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How did Kayleigh McEnany Achieve A Net Worth Of $2 Million?

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Kayleigh McEnany Net Worth

Have you ever found yourself puzzled about Kayleigh McEnany’s net worth? Kayleigh McEnany is the former press secretary for the Trump Administration (from April 2020 – January 2021), now as a Fox News Political commentator and an Author. She has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2023.

Whilst Donald Trump was the President of the USA, you may have stumbled across Kayleigh McEnany, who was the press secretary for the Trump Administration. 

Prior to this, you may not even know who she was or how she came about. Here we will talk about how she earned her wealth, what she did, and what she currently does, as well as what we can learn from her success story.

Early Life

McEnany was born in April 1988 in Tempa (Florida). Michael and Leanne McEnany are her parents, and they are the owners of a commercial roofing company.

McEnany is currently married to Sean Gilmartin. The lovely couple tied the knot in November 2017. They have a daughter called Blake Avery Gilmartin, who was born in November 2019.

McEnany is highly educated and kick-started her education at The Academy Of Holy Names which is a private Catholic School based in Tempa Florida. 

She also has a major in International Politics, which she achieved at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She then furthered her education by studying at various institutions including Oxford University, The University of Miami as well as Harvard Law School.

You can see more about her early life on Wikipedia.

Career Development

Political Intern

McEnany started off her career as an intern for many different politicians such as Gorge. W Bush and Adam Putnam. From here, she went on to write media briefings for the White House Office Of Communications.

Political Commentator

While McEnany was studying at Harvard, she worked as a commentator on CNN. She became a Trump supporter in 2016 as initially, she was what could be referred to as highly against him.

RNC Spokesperson

In August 2017, McEnany left CNN and then became a national spokesperson for the Republican National Committee. Since being assigned this post, she has consistently shown where she is a true Trump Supporter.

White House Press Secretary

In April 2020, Mark Meadows appointed McEnany as the White House Press Secretary ultimately replacing Stephanie Grisham. With this new role, McEnany had to continuously defend Trump’s controversial statements time and time again.

For example, during the Pandemic which initially hit us hard in 2020, Trump made a statement claiming that the coronavirus disease could be treated with disinfectant injections. In this instance, McEnany insisted that Trump’s comments were taken out of context.

On-Air Contributor

In March 2021, Mc Enany was on ‘Outnumbered’ as an On-Air commentator and is currently an On-Air commentator for Fox News.


Mc Enany is also an author and has so far has written two books:

  1. The New American Revolution: The Making of a Populist Movement (January 9, 2018).
  2. For Such a Time as This: My Faith Journey through the White House and Beyond (December 7, 2021)

Kayleigh McEnany’s Net Worth 2023

McEnany’s estimated Net Worth is $2 million which is pretty impressive. Her wealth mainly comes from salary and real estate. According to Fox Business, during McEnany’s time working as a White House Press Secretary, her salary was approximately $183,000 per year.

When McEnany was hired by Fox News back in January 2021 after Trump’s presidency ended, she had released her financial information (it was part of her hiring process). Her approximate earnings are:

  • White House Press Secretary – $167,962 (includes bonuses)
  • RNC – $21,394 (full salary and bonus)
  • Books and Royalty earnings range between $15,000 – $50,000

What Can We Learn From Kayleigh McNany?

Knows Exactly What You Wants To Be

Kayleigh McEnany can be a great inspiration to all whether old or young – particularly young people as she can really inspire you to reach for the stars. 

She was born into the business and could have relied on this as a source of income, or used this to fund her life. What she did is look at what her parents have achieved in order to gain success for herself. 

She made sure that she knew what she was good at and what she wanted to be and stuck with it. She knew that she wanted to get into politics and law and therefore made sure that she took all the necessary steps and procedures to achieve this – even down to the types of educational institutions she attended.


McEnany is very ambitious and is a young woman who knows what to do in order to gain power and success. Even though she is a Trump supporter and had to support many of his controversial comments. She has strong goals and aims and does not let anyone or anything stand in her way. 

Furthermore, she aims for the best and moves very quickly. She married Sean Gilmartin (combining their wealth) and even managed to sell their home in Tampa for $1.1 million.

Always Has A Plan B

It is fairly noticeable that doors are constantly opening for McEnany. She currently has 2.1 million followers on Instagram and has so far written two books. Even when Donald Trump’s Presidency ended back in 2021, another door opened for McEnany.

McEnany knows exactly what she wants. She has a goal and sticks to it. She also sticks to what she knows, applying her creativity, tenacity, and ambition to get what she wants.

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