Bristol Palin Net Worth
Bristol Palin has an estimated net worth of $500 thousand. Bristol Palin is the daughter of the former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. She went on to appear in reality television programs, write a memoir and promote teen abstinence from sex. She earns most of her income from television shows.
Bristol Palin is the eldest daughter of Todd and Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008. Palin appeared as herself on The Secret Life of the American Teenager in 2010, and she competed on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars during the fall 2010 season. She was invited back to the dance competition show Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars for its 15th season in 2012. Bristol became a teenage mother and a paid advocate for teen abstinence from sex after being thrust into the public eye by her mother’s vice presidential bid.
To calculate the net worth of Bristol Palin, subtract all her liabilities from her total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity she has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.
Here’s the breakdown of her net worth:
|Net Worth:||$500 Thousand|
|Monthly Salary:||$100 Thousand|
|Annual Income:||$300 Thousand|
|Source of Wealth:||Spokesperson|
Bristol Sheeran Marie Palin was born on October 18, 1990, in Wasilla, Alaska. Bristol Palin is Todd and Sarah Palin’s eldest daughter and the second of four children. Todd, Bristol’s father, was an oil field production operator for BP and is now a commercial fisherman and champion snowmobile racer.
Bristol’s first name has multiple meanings for both of her parents. Sarah elaborated, “Todd grew up in Bristol Bay, and I worked at the Bristol Inn. However, ESPN is headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut. When I was in high school, I wanted to be a sportscaster. ESPN was just getting started, and I thought that was what I wanted to do with my life: be one of the first female sportscasters. Until I found out you’d have to relocate to Bristol, Connecticut. It was a long way away. Instead, I had a daughter, whom I named Bristol.”
Bristol was “a neat freak and perfectionist” as a child, according to her mother, and is “kind of an old soul, mature beyond her years.” According to her mother, she had an adult personality and strong maternal instincts from a young age. Sarah recalled telling Bristol just before her seventh birthday, “You’re going to rent me a baby for my birthday.”
Bristol had a fairly typical Alaskan childhood for the first 16 years of her life, up until 2006. She was a diligent and hardworking student who was described as fun and free-spirited by her peers. When her mother was elected governor of Alaska in 2006 and began splitting her time between Wasilla and Juneau, the family had to adjust to life in the spotlight. Bristol went to three high schools: Juneau-Douglas High School in the capital, West Anchorage High School in the state’s largest city (where she briefly lived with an aunt), and Wasilla High School in her hometown.
Throughout high school, Bristol’s boyfriend was Levi Johnston, a popular member of the Wasilla Warriors hockey team. Bristol worked at a local coffee shop for $7.25 an hour outside of school and hoped to one day open her own cafe with one of her cousins.
Sarah Palin’s Vice Presidential Run
Bristol and her family’s lives changed dramatically in 2008. Sarah was chosen as Republican nominee John McCain’s running mate in his presidential campaign in August of that year. On September 1, 2008, the McCain-Palin campaign publicly announced that Bristol, who was only 17 years old at the time, was pregnant with Johnston’s child. The announcement sparked an immediate media firestorm, thanks in part to Sarah’s anti-abortion and pro-abstinence-only sex education stances. Bristol and Johnston were thrust into the spotlight of the tabloids and became the subject of gossip magazine speculation.
Bristol reflected on the day she informed her parents of her pregnancy, saying, “I recall sitting on the couch with one of my best friends and Levi, unable to spit it out. ‘Mom, Mom,’ I said. I was sobbing uncontrollably. ‘What’s wrong?’ she asked. And I said, “I’m pregnant.” ‘Oh my God,’ she exclaimed. ‘Wait a minute.’ But once that was done and Tripp arrived, it was like, this baby is a blessing.” Sarah wrote in her memoir about her and her husband’s reaction to their daughter’s pregnancy: “We were not overjoyed that our unmarried teenage daughter was pregnant, as the press release implied. Todd and I admired Bristol’s selfless decision to have her baby and her determination to deal with adversity by accepting responsibility for her actions. But I didn’t want to send the message that teenage pregnancy was acceptable, let alone glamorized.”
Tripp Palin, Bristol’s son, was born on December 27, 2008.
Bristol and Johnston were briefly engaged before splitting up in March 2009. The couple went to court in November 2009 to fight for custody and child support. Following courtroom drama, the couple briefly reunited in July 2010 and announced a second engagement, but split three weeks later. After posing naked for Playgirl magazine and publishing his memoir Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs in 2011, Johnston claimed he had an affair with Sarah while dating her daughter.
Bristol graduated from high school in May 2009, despite the tabloid scrutiny.
She started working as a medical assistant in a dermatologist’s office while living alone in Anchorage. She also started taking business courses at the community college.
Television Appearances & Memoir
Palin did not completely shed the spotlight that was on her during her mother’s 2008 campaign. She appeared as herself on The Secret Life of the American Teenager and took part in the fall 2010 season of Dancing with the Stars, a celebrity dance competition show. She was paired with professional dancer Mark Ballas, and the duo finished third that season.
Palin also appeared on Sarah Palin’s Alaska, her mother’s travel show on TLC, in 2010. A year later, she released her memoir, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far, and in 2012, she starred in her own Lifetime reality show, Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp, which chronicled her life as a single mother in Alaska.
Bristol was also invited back to Dancing with the Stars for its 15th season, Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars, in 2012. She was paired with partner Ballas again, and they were eliminated in the competition’s fourth week.
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Palin became a spokesperson for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy in May 2009, as well as a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Ambassador for the Candie’s Foundation, a non-profit that encourages teens to “delay pregnancy.” The Candie’s Foundation reportedly paid Bristol $262,500 to be interviewed and make public appearances for its cause.
Palin stated on Good Morning America in 2009, “Regardless of what I did personally, I just think that abstinence is the only…100% foolproof way to prevent pregnancy.” Bristol has been chastised for taking on the role of abstinence advocate as an unwed teenage mother, but she has defended her actions, saying, “I don’t think it’s hypocritical at all.” If smoking causes lung cancer, why wouldn’t you want to tell people, ‘Hey, look, don’t smoke.’ Why wouldn’t you want to be productive and share your story in a positive way?”
Bristol announced her engagement to Dakota Meyer, a former Marine and Medal of Honor recipient, in March 2015. The couple had planned to marry in May of that year, but her mother called off the wedding. However, the romance was reignited, and the couple married in May 2016.
Palin announced on her blog on June 25, 2014, that she was pregnant for the second time. “Honestly, I’ve been doing everything I can to keep my chin up on this one,” she wrote in a blog post announcing her second pregnancy. “I know this has been and will continue to be a huge disappointment to my family, close friends, and many of you. Please, however, respect Tripp’s and my privacy during this time. I don’t want lectures, and I don’t want sympathy. My small family has always come first and will continue to do so. Because God is merciful, Tripp, this new baby, and I will be fine.” Sailor Grace, her daughter, was born on December 23, 2015.
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