|Celebrated Name:||Chris Collins|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Christopher Carl Collins|
|Age:||73 years old|
|Birth Date:||May 20, 1950|
|Birth Place:||Schenectady, New York, US|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Mary Collins|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||3|
|Is Chris Collins Gay?:||NO|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$45 million|
|Last Updated:||November 2023|
Chris Collins is a well-known American Politician, he was elected Erie County Executive in 2007, a position he held for one term, and he also served as the US Representative for New York 27th Congressional district, from 2013 to 2019 when he resigned, and while he was still in office. He was the first US representative to endorse Donald Trump for president of the United States; he served on Trump’s presidential transition. He was a member of the Republican Party.
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Early Life & Biography
On May 20, 1950, Christopher Carl Collins was born to Gerald Edward Collins and Constance (Messier) in the city of Schenectady, New York. His father got transferred several by General Electic, making Collins move around the country with his family.
He graduated from Hendersonville High School in North Carolina in 1968. He pursued a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University. He was also a member of the Sigma Pi fraternity in 1972.
The North Carolina State University Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department Hall of Fame inducted Collins in November 2015. From there, he earned a master`s degree in Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1975.
Very little has been mentioned about Chris Collins` personal life, all we know is that he married Mary, and together the couple has three children together, and three grandchildren. His wedding date, the names of his children and grandchildren, and when they were born is unknown.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on May 20, 1950, Chris Collins is 73 years old as of today’s date 30th November 2023. His height is 1.75 m, and weight is 72 kg.
Chris Collins commenced his career as a mechanical engineer at Westinghouse Electric, and he was also president and CEO of Nuttall Gear Division Corporation which is located in Niagara Falls, New York, it was a 1983 leveraged buyout of the Westinghouse Electric Gear Division located in Buffalo, New York. Later in 1997, he sold Nuttall to Colfax Corporation, which is found in Annapolis, Maryland. When he was county executive, Collins created the brighter Future fund, and for the first 18 months of his tenure, he donated his county salary to local non-profit organizations.
In 2007 Collins ran for Erie County Executive, the slogan for his campaign was “Elect a chief Executive, not a Chief Politician,” he defeated Democrat James P. Keane with 63% of the vote. His win was termed as an upset. Come November 8, 2011, and he lost his bid for re-election. All this came after he was mentioned as a potential candidate in the 2014 gubernatorial election, but in 2013 he disclaimed any interest in the seat of Governor come 2014.
At the beginning of 2009, it was suggested that Collins was a potential candidate for Governor of New York in the 2010 election. That is, if Rudy Giuliani decided not to run, but Collins announced that he would not run for governor that year, he made this announcement in 2010.
During his tenure things were not all rosy, he experienced some ups and downs, in February, the County experienced a potential Hepatitis A Emergency, this came about when an infected employee handled produce at a popular supermarket, this led to the county vaccinating over 10,000 people to protect the public, this was one of the largest vaccination events in the history of United States of America. In 2018 as well, the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint in federal court on Collins and two others for illegal insider trading.
In August of the same year, he was arrested alongside his son Cameron and Stephen Zarsky, the father to Cameron’s fiancé, they were charged with wire fraud, conspiracy to commit securities fraud, securities fraud, and lying to the FBI. This led to his removal from his position on the House of Energy and Commerce Committee, a move made by the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan, and he also referred the matter to the House Ethics Committee.
September 30, 2019, it was reported that Collins would change his plea to guilty and resign his seat in the house. He pled guilty to insider trading and lying to the FBI. He was, therefore, permanently barred from acting as an officer or director of any public company. January 2020 federal prosecutors recommended that he receive the maximum prison sentence, almost five years in prison, that was in January 2020. Judge Vernon S. Broderick sentenced Collins to 26 months in prison.
Awards & Achievements
On Awards and Achievements so far, he had not been awarded any official award. This is mainly due to the nature of his work; politicians vie for seats so that they serve their respective countries or countries diligently because it is their duty. It is so unfortunate with the turn of events of Collins, but we have to mention and say he worked well until all hell broke loose.
Net Worth & Salary of Chris Collins in 2023
As of November 2023, Chris Collins has an estimated net worth of $45 million. Most of his wealth had come about when he was a politician, and I bet due to the fact that he was arrested and charged for insider trading and lying to the FBI, it is highly unluckily that all his wealth is genuine. In such kind of cases, one would find that most probably, the accounts were frozen so that he would not access his accounts.
In life one has to have integrity and loyalty when doing something they love, I say this because Chris Collins is a man who was well educated, got the best offers, became a politician, his life was bright and doing well until he decided to do something on the side that messed him up, his career and his freedom.