Richard Grenell Net Worth


Richard Grenell’s net worth is estimated at $1 Million – $5 Million.
Richard Grenell was born on 18 September, 1966 in Jenison, Georgetown Township, Michigan, United States, is an American diplomat. Find out about the life of this billionaire, including Richard Grenell’s net worth, age, family, dating life, salary, and assets.

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Age 55 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born 18 September 1966
Birthday 18 September
Birthplace Jenison, Georgetown Township, Michigan, United States
Nationality United States

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Richard Grenell’s net worth has been growing in 2020-2021.Richard Grenell is 55 years old and has a net worth of $1 Million – $5 Million.

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In January 2020, Lev Parnas told The Daily Beast that he was told to ask Grenell for advance notice if the DoJ were to move to extradite indicted Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash.

Grenell has said he would resign as ambassador once a full time DNI was confirmed. On May 25, 2020, after John Ratcliffe was confirmed, Grenell confirmed he would resign as ambassador in the coming weeks.

On February 13, 2020, Shelby Pierson—the intelligence community’s top election security official, deputy to Joseph Maguire—advised members of the House Intelligence Committee that Russia was interfering in the 2020 election in an effort to get Trump re-elected. Trump chastised Maguire for allowing the briefing, concerned that Democrats might “weaponize” the information against him.

On February 20, 2020, Trump replaced Maguire as Acting Director of National Intelligence, appointing Grenell to the role. Maguire and his deputy, Andrew Hallman, resigned from the Office of the Director for National Intelligence (ODNI). Kash Patel — a National Security Council official and former aide to congressman Devin Nunes — was named the next day as a senior advisor to Grenell.

On February 28, 2020, Trump announced the nomination of U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe to the post of Director of National Intelligence. The nomination allowed Grenell to stay on as acting director pending Ratcliffe’s confirmation. With Ratcliffe’s confirmation and installation, Grenell’s tenure as acting Director ended on May 26, 2020.

Grenell enacted a hiring freeze at ODNI and considered ways and ordered a review of the agency’s personnel and mission. On May 8, he announced a reorganization of ODNI including a consolidated cyber office, and on May 15, he announced organizational changes to the National Counterterrorism Center. Also on May 15, Grenell announced that ODNI would lead election security threat briefings for 2020 presidential candidates, replacing the FBI.

In April 2020, Grenell said the administration was considering policies to reduce intelligence-sharing with countries that criminalize homosexuality. On April 29, 2020, he ordered each intelligence agency to review their policies on handling and sharing information on U.S. citizens.

On April 2 and 15, 2020, Grenell acted to declassify several footnotes in a report on FISA abuse released by DOJ Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz. He also played a role in the release of 57 transcripts of Russia probe interviews by the House Intelligence Committee. On May 12, 2020, Grenell declassified the names of Obama administration officials who unmasked Michael Flynn, and on May 19, 2020, Grenell declassified an email that Obama’s national security advisor Susan Rice sent to herself. On the day his tenure ended, Grenell declassified several documents related to the Russia probe.

On March 10, 2020, Grenell declined to attend a congressional hearing on election security, “citing apprehension about his preparedness to address sensitive subjects that tend to upset the president.”


Days after Grenell’s appointment as DNI, CNN reported that his personal website had—until 2018—touted consulting work he had done for clients in Iran, China, Kazakhstan and other countries.

In January 2019, Grenell told Handelsblatt that European companies participating in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline are “always in danger, because sanctions are always possible”. The Trump administration has long opposed the Russian-backed Nord Stream 2, a pipeline for delivering natural gas from Russia to Germany. Grenell also threatened to sanction German companies involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2.

Der Spiegel published a profile of Grenell on January 11, 2019, using interviews with 30 “American and German diplomats, cabinet members, lawmakers, high-ranking officials, lobbyists and think tank experts”. The magazine claimed that “Almost all of these sources paint an unflattering portrait of the ambassador, one remarkably similar to Donald Trump, the man who sent him to Berlin. A majority of them describe Grenell as a vain, narcissistic person who dishes out aggressively, but can barely handle criticism.” The profile claimed that Grenell was politically isolated in Berlin because of his association with the far-right Alternative for Germany Party, causing the leaders of the mainstream German parties—including the Chancellor herself—to avoid contact with him. The sources claimed that Grenell knew little “about Germany and Europe, that he ignores most of the dossiers his colleagues at the embassy write for him, and that his knowledge of the subject matter is superficial”.

In February 2019, it was announced that Grenell was leading the Trump administration’s newly formed effort to promote the decriminalization of homosexuality in nations in which homosexuality was illegal.

In March 2019, Wolfgang Kubicki, Vice President of the Bundestag and deputy chairman of the Free Democratic Party, called for Grenell to be expelled from Germany. Kubicki said, “Any U.S. diplomat who acts like a high commissioner of an occupying power must learn that our tolerance also knows its limits.”

In October 2019, Trump named Grenell a special envoy for Serbia and Kosovo peace negotiations.


