Mark Thiessen is a well-known conservative author, Washington Post Columnist, a political appointee, and a co-host of What the hell is going on?. He is known for serving as a speechwriter for President George W. Bush and Telegraph has named him one of the most influential US conservatives.
Marc also served as Secretary to Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and he was in Pentagon when a terrorist attack hit it on September 11, 2001. The columns he writes for the Washington Post is one of the papers best read gaining more than 6.3 million readers.
Marc Thiessen Mother, Father, Siblings
Marc Thiessen was born as Marc Alexander Thiessen on January 13 1967 on Upper East Side in Manhattan. His mother’s name is Janina Januszowska Thiessen who was a Polish native. Poland was under the Nazi regime and Marc’s mother fought with the Polish underground.
She was then taken to Germany as a war prisoner; but, Patton’s Army liberated her. She then moved to London, stayed there for a while, and then again moved to Ireland. There she earned her medical degree and moved to the USA. She became a US citizen of which she was proud of till her last day.
Marc recalls how his mother raised him single-handedly and taught him the importance of freedom and punishments of war. His father was also a doctor but Marc has always worshiped his mother and her values. Both of his parents were left-of-center liberal Democrat types.
Marc Thiessen Education
Marc studied at a private prep school Taft School in Watertown Connecticut. After graduating from school in 1985, he enrolled in Vassar College to earn his degree In BA in 1989. he enrolled in the United States Naval War College to earn his MA degree but he has to interrupt his study as he got the opportunity to join the Bush Administration.
Marc Thiessen Career
Marc first began his career at the lobbying firm Black, Manafort, Stone, and Kelly for five years. Till 2001, he served as spokesman and senior policy adviser to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jesse Helms on Capitol Hill. In 2001, he also served as chief speechwriter for Donald Rumsfeld, and in 2004, he moved to George W. Bush administration to work as a speechwriter for the president. In 2009, along with Peter Schweizer, he founded the communications firm, Oval Office Writers LLC.
He has been a visiting fellow at Hoover Institution and a resident fellow at American Enterprise Institute since 2009. in 2010, he joined the Washington Post to work as a columnist since then his columns have been the top reason for the increasing sales of the post. He has always been outspoken throughout his career and was in the front line to criticize the Obama administration. In 2020, he even showed his support for President Donald Trump’s decision to assassinate Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.
Marc is also an author who has written numerous books on war, terrorism, and politics. His best-known books which have been critically acclaimed and recognized by the public are:
- Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack
- A Charge Kept: The Record of the Bush Presidency 2001 – 2009
- 9/11 Ten Years Later: How Barack Obama Has Made Us Less Safe
- A Charge Kept: The Record of the Bush Presidency, or, a Prelude to DECISION POINTS
Marc Thiessen Wife / Married Life / Children
Marc is married to Pamela Thiessen for many blissful years now. Pamela is working as a staff director of the United States Senate Republican Policy Committee. the couple had four beautiful children, three sons and one daughter aged 18, 17, and 14 years old twins.
The marriage is still growing strong and Marc never loses the opportunity to teach his children his values that he learned from his mother. In 2019, August, Marc took his children to Warsaw along with his mother to show the effects of the war, how their grandmother survived the struggle, and never to take their freedom and peace for granted.
Marc’s mother died just recently in November 2020 at the age of 92.
Marc Thiessen Net worth and Salary 2021
Marc is an author, a well-known columnist who has served for George W. Bush the president, and now he writes columns for The Washington Post twice a week. He has published numerous books on politics, terrorism, and war which have been appreciated by the public. His books have been listed as top sellers.
Marc is the co-host of the show What The Hell is Going on and he appears on CNN, Fox News, and various other media frequently. From his ever growing career, Marc always has earned a decent income. And as of early 2021, Marc Thiessen’s net worth is estimated at 13 million dollars. Despite his astounding net worth figure, Marc believes in living a modest and that’s what he has taught his children as well.
Marc Thiessen Social Media
Marc is very active on his Twitter account named @marcthiessen which he joined on March 200. he has to date 52.9k followers. His last tweet is about his mother who has recently died, he has defined his mother as a proud USA citizen who has fought Nazis when she was a teenager.
Marc has a Facebook account as Marc A. Thiessen with 9,981 Followers. He is not active on his FB account as he is on Twitter as his last post on Fb was in 2018.
Quick facts and information on Marc Thiessen
|Full Name / Real Name||Marc Alexander Thiessen|
|Date of Birth / Birthday||January 13, 1967|
|Hometown||Upper East Side in Manhattan|
|Parents||Janina Januszowska Thiessen mother|
|Profession||Author, columnist, Media personality|
|Education(college/university)||The United States Naval War college|
|Children||4 three sons and a daughter|
|Social Media||Twitter, Facebook|