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Everything You Need To Know About Governor Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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The Governor of NewYork, Andrew Cuomo, has spent almost all of his career working in politics. Most of you might not know that even his father, Late Mario Cuomo was the 52nd Governor of NewYork. Since the outbreak of the Corona Virus in the United States, Cuomo has been very active at work. Andrew Cuomo and his brother Chris Cuomo, who is a news analyst at CNN, often have petty fights on Television. However, they both are admired and respected for their work.

Andrew with his daughters
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Andrew with his daughters

Andrew Cuomo has been a democrat all his career. He speaks up his mind when there is something wrong happening. As a result, he strongly spoke against President Trump for his advice to the states to independently handle coronavirus testing. He said that the rules don’t have enough technology and resource to act independently.

How was Governor Cuomo’s Childhood?

Born on December 6, 1957, Governor Cuomo grew up in a political family. He is the eldest child among five children. Both his parents were of Italian descent. As I said before, his father, Mario Cuomo, was also the governor of NewYork, and he stayed in the position for three terms. His mother, Matilda, works as an advocate for children and women’s rights in the USA.

Governor Cuomo’s Educational Background and career:

By education, Andrew Cuomo has a Juris doctor’s degree in law. After graduating high school from Archbishop Molloy High School, he went on to complete his undergrads on B.A. from Fordham University. He graduated college in 1979 and completed his J.D. from Albany Law School in 1982.

Credit: businessinsider.com, Andrew Cuomo with Mother Mario and Brother Chris Cuomo.

Gov. Cuomo started his career by working as a district attorney in NewYork for a few years. He is the founder of  Housing Enterprise for the Less Privileged (HELP), and he left his job to work full time there. Later he was appointed to work for developing policies for homeless issues in New York. Since 2011, he has been the working Governor of New York City.

Some of his significant contribution to American politics were the regulations for same-sex marriage, against gun control, Medicaid and new tax code.

Governor Cuomo’s family, wife, and children:

Andrew Cuomo was married to Kerry Kennedy for 15 years. She was the seventh child of Robert F. Kennedy. After being married from 1990-2005, they broke off their marriage through a divorce. Together they have three daughters.

Andrew Cuomo’s Ex-wife Kerry Kennedy
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They had twins named Cara Ethel Kennedy-Cuomo and Mariah Matilda Kennedy-Cuomo (born 1995) and another daughter Michaela Andrea Kennedy-Cuomo who was born in 1997. The significant reason reported for their split was due to Andrew’s dedication towards the work. Kerry claims she was overburdened with taking care of their children while Andrew was too focused on his duty. This resulted in disputes between them since the 1990s. Finally, they decided to divorce in 2005.

Governor Andrew Cuomo with his daughters
Governor Chris Cuomo with his three daughters
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It took only a while after the divorce for Gov. Cuomo to fall in love again. He got into a relationship with chef and author Sandra Lee. The two were together for 14 years and separated in the fall of 2019. However, they still seem to be in good terms.

Cuomo with his ex-girlfriend Sandra Lee
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Andrew Cuomo’s salary and Net Worth:

The 5 foot 11 inches or 180m tall Governor Cuomo is a man against corruption who has dedicated his life to politics. Throughout his career, he has advocated for the rights of people. His net worth is estimated to be around USD 5 million. Out of those 5 million, he said that he earned 1 million in 2004-2005 from real estate advising. Most of his net worth is in real estate investment and a few other shares.

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Andrew Cuomo in his car

He has one of the highest salaries among the U.S. governors. He is just behind Governor of California Gavin Newsom, who earns $201,680. Presently, his salary is about $200,000 with other perks like 180 employees under him and access to helicopters and planes.

Governor Cuomo is a fan of sport’s car and owns a coveted vintage Pontiac GTO, a 1975 Corvette, and a Harley Davidson. He held a mansion worth about $2 million when he was together with his ex Sandra Lee. However, after their break up the property was listed for sale.

Governor Andrew Cuomo and his brother Chris’s petty fights:

Christopher Charles Cuomo is the youngest brother of Governor Andrew Cuomo. He is a journalist and T.V. presenter on CNN. So, as a result, he sometimes ends up taking interview of his own brother. It’s funny and relatable to see governor fighting with his brother on live T.V.

Chris said, “I love you, I’m proud of what you’re doing for the state, but no matter how hard you’re working, there’s always time to call mom. She wants to hear from you.”

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Chirs Cuomo
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 26: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Chris Cuomo (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for HBO)

But Governor Andrew said, “That’s not what she said,” “I called mom just before I came on this show. By the way, she said I was her favorite. The good news is she said you are her second favorite. Second favorite son, Christopher.”

This fight between siblings is very relatable to most of the audience who have similar conversations. The best part is that these things happen between them on live T.V. In this time of fear and chaos, seeing these grownups fighting who their mother loves the most is funny. Although not very professional, it manages to leave viewers with a smile. And honestly, that’s what we need most of the time.

Chris was diagnosed with the virus two weeks before and had kept himself on home quarantine. Unfortunately, it was found on April 16 that even Chirs Cuomo’s wife was diagnosed with Coronavirus.