Former government of Illinois and a politician of the Democratic Party, Rod Blagojevich has been excluded by the Donald Trump from sentence. He was born 10th December 1956 in Chicago, Illinois and to parents who were immigrated from South East Europe to USA. During childhood he spent most of the time in working in odd jobs in order to cope up with family surviving and pay debts as well. Be it pizza delivery boy or a shoeshiner or a worker of a meal packing plant, he saw ups and downs of life eventually. He even washed dishes in the Trans Alaska Pipeline System.
Rod Blagojevich Career
Blagojevich was the first Democrat to be elected governor of Illinois after Daniel Walker in 1972. He had to struggle every year to pass bills and budgets, often facing opposition members of his own party. He has been the subject of numerous federal investigations and during his entire term he has always had a low degree of popularity among his constituents. Even several reports called him “America’s least popular governor.”
On 9 December 2008 he was arrested by the FBI on charges of postal fraud and corruption. Among the accusations made by the Department of Justice is that of attempting to sell the seat left vacant by the new President of the United States of America Barack Obama to the highest bidder. In January 2009, the Illinois Senate subjected him to impeachment and subsequently removed him from the office of governor. On December 7, 2011 he was sentenced to 14 years in prison.
Rod Blagojevich Biography
|Real Name||Rod Blagojevich|
|Birth Date||December 10, 1956|
|Birth Place||Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|Sun sign||Not Known|
Rod Blagojevich Height, Weight and Body Measurement
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in centimeters – 175 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 80 kg – in Pounds – 176 lbs|
|Chest Size||37 inches|
|Waist Size||32 inches|
|Biceps Size||15 inches|
|Shoe Size||11 (US)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|School||Foreman High School, Lane Technical High School|
|College||Northwestern University, Pepperdine University|
Rod Blagojevich Affairs (Relationship Status)
|What is PRod Blagojevich marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorce)||Married|
|How many children does Rod Blagojevich have? (name)||Two (Amy Blagojevich, Anne Blagojevich)|
|Is Rod Blagojevich having any relationship affair?||No|
|Is he gay?||No|
|Who is Rod Blagojevich wife? (name)||Patricia Mell|
Rod Blagojevich Net Worth:
Being a politician and former advocate his net worth is estimated to be around $100 thousand.
Trivia: Important Facts about Rod Blagojevich
- He was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois as a son of two Yugoslav immigrants (Serbian father and Bosnian mother).
- While studying in high school, he used to play basketball and competed in amateur boxing.
- Rod Blagojevich began his professional career in the field of law, as an assistant in criminal matters to the Attorney of Cook County in Chicago.
- Although he is in favor of the death penalty and of the worsening of the criminal classification of crimes and offenses, Blagojevich did not carry out any capital execution.
- In 2002 Blagojevich devised a six-year plan to win the White House, making his presidential ambitions public.
- In December 2005, with an approval rate of 41% (against 53% negative), he came at 41st position in terms of popularity among the 50 governors of the country, tied with Jennifer Granholm.
- Rod Blagojevich is married to Patty Mell and they have two daughters together.