Kay Ivey, full name-Kay Ellen Ivey, is a politician from Alabama who is also serving as the 54th and incumbent governor of the state. She joined the office in 2017 when the former governor Robert Bentley resigned from his post. With this, she became the second female governor of Alabama (after Lurleen Wallace) and the first female Republican governor. Even at the age of 78, Ivey is taking care of all the important responsibilities of a Governor and is also the oldest currently serving governor in the United States. Despite her status of a politician, Kay derives a very low annual salary and her net worth lies between 1 to 5 million dollars. Important details such as Kay Ivey net worth 2023, salary, family, biography, etc is discussed in this post.
Kay Ivey Net Worth 2023
Kay is an American politician who is currently serving as the 54th governor of Alabama state. Her estimated net worth is expected between $1 million and $5 million in 2023.
|Net worth (2023)||$1 – $5 million (est.)|
|Annual salary||$120k (est.)|
|Monthly salary||$10k (est.)|
Kay Ivey Personal Biography
Kay Ivey was born on October 15, 1944, in Camden, Alabama to Boadman Nettles and Barbara Nettles Ivey. Her father was an officer in the US Army during World War II and had also worked with the Gees Bend community as part of the Farmers Home Administration. Ivey’s parents were second cousins and she was their only child.
Kay got married to Ben LaRavia with whom she met while studying at Auburn University. In 1967, the couple moved to California where Kay became a high school teacher for several years. After divorce, she returned to Alabama and started working with Merchants National Bank. Kay has been divorced snother time after Ben and has no children.
|Years active (in office)||2003 – present|
|Political party||Republican (2002 – present) Democratic (before 2002)|
|Date of birth||October 15, 1944|
|Spouse||Ben LaRavia (div.)|
|Number of children||0|
|Residence||Governor’s Mansion, Alabama|
|Parents||Barbara Nettles Ivey (mother) Boadman Nettles Ivey (father)|
Brief Political Journey of Kay Ivey
In 1979, the Governor of Alabama, Fob James, appointed Ivey to serve in the state cabinet. From 1980 to 1982, she served as the reading clerk of the Alabama House of Representatives. In 1982 Ivey also ran for State Auditor as a Democrat but lost the election. Ivey then worked as the Assistant Director of the Alabama Development Office from 1982 to 1985. From 1985 until 1998, Ivey was Director of Government Affairs and Communications for the Alabama Commission on Higher Education. you can also check Katie Hobbs Biography
From 2003 to 2011, Ivey served as the State Treasurer of Alabama. In 2006, she once again was reelected for the post. Kay also became the first Republican elected state treasurer since the Reconstruction era. From 2011 to 2017, Ivey served Alabama as its Lieutenant Governor. When she won the 2014 general election against Democratic nominee James C. Fields, it was the first time a Republican was reelected lieutenant governor in the state’s history.
Ivey has taken the office of Governor of Alabama in 2017 following the resignation of Robert J. Bentley. She is currently serving as the 54th and incumbent governor of the state as well.
Kay Ivey Salary
The governor of Alabama Kay Ivey earns a salary of mere $119,950 and is the 15th lowest-paid governor of the United States. Her total net worth in 2023 is also not much and revolves somewhere around 1 to 5 million dollars (the exact figure not known accurately).
Former Governor of Alabama, Robert Bentley, didn’t take a single penny for his salary during his full term. He stated that he will not take a salary without leading the state to full employment. Since the state didn’t achieved this goal, he never accepted any salary.
Kay Ivey- Health Concerns & Lung Cancer
In 2019, she was diagnosed with lung cancer and received an outpatient treatment at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The cancer was Stage I and responded positively to the treatment. Ivey was declared cancer-free in January 2020. Recently, rumors pertaining to Ivey’s health and her cancer were in media. The Governor responded to the recent questions about her health and cleared that she is doing just fine and wishes to serve as a Governor for another four years.
$1 – $5 million
Ivey married Ben LaRavia whom she met while studying at Auburn University. She is currently divorced with no children.