Orrin Hatch Net Worth 2022: Income, Salary, Career, Bio

Net Worth$5 Million
NameOrrin Hatch
CountryUnited States Of America
Age88 Years Old
Income$250 Thousand (Per Year)
Last Updated2022

Orrin Hatch was an American attorney, and politician who had a net worth of $5 million at the time of his death. Hatch was the longest-serving Republican senator in history, having served in the Senate for 42 years.

Early Life and Education

Orrin Grant Hatch was born on March 22, 1934, in Homestead, Pennsylvania to Jesse Hatch and Helen France Hatch. He had eight brothers and sisters, two of them died whilst they were still an infant. Jesse, his older brother, was a nose turret gunner in the US Army Air Forces and was killed in 1945.

Hatch was the first member of his family to attend college, earning a Bachelor’s degree in history from Brigham Young University in 1959.

He also competed in amateur boxing for 11 bouts and attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law to study law. He and his small family resided behind his parents’ house in a renovated chicken coop while in law school. Hatch practiced law in Pittsburgh before relocating to Utah in 1969.

Wealth Growth

Net Worth in 2022$5 Million
Net Worth in 2021$5 Million
Net Worth in 2020$4.8 Million
Net Worth in 2019$4.7 Million
Net Worth in 2018$4.5 Million
Net Worth in 2017$4.5 Million

Career as a Senator

Hatch was elected to the United States Senate in 1976, ousting Democrat Frank Moss, a three-term incumbent.

Music Career and Film

Orrin Hatch was extremely passionate about music and has appeared in a few films. He was a pianist, violinist, and organist. As an LDS music recording artist, he has made over $10,000. “Eight Days of Hanukkah” was written by Hatch, who also took part in the recording. Madeline Stone wrote the song’s music.

In the early 1970s, Hatch served as the band manager for the Free Agency, a Mormon-themed folk band. Frank Zappa created a guitar piece called “Orrin Hatch On Skis” for his 1988 album Guitar. Orrin Hatch and Janice Kapp Perry co-wrote the song “Heal Our Land,” which was performed at George W. Bush’s 2005 inauguration. In 1997, they released “My God Is Love,” a Tree Music CD, and then “Come to the Manger.”

Hatch made a brief cameo in a scene set during a cocktail party in Washington, D.C., alongside Chuck Grassley, in Steven Soderbergh’s Oscar-winning drama Traffic. HeIn the 30 Rock episode “Jack Gets in the Game,” he played one of Dr. Leo Spaceman’s well-known clients.

Hatch co-wrote the lyrics of “Eight Days of Hanukkah,” a hip hop Hanukkah song, and co-starred with Cory Booker in the Parks and Recreation episode “Ms. Ludgate-Dwyer Goes to Washington.”

One of his songs, Souls Along The Way, was featured as background music in Ocean’s 12 by Steven Soderbergh. Hatch and others wrote the song “Blades Of Grass And Pure White Stones.”

Writings

Hatch also authored a number of law journal articles. Following is the list of his writings :

  • The Equal Rights Amendment: Myths and Realities, Savant Press (1983).
  • Higher Laws: Understanding the Doctrines of Christ, Shadow Mountain (1995).
  • Square Peg: Confessions of a Citizen Senator, Basic Books (2002).
  • the L.D.S. Mormon Politician as Songwriter, text of an interview of Orrin Hatch by Phillip K. Bimstein, in Washington, D.C. (2003), transcribed by Jonathan Murphy.

Honors

  • Commander of the Order of the Star of Romania, Romania in 2017.
  • Order of Prince Branimir.jpg Order of Duke Branimir, the Republic of Croatia in 2018.
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2018
  • Secretary of the Air Force Distinguished Public Service Award in 2018.
  • The Canterbury Medal in 2020.

Personal Life

In 1957, Hatch wedded Elaine Hansen. They had six children together.

He was a member of the Federalist Society and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He wore a mezuzah necklace to remind himself that another holocaust shouldn’t ever happen, as a staunch supporter of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Summary

As of 2022, Orrin Hatch’s net worth was estimated at $5 million at the time of his death. Hatch passed away on April 23, 2022, in Salt Lake City, at the age of 88. He had made his riches as a senator as well as via music and film appearances. Hatch also wrote a number of articles for law journals.

Leave a Comment