Trudy Busch Valentine is taking the political stage for the first time. The Busch beer heiress revealed on Monday that she will run for US Senate in Missouri’s hotly contested race.
Trudy explained her ideas and stated that she is running for politics to bring people with diverse viewpoints together in a campaign video released Tuesday.
Valentine has been a strong supporter of Democratic politicians, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and hosted a fundraiser for former presidential candidate Hilary Clinton at Grant’s Farm in 2016. Former state senator Scott Sifton stepped out of the election and is now supporting Valentine’s campaign, according to the news outlet.
Learn more about her age, job, net worth, and her family members.
How Much Is Trudy Busch Valentine Net Worth?
Trudy Busch Valentine should have a net worth above $250 million.
She earned her nursing degree from Saint Louis University in 1980. Although the details of her employment as a practicing nurse are unknown, she maintained her ties to her alma mater for many years.
Since 1990, Trudy has been a member of the Saint Louis University Women’s Council and the School of Nursing Executive Advisory Board. From 2006 until 2015, she served as the latter’s chairperson.
Trudy was elected to the board of trustees of the institution in 2017. She gave the university a substantial $4.0 million contribution, and the university honored Trudy, her mother, and her daughter by calling the nursing school the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing in 2019.
Also, Trudy is a philanthropist and conservationist, carrying on the family tradition. She campaigned alongside her siblings to protect the family’s ownership of Grant’s Farm and to keep it free and available to the public.
Trudy grew up on Grant’s Farm, where she and her family own a ranch in Missouri, where they grow bison, cattle, and horses.
Is Trudy Busch Valentine Married?
Trudy Busch Valentine was married to John Dee Valentine until he died in 2002 of cancer. He passed away at the age of 49 on 31 August 2002. He was the son of Stephen Peter Valentine III and Olga Van Wagoner Valentine who resides in Brooklyn Heights, New York.
However, his parents were divorced and his father married his stepmother Christine Valentine who resides in Birney, Montana. Trudy’s husband attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California where he played college baseball and graduated summa cum laude. After working towards a Master’s Degree at New York University he came to the St. Louis University School of Law where he also graduated with honors in 1978, Order of the Woolsack.
John was a partner at Lewis, Rice, and Fingersh, L.L.C., where he served his clients with integrity and distinction for nearly 25 years.
Trudy has found love for the second time in 13 years. She is in a relationship with John Fries with whom she runs a Missouri ranch. Between them, they have eight children and eight grandchildren.
Does Trudy Busch Valentine Have A Son?
Trudy Busch Valentine had three sons Matthew, Blake, August, John, and Stephen. She lost her son Matthew on 18 August 2020 at the age of 36 dying from an opioid overdose.
“Matt’s death brought us so much sadness, but his death also reignites the passion in me to make a positive difference for others. This time on a larger scale,” she remarked, implying her resolve to address the ongoing drug issue.
Trudy Busch Valentine Age
Born on 1 June 1957, Trudy Busch is 64 years old as of 2022.
Trudy Busch Valentine Family
Trudy Busch was born into a family with deep roots in Missouri history. August “Gussie” Busch, the founder of the Anheuser-Busch brewing company centered in St. Louis, had 11 children.
Adolphus A. Busch III, Beatrice Busch von Gontard, Peter W Busch, Trudy Busch Valentine, William K Busch, Andrew D Busch, and Christina Martina Busch were Gussie Busch’s seven children with Swiss-born Gertrude “Trudy” Buholzer Busch. (Christina died in a vehicle accident when she was eight years old.) Gussie and Gertrude divorced in 1978, and he married for the fourth time.
Trudy lost her father in 1989. Whereas, her mother died in 2016.
She had shared about her father and spoke, “I love that my dad taught me how to drive a coach with four horses. He was a perfectionist and pushed me hard to do it right. Dad had a very big and loving heart.”
Trudy also pressed on the fact that she and her family loved the outdoors.
When Is Trudy Busch Valentine Birthday?
Trudy celebrates her birthday on 1 June.
How Tall Is Trudy Busch Valentine?
Trudy Busch stands tall above the height of 5 feet 7.5 inches.
Is Trudy Busch Valentine On Instagram?
No, Trudy doesn’t seem to be on Instagram. But, she has a Facebook page (@TrudyBuschValentine) and a Twitter page (@buschvalentine). Her Twitter bio reads, “Mother. Nurse. Advocate for children. Lifelong Missourian. Candidate for U.S. Senate. Put politics aside, and put people first.”