Gretchen Whitmer

Gretchen Whitmer

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Updated On September 29, 2022

Gretchen Whitmer is a famous American politician from Michigan. Gretchen Whitmer is serving as 49th governor of Michigan since 2019.

Early life and Childhood

Gretchen Whitmer’s age is currently 51 years old and is a famous American politician from Michigan. She was born on 23rd August 1971 in her birthplace, Lansing, Michigan, United States.

The zodiac sign of her is Virgo. She was born to a Caucasian family. Likewise, her birth name of her is  Gretchen  Esther Whitmer. From a religious point of view, she is a Christian.

Talking about her family background, she was born to her father Richard Whitmer, and her mother Sharon ‘Sherry’ Whitmer. Richard serves as the head state department of commerce.

Similarly, her mother Sherry serves as the assistant attorney general.

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Caption: Gretchen Whitmer’s childhood photo with her mother(source: politico)

Her parents separated apart when she was just 10 years old. after then, she along with her sister Liz and brother Richard moved to Grand Rapids. However, Richard managed to visit his children at least once a week.


She was enrolled in Forest Hills Central High School. Similarly,  in 1993, Whitmer graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in B.A. Later in 1998, Whitmer became Juris Doctor from Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University.

Relationship Status

Moving into the relationship status of Gretchen, she first married Gary Shrewsbury. She and Gary Shrewsbury also gave birth to their two daughters Sydney and Sherry Shrewsbury.

Later in 2011, she divorced Gary Shrewsbury. After some period of divorce, she married her second husband Mac P. Mallory. Mac P. Mallory is a dentist by profession. Mallory also has three children from his previous marriage.

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Caption: Gretchen Whitmer with her family(source: Instagram)

Body Measurements

Talking about her body measurements of her, she has a pretty well-shaped and well-maintained body. She stands at a height of 5 feet and 8 inches.

Similarly, she has a weight of around 65 kg or 143 lbs. Actually, her body figure measurement of her is 36-30-36. Whitmer uses a bra of size 32B and shoes of size 6. Furthermore, Whitmer has a pretty face with brown eyes and blonde hair.

Political Career

Gretchen Whitmer started her political career in the 1990s when she ran for the Michigan House of Representatives. However, she was not able to succeed at that time.

Later, she tried again in 2000 and this time she was elected to represent the 23rd legislative region. Moreover, she was re-elected or the Michigan House of Representatives in 2002 and 2004.

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Caption: Gretchen Whitmer giving a speech(source: politico)

Furthermore, she won a special election of the Michigan State Council, substituting Virg Bernero in March 2006. However, Whitmer was elected to a full term only in November that year.

Similarly, Whitmer was re-elected to Michigan State Council again in the year 2010.

On August 7, 2018, Whitmer ran for governor of Michigan as a Democratic candidate. Whitmer won all 83 counties in the state in the Democratic main and became the 49th governor of Michigan.

Net Worth

Talking about her net worth of her, she has earned a good fortune from her political career. Whitmer has not revealed her net worth in public.

However, according to the sources, her estimated net worth of her is around $2.5 billion as of 2022. Other than this, there is no information about her salary, asset values, cars, houses, endorsements, and so on.


Social Media

Moving into the social media availability of Gretchen, she is pretty much active on social media. Whitmer has accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

She has garnered more than 386k followers on her Facebook account. Similarly, she has amassed more than 167k followers on her Instagram account (@gewhitmer) and more than 508.3k followers on her Twitter account.

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