Mary Pat Christie is an American financial advisor and wife of former New Jersey Governor and 2016 USA presidential candidate Chris Christie. She is also well known for her fundraising prowess which came to limelight in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. She is an accomplished fundraiser and a Republican, much like her husband. Join us as we explore more about her career and public life.
Biography of Mary Pat Christie
Mary Pat Christie (née Foster) was born on the 15th of September, 1963. She was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburb of Paoli, Pennsylvania, as the ninth of ten kids. She is from an Irish Catholic family. Mary Pat was the 1985 class president of the Delaware University, a position that was also attained by her spouse as he was also the 1984 class president. Mary received her MBA from New Jersey’s Seton Hall University.
Mary Pat Christie chose to create a profession in investment banking for herself after finishing her education. She worked at an investment company in Wall Street and ultimately became Angelo, Gordon & Co’s Managing Director. She was the main breadwinner of the family, earning $500,000 in 2014 from the couple’s combined revenue of $700,000.
Mary Pat Christie’s work was not without its difficulties as she actually ended up working at a Wall Street investment agency situated two blocks from the site of the bombings on September 11. She was unable to reach anybody via phone on that date and consequently couldn’t get in touch with her relatives. It took her four hours before she could shuffle cross the Hudson River by boat to New Jersey. Upon reaching New Jersey, Mary was drenched and covered in a blanket, due to the fact that she along with other survivors were sprayed with a fire hose. This was done to ensure that no contamination from the terror attack was transferred to New Jersey.
In April 2015, Mary Pat Christie quit her job with Angelo, Gordon & Co., saying she wished to be closer to her family. This also helped spread rumors that she was going back home to support her husband for his presidential bid. When areas along the Jersey Shore were hit in 2012 by Hurricane Sandy, Mary Pat took a three-month break from her work to set up and operate the Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. To assist with fundraising, she recruited U2 singer Bono and Bruce Springsteen of New Jersey.
She also hired a board of managers with important disaster relief expertise, including Chief Financial Officer Anita Bhatt, who worked as Chief Financial Officer of the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund set up after the 2010 earthquake. Over the two years after the hurricane, the organization collected and dispersed over $40 million, mainly assisting inhabitants of New Jersey to rebuild their houses, as well as assisting the storm-hit small business owners.
Again, Mary Pat Christie used her fundraising skills to support Chris Christie’s presidential campaign, following him to town hall meetings and rallies as he campaigned in 2015. When, due to a fierce blizzard that bore down on his state, Chris had to return to New Jersey in January 2016, Mary remained in New Hampshire and replaced the governor at planned campaign stops.
Facts About Chris Christie’s Wife
Marriage and Husband
Mary Pat Christie and Chris met at Delaware University. They got married in 1986 after graduating. They originally resided in a New Jersey studio apartment. There are two sons and two daughters by the couple. Their eldest son, Andrew, was born in 1993. Sarah, the second child was born in 1996. Their third child Patrick was born in 2000 and the last-born Bridget was born in 2003.
Mary’s husband Chris Christie is a politician from the United States. A former Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) and political commentator for ABC news. He was the 55th Governor of the State of New Jersey from 2010 to 2018. He has actually had his fair share of controversies. After being found spending time on a Jersey Shore beach, Chris Christie and his family got a ton of adverse publicity. Due to a state budget battle, the beach was shut to the public along with state parks. He was also accused of using exaggerated cost estimates, providing approximately $50,000 extra in campaign aid and also for reckless driving.
Mary Pat Christie was also fined $250 dollars for distracted driving. The policeman who stopped her didn’t recognize she was the Governor’s wife and pulled her over because she was using her cellphone while behind the wheels.
Mary Pat Christie’s Net Worth
With her extensive skills as a fundraiser and her years in investment banking, no doubt Mary Pat Christie will have a sizeable net worth. However, there has been no information about the net worth of Mary Pat Christie, but it is estimated that the net worth of Chris Christie is about $4 million.