Doug Burgum (Governor of North Dakota) Salary, Net Worth, Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Career, Facts

Doug Burgum (Governor of North Dakota) Salary, Net Worth, Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Career, Facts
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Douglas James Burgum (born August 1, 1956) is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist and politician serving as the 33rd governor of North Dakota since December 15, 2016. He is a member of the Republican Party

Doug Burgum Age, Height & Weight

  • As of 2020,Doug Burgum age is 63 years old.
  • He stands on a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
  • He weighs around 70 Kg.
  • His eye color is dark brown and has blonde hair.
  • He wears a shoe size of 9 UK.
Doug Burgum with his wife Kathryn Helgaas

Doug Burgum Wife

  • As of 2020, Doug Burgum is married with Kathryn Helgaas, since 2016.
  • Burgum married his first wife, Karen Stoker, in 1991.
  • They have three children and divorced in 2003.
  • In 2016, Burgum married Kathryn Helgaas

Doug Burgum Quick Facts

Real NameDouglas James Burgum
Nick NameDoug Burgum
BornAugust 1, 1956
Age63 years old (As of 2020)
Known For33rd governor of North Dakota
Political partyRepublican
BirthplaceYellow Springs, Ohio, U.S.
ResidenceGovernor's Residence
Physical Stats
Height/ TallIn feet - 5'8"
Weight70 kg
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlonde
ParentsFather: Not Known
Mother: Not Known
Personal Life
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse/ Wife1. Karen Stoker
(m. 1991; div. 2003)
2. Kathryn Helgaas (m. 2016)
Education1. North Dakota State University
2. Stanford University (MBA)
Net WorthApprox $1.1 billion USD (As of 2020)
SalaryNot Known
Online Contacts
Social Media LinksTwitter, Facebook
Doug Burgum with his wife Kathryn Helgaas

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Doug Burgum Early Life & Education

  • Burgum was born on August 1, 1956 and raised in Arthur, North Dakota, where his grandfather founded a grain elevator in 1906.
  • As per his education, he attended North Dakota State University to earn his undergraduate degree in 1978.
  • During his senior year at NDSU he applied to the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
  • He received his MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 1980.
  • He later received honorary doctorates from North Dakota State in 2000 and from the University of Mary in 2006.

Doug Burgum Career

  • In 2016, Burgum announced his intent to run for governor of North Dakota as a Republican.
  • In August 2019, a spokesman for Burgum announced that he was leaning toward a 2020 reelection bid.
  • Burgum was sworn in as the 33rd governor of North Dakota on December 15, 2016, alongside running mate Brent Sanford, the 38th lieutenant governor of North Dakota.
  • Burgum supports the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.

Net Worth of Doug Burgum

  • As of 2020, Doug Burgum net worth is estimated around $1.1 billion.
  • He grew the company to about 250 employees by 1989 and led the company to about $300 million in annual sales and a 1997 IPO, after using the Internet to help it expand beyond North Dakota.
  • In 2001 he sold Great Plains Software to Microsoft for $1.1 billion.
  • In 1997 Great Plains went public, and in 2001 it was sold to Microsoft for $1.1 billion. Burgum later was an early investor in SuccessFactors, which sold to SAP for $3.4 billion in 2012, and Atlassian, a Sydney, Australia cloud software company that went public on the Nasdaq in 2015. Burgum served as Atlassian’s chairman before stepping down to run for governor in 2016.

Facts about Doug Burgum

  • In 2001, he donated a refurbished school building he had acquired in 2000 to North Dakota State University.
  • It was named Renaissance Hall and became home to the university’s visual arts department, major components of the architecture and landscape architecture department and the Tri-College University office.
  • In 2008 Burgum started the Doug Burgum Family Fund, which focuses its charitable giving on youth, education and health.


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