Joe Manchin – Bio, Net Worth, Annual Salary, Wife, Age, Family, Nationality, Height, Facts, Parent, Party, Election, Career, Education, Children, Wiki

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Joseph Manchin III, professionally known as Joe Manchin is an American politician and businessman who served as the governor of West Virginia from 2005 to 2010 and became the state’s senator in 2010 after longtime Senator Robert Byrd passed away. He won his first full term in office in 2012. He entered West Virginia University on a football scholarship in 1965 and was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1982. While in the Senate, Joe introduced the Silver Alert Act, a nationwide network for locating missing adults and senior citizens. He modeled this act after the AMBER Alert. As a member of Congress, he is also known for his bipartisanship in working with his Republican colleagues on issues such as abortion and gun ownership. He became an important swing vote in a 50-50 Democratic-controlled Senate after the 2020 elections. The Democratic Party’s marginal majority in the 117th Congress has made Manchin one of its most influential members. As of 2021, Joe is the only Democrat holding statewide office in West Virginia, as well as the only Democrat in West Virginia’s congressional delegation. 

Joe Manchin threatens to sink signature Biden bill

Joe Manchin has said he will not support a major social spending plan, throwing the US president’s flagship legislation into jeopardy. “I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation,” Joe Manchin told. Fellow Democrats, including President Joe Biden, have spent weeks trying to secure Mr. Manchin’s crucial support. “My Democratic colleagues in Washington are determined to dramatically reshape our society in a way that leaves our country even more vulnerable to the threats we face.

“I cannot take that risk with a staggering debt of more than $29tn and inflation taxes that are real and harmful to every hard-working American at the gasoline pumps, grocery stores, and utility bills with no end in sight,” Mr. Manchin said.

Famous For 

  • Being an American politician and businessman.
  • For serving as the governor of West Virginia from 2005 to 2010.

American politician and businessman, Joe Manchin

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Where is Joe Manchin from?

Joe Manchin was born on 24th August 1947 with the real name of Joseph Manchin III in Farmington, West Virginia, U.S. He holds American nationality and he belongs to mixed ethnicity. Similarly, his religious belief is in the Catholic religion and his race is white. Joe’s present age is 74 which he recently celebrated in 2021 and as per his birthdate, his star sign is Virgo. Manchin’s father, John Manchin owned a carpet and furniture store, and his grandfather, Joseph Manchin, owned a grocery store. His mother’s name is Mary Gouzd. His father and his grandfather both served as Farmington’s mayor. Joe’s uncle A.J. Manchin was a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates and later the West Virginia Secretary of State and Treasurer.

Talking about Joe’s education, he graduated from Farmington High School in 1965. He entered West Virginia University on a football scholarship in 1965, but an injury during practice ended his football career. He later graduated in 1970 with a degree in business administration and went to work for his family’s business. 

What does Joe Manchin do for a living?

Early political career

  • Joe Manchin kicks off his career by being elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1982 at age 35 and in 1986 was elected to the West Virginia Senate, where he served until 1996.
  • He then ran for governor in 1996, losing the Democratic primary election to Charlotte Pritt and he was also elected Secretary of State of West Virginia in 2000.
  • He announced his intention to challenge incumbent Democratic Governor Bob Wise in the 2004 Democratic primary in 2003 whereas he won the Democratic primary and general election by large margins. His election marked the first time since 1964 that a West Virginia governor was succeeded by another governor from the same party.
  • He was a member of the National Governors Association, the Southern Governors’ Association, and the Democratic Governors Association. He was also chairman of the Southern States Energy Board.
  • During the Sago Mine disaster in early January 2006 in Upshur County, West Virginia, Joe confirmed incorrect reports that 12 miners had survived; in actuality, only one survived. He easily won reelection to a second term as governor in 2008 against Republican Russ Weeks, capturing 69.77% of the vote and winning every county.
  • He defeated former Democratic Congressman and former West Virginia Secretary of State Ken Hechler in the 28th August Democratic primary and in the general election, he defeated Republican businessman John Raese with 54% of the vote.
  • He ran for reelection to a full-term in 2012 and defeated Raese and Mountain Party candidate Bob Henry Baber, winning 61% of the vote.
  • In 2018, he ran for reelection and was challenged in the Democratic primary by Paula Jean Swearengin. He won the primary with 70% of the vote.
  • Manchin was challenged by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on the Republican side whereas he won the November 6 general election, defeating Morrisey 49.57%-46.26%.
  • On 15th November 2010, he was first sworn into the U.S. Senate by Vice President Joe Biden and Joe voted with Trump’s position 50.4% of the time during his presidency. He was the only Democrat to vote to confirm Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
  • He voted to convict Trump in both impeachment trials and he has voted with Biden’s position 100% of the time as of May 2021.
  • He received the most funding from the oil and gas industry of any senator from May 2020 to May 2021 and ExxonMobil lobbyist Keith McCoy said in June 2021 that Joe was one of its key targets for funding and that he participated in weekly meetings with the company.
  • As well, the American Conservative Union gave him a 25% lifetime conservative rating and the progressive PAC Americans for Democratic Action gave him a 35% liberal quotient in 2016.

