|Celebrated Name:||Sonny Perdue|
|Real Name/Full Name:||George Ervin “Sonny” Perdue III|
|Age:||76 years old|
|Birth Date:||20 December 1946|
|Birth Place:||Perry, Georgia, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Mary Ruff (m. 1972)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Jim Perdue, Lara Ghioto, Dan Perdue, Leigh Perdue Brett)|
|Is Sonny Perdue Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Veterinarian, Businessman, Politician|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$6 Million|
|Last Updated:||December 2023|
Sonny Perdue, aka George Ervin “Sonny” Perdue III, is known to be a veterinarian, businessman, and politician of the United States of America. From the year 2017 to 2021, George has served as the 31st United States Secretary Of Agriculture. He had even served as the 81st Governor of Georgia, and his tenure was from 2003 to 2011.
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Early Life & Biography
George was born in Perry in Georgia. He was born to his parents, Ophie Viola and George Ervin Perdue Jr. His mother used to work as a teacher while his father was a farmer by profession. Interestingly, George is known to be the first cousin of the ex-American Senator David Perdue.
George had educated himself at Warner Robins High School and the University of Georgia. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1971 from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. In the initial days, George used to work as a veterinarian.
Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Being born on 20 December 1946, Sonny Perdue is 76 years old as of today’s date 4th December 2023. His height is 1.72 m tall, and weight is 68 kg.
Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids
Sonny Had been dating Mary Ruff for four years. In 1972, the couple decided to get married in a private ceremony. As of the recent reports, the couple have four children and 14 grandchildren in total. Other than that, the couple has also been foster parents to many children.
Apart from his professional career, George is also known to be a lover of sports. But he had once faced a scandal where he apparently flew a state helicopter without any license.
George became the senator in 1990, where he represented the 18th district. This is how he started his career as a state senator. In 1991, 1994, and 1996, George was elected as a Democrat, and he served as the party leader in the Senate from the years 1994 to 1997.
Soon, he became the committee chairman, where he was given additional responsibilities, which included dealing with ethics, finance and public utilities, tourism and cultural affairs, economic development, and so on.
In 1998, George decided to change his party from Democrat to Republican. In the same year, he became the state Senate (this time as a Republican).
George realized that it was time for him to resign as the state senator and run for the office of the Governor of Georgia. In 2002, he was promoted to Governor.
George has taken big steps as the Governor. He had worked on various economic issues. In 2003, the governor ordered that no state employees, including himself, can receive any gift worth more than $25. He even took steps to improve the tourism department. In 2007, he brought in a $19 million fishing tourism program which he named Go Fish Georgia.
George also took notable reforms to increase the level of education. Georgia had often remained in the last place in terms of SAT scores, and it succeeded in moving in 46th and 45th place (in 2007 and 2008, respectively).
In order to prepare Georgia from disasters in 2008, George brought in a campaign named Ready Georgia. The primary motive of the created campaign was to prepare the people against any unwanted disaster. In the following year, Georgia was faced with the most severe floods.
George soon left this position when the then President, Mr. Donald Trump, announced George as the United States Secretary Of Agriculture in 2017. He served this position throughout the former President’s term.
Awards & Achievements
- George has been honored with the Government Executive Of The Year under The 2018 Service To The Citizen Awards.
- He has also been presented with the Distinguished Service Awardand he received the award from the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Net Worth & Salary of Sonny Perdue in 2023
As of December 2023, The former secretary of agriculture has a net worth of approximately $6 million. His net worth mainly increased due to his tenure as a state senator- be it as a Democrat or as a Republican. Plus, the net worth also increased since he was the former secretary of agriculture.
Mr. Perdue had dedicated himself to improving many fields like educational reforms, tourism, cultural affairs, financial issues, etc. He had even received many awards for providing financial assistance to farmers during trade disputes and also for his special food assistance program during the pandemic.