KEY POINTS

  • Kayleigh McEnany's net worth is around $500,000
  • She is one of the highest paid among White House staffers
  • McEnany published a book in 2018

Kayleigh McEnany’s net worth is $500,000. The press secretary is one of the highest paid among the staffers of the White House.

McEnany replaced former press secretary Stephanie Grisham in April 2020. Before accepting the nomination, she was a political commentator and author. Although McEnany’s fortunes are at the half a million dollar range, she is one of the highest paid among members of the Trump team.

McEnany’s salary per year is $183,000, which is the same as Chief of Staff Mark Meadows’ salary. Also found in the same pay bracket are Kellyanne Conway, Larry Kudlow, Hope Hicks and Dan Scavino, among others, according to FOX Business. On the other hand, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is receiving more than the press secretary with a $203,500 salary per year. 

Kayleigh McEnany Former CNN commentator Kayleigh McEnany made headlines for her appearance in a pro-Trump video segment that was posted on the president's official Facebook page, Aug. 7, 2017. In this photo, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (R) participates in a conversation with McEnany during the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, Feb. 23, 2017. Photo: Getty Images

It is interesting to note that Trump family members who are also part of the administration such as Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are not receiving salary from performing their duties. Kushner serves as a senior adviser while Trump’s daughter is also an adviser to the president.

The Tampa, Florida native is a graduate of Georgetown University. She earned her law degree at Harvard Law School in 2016. Unknown to many, McEnany was once a critic of the president. She even commented on Trump’s racist remarks on Mexicans in 2016. Fast forward to 2020 and she is using her experience as a political commentator to actively campaign for the reelection of Donald Trump. 

On the personal side, the 32-year-old is married to Sean Gilmartin of the Tampa Bay Rays, per Celebrity Net Worth. She is the author of the book “The New American Revolution: The Making of a Populist Movement,” which was released in 2018. 

McEnany made the headlines recently after giving a speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention. She remarked how Trump and Ivanka checked up on her during one of the lowest points of her life after she received a mastectomy in 2018. She painted a picture of the president as one of the most caring people out there.

Analysts are saying McEnany is the perfect choice for the role of press secretary. The way she carries herself during interviews and her charisma make a good combination especially for President Trump, who pays extra attention to his image and how the people around him can make him look extra good. Just months on the job and it looks like McEnany is fulfilling that role very well.