KEY POINTS

  • Sarah Sanders announced she would run for governor of Arkansas
  • She used to serve as press secretary of Donald Trump
  • Sanders was the first press secretary to be given Secret Service protection

Sarah Huckabee Sanders has a net worth of $1.5 million. With her massive fortune, she can afford a property in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Little Rock. 

Sanders and her family live in a $600,000 home in Pleasant Valley, Little Rock, per The New York Times. Life seems to get better for her and it’s about to change in a big way. Sanders has decided to run for the position of governor of Arkansas as the Republican nominee. In order to do that, she has to defeat fellow hopefuls: the current governor Lt. Tim Griffin and attorney general Leslie Rutledge.

Sanders could be best remembered as a fierce defender of ex-president Donald Trump. She served as his press secretary with an annual salary of $179,000. But her stint in the White House was also met with jeers from the liberals. The Hope, Arkansas native was the first press secretary to be given secret service protection due to alleged threats to her life, a report from the BBC revealed. Her children were also threatened, along with some verbal jabs. The former press secretary was even kicked out of a Virginia restaurant as a result of her ties to Trump. 

 Sarah Huckabee Sanders White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders holds a news briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 11, 2017. Photo: Kevin Lamarque/REUTERS

Right now, she is moving on in her life, and she has decided to join the political arena. Sanders claimed that she would push for public safety and law enforcement in her campaign. However, it remains to be seen if she could shrug off the controversies she was involved in in the past. Sanders was caught lying to the public many times and even on record as it was mentioned in the final version of The Mueller Report, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The report centered around Russia’s alleged involvement in the 2016 presidential elections in the U.S.

The 38-year-old quit her White House post in 2019. Upon learning of his former aide’s political aspirations, Trump has given his approval immediately. "Sarah will be a GREAT Governor, and she has my Complete and Total Endorsement!" a part of his released statement read.

On the personal side, Sanders is now a contributor for Fox News. She also released a memoir and gives paid speeches in different areas from time to time. Her husband, Bryan Sanders, was not surprised by her announcement, considering that her father was a former governor of Arkansas. 

Mr. Sanders believes his wife has a good fighting chance in 2022 due to the supporters of Trump, the evangelicals and the women.