.

The marriage didn’t lasted and crumbled after a few years and legally separated in early 1980. After that, Karl Rover remarried to his second wife Darby Tara Hickson in January 1986 who was a graphic designer and a breast cancer survivor. They have a son named Andrew Madison Rove. The couple divorced after being married for more than two decades in 2009 but remain friends.

In 2012, Rove married for the third time with a lobbyist, Karen Johnson. Their wedding was held in Austin, Texas and attended by George W. Bush and Steve Wynn. Currently, they reside in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., and also has a house near Austin, Texas.

Karl Rove and his wife, Karen
Karl Rove and his wife, Karen

Is Karl Rove active on social media?

The answer is Yes! He is available as @karlrove on all over the social platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The former Deputy Chief of Staff knows that he has to updates the latest political and social news via his social profile to all over the world and it is his job.

He has 669k followers on Twitter and 9,056 tweets whereas he has 9,868 on Instagram, as of February 2019. He posts both his personal and professional photos and status on his social media.

Quotes By Karl Rove

  • As people do better, they start voting like Republicans – unless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing.
  • Life is rough for a lot of people. Some people live in greater material circumstances than others, but life is rough for everybody.
  • ‘Empathy’ is the latest code word for liberal activism, for treating the Constitution as malleable clay to be kneaded and molded in whatever form justices want. It represents an expansive view of the judiciary in which courts create policy that couldn’t pass the legislative branch or, if it did, would generate voter backlash.
  • Well, marriage is a very important part of our culture and our society. If we want to have a hopeful and decent society, we ought to aim for the ideal.

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  1. He is a great propagandist who uses fear and misinformation to brainwash right wing ideologues sadly it’s working and turning Americans against each other but that’s how the fast shrinking Republican party gets idiots to vote for them

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