Phil Bredesen
Phil Bredesen
Real Name/Full Name Philip Norman Bredesen Jr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Phil Bredesen
Birth Place: Oceanport, New Jersey, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 21 November 1943
Age/How Old: 80 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 84 Kg
In Pounds – 186 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: White
Parents Name: Father – Philip Norman Bredesen
Mother – Norma Lucille
Siblings: N/A
School: Red Jacket Central Elementary and Secondary School
College: Harvard University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Andrea Conte (m. 1974), Susan Cleaves (m. 1968–1974)
Kids/Children Name: Benjamin Bredesen
Profession: Politician, Businessman
Net Worth: $150 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Philip Norman Bredesen Jr., popularly known as Phil Bredesen, is an American politician and a businessman who was the 48th Governor of Tennessee from 2003 to 2011. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He was first elected in 2002 with a 50.6% vote and was again elected in 2006 with a 68.6% vote. In his previous times from 1991 to 1999, he also served as the 66th Mayor of Nashville. He was the founder of the Health America Corporation organization, which he decided to sell and sold in 1986.

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Biography and Early Life

Phil Bredesen was born on 21 November 1943 in Oceanport, New Jersey, which is in the United States of America. His father’s name is Philip Norman Bredesen, and his mother’s name is Norma Lucille. After his parents got divorced, his mother started working as a Bank Teller. When Bredesen was a child, his grandmother used to live with them in their family. He had grown in a city named Shortsville, New York, which is 30 miles away from Rochester, New York. He did his schooling at a school named Red Jacket Central Elementary and Secondary School in a village named Manchester, New York.

He did his graduation from Harvard University with an Under Graduate Degree in Physics. After that, he moved to Lexington, Massachusetts, in 1967, and he did secret works for Itek, a company that works for US Defence as a contractor, and received a draft during the Vietnam War.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Phil Bredesen in 2024, and what is his height and weight? Well, Phil Bredesen’s age is 80 years old as of today’s date 18th June 2024 having been born on 21 November 1943. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 186 lbs in Pound and 84 kg in Kilograms.


Phil Bredesen did his schooling at Red Jacket Central Elementary and Secondary School and did his graduation in Physics from Harvard University.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

In 1968, Phil Bredesen got married to Susan Cleaves. After which, in 1974, they got divorced, but they did not have any children. In the later months of 1974, he again got married to Andrea Conte in Wheatley, Oxfordshire, England. They also had a son named Ben.

Is Phil Bredesen Gay?

Phil Bredesen is not Gay. He married Susan Cleaves in 1968, but unfortunately, they didn’t have any child and got divorced in 1974, and again he got married to Andrea Conte in the same year and had a child named Ben.

Professional Career

Bredesen worked for a Minnesota Senator Eugene McCarthy campaign, selected and nominated for the Democratic presidential nomination. In 1969, he launched his first campaign. The Republican Ronald MacKenzie, unfortunately, defeated him. In 1971, Bredesen joined a pharmaceutical company named G.D. Searle, LLC, and in 1973, he moved to London to manage one of the company’s divisions. He with his family moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1975. Then in 1986, he founded HealthAmerica, and he did not accept the salary as he was getting a good amount of profit from his company.

Bredesen ran for the Mayor of Nashville, where he completed with being 2nd out of 10 candidates with 30% vote, and just behind him was Bill Boner, who was the 5th District Congressman. Bredesen ran to the Democratic Party in 1987 for the 5th District congressional seat, which was open for Boner’s victory.

After his loss, Bredesen started establishing relationships with city officials and made him prepared for a second run. Boner was accused of martial infidelity in the year 1991 and was restricted to run. Then Bredesen won the election with 78,896 to 30,282 votes and defeated Councilwoman Betty Nixon.

Bredesen became the chairman of the Solar Energy Plant Developer in 2011 after leaving the government. Bob Cooker, on 26 September 2017 announced that he would not take part in the election, so Bredesen announced on 6 December 2017 that he would take that place and be nominated. On 2 August 2018, Bredesen won the Democratic Primary with 348,302 votes and Marsha Blackburn, on the same day, also won the Republican Primary.

In April 2018, Corker said that Bredesen was an excellent civic chairman, a fantastic lead representative, an excellent finance manager with genuine allure and hybrid allure and that both of them had collaborated above and beyond the years, yet that he would decide in favor of Blackburn and add to her mission.


As of today’s date, Phil has not won any accolade till date but is regarded as one of the finest politicians of America. He served as the 48th Governor of Tennesse from 2003 to 2011 and was also a prime member of the Democratic Party.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Phil Bredesen in 2024

Phil Bredesen Net Worth
Phil Bredesen Net Worth

As of 2024, Phil Bredesen’s net worth is about $150 million, which he gathered as a politician. He is one of the most influential state representatives who used to earn a decent amount of money as a salary from the government, besides all the other perks as a government official.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Bredesen worked for a Minnesota Senator Eugene McCarthy campaign, who was selected and nominated for the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • Bredesen joined a pharmaceutical company named G.D. Searle, LLC in 1971.
  • In 1986, he founded the HealthAmerica Company and started receiving a good amount of profit from his company.

Phil Bredesen was a perfect politician and a skillful businessman who had success in his life and moving forward with his company gaining a high amount of revenue. Bredesen is the Chairperson of a firm that manufactures and operates Solar Power Stations, named Silicon Ranch Corporation. He announced on 6 December 2017 that he will work for the United States Senate for Bob Corker’s open seat. He won the Democratic Primary on 2 August 2018 and faced the Republican nominee Marsha Blackburn.


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