Trudy Busch Valentine is an American politician, nurse, and supporter of the children’s cause. She is the daughter of Gussie Busch, former owner of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery and the St. Louis Cardinals. She recently ran for election to represent Missouri and ran in the US Senate on November 8, 2022.
Trudy Busch Valentine was born on June 1, 1957, in St. Louis, Missouri but later, in 1971, moved to Colorado Springs. She was raised on Grant’s farm in the family of August “Gussie” Busch, founder of the Anheuser-Busch brewery (her father), and Gertrude Buholzee Busch (her mother) with their six siblings. Trudy’s parents divorced in 1978 and her father remarried for the fourth time. In 1989, Gussie left the world and her mother died in 2016. Although information about her elementary education cannot be accessed, Trudy reportedly went to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1975. In 1980, she earned a degree in nursing from Saint Louis University and later a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from the Aquinas Institute of Theology.
Trudy Busch Valentin career
After graduating in nursing, Trudy worked as a caretaker for homeless children at the Salvation Army Children’s Home. In 1990 she became a member of the St. Louis University Women’s Council and the Executive Advisory Board of the School of Nursing. Trudy is part of the Democratic Party. She began her career in 1991 as a member of the Colorado Springs City Council. From 1997 to 2003 she was Mayor of Colorado Springs, Colorado. She helped expand businesses in the city and also worked on infrastructure development. In 2003, after the end of her tenure, she opened a consulting firm. She has also served on the boards of many companies.
She ran for the Republican nomination for the US Senate seat in 2012 but unfortunately lost the election. Now she is being elected to the US Senate after running for the Democratic Party. Trudy announced that she will run for the US Senate in late March 2022. She was relatively late in the race. She went on to raise around $3 million from campaign contributors. That Tuesday, she won the Democratic nomination, beating her tough competitor Lucas Kunce. She is a philanthropist and will work hard for her people.
Trudy Busch Valentine Social media
Trudy knows how to use social media to her advantage and is therefore active on various social media platforms. She has a verified Instagram account which appears to be a supporter of her campaign as her account is filled with posts and photos related to her campaigns. She has around 1000+ followers on Instagram. Trudy joined Twitter in March 2022 and regularly tweets all the details of the election. She has more than 5000 followers on Twitter. The last thing she shared on Twitter is the news that she was elected to the US Senate.
Trudy Busch Valentine Biography
|Real name||Trudy Busch Valentine|
|Date of birth||June 1, 1957|
|Age (as of 2022)||65 years|
|Place of birth||St Louis, Missouri, USA|
|Height||in feet inches – 5′ 7” – in centimeters – 170 cm|
|weight||in kilograms – 56kg – in pounds – 123 pounds|
|eye color||dark brown|
Trudy Busch Valentine Family
|Father||August “Gussie” Busch|
|Who is Trudy Busch Valentine’s husband?||John Fries|
Trudy was long ago married to her partner at Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, LLC, John Dee Valentine, but he died of cancer in 2002 at the age of 49. She was then a single mother of six children. Their eldest son, Matthew, died of opioid addiction in 2020. After 13 years, Trudy is in a relationship with John Fries. She is both his love and work partner and runs the Missouri ranch with him. They have eight children and eight grandchildren.
Trudy Busch Valentine Net Worth
Trudy Busch Valentine is one of the richest figures in local politics right now. She is reportedly a $10 million shareholder in Grant’s farm, where she grew up and is now a historic tourist attraction. Also, her annual income ranges from $4.25 to $30 million. Living her extravagant life, she is always ready to help the needy and vulnerable. She even claimed she wouldn’t accept the $174,000 Senate salary. Her estimated net worth ranges from $67.5 million to $214.7 million, according to the Missouri Independent.
Facts About Trudy Busch Valentine
- Trudy is a humble person because she was very close to the workers on Grant’s farm during her childhood.
- In 2019, the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing was founded by St. Louis University when it donated approximately $4 million to the university.
- She has two cats, Simon and Samantha.
- She currently resides in Los Angeles
- Trudy is a big book geek and has a keen interest in non-fiction. She even owns a large selection of books.
- She has volunteered to vaccinate citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.