Will Hurd, the former Texas congressman, has announced that he will be running for president in 2024. The politician made the announcement on CBS, stating, “This morning, I filed to be the Republican nominee for president of the United States.”
Hurd started his career as a CIA agent before venturing into politics. People are now interested in knowing more about the leader, including the details of his earnings over the years. Here is everything we know about Will Hurd’s net worth.
Will Hurd Net Worth
As per multiple sources, Will Hurd has a net worth of $5 million. Almost all of these earnings have come from his career as a CIA agent and as a politician. During his time with the intelligence agency from 2000 to 2009, Hurd made around $105,000 as his annual salary. At the time, his net worth was estimated to be close to $1 million.
In 2009, he filed for the Republican nomination in Texas’s 23rd congressional district and declared $70,000 as his campaign fund. Hurd is also said to have benefitted significantly from his investments in the stock market, for which he consulted several Wall Street experts.
He now owns a collection of luxury cars, including a Mercedes GLS, a Range Rover SUV, and a Ford F-150 that he bought for $83,000. In 2020, he reportedly gifted his wife a Porsche worth more than $140,000.
Initial Career with CIA
Hurd graduated from Texas A&M University, specializing in computer science along with international relations. He started his career as an undercover CIA officer focusing on counterterrorism and worked in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India to gather intelligence.
He worked closely with Congress for nine years, which developed his interest in politics. In 2009, he left the CIA and started a new job, as a partner in the strategic advisory firm, Crumpton Group LLC. He also joined the cybersecurity company FusionX as a senior adviser.
Hurd decided to get into politics in 2009 and had an unsuccessful run against Francisco Canseco as a Republican nominee in Texas’s 23rd congressional district the following year. In 2014, he again decided to run for the position and defeated Canseco. He eventually got more votes than his opponent, Democrat Pete Gallego in the general election.
The politician gained recognition for his expertise in national security and served on several important committees. His efforts in intelligence oversight and cybersecurity were respected by both Democrats and Republicans.
Hurd was able to retain his chair in the 2016 and 2018 general elections as well. He did not contest in 20220. In June 2023, he announced his presidential bid for the 2024 United States presidential election. Elaborating on the decision, he said, “It’s not a given that my vision for America can happen. It’s going to take work.”
“But I know it can become real if we focus on our timeless principles and limitless potential, not self-interested politics. Our enemies plot, create chaos, and threaten the American dream. At home, illegal immigration and fentanyl stream into our country. Inflation, still out of control,” Hurd added.
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