Joe Manchin preparing to speech, Gayle Heather Conelly


  • “Congressional Quarterly” study found in February 2018 that Joe had voted with Trump’s position 71% of the time in Trump’s first year in office, but by the end of Trump’s presidency, Manchin had voted with the president only 50.4% of the time. In 2013, the “National Journal” gave him an overall score of 55% conservative and 46% liberal.
  • In 2019, he was one of three Democrats to join all Republicans in voting for a bill to require that doctors care for infants born alive after a failed abortion.
  • Also, he was a co-sponsor of the South China Sea and East China Sea Sanctions Act in May 2019. He came out against the D.C. Statehood bill that had passed the House of Representatives on 30th April 2021, suggesting that D.C. could instead be given statehood by constitutional amendment.
  • He was one of seven Democratic U.S. Senators to join Republicans in blocking a ban of hydraulic fracturing in February 2021 and he opposed the “Clean Electricity Performance Program” in the reconciliation bill, leading to its removal in the following year.
  • He voted against providing COVID-19 pandemic financial support to undocumented immigrants on 4th February 2021.
  • The Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT rights group in America, gave Joe a score of 48% in the 116th Congress. He received a score of 30% in the 115th Congress, 85% in the 114th Congress, and 65% in the 113th Congress.
  • He announced his opposition to an increase from $7.25 to $15 per hour in the federal minimum wage on 2nd February 2021 and he opposed a minimum wage increase as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and forced Democrats to limit extended unemployment benefits in the same bill.
  • Manchin expressed his opposition to the For the People Act due to its lack of bipartisan support on 6th June 2021, in an op-ed published in the “Charleston Gazette-Mail”.
  • Additionally, Joe is a member of the National Rifle Association and a licensed pilot.

Who is Joe Manchin Wife?

Joe Manchin is a married politician. He tied a knot with Gayle Heather Conelly on 5th August 1967 with whom he was blessed with three children: Heather Manchin Bresch (who was a chief executive officer (CEO) of Netherlands-based pharmaceutical company Mylan), Joseph IV, and Brooke. Up to the date, Manchin’s and Conelly’s relationship is outstanding, and hope it will remain as same as in the future too. 

Joe Manchin and his wife


Concerning Joe’s sexual orientation, he is straight.

Joe Manchin Family

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What is the Net Worth of Joe Manchin?

Joe Manchin is a versatile guy who has a net worth of more than $7.6 million as of 2021. He also earns a handsome amount of salary which is also around $1,192,274 per year. Joe has gained a considerable amount of money from his profession as his major source of income is from his political and businessman career. In his financial disclosure form 2020, he reported that his non-public shares of Enersystems were worth between $1 million and $5 million and that between 2011 and 2020 he was paid $5,211,154 in dividend income from them.  In 2020, he received over $500,000 in dividends.

How tall is Joe Manchin?

Joe Manchin is 1.91 m and his body weighs around 78 kg. As he is getting old, he has got grey hair and dark brown eyes color. Moreover, his body build type is average. Joe has kept his body maintained at this age too which is so awesome.

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