Pete Hegseth Biography :: Wife, Children, Net Worth, Family

Date Updated: May 20, 2024

Birth Date June 06, 1980
Birth Name Peter Brian Hegseth
Nickname Pete
Birth Place Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Residence Holmdel, New Jersey, United States
Ethnicity White

Quick Stats
Age 43 Years
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Nationality American
Height 6 feet 0 inches (1.83m)
Weight 77 kg (170lbs)
Religion Christianity
Relationship Status Married
Wife Jennifer Rauchet (m. 2019)

Pete Hegseth born as Peter Brian Hegseth is an American former military officer and regular fox news channel contributor. Pete Hegseth is also a former Executive Director of Vets For Freedom.

The famous American Fox News Channel contributor, Pete Hegseth, was born on June 6, 1980, in Forest Lake, Minnesota, United States. He went to Forest Lake Area High School located in his hometown and then moved to Princeton University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2003.

Pete, the CEO of Concerned Veterans for America, was born to his father, Brian Hegseth & mother, Penelope Hegseth. He was raised in Minnesota, United States along with his two younger brothers.

Just scroll down to know about the latest update on your favorite television news personality, Pete Hegseth’s Bio, Age, Net Worth, Salary, Personal Life, Career, and many more in detail. Also find his body measurements like weight, height as well as hair and eye color & shoe size.


Quick Facts:

Birth Date

June 6, 1980


40 Years

Birth Name

Peter Brian Hegseth

Birth Place

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US



Zodiac Sign



6′ (1.83 m)


77 kg (170 lbs)

Net Worth

$1 Million – $10 Million



Relationship Status



Jennifer Rauchet (m. 2019)



Personal Life; Wedding, Wife, Children

Looking at his personal life, Pete Hegseth seems to be a happily married man to a woman named wife Jennifer Rauchet. The couple started the journey of their relationship in 2016 and then engaged on June 16, 2019.

Wedding photo of Pete and Jennifer | Source: Pete's Instagram

Before Jennifer, he was married to two more women named Samantha Hegseth and Meredith Schwarz. He married Meredith (first wife) from 2004 to 2009. After one year of his divorce, he married Samantha from 2010 to 2017.

He is blessed with four children with his three wives.

  1. Gunner Hegseth (born on June 13, 2010)
  2. Rex Hegseth (born in 2016)
  3. Gwen Hegseth (born on August 13, 2017)
  4. Boone Hegseth


After graduating, he was commissioned as a reserve infantry officer into the U.S. Army National Guard. In 2004, he along with his unit served as an infantry platoon leader in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. After returning from Cuba, he also volunteered to serve in Baghdad, Iraq, and Samarra, Iraq.

After he returned from Iraq, Hegseth worked at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. He quit the conservative think tank in 2007 and worked for Vets For Freedom as executive director until 2012. While working on Vets For Freedom, he was also a Fox News Channel military analyst. Furthermore, he is working as an author of many editorials in The Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostNew York Post, and The Washington Times.

Pete Hegseth in Israel for the foxnation series- The Life of Jesus | Source: Pete's Instagram

Net Worth, Salary

Pete Hegseth has an estimated net worth that ranges between $1 Million – $5 Million. He also earns a very handsome salary from his profession.

Body Measurements

Pete has a height of 6 feet and 0 inches (1.83 meters) and weighs around 77 kg (170 lbs) with an attractive look with dark brown hair and dark brown eye color.