Darrell Issa Net Worth

Net Worth$460 million
Date of Birth1 November 1953
ProfessionPolitician
NationalityAmerican
Last Updated2020

Introduction:

Darell Issa Net Worth, How did the American businessman and politician amass his wealth? Read on to find out more about Darrell Issa Net Worth and his career.

Darrell Issa Net Worth

Darrell Issa Early Life

He is an American businessman and politician. Darrell Issa’s father was a Lebanese American of the Maronite Catholic faith and his mother is of German and Bohemian ‘Czech’ descent and a Latter-day Saint and in 2006.

His family moved to the predominantly Jewish suburb of Cleveland Heights in the later years of his childhood and some of his friends were Jewish and Issa reportedly worked for a rabbi at one point. He became very familiar with Jewish culture.

On his 17th birthday, Issa dropped out of high school and enlisted for three years in the Army in 1970. He became an Explosive Ordnance Disposal ‘EOD’ technician assigned to the 145th Ordnance Detachment.

Issa is currently living with his second wife Kathy Issa, with whom he has one son named William

Darrell Issa Career

Darrell Edward Issa was born on the 1st of November, 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. He is the current US representative for California’s 49th congressional district, which covers parts of San Diego and Orange Counties including cities such as Vista, Oceanside, Encinitas and Carlsbad. 

Before becoming a politician, Darrell was the CEO of Directed Electronics, a California-based manufacturer of branded automobile security and convenience products. DEI pioneered the concept of creating a loud noise when a car was disturbed. 

However, being a member of the Republican Party, he is widely known for his conservative political viewpoints. He was a steady supporter of authorization of the PATRIOT Act, Department of Homeland Security creation, Patriot Act Reauthorization in 2005, as well as he put in strenuous efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and Taxpayer Protection Pledge. 

Furthermore, he was against abortion, Employment Nondiscrimination Act ‘ENDA’ and Stop Online Piracy Act. On the other hand, he was one of the sponsors of Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, Fair Copyright in Research Works Act and Research Works Act. 

Darrell Issa as a Senate representative since 2001 became a Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in January 2011. 

Darrell Issa Net Worth

As of today, Darrell Issa Net Worth is $460 Million. Darrell Issa Net Worth is acquired from his career as a businessman and politician. He is the richest member of Congress. 

He earned his fortune as the founder and former CEO of a company called Directed Electronics INC which at one point controlled 60% of the American car alarm market and the sales in the company’s first year topped $1 million. 

However, in the company’s fourth year, Directed Electronics had revenue of $14 million. In 1999, the year Darrell decided to sell DEI, sales were $60 million per year and that same year he sold his stake in DEI to a Florida-based private equity firm called Trivest.

Summary: 

Darrell Edward Issa is an American businessman and politician.  He was the CEO of Directed Electronics, a California-based manufacturer of branded automobile security and convenience products.

He also became the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in January 2011.

As of 2020, Darrell Issa’s net worth is $460 Million.

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