In September 2017, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, nominated Grenell as the U.S. Ambassador to Germany. On April 26, 2018, he was confirmed by the United States Senate by a vote of 56 to 42. Grenell presented his credentials to the President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, on May 8, 2018. His tenure has been controversial; Grenell has been described as politically and diplomatically isolated in Berlin because of his association with the far right, his interference in domestic politics and a perceived lack of professionalism, and most German political leaders avoid contact with him. In 2020, Grenell briefly served as acting director of national intelligence in the Trump administration, the first openly gay person to serve in a U.S. cabinet-level position.

In September 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Grenell to become the United States Ambassador to Germany. After a significant delay, the Senate confirmed Grenell 56–42 on April 26, 2018. Grenell was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence on May 3, 2018, making him the highest-ranking openly gay official ever in a Republican administration. Grenell was also under consideration for the posts of U.S. Ambassador to NATO and United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

Grenell presented his credentials to the President of Germany on May 8, 2018. Within hours of taking office, Grenell offended diplomats and business leaders when he tweeted that “German companies doing business in Iran should wind down operations immediately.” The tweet was widely perceived as a threat, with the Foreign Minister of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn, commenting that “This man was accredited as ambassador only yesterday. To give German businesses such orders … that’s just not how you can treat your allies.” The leader of Germany’s Social Democratic Party stated that Grenell “does appear to need some tutoring” in the “fine art of diplomacy”, while the Die Linke party urged the Merkel government to summon Grenell to explain his comments.

Grenell stirred controversy in June 2018 by telling Breitbart News, “I absolutely want to empower other conservatives throughout Europe, other leaders.” This comment was described as a breach of diplomatic protocol and a breach of Article 14 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, which requires ambassadors to be politically neutral in the domestic politics of the countries where they serve. Prominent German politicians called for Grenell’s dismissal. Martin Schulz, former leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, said, “What this man is doing is unheard of in international diplomacy. If a German ambassador were to say in Washington that he is there to boost the Democrats, he would have been kicked out immediately.”

In the fall of 2018, Grenell played a key diplomatic role in planning the arrest of Julian Assange by providing backchannel assurances to Ecuador that Assange would not face the death penalty in the United States.

Grenell was a regular contributor on Fox News’s Tucker Carlson Tonight during the first few months of his ambassadorship in Germany. In November 2018, he appeared on the show and repeated his criticism of Angela Merkel’s immigration policies. Grenell compared Merkel unfavorably to the recently-elected Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz, who (according to Grenell) “won in a very big way” because of his strict stance on immigration. The magazine Der Spiegel called these remarks a “thinly veiled call for a change of government in Berlin”.

In December 2018, during the affair surrounding Der Spiegel journalist Claas Relotius, Grenell wrote to the magazine, complained about an anti-American institutional bias, and asked for an independent investigation.


In 2016, Grenell’s consulting firm accepted more than $100,000 from the Magyar Foundation of North America to provide public relations support for the Hungarian government of Viktor Orbán. Grenell did not disclose this payment under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) prior to his work in the Trump administration.


Grenell was a signatory to a 2013 amicus curiae brief submitted to the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage during the Hollingsworth v. Perry case.

In June 2013, Grenell revealed that he had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and started chemotherapy. In September 2013, Grenell announced that he was in remission.


Grenell served as a U.S. State Department spokesperson to the United Nations under four different U.S. ambassadors during the George W. Bush administration. Following his State Department tenure, he formed Capitol Media Partners, an international strategic media and public affairs consultancy; he also worked as a Fox News contributor. Grenell was foreign policy spokesperson for Mitt Romney during his 2012 presidential campaign.

Grenell was a foreign policy spokesperson for Republican candidate Mitt Romney during his 2012 presidential campaign. Grenell is the first openly gay person to work as a spokesperson for a Republican presidential candidate.


In 2009, Grenell founded Capitol Media Partners, an international strategic media and public affairs consultancy with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Washington, D.C. He was also under contract as a Fox News contributor, commenting on foreign affairs and the media. Grenell has written for The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, CNN, Politico, Huffington Post, The Washington Times, Newsmax, and Al Jazeera. In 2012, CNN ranked Grenell as one of the top five Republican consultants in social media, and Time magazine named Grenell as one of the Top 10 Political Twitter Feeds of 2014.


The White House press release stated that Grenell had “years of experience working with our Intelligence Community in a number of additional positions”; however, this assertion was disputed by others who asserted Grenell had little background in intelligence matters. Republican Senator Susan Collins, one of four co-authors of the legislation creating the ODNI in 2004, said: “I care deeply about that position and believe the person needs experience in the intelligence community, which regrettably Ambassador Grenell does not have.”


In 2001, Grenell was appointed by President George W. Bush as Director of Communications and Public Diplomacy for the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York (formally, his title was Minister Counselor). Serving in that role until 2008, Grenell advised four different U.S. Ambassadors. During his tenure, Grenell promulgated U.S. official position and strategy on such issues as the War on Terror, global peacekeeping operations, nuclear proliferation, and the UN Oil for Food corruption scandal.


Richard Allen Grenell (born September 18, 1966) is an American diplomat, civil servant, and media consultant. He currently serves as the U.S. Ambassador to Germany, and the Special Presidential Envoy for Serbia and Kosovo Peace Negotiations. Grenell briefly served as acting Director of National Intelligence in the Trump administration.

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