Phil Bredesen

Phil Bredesen

Celebrated Name: Phil Bredesen
Real Name/Full Name: Philip Norman Bredesen, Jr.
Gender: Male
Age: 80 years old
Birth Date: 21 November 1943
Birth Place: Oceanport, New Jersey, US
Nationality: American
Height: 1.7m
Weight: 84kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Susan Cleaves (m. 1968; div. 1974), Andrea Conte (m. 1974-present)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes 1 (Benjamin Bredesen)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Phil Bredesen Gay?: No
Profession: Politician, businessman
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $150 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Phil Bredesen is an American politician, as well as a businessman. He served as the 48th Governor of Tennessee State from 2003 to 2011. He was previously the Mayor of Nashville from 1991 to 1999. As a businessman, he founded HealthAmerica Corporation, but later in 1986, he sold the company. Currently, he is the chairman of Silicon Ranch Corporation, a position he has held since 2011.

Maybe you know about Phil Bredesen 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 Phil Bredesen’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 governor was born Philip Norman Bredesen Jr. on the 21st of November 1943. His birthplace is Oceanport, New Jersey, the United States, and he was born to Norman Lucille and Philip Norman Bredesen. When he was young, his parents divorced, and his mother got a job as a bank teller. He grew up in Shortsville, New York, where his grandmother, who sewed for a living, stayed with them.

He went to Red Jacket Central Elementary as well as Secondary School in Manchester. He then joined Harvard University through a scholarship, and he graduated with a degree in physics. In 1968 he worked as the campaign manager for Senator Eugene McCarthy. The Senator was seeking a Democratic presidential nomination.

Personal Life

Phil has been in only two marriages in his entire life. His first marriage took place in 1968 when he married his first wife, Susan Cleaves. The couple did not have a child, and their union came to an end in 1974. Later that same year, he got married to his second and current wife, Andrea Conte. The couple has been blessed with one son by the name of Benjamin Bredesen.

Apart from being a politician, Phil is a businessman, and he served on the board of the First Centre. He is also the founding member of the Nashville’s Table, which is a non-profitable organization. He also founded an insurance company called HealthAmerica Corporation, which he later sold in 1986.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 21 November 1943, Phil Bredesen is 80 years old as of today’s date 21st July 2024. His height is 1.7m tall, and his weight is 84 kg.


Phil and his family moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1975, and that is when he started his insurance company. He had an interest in politics, and in 1987 he ran for the mayor of Nashville. He finished second in the race with 30% of the total votes, which was won by Bill Boner. The same year he vied for the Democratic primary for the 5th District, but he also lost.

He ran for the second time in 1991, and since Boner did not run following some personal scandals, he emerged the winner against Councilwoman Betty Nixon. During his term as the mayor, he added more than 440 teachers, renovated 43 schools, and also built 32 new ones. He also brought about several other development projects during this time. He did not run for the third term because some amendments had been made in 1994, limiting this.

In 1994 he ran for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, and he won with 53% of the total votes. He was not very lucky in the election, and he was defeated by Don Sundquist, who ran on a Republican ticket.

He was elected the governor of Tennessee in 2003, and he was faced with a fiscal crisis as the budget had a shortfall of more than $800 million. During his first time in office, he enacted several measures that were aimed at improving education. He also worked with the General Assembly to make a reform on the worker’s compensation system.

He held the office until 2011, after which he became the chairman of a company that was developing solar energy. He endorsed Barrack Obama for the 2008 presidential election. He ran for the U.S Senate in 2018, and he won the primary. He was, however, defeated by Marsha Blackburn during the general elections.

Awards & Achievements

Phil has not won an award or nomination over the years. He achieved a lot when he served as the 48th Governor of Tennessee, where he served for two consecutive terms. Prior to this election, he was the mayor of Nashville from 1991 to 1999, and these can be termed as his biggest achievements in his career.

Net Worth & Salary of Phil Bredesen in 2024

Phil Bredesen Net Worth
Phil Bredesen Net Worth

Phil Bredesen is one of the richest politicians in the U.S. He has a net worth of $150 million as of July 2024. Some of the wealth has come from his salary as a politician as a mayor and later as a governor. Another source of his revenue is his business ventures, where he is the chairman of the Silicon Ranch Corporation. He had also founded an insurance company which he sold in 1986.

They say politics and business do not mix, but Phil Bredesen has proved all wrong. He is a very successful businessman and also a politician who served as a mayor and also a governor. He has expressed his desire for the presidential election in the future, and considering his hard work, and we can expect him to be the president one day in the future.


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