Joe Arpaio
Joe Arpaio
Celebrated Name: Joe Arpaio
Real Name/Full Name: Joseph Michael Arpaio
Gender: Male
Age: 91 years old
Birth Date: 14 June 1932
Birth Place: Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 1.71m
Weight: 86kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Ava Arpaio (m. 1958)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes 2
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Joe Arpaio Gay?: No
Profession: Former law enforcement officer
Salary: $100 thousand
Net Worth in 2024: $800 thousand
Last Updated: April 2024

Famously known as “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” Joe Arpaio is a former law enforcement officer who served as the 36th Sheriff of Maricopa County from 1993 to 2017. He lost are-election to Paul Penzone, who was a Democrat in 2016. Joe has been accused of various police misconducts like misuse of funds, criminal negligence, election law violations, and abuse of suspects in custody, among others. He is also a politician and unsuccessfully vied for the Senator of Arizona in 2018.

Maybe you know about Joe Arpaio very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Joe Arpaio’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

The former Sheriff was born Joseph Michael Arpaio on 14 June 1932 in Springfield, Massachusetts, the United States. His parents were both from Lacedonia, Italy, and his mother died while giving birth to him. His father owned an Italian grocery store, and he is the one who raised him. After completing his high school studies, he began working in his father’s business until he attained 18 years.

He enlisted in the United States Army after turning 18, and he served from 1950 to 1954, and he was stationed in France in the medical department sometimes during his service in the army. He was discharged from the army in 1954, and he became a police officer, and he moved to Las Vegas.

Personal Life

Joe has been married just once. His wife is called Ava Arpaio, and they got married in 1958. They have been blessed with two children.

Throughout his career, Joe has been accused of several misconducts, including racism, where he even faced lawsuits. He was also accused of discrimination and unconstitutional seizures and searches as well. In 2014 he was convicted for contempt of court but luckily was released through a presidential pardon.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 14 June 1932, Joe Arpaio is 91 years old as of today’s date 13th April 2024. His height is 1.71m tall, and his weight is 86 kg.


Joe was elected as the sheriff in 1992, and he served in that position for 24 years, having been re-elected in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. During this time, he was known as a person who sought out media coverage, and he was profiled by worldwide media for more than 200 times a month.

His detention practices included limiting inmates’ meals to two times a day and also giving them Nutraloaf and other foods from food rescue. He set up a “Tent City,” which was an extension of the County jail of Maricopa. Joe described the tent as a “concentration camp,” and the temperatures there were said to be very high.

He reinstituted chain gangs in 1995 and expanded the concept by instituting female inmates. Joe forced the inmates to wear pink underwear with the argument that it would not be stolen by the other inmates upon release. He then started to sell customized pink boxers as a fund-raiser. The boxers had the logo “Go, Joe.”

In 2000 there were claims that Joe’s office failed to investigate serious crimes. This followed after a case where a 14-year-old girl was raped by classmates was cleared. Another case where a 15-year-old girl was raped by strangers was also cleared within a month, and no investigations or arrests were made. Arpaio was also accused of several other things like targeting political opponents, wrongful arrest, abuse of power, misspending of funds, election law violations, among others.

From 2005 Joe dedicated most of his time on enforcing immigration laws. He did this by regularly conducting immigration sweeps and saturation patrols that mainly targeted the Latino neighborhoods. He also used to arrest the people who were employed, but they were unauthorized immigrants. In 2011 the Federal District Court offered an injunction to stop these operations by Joe.

After losing a re-election in 2017 to Paul Penzone, most of the policies that have been incepted by Joe were removed. This was the case even with the Tent city jail that he had started. In August 2019, Arpaio announced his plan to run for the Sheriff of Maricopa County come 2020. He promised to reinstitute all the prison conditions he had imposed during his past tenure.

Awards & Achievements

Joe Arpaio has never won an award, but his biggest achievement was keeping the streets of Arizona free from crime. Although he received more criticism than appraisals, he did a recommendable job as the sheriff of Arizona and did everything he could to make the prisoners at Maricopa County Jail learn their lesson.

Net Worth & Salary of Joe Arpaio in 2024

Joe Arpaio Net Worth
Joe Arpaio Net Worth

As of April 2024, Joe has a net value of $800 thousand, which has solely come from his career as the Sheriff of Maricopa County. Although he was severely accused of mismanaging funds, it seems he did not channel the money to his personal usage because if it were the case, his wealth could be in millions. He lives a moderate lifestyle with his wife, and they seem to be contented with what they have.

Joe Arpaio has been a sheriff for 24 years, during which he awarded himself the “American Toughest Sheriff” title. He imposed severe prison conditions, which were termed as inhumane, but in his eyes, he insisted the prisoners deserved them. He plans of a comeback in 2024, but he has a very slim chance of being elected.


  1. You are reconstructing history are defending a murderer with made up facts. I hope your children disown you, you vile racist puke.

  2. Arpaio has cost Maricopa County taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars in wrongful death suits, racist policing practices and failing to investigate serious crimes. One suit alone is costing the county over $200 million US.
    Arpaio was a thug with a badge and should be held up as an example of what law enforcement officers should avoid being at all costs.


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