Newt Gingrich

Newton Leroy Gingrich, known by the name Newt Gingrich is an American politician and an author. Newton Leroy McPherson was his initial name. He was the 50th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Being a member of the Republican Party, he has served as the U.S. Representative for the 6th congressional district of Georgia until 1999. In 2012, he went for the party’s nomination for the President of the U.S.

Well, how well do you know about Newt Gingrich? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Newt Gingrich’s net worth in 2021, 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 Newt Gingrich to date.

Biography and Early Life

Newt Gingrich was born on June 17, 1943. He was born at the Harrisburg Hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. His biological father was Newton Searles McPherson and his mother was Kathleen. However, within some days, they both were separated. After some years, his mother married Robert Gingrich, who adopted Newt. And hence his name changed to Newt Gingrich. Newt has three half-sisters as the sibling who were the children of Kathleen and Robert. Also, a half-sister and a half-brother from his biological father’s side.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Newt Gingrich in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Newt Gingrich’s age is 78 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 17 June 1943. Though, he is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 182  cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 208 lbs in Pound and 92kg in Kilograms.


Newt Gingrich had his initial graduation in 1961 from Baker High School in Columbus, Georgia. In 1965, he earned his B.A. degree in history from Emory University, Atlanta. Further, he attended Tulane University, where he received his M.A. degree in 1968. There he also did his PhD. in European history in 1971, respectively. From an early age, he had much interest in history and politics.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Newt Gingrich has married three times in his lifetime. In 1962, he had his first marriage with his geometry teacher, Jacqueline May, when he was 19 years old. Jacqueline was 26 years old then. They both had two daughters. After some years, they were separated. There were a lot of disputes and controversies between them before they finally divorced. In 1981, Gingrich had his second wedding with Marianne Ginther.

But this marriage also induced some problems. Her wife didn’t prefer having a life as a politician’s wife. Hence, they also had to cut off. He had no children from his second wife. In 1993, while Gingrich was still married to Ginther, he initiated an affair with Callista Bisek, and after finalizing a divorce with his second wife, he married Callista. They had their marriage in August 2000.

Is Newt Gingrich Gay?

No, Newt Gingrich is not gay. He was married to three women in his life and also had two daughters with his first wife. Hence it can be concluded that he is not gay.

Professional Career

Newt Gingrich had his initial interest in teaching. In the 1970s, he worked as a professor of history and geography at the University of West Georgia. In 1978, he made his place in the US House of Representatives. In December 1994, he was selected as House speaker by the majority of Republicans.

Hence, he became the 50th speaker for the U.S. House of Representatives. Soon he was serving as the U.S. Representative for the 6th congressional district of Georgia until 1999. He went for the nomination of the party for the President of the U.S. in 2012. But he was not much successful in that.

Apart from politics, Newt Gingrich has also made his name as an author. He has his contributions in writing books such as Lessons Learned the Hard Way in 1998, and the list continues. He also has his writings on leaders like Obama and Trump. His Series on Civil war and World War II with some international thrillers has also gained much public interest.


There is no much or any information about Newt Gingrich winning any award. However, he has earned much recognition through his political career and as an author.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Newt Gingrich in 2021

As of 2021, Newt Gingrich’s net worth is predicted to be $10 million. This estimation has been made by having a glance into his political career. He was part of the U.S. House of Representatives, serving as the 58th speaker of the house. Adding to this, he was the founder of many corporations as well as having his contribution as an author; his net worth is well justified.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Some of the interests of Newt Gingrich include love for animals, interest in dinosaurs.
  • He has also shown great enthusiasm towards space exploration.

Newt Gingrich, in his lifetime, has brought success to his name and has also helped many others to succeed. Though he struggled with many controversial issues related to his personal and political life, he still managed to justify himself and his work along with his hard work and dedication.


Facts of Newton Leroy McPherson

  • Gender Male
  • full nameNewton Leroy McPherson
  • birthplaceHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
  • Date of Birth June 17, 1943
  • Age 80 years 5 months
  • Horoscope Gemini
  • Lucky Number 4
  • Lucky Stone Agate
  • Lucky Color Yellow
  • Best Match for Marriage Leo, Aquarius, Libra
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionLutheran
  • net worth$10 million
  • professionPolitician, Author, Historian, Educator, Film Producer
  • weightIn Kilograms – 92 Kg, In Pounds – 208 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 182 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
  • hair colorWhite
  • eye colorHazel
  • high schoolBaker High School (1961)

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