Henry Cuellar, the long-serving Congressman from Texas the 28th Congressional District has garnered headlines with his political career as well as, recently a Carjacking event that occurred in Washington, DC. In this blog, we’ll go over the specifics about his wealth, his political career as well and the latest FBI investigation that has prompted concerns about his future in the political arena.
Henry Cuellar’s Net Worth
According to different sources online, Henry Cuellar’s net worth estimated at $1 million has made him a prominent person in the realm of politics. While the figure isn’t verified, however, it provides an idea of his financial status. Let’s look at his net worth more deeply:
Political Salary and Earnings
Cuellar’s earnings are primarily derived from the political activities he has pursued. In 2010 he was reported to be earning an income of $589,004, which is which is a substantial increase from the $379,005 earned in 2006. While his estimated net worth for 2021 isn’t known however, it’s likely that it would have been close to one million dollars, if the trend of his salary continued to increase.
Educational Background and Political History
Despite the latest FBI inquiry, Cuellar boasts an impressive academic background and an impressive political career. His career path includes:
- Graduation ceremony at J.W. Nixon High School in 1974.
- The associate degree is awarded from Laredo Community College.
- Obtaining a B.S. at Georgetown University in 1978.
- Graduated from The University of Texas with a Juris Doctor in 1981.
- Earned an M.A. at Texas A&M International University in 1982.
- Going back to the University of Texas to obtain the Ph.D.
- As an elected Member of the Texas State House of Representatives from 1987 until 2001.
- Appointed as Texas Secretary of State in 2001.
- He was elected as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004, a post which he has held until today.
Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar was robbed by a car in Washington, DC, Monday evening, according to CNN.
According to Cuellar’s office, Congressman Cuellar’s phone, iPad, car, and sushi dinner were all taken in the incident which DC police reported occurred at 9:00 p.m. on Monday evening.
“As Congressman Cuellar was parked in his vehicle this evening, three men were able to get close to the congressman and then stole his car. Fortunately, he wasn’t injured and is now working with law enforcement officials in the area. We thank Metro PD and Capitol Police for their quick action and in regaining the vehicle of Congressman,” his chief of staff, Jacob Hochberg, said in an announcement.
The carjacking with a gun was carried out near the junction between K Street and New Jersey Avenue in the Southeast District’s Navy Yard neighborhood, according to an advisory issued by the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. Police are looking for three male suspects of males in the report.
US Capitol Police said in an announcement that “the victim was identified as a member of Congress and it is likely that the USCP employs investigators together with MPD on this matter. There was no report of injuries. Investigators are attempting to identify the perpetrators.”
Henry Cuellar’s Impressive Financial Portfolio
Cuellar’s financial portfolio is diverse and comprises a variety of assets:
Bank accounts: Cuellar is the owner of a bank account at Wells Fargo, containing approximately $900,000. He also has an account for savings at Citibank which totals $1.6 million set aside to be used for business income, personal contributions, and gifts.
Real estate: Cuellar holds an ownership stake in more than seven properties in real estate with an estimated total value in the range of $1.5 million. Cuellar makes a monthly rental income of approximately $210,000 from the properties.
Investment portfolio: Cuellar’s investments include equity and government securities in the amount of $2.7 million. Cuellar has positions with major companies, including Microsoft, Tesla, Alphabet, Starbucks, Hulu, Warner Bros, and Unilever.
real Estate Holdings Cuellar is home to an impressive portfolio of real estate assets, including a lavish townhouse situated in San Antonio, a historic Hacienda in Laredo, and a large ranch located in South Texas.
Henry Cuellar’s net wealth, diversified investments, and a long-running political career have made Cuellar a well-known persona on the scene of Texas politics. However, the latest FBI investigation has added a layer of uncertainty for his chances of reelection in 2022. While this political drama plays out Cuellar’s financial record is a testimony to his achievements and savvy dealings across various ventures, as well as his lengthy political career.