Pete Hegseth
Pete Hegseth
Real Name/Full Name Peter Brian Hegseth
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Pete Hegseth
Birth Place: Forest Lake, Minnesota, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 6 June 1980
Age/How Old: 44 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight: In Kilograms – 79 Kg
In Pounds – 174 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Brian Hegseth
Mother – Penelope Hegseth
Siblings: Unknown
School: Forest Lake Area High School
College: Princeton University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Jennifer Rauchet
Kids/Children Name: Gunner Hegseth
Profession: Television host and author
Net Worth: $4 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Peter Brian Hegseth is a popular American television host as well as an author. Formerly, he worked as Army National Guard and also was a former executive director of Vets For Freedom and American Concerned Veterans. During the Trump administration, he led the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. However, this pick was objected to by various major veterans, and David Shulkin took his place in January 2017.

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Biography and Early Life

Pete Hegseth was born on 6 June 1980 in Forest Lake, Minnesota, United States. He is the son of Brian Hegseth and Penelope Hegseth. He was brought up together with his two younger brothers.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Pete Hegseth in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Pete Hegseth’s age is 44 years old as of today’s date 24th July 2024 having been born on 6 June 1980. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 174 lbs in Pound and 79 kg in Kilograms.


Hegseth graduated from Forest Lake Area High School, which is in Minnesota. Then he enrolled in Princeton University, graduating in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts. At Harvard University, he earned his Master of Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2013. While at Princeton, he was the publisher of a conservative student-run publication called The Princeton Tory.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Pete Hegseth With Wife Jennifer Rauchet
Pete Hegseth With Wife Jennifer Rauchet

Hegseth has been married three times in his entire life. He was first married to Meredith Schwarz but divorced her in 2010, he married Samantha Deering and had three together. While still married to Samantha, he had an extramarital affair with Fox executive producer Jennifer Rauchet, with whom they had a daughter. He divorced his wife, Samantha, in August 2017.

Rauchet had three children from her former husband. Hegseth and Rauchet got married in August 2019. His religion is Christian.

Is Pete Hegseth Gay?

No. Hegseth is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is neither gay nor bisexual and has no such rumors. He has been married three times and has seven children. With his current marriage, they are living happily together without fighting nor planning to divorce.

Professional Career

Hegseth began his career life after graduating from Princeton and worked with Bear Steams as an equity Capital markets analyst. Later, he was commissioned to work as a reserve infantry officer in the U.S. Army National Guard. He became Guantanamo Bay in 2004 and served in the 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment 101st Airborne Division as an infantry platoon leader. After his service, he was awarded Army Commendation Medal. While working with Iraq, he was awarded a number of accolades.

He worked at Manhattan Institute for Policy Research after returning from Iraq. Later, he worked as an executive director at Vets For Freedom from 2007 until 2012. He then formed MN PAC, a political action committee in 2012. He worked as the executive director for Koch Brothers’ foundation, Concerned Veterans for America, until 2015.

In 2015, he joined Fox News as a contributor. He interviewed Donald Trump in September 2017, although he received criticism after Trump made false claims and did not challenge him. He criticized The New York Times for not covering one story about ISIS leaders and considered them to have failed the New York Times. He co-hosted New Year’s Eve program in December 2018 with Fox Business Network’s Kennedy.

In May 2019, when Trump was about to pardon various U.S. military service members charged with war crimes, it was reported by CNN and The Daily Beast that Hegseth had convinced Trump to pardon them. He was discussing these same cases in Fox News, although not disclosing he had suggested to Trump to pardon them. Even before Trump announced his final decision, Hegseth suggested the imminent action about to be taken by Trump.

He lamented about young kids voting in August 2019 as he said they were affected by climate change. He was in support of Trump in January 2020 to ill Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.


Hegseth received a number of accolades during his service in the military. He received Army Commendation Medal after his service as an infantry platoon leader. He received the Bronze Star Medal when serving in Iraq. While still in Iraq, he was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge and received his second Army Commendation Medal.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Pete Hegseth in 2024

Pete Hegseth Net Worth
Pete Hegseth Net Worth

As of 2024, Hegseth has an estimated net worth of $4 million. He has earned his wealth from his former career as military personnel. During his service here, he received various awards. He then became Fox News Contributor. He was selected as the head of the United States Department in the Veteran Affairs, although it was later objected to by major veterans.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He was the publisher of The Princeton Tory magazine during his time at Princeton University.
  • He worked with The Bear Stearns Companies after graduating before joining the U.S. Army National Guard.
  • He swam in the Hudson River in August 2019 to support military veterans.

Pete Hegseth is a great man in the United States and will be remembered for his contribution to the military. Although he faced various challenges on the way, he did not quit. After his military service, he went ahead to join Fox News to deliver news to the public. He has always been a determined man, and that is which he has achieved this much in his life.


  1. Pete Hegseth:
    An ignorant bully that can’t keep his mouth shut when asking questions.
    Why ask a question when you answer it yourself.


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