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Todd Palin

Todd Palin is an American businessman, oil field production operator, commercial fisherman, and ex-celebrity spouse. Todd Palin is better known as the ex-husband of the former governor Sarah Palin.

Early Life

Todd Palin was born in Dillingham, Alaska, the United States, on the 6th of September 1964. Currently, he is 59 years old and according to the astrological chart, he has a birth sign of Virgo. In addition, he holds US nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnicity (Yup’ik, Dutch, English). His birth name is Todd Mitchell Palin.

The names of his parents are James F. “Jim” Palin (father) and Blanche Palin (mother). Faye Palin, his stepmother is a politician. She ran with little success for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, in 2007. Diana Palin is his half-sister.

Todd Palin – Education

In 1982, he graduated from Wasilla High School. He attended college after high school and completed some courses. However, information about his college and courses is unavailable.

Professional Career

Todd Palin was a member of the ‘United Steelworkers.’ As a part-time employee, he worked for one of Alaska’s largest oil producers, the ‘Prudhoe Bay’ oil field (BP), in the North Slope oil fields. He ended up working for the company for 18 years.

In 2007, he resigned from his job as a production supervisor at ‘BP’ to avoid conflicts of interest during his wife’s governorship campaign. BP, along with his wife’s administration, was heavily involved in natural gas pipeline negotiations.

After a seven-month leave, he returned to BP. He returned to work as a production operator. In September 2009, he resigned from his position as a production operator. He served as an unpaid adviser to the government during his wife’s tenure as Governor.

Other Works

He spoke about a variety of topics, including potential board appointees, constituent complaints, use of the state jet, oil and gas production, marine regulation, gas pipeline bids, wildfires, native Alaskan issues, the state effort to save the Matanuska Maid dairy, budget planning, potential budget vetoes, oil shale leasing, staffing at the governor’s mansion, per diem payments to the governor for travel, potential cuts to the governor’s staff, Bureau of Land transfers and trespass issues and requests to the U.S. transportation secretary.

He also works as a commercial salmon fisherman on the Nushagak River in Bristol Bay. As of late 2009, he was a community volunteer. He worked with children and coached hockey and basketball.

Additionally, he served as a judge in the Miss Alaska pageant in 2008. In 2012, he appeared on the NBC celebrity reality competition series Stars Earn Stripes. He has won the Tesoro Iron Dog, the world’s longest snowmobile race, four times. Scott Davis is his racing teammate. Previously, he raced alongside Dusty Van Meter and Dwayne Drake.

Net Worth 2024

This American businessman’s net worth is estimated at around $6 million as of 2023. His average earnings as an oil field production operator are around $74k or higher. Aside from that, his earnings as a commercial fisherman range from $28k to $81k.

Relationship Status

Currently, Todd Palin is divorced and single. However, he was married to his High school girlfriend, Sarah Health. On the 29th of August 1988, the couple married via eloping.

Caption: Todd Palin with his ex-wife (Source: People)

With the marriage, the couple has five kids; Track James, Bristol Marie, Willow Faye, Piper Grace, and Trig Van. Meanwhile, the couple filed for divorce citing incompatibility of temperament on the 29th of August 2019. Moreover, the couple’s divorce was finalized on the 23rd of March 2000.

Public Safety Commissioner controversy

He was in the news in 2008. At the time, he was involved in the case involving the firing of Commissioner Walt Monegan and Alaska State Trooper Mike Wooten. Todd Palin and his private investigator also prepared some information about the case.

Later, on September 12, 2008, Todd Palin was summoned by the Alaska legislature to clarify his role in the event. On September 18th, his campaign announced that he would not be testifying in the case. In addition, he believed the investigation was not legitimate.

Body Measurements

Caption: Todd Palin with his child (Source: NBC News)

This American businessman stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 78 kg. Additionally, he has black hair with a blue pair of eyes and he has a slim body type.

Todd Palin – Social Media

On his Twitter page ‘@ToddPalinUSA’ there are 666 followers. Other than this, he is not present on other social networking sites such as Facebook and Instagram.