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Rod Blagojevich


Rod Blagojevich is an American Politician and Political Commentator from the Democratic Party. Rod Blagojevich is the 40th governor of Illinois and a US House Representative from Illinois.

Early Life

Rod Blagojevich was born into the world on December 10, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. As of now, he is 67 years old. His nickname is Blago.

His father’s name is Radislav Blagojevich and his mother’s name is Mila Blagojevich. He belongs to the  Serbian-Bosnian ethnicity and follows the Christian religion. His Zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Talking about his education, he first enrolled at Lane Technical High School and later graduated from Foreman High School.

Again, he joined the University of Tampa and later graduated with a B. An in history from Northwestern University. Moreover, he earned a J.D. from the Pepperdine University School of Law.

Rod Blagojevich – Net Worth 2024

Rod Blagojevich has an estimated net worth of around $ 500k in 2024. His sources of income are his political works and political positions. Other than that there is no data on his assets and salaries. Besides that, he has won many positions from the governor, the US House of Representatives, etc.

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Caption: Rod Blagojevich after freed from jail by Donald Trump (Sources: BBC)

Personal Life

He is married to the first lady governor of Illinois Patricia Mell. Together they have two children. Other than that there is no data on his relationship and affairs as well as the past affairs and relationships. He had a flamboyant dress style.

Taking about his controversy he was a conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Moreover, during the earthquake in Pakistan, he sent the vacation as an aid which expired.

His most controversial crime was being found guilty of federal corruption charges and filling President Obama’s vacant Senate seat. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison in 2009 and later freed by Donald Trump in 2020.

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Caption: Blagojevich and wife (Sources: Daily Mail)

Professional Life

Rod had started his career as an amateur boxing career 13 months ago. He trained in Chicago’s Park District and took part in the Golden Glove competition.

However, he left mature boxing and worked as the Cook Country Assistant State Attorney specializing in domestic abuse, crime, and felony weapon cases.

As a politician, he worked for state and federal legislators. Again, he won the election Illinois State House of Pendentives from District 33. In 1996, he again defeated Michael Patrick Flanagan and served three terms in the House of Representatives.

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Caption: Rod Blagojevich speech on entrepreneur program (Sources: Newsweek)

Moreover, he was an 81-house democrat in 2002 as he voted for the invasion of Iraq. In the 2002 Illinois gubernatorial election, he won the election with 52 percent against the republican Jim Ryan with 45 percent.

Other than that in the 2006 Illinois gubernatorial election he won a consecutive second time against the Republicans Joe Birkett and Rich Whiney. He won the election with 49 percent against Judy Baar Topinka with 39 percent and Rich Whitney with 10 percent.

Body Measurements

Rod Blagojevich is 5 feet 9 inches (175 m) tall and has a body weight of 80 Kg (176 lbs). Moreover, he has a Chest of 37 inches, a waist of 32 inches, and a bicep of 15 inches. Besides that, he has a pair of Green eyes and Dark Brown color hair with a slim body structure.

Rod Blagojevich – Social Media

He is active on his Twitter account @rodrblagojevich has more than 1.7k followers and his Facebook account Rod Blagojevich has more than 7.2k followers. Other than that there is no data on his presence on other social media accounts.