Michael Madigan
Michael Madigan
Real Name/Full Name Michael Joseph Madigan
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Michael Madigan
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 19 April 1942
Age/How Old: 81 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 181 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
Weight: In Kilograms – 89 Kg
In Pounds – 196 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father – Michael J. Madigan Sr.
Mother – Mary Rita Madigan
Siblings: Marita McGivney
School: Saint Adrian’s Elementary School, & St. Ignatius College Prep
College: University of Notre Dame & Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Shirley Murray
Kids/Children Name: Nicole Madigan, Tiffany Madigan, Andrew Madigan, and Lisa Madigan.
Profession: Politician
Net Worth: $2 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Michael Joseph is a renowned politician serving as the Illinois House of Representatives’ speaker. Ever since 1983, he has only been out of the office for two years. Consequently, as far as the United States history is concerned, Madigan is the leader who has served the longest. No leader of either a federal legislative body or state has had the opportunity to serve the people of America for such a long time. As far as the Illinois House is concerned, he is also the longest-serving member. After all, he has been representing Chicago’s 22nd District since 1971. Besides politics, he is also a lawyer.

Well, how well do you know about Michael Madigan? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Michael Madigan’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Michael Madigan to date.

Biography and Early Life

Michael Madigan was born to Michael J. Madigan Sr. and Mary Rita Madigan as Michael Joseph Madigan. He was born in 1942 on 19th April, and his place of birth was Chicago, Illinois, U. S. He was born together with Marita MacGivney.

His father was a die-hard supporter of the Democratic Party. He worked as the Illinois Liquor Control Commission’s investigator and the 13th Ward precinct captain. In addition to that, he helped Michael Flynn, who was the Cook County Clerk. As a result of his great work, he earned the admiration and had a park named after him.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Michael Madigan in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Michael Madigan’s age is 81 years old as of today’s date 15th April 2024 having been born on 19 April 1942. Though, he is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 181 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 196 lbs in Pound and 89kg in Kilograms.


Some of the schools that Michael Madigan has attended include Saint Adrian’s Elementary School, St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago. Upon graduating from the latter, he joined the University Of Notre Dame. Then, he entered Loyola  University Chicago School of Law and graduated with a J. D. in 1967.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Michael Madigan and Shirley Murray tied the knot in 1976. By that time, Shirley was a divorcee and a young girl’s mother by the name Lisa. Shirley was working as a receptionist in a law firm. After their marriage, Madigan adopted Lisa. Later on, they sired three children comprising of a son and two daughters. Their names are Nicole Madigan, Tiffany Madigan, and Andrew Madigan.

His adoptive daughter has served as the Attorney General of Illinois. During the campaigns, he was in the limelight and not for the right reasons. He was facing accusations of involving himself in the same.

Is Michael Madigan Gay?

The sexual orientation of Michael Madigan is straight. After all, he has been married to a beautiful woman since 1976. That’s almost 50 years in a straight marriage. Before that and up to date, he hasn’t been in a relationship with a fellow man. Therefore, one can say without fear of contradiction that he is neither gay nor bisexual.

Professional Career

The first job that Michael Madigan had was a summer job working at the city law department.  After graduation, he continued working there, which explains why he was part of the 1969-70 Illinois Constitutional convention. Therefore, he was part of the team that wrote the state’s constitution.


Am much as there is no award in honor of this politician, he has received several recognitions. Michael Madigan has earned a place in the list of the most powerful people in Chicago. According to Chicago Magazine, he was at position four in 2012. The following year, he improved to position 2. In 2014, he retained his position. The leader has served for the longest period as far as all federal legislative bodies and states are concerned.

In 1969 when he was only 27, Madigan became a Democratic committeeman at the 13th Ward. In 1972, two law graduates, Madigan and Vincent J. “Bud” Getzendanner Jr., started the Madigan and Getzendanner private law firm. He became the Democratic Party of Illinois chair in 1998.i

His first election as the 22nd District representative in the Illinois House of Representatives was in November 1970. Ever since then, he has been holding that position. In 1983, he became the House’s speaker. After taking office, he held it until 1995 when Lee Daniels, a Republican, took the position. After all, it is the Republicans who were in control of the Illinois House at that time. He stayed out of the office until 1997. Ever since that year, he has been the House’s speaker up to date.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Michael Madigan in 2024

Michael Madigan Net Worth
Michael Madigan Net Worth

As of 2024, Michael Madigan’s net worth is estimated to be about $2 million. One of his sources of income is his political career. For instance, he has served as a Democratic committeeman of the 13th Ward. He also once served as Illinois’ Democratic Party Chairman. Equally important, he has served as Illinois 22nd District representative and the Illinois House speaker for a long time. His career as a lawyer has also contributed to his current net worth.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • His younger sister Marita McGivney is the wife of Jack McGivney
  • Between 2003 and 2013, his daughter Lisa was the Attorney General of Illinois
  • On the other hand, his wife is the chair of the Illinois Art Council
  • Due to his support for the Reproductive Health Act, Bishop Thomas Paprocki banned him from receiving Communion
  • Out of the 150 buildings in Chicago that have high value, his law firm represents 45 of them
  • The 1strunners up law firm represent roughly half of what his firm represents
  • Despite having a political career for almost half a century, he didn’t give his first deposition until 2018
  • As much as his tenure is the longest, his reign also has by controversies

Michael Madigan is a politician who has made history in the United States of America governance. His track record as a lawyer is no different. However, he has also been accused of using his position for political and personal gains, conflict of interest, and political clout.

Regardless of all that, the people of Illinois keep allowing him to lead them. They probably choose to turn a blind eye to that since he is a great leader. His leadership has made him not only rich but also wealthy with an incredible net worth.


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