Rod Blagojevich
Rod Blagojevich
Celebrated Name: Rod Blagojevich
Real Name/Full Name: Rod Blagojevich
Gender: Male
Age: 67 years old
Birth Date: 10 December 1956
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 80 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Patricia Blagojevich (m. 1990 – present)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes 2 (Amy Blagojevich, Anne Blagojevich)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Rod Blagojevich Gay?: No
Profession: Politician
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $200 thousand
Last Updated: July 2024

Rod Blagojevich is an American convicted felon, a former politician as well a former prosecutor who served nearly two terms as 40th Governor of Illinois for six years from 2003. He was the member of the Democratic Party, where he worked in both the state and federal legislatures.

From 1997, he served as a congressman for Illinois up to 2003 and an Illinois state representative from 1993 to 1997. He was found guilty of public corruption after an attempt to solicit bribes to occupy the U.S Senate seat vacated by president elects Barack Obama.

Maybe you know about Rod Blagojevich 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 Rod Blagojevich’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

Rod was born in Chicago, Illinois. His father Radislav, was an immigrant steel plant laborer from a village near Kragujevac, Serbia, and his mother, Mila, was a Bosnian Serb who was initially from Gacko, Bosnia, and Herzegovina family.  He has a brother, Rob, who worked as a fundraiser for Rob in his later Political Career.

During his childhood, he worked odd jobs to help the family pay bill as a shoe-shiner and pizza deliver bore before working at a meatpacking plant. Later on, he worked for the Trans-Alaska pipeline system as a dishwasher to raise enough money for his university costs.

He went to Foreman High school after his transfer from Lane Technical High school, where he graduated from. He was a top player of basketball in high school, where he also took part as a Golden Gloves boxer in two fights after training. He enrolled at the University of Tampa but transferred to Northwestern University in suburban Evanston after two years, where he graduated with a Bachelor in History. In 1983, he earned his J.D from the Pepperdine University School of Law.

Personal Life

Rob is married to Patricia Mell, the daughter to former Chicago alderman Richard Mell. They have two children together, Amy and Anna Blagojevich.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 10 December 1956, Rod Blagojevich is 58 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. His height is 175 cm tall, and his weight is 80 kg.


Rob started off as an amateur boxing career that spanned for 13 months that included Golden Gloves competition. He fought most of his matches at the St. Andrews Gym in Chicago’s Northside after an exclusive training in Chicago’s Park District under Jerry Marzullo.

In 1974, he began fighting in non-tournament as a 160-pound middleweight, and after a complete experience fighting Patrick McAlinden, Leonard Bassuk, and Ronald Dimino, he joined the local Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament. In 1975, he won his opening night match at St. Andrews Gym in the middleweight division, which enabled him to advance to the next round. He lost to Patrick Porter in the next night, and he retired from amateur boxing.

He became the criminal prosecutor at the Cook County State Attorney’s office, where he turned to politics. He presented the 33rd Statehouse district in the Illinois House of Representative, where he mostly made laws and order policies. He represented Illinois 5th congressional district for six years during his second term.

In 2003, he was elected as the governor, the first Democrat to win the office. After a trial and investigation, he was found guilty of public corruption after he attempted to solicit bribes to occupy the senate vacated seat by President Barrack Obama. He was impeached in 2009 and sentenced to 14 years in federal prison. After an appeal and public support for his release, the executive order ended his sentence six years early. In 2020, he launched a political-themed podcast called “The Lightning Rod” on WLS-AM 890.

Awards & Achievements

During his boxing career, he achieved several wins with only one loss before he is retiring from boxing to go on a political career.

Net Worth & Salary of Rod Blagojevich in 2024

Rod Blagojevich Net Worth
Rod Blagojevich Net Worth

As of July 2024, Rod has an estimated net worth of $200 thousand. He earned most of his wealth based on his career as a politician and former advocate. Before his imprisonment, he had gained a lot more, but due to his downfall in politics, his wealth decreased.

Rob is a powerful politician who showed his determination in pursuing political ambitions, which led to his imprisonment. After serving his term, he still did not forget his dreams and immediately went back to politics.


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