- Name: Ted Cruz
- Age: 46 years old
- Height: 5ft 8in (173 cm)
- Occupation: Politician
- Net Worth: US $3.5 Million
- Status: Alive
Republican politician Ted Cruz is a junior U.S. Senator from Texas. He was a candidate in the 2016 presidential race. Cruz was born Rafael Edward Cruz on December 22, 1970 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His father, Rafael, is a Cuban immigrant and his mother, Eleanor, was born in the United States. Cruz attended Faith West Academy followed by Second Baptist High School in Texas. He graduated high school in 1988 as valedictorian. He was a member of the Free Market Education Foundation and an excellent public speaker. Cruz continued his education at Princeton University followed by Harvard Law School. He earned his BA from Princeton in 1992 and his JD from Harvard in 1995.
Upon graduation, Cruz worked as a law clerk for J. Michael Luttig and later William Rehnquist. He then worked a year with Cooper & Kirk, LLC before joining the George W. Bush presidential campaign as a policy advisor in 1999. Cruz became the director of policy planning at the Federal Trade Commission in 2001. He was later appointed to the office of Solitary General, a position he held for five years starting in 2003. He was the first Hispanic solicitor general in Texas and the youngest to hold that position.
Cruz defeated democratic candidate Paul Sadler in the November 2012 general election to become Senator. He assumed office on January 3, 2013. He is the first Hispanic American to serve as senator from Texas. Cruz gave a 21-hour Senate speech in 2013 opposing President Barack Obama‘s healthcare plan. He tried to persuade his colleagues to cut funding for the program. Cruz first announced his candidacy for president in March 2015. He defeated fellow republicans Donald Trump and Marco Rubio in the Iowa Caucus in February 2016. Cruz dropped out of the presidential race in May 2016 after losing the Republican primary in Indiana to Donald Trump.
Ted Cruz is 5ft 8in tall and has a net worth of $3.5 million. He married ‘Heidi Nelson’ in 2001 and they have two daughters, Caroline and Catherine.
Ted Cruz Age, Birthday, Married
- Birth Name: Rafael Edward Cruz
- Birthday: December 22, 1970
- How Old : Age: 46 years old
- Place of Birth: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 8in (173 cm)
- Occupation: Politician
- Net Worth 2017: US $3.5 Million
- Marriage(s): Heidi Suzanne Nelson
- Death-O-Meter: Alive
- Official Site: tedcruz.org