American politician and lawyer, Mike Pence serving as the 48th and current Vice President of the United States since January 20, 2017. Previously, he served as the 50th Governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017 and a member of the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013.Early Life (Childhood)
His father Edward J. Pence Jr. served in the U.S army and his mother Nancy Pene is a homemaker. He graduated from Columbus North High School in 1977. He then received B.A. degree in history from Hanover College in 1981. Following graduation, he was an attorney in private practice. In the same fashion in 1991, he became the president of the Indiana Policy Review Foundation and a member of State Policy Network.Interesting Facts
Working as the Governor of the State of Indiana, Mike Pence successfully achieved the largest state tax cut in Indiana history while also lowering the business personal property tax and corporate income tax, and eliminating the inheritance tax. Likewise, his contribution to the Indiana General Assembly to craft a balanced budget that maintains strong reserves for the State and continues to generate a surplus. He is receiving an annual salary of $230,700. He has a whopping net worth of $2 million.Personal Life
Mike and Karen Pence married for 32 years. The couple met in 1983 and conclusively became the evangelical Christians together. His wife serves as an educator teacher, painter, and the Second Lady of the United States since 2017. The couple has three children, Michael, Charlotte, and Audrey.Achievement
The Tax Foundation awarded him with the 2013 Outstanding Achievement in State Tax Reform award. Likewise, in 2015 The Indiana Hospital Association honored him with the John C. Render Award for Health Policy to Mike Pence in 2015.Rumor
Mike Pence criticized for his statements against gay rights and same-sex marriage. He was criticized by many people when he stated, 'gay and lesbians being able to marry one another would lead to disastrous outcomes in society.'