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How Hope Hicks Achieved a Net Worth of $1 Million

Hope Hicks

Hope Hicks was a figure of some note in President Donald Trump's administration. This is because she held a number of important positions there, with the last being Counselor to the President from March of 2020 to January of 2021. As such, there is a fair amount of interest in her from a wide range of people for a wide range of reasons.

What Is Hope Hicks's Current Net Worth?

This can be seen in how Celebrity Net Worth has an estimate of $1 million for Hicks's net worth. After all, said websites don't product such estimates unless they have a reason to do so. In any case, interested individuals should remember that these estimates are based on incomplete information, meaning that they shouldn't take these estimates as anything other than a very rough guess of someone's finances.

How Did Hope Hicks Reach Her Current Net Worth?

In any case, Hicks seems to have come from a well-off background. For example, her father Paul Burton Hicks III has been a high-ranking executive for Ogilvy, the NFL, and the Glover Park Group. Meanwhile, her mother's side of the family seems to have had a history of being involved in government in one way or another.

Hicks's mother Caye Ann Hicks was a administrative aide to a congressman; Hicks's maternal grandfather was in the U.S. Department of Agriculture; and Hicks's maternal grandmother was in the U.S. Department of Transportation. Hicks herself worked as a model during her teenage years. For example, she served as the model for a number of books. Similarly, she was in a Ralph Lauren campaign at one pointt in time. Besides this, Hicks went to high school in her hometown.

After which, she majored in English at Southern Methodist University. Upon graduation, Hicks went into public relations. To be exact, she worked at Zeno Group and then Hiltzik Strategies. At the latter, she worked on Ivanka Trump's fashion line and then on other Trump ventures, with the result that she eventually joined the Trump Organization on a full-time basis. By October of 2014, Hicks had switched over from working for Ivanka Trump to working for Donald Trump. Unsurprisingly, this meant that she was involved in Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

Working For Donald Trump

In short, Hicks was asked by Trump to serve as the press secretary for his presidential campaign even though she had never worked in politics. Later, when Trump started winning primaries, she was presented with a choice to either remain with the Trump Organization or move over to Trump's presidential campaign on a full-time basis. As the story goes,

Hicks made an initial decision to remain in the Trump Organization but was convinced to move over to the presidential campaign by Trump himself. Thanks to that, she went on to play an important role in said presidential campaign, particularly since there are indications that she wasn't exactly being backed up by a well-staffed press team while carrying out her duties.

Regardless, it should come as no surprise to learn that Hicks received a position in the Trump administration as the director of strategic communications. There, she received a reputation for being the "Untouchable Hope Hicks" because she remained there in spite of the chaos around her.

Eventually, Hicks became the interim communications director for the White House in August of 2017 and then the permanent communications director for the White House in September of 2017. However, it was clear that even Hicks had her limits, as shown by how she resigned in March of 2018. Something that had apparently been in the works for quite some time.

Post White House Work

What came after was a period in which Hicks started seeing her net worth increase by significant sums thanks to high-paying gigs. Upon her departure, she listed a $15,000 bank account as her sole asset. However, a later disclosure showed a $1 million bank account, which is a notable jump to say the least.

Much of that presumably came from her positions as both chief communications officer and executive vice president at Fox Corporation, which apparently saw her receiving more than $1.8 million. Besides that, Hicks is known to have done other work that was presumably well-compensated but nowhere near as notable as the aforementioned sum.

Later, Hicks made a return to the White House as an aide to Jared Kushner as well as a counselor to Donald Trump in February of 2020. Unsurprisingly, she became involved in further news items thanks to her roles. For example, she was one of those who suggested that Trump make a public appearance at St. John's Episcopal Church during the George Floyd protests, with the result that said church and its surroundings were cleared of peaceful protestors by law enforcement using tear gas as well as other riot control methods.

Similarly, she is known to have tested positive for COVID-19 on October 1 of 2020. Something that prompted both Trump and his wife Melania Trump to get tested for the same because of Trump's recent travels with Hicks, thus leading to both of them testing positive as well. In any case, Hicks eventually left the Trump administration for the final time on January 13 of 2021.

Further Considerations

It isn't quite clear what Hicks is doing nowadays. On the whole, she wasn't a particularly interesting figure in the Trump administration, meaning that she doesn't get as much focus as a number of other individuals. For that matter, the media's interest in Trump-related matters has plummeted in 2021, so there is less interest in those individuals as a whole. Still, it will be interesting to see if Hicks will show up in U.S. politics again at some point down the road. After all, she is still in her 30s, meaning that there is plenty of time in which that could happen.

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Allen Lee

Written by Allen Lee

Allen Lee is a Toronto-based freelance writer who studied business in school but has since turned to other pursuits. He spends more time than is perhaps wise with his eyes fixed on a screen either reading history books, keeping up with international news, or playing the latest releases on the Steam platform, which serve as the subject matter for much of his writing output. Currently, Lee is practicing the smidgen of Chinese that he picked up while visiting the Chinese mainland in hopes of someday being able to read certain historical texts in their original language.

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