Pete Ricketts

Birth Day August 19th, 1964
Birth Place Nebraska City, Nebraska
Age 56 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Leo

Pete Ricketts Biography

An American politician who is best recognized for serving as the 40th Governor of Nebraska since 2015 is named Pete Ricketts. He is a member of the Republican Party. The son of Joe Ricketts, founder of TD Ameritrade; Pete has worked for the company from 1993 until the year 2016 with a brief hiatus during an unsuccessful run for the U.S. Senate in 2006. Additionally, he is the part-owner of Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs. He also ran for the U.S. Senate against Democratic incumbent Ben Nelson in the year 2006 where he won the Republican primary but later lost the general election. In the year 2014, he ran for the Nebraska governorship in 2014 where he defeated Democratic Party nominee Chuck Hassebrook, 57.1%-39.2%. He was then re-elected to a second term as governor in November 2018. In June 2020, he threatened to withhold $100 million in federal COVID-19 money for local governments if local governments in Nebraska required individuals who entered courthouses and other local government offices to wear face masks. Scroll down to get more information about Pete Ricketts's Full Biography, Interesting Facts, Untold Story, Personal Life & Affairs, Political Career Timeline. 

After briefing reporters Monday on plans to deliver coronavirus vaccines to Nebraska meatpacking plants, Gov. Pete Ricketts was asked whether undocumented workers would be included. "You're supposed to be a legal resident of the country to be able to be working in those plants," Ricketts replied. "So I do not expect that illegal immigrants will be part of the vaccine with that program." "Nebraska is going to prioritize citizens and legal residents ahead of illegal immigrants," the governor's communications director, Taylor Gage, wrote on Twitter on Monday. Pressed by reporters, Ricketts repeatedly suggested no undocumented workers are employed at Nebraska meatpacking plants. 

Pete Ricketts is famous for being a politician as well as a businessman. He is best known for serving as the 40th Governor of Nebraska since 2015.

Pete Ricketts, a famous politician

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Pete Ricketts was born with the birth name/full name of John Peter Ricketts on 19th August 1964 in Nebraska City, Nebraska, the USA. He holds an American nationality and his ethnic background is American-White. His race is White. As of 2020, he celebrated his 56th birthday (age). By religion, he is a Roman Catholic and his Zodiac sign is Leo. He was born as the oldest of four children to his family/parents; Joe Ricketts (father) and Marlene Ricketts (mother). Thus, he has three siblings named Tom, Laura, and Todd. Later, the family moved to Ohama from Nebraska City. His father founded First Omaha Securities in 1975, one of the first discount stockbrokers in the United States. Whereas his mother was a teacher. Concerning his education, he attended Westside High School in Omaha, from which Ricketts graduated in 1982. He then attended the University of Chicago, receiving a BA in biology in 1986 and an MBA in marketing and finance in the year 1991.

Pete Ricketts is a very handsome man with a charming smile and a glowing face. He stands tall at the height of 5 ft 7 in and his balanced weight consists of 70 KG. His eye color is blue and his hair color is bald. He wears a shoe size of 9 UK. Overall, he has got a healthy body with an average body build. He maintains his body a lot by doing frequent exercises. His other body measurements details are still a mystery as it has not been revealed yet. 

Pete Ricketts Career Timeline

  • Pete Ricketts's career began by working for the Union Pacific Railroad after being graduated from school. There, he worked for a year and then joined a Chicago environmental consultant as a salesman. 
  • After then, he started to work in his father's business in the year 1993 in the call center. 
  • He then became the company's chief operating officer during his father's tenure as CEO.
  • In the year 2006, he runs for the U.S. Senate where he was defeated by incumbent Ben Nelson. 
  • He then co-founded and became director and president of the Platte Institute for Economic Research in the year 2007. Later, he resigned from the organization in 2013 and then he focused on his 2014 gubernatorial campaign. 
  • He was also the national committeeman for the Republican National Committee from the year 2007 until 2012. Additionally, he was also the trustee of the American Enterprise Institute from the year 2007 until 2013. 
  • He was the 2006 Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate seat held and retained by Democrat Ben Nelson where his opponents were Don Stenberg and David Kramer. Thus, he spent around $5 Million of his own money out-of-pocket, outspending his opponents 10-1 in winning the nomination. 
  • He ran for the Nebraska governorship in the 2014 election. He won the May 2014 primary with 26.6% of the vote. Bruning received 25.5%; McCoy, 20.9%; Foley, 19.2%; Carlson, 4.1%; and Omaha attorney Bryan Slone, 3.7%.
  • In the general election, he received 57.1% of the vote to Hassebrook's 39.2%. Libertarian Mark G. Elworth Jr. received 3.5%, and write-in votes accounted for 0.1%. 
  • He announced his re-election bid for the 2018 election on 5th June 2017. He won re-election on November 6, taking an 18-point lead with 59.0% of the vote against his Democratic opponent Bob Krist.


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  • On 8th January 2015, he was inaugurated as the 40th governor of Nebraska at the Nebraska State Capitol. 
  • He allegedly used the phrase "The problem I have with you people..." talking to a room mostly full of black pastors and black community leaders, when pastor Jarrod Parker walked out. It was later revealed that Ricketts said 'you guys' when referring to the room of people. Ricketts apologized for his choice of words on 1st June 2020.
  • In June 2020, he threatened to withhold $100 million in federal COVID-19 money for local governments if local governments in Nebraska required individuals who entered courthouses and other local government offices to wear face masks. 
  • He is an avid supporter of the death penalty. 
  • He also criticized the impeachment of Donald Trump over his request that Ukraine starts an investigation into his political rival, Joe Biden.
  • He opposes the legalization of medicinal marijuana.

Pete Ricketts Awards and Achievements 

  • 2016 World Series Champion (as an owner of the Chicago Cubs)

Pete Ricketts Wife, Susanne Shore

Pete Ricketts is a married man. In the year 1997, he married his beautiful wife, Susanne Shore. His spouse, Susanne is a native of Garden City, Kansas. Her hometown is in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Concerning her education, she earned a bachelor's degree in English and then an MBA from Oklahoma State University. During their married, Susanne was working as a nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital in Omaha. the duo is also blessed with three kids named Roscoe, Margot, and Elenor. The married couple is living a happy life as of today. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Pete Ricketts with his wife and their kids

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Pete Ricketts is also a member of the Knights of Columbus and a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre. 

Pete Ricketts Net Worth & Salary

Pete Ricketts is a famous politician who has made a huge amount of money from his career. In a 2006 report, he stated that his net worth was between $45 million and $50 million. As of 2020, his net worth is estimated to have between more than $50 Million. However, his exact net worth has not been publicized yet. Similarly, his salary and career earnings are also still to get unfold yet. His major source of wealth comes from a politician's career and he is satisfied with his earnings. He is living a cool lifestyle from his earnings. 

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