Having worked as a political counselor to president Bill Clinton, Paul Begala is a well-known in political commentary in the United States. He was born on 12th May, 1967, with the birth name- Paul Edward Begala. He was born to mother Margaret Peggy and father- David Begala, who was of Hungarian descent. Although he was born in New Jersey, he was raised in Missouri city, Texas. He completed his high school education from Dulles High School in Sugar Land, Texas. Later, he attended the University of Texas, where he acquired his BA degree and Juris degree and where he was the president of the student government. His ethnicity is white, while his nationality is American. His religion is Roman Catholicism.
Career and Net Worth:
Begala began his profession as a political consultant by establishing his consulting team Carville and Begala, with his partner James Carville. He was the chief strategist of the Clinton campaign and they advised and helped Bill Clinton win the presidential election in 1992. He then became the chief counselor to Clinton during his presidency, during which Begala helped coordinate different Clinton policies. Besides the presidential win of 1992, the Carville-Begala team helped win other political victories such as the 1988 re-election of Frank Lautenberg as the New Jersey senator, Zell Miller (1990) and so forth. Begala, in the late 1990s, also worked for the magazine George, set up by John F. Kennedy, Jr. Similarly, he co-hosted the debate show Equal Time on MSNBC network from 1999-2000 and the show called Crossfire on CNN, from 2002 till 2005. He is a strong democratic supporter and often is seen on CNN. Besides, he teaches Public Policy at the McCourt School of Public Policy in Georgetown University, as an Affiliated Professor. He has co-authored three political books with James Carville including Is Our Children Learning?: The Case Against George W. Bush; Buck Up, Suck Up and Come Back When You Foul Up and authored two more: It's Still the Economy Stupid and Third Term: Why George W. Bush (Hearts) John McCain. Recently he has had many fiery comments towards Donald Trump, who has also replied in kind over Twitter. His annual salary is not known to the public but his net worth is estimated to be more than three million dollars.
Begala has four sons with his wife diane and they are residing in a house in Virginia.
Begala is Roman Catholic by religion.