Gregory Wayne Abbott (born November 13, 1957) is an American attorney and politician who has served as the 48th governor of Texas since January 20, 2015. A member of the Republican Party, Abbott previously served as the 50th attorney general of Texas from 2002 to 2015. He is the first governor of any U.S. state to permanently use a wheelchair since George Wallace left office in 1987.
Greg Abbott Age, Height & Weight
- As of 2020, Greg Abbott age is 62 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.
Greg Abbott Quick Facts
|Real Name||Gregory Wayne Abbott|
|Nick Name||Greg Abbott|
|Born||November 13, 1957|
|Age||62 years old (As of 2020)|
|Known For||48th governor of Texas|
|Birthplace||Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S.|
|Height/ Tall||In feet - 5'8"|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Parents||Father: Calvin Roger Abbott
Mother: Doris Lechristia Jacks Abbott
|Spouse/ Wife||Cecilia Phalen (m. 1981)|
|Children||(1) Daughter: Audrey|
|Education||1. University of Texas at Austin (BBA)
2. Vanderbilt University (JD)
|Net Worth||Approx $20 million USD (As of 2020)|
|Social Media Links||Instagram, Twitter, Facebook|
Greg Abbott Wife
- As of 2020, Greg Abbott is married with Cecilia Phalen Abbott, since 1981.
- Abbott, a Roman Catholic, is married to Mexican-American Cecilia Phalen Abbott, the granddaughter of Mexican immigrants.
- His election as governor of Texas makes her the first Latina to be the first lady of Texas since Texas joined the union.
- They have one adopted daughter, Audrey.
- They were married in San Antonio in 1981.
- Cecilia is a former school teacher and principal.
- He is the first elected governor of a U.S. state to use a wheelchair since George Wallace of Alabama, 1983–87.
- Abbott knows some Spanish but is not fluent. He was learning the language as of 2013.
- Abbott suffered second- and third-degree burns on his legs after coming in contact with scalding water while on vacation in Wyoming in July 2016, which caused him to miss the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Greg Abbott Early Life & Education
- Abbott was born on November 13, 1957, in Wichita Falls, of English descent.
- His mother name is Doris Lechristia Jacks Abbott, was a homemaker and his father, Calvin Roger Abbott, was a stockbroker and insurance agent.
- When he was six years old, they moved to Longview, and the family lived in the East Texas city for six years.
- At the beginning of junior high school, Abbott’s family moved to Duncanville.
- In his sophomore year in high school, his father died of a heart attack, and his mother went to work in a real estate office.
- As per his education, he graduated from Duncanville High School.
- He was on the track team in high school and asserts that he won every meet he entered his senior year.
- He was in the National Honor Society and was voted “Most Likely to Succeed.”
- In 1981, he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity and the Young Republicans Club.
- He met his wife, Cecilia Phelan, while attending UT Austin.
- In 1984, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville, Tennessee.
Greg Abbott Salary & Net Worth
- As of 2020, Greg Abbott salary is $153,750.
- His primary source of income is his political career.
Facts about Greg Abbott
- On November 4, 2014, Abbott defeated Wendy Davis by 21 points.
- According to exit polls he received 44 percent of the Hispanic vote and 50 percent of Hispanic men, a majority (54 percent) of women voters, and 62 percent of the votes of married women (75% of women in Texas are married).
- A week after his election, Abbott announced that Carlos Cascos, of Brownsville, the county judge since 2007 of Cameron County in far South Texas, would become the secretary of state of Texas.
- In the same election in which Abbott defeated Wendy Davis, Cascos, a Republican, won a third term as county judge but resigned in January 2015 upon confirmation by the Texas Senate, to become secretary of state.