Jon Tester Net Worth 2023 – Know Assets and Income of US Senate’s only Farmer

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Jon Tester is a senior senator from Montana. He also identifies himself as a third-generation farmer. As per the internet reports, Jon Tester Net Worth 2023 is $3.7 Million. Apart from being a member of the Democratic Party, Tester is also a dean of Montana’s congressional delegation.

The journey of Jon Tester is inspirational, to say the least. Born into a family of farmers, Jon lost his three middle fingers in an accident. Today, he is one of the most successful politicians and businessmen.

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Jon Tester Net Worth in 2023

Tester has been elected as senator multiple times. This is due to honesty and modest nature. In the year 2023, his net worth is around $3.7 Million.

Full NameRaymond Jon Tester
Date of birth21st August 1956
ProfessionA Politician, Farmer and Businessmen
Known forUnited States Senator from Montana
PartyDemocratic Party
Net Worth$3.7 Million

Jon Tester Salary 2023

As a senator, Jon Tester receives a salary of $193,400 every year. Additionally, Jon Tester’s earnings also include his income from farming.

Along with his wife Sharla, Tester has converted his farm to organic agriculture more than 30 years ago. Currently, they are dealing in the business of safflower, barley, peas, and lentils.

Jon Tester has assets of around $6,160,000. The details of the same are as follows.

OrganizationIndustryValue of Assets
FarmlandCrop Production$5,000,0000
T-Bone Farms Inc $1,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank (Big Sandy, MT) CheckingCash/ Money Market/ Savings/ Checking$50,000
United States Senate Federal Credit Union (Washington)Cash/ Money Market/ Savings/ Checking$50,000
Montana Retirement SystemBrokerage, IRA, 401k$15,000
DWS GNMA FundMutual Fund$15,000
DA DavidsonCash/ Money Market/ Savings/ Checking$15,000
American Electric Power $15,000

Jon Tester Biography – Early Life, Career, and Politics

Jon Tester was born in Havre, Montan in 1956. His father was of English descent. On the other hand, his mother was of Swedish ancestry. He graduated from the University of Providence and the college of Great Falls with a BA degree in music.

He then worked for two years as a music teacher at the Big Sandy School.  After working as a teacher, he returns to his family’s farm and custom butcher shop. Tester then spent 5 years as chairman of the Big Sandy School Board of Trustees.

He was also on the Big Sandy Soil Conservation Service (SCS) Committee and the Chouteau County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) Committee.

In the year 1998, Tester was elected to represent the 45th district in the Montana Senate.  In November 2006, Tester defeated Conrad Burns to get the US Senate seat.  He then won reelection in 2012 against US Representative Denny Rehberg, and in 2018 against Montana State Auditor Matt Rosendale. 

As a senator, Tester is known for working on issues such as rural development, agriculture, natural resource conservation and the rights of working families.

Full NameRaymond Jon Tester
Father’s NameDavid O. Tester
Mother’s NameHelen Marie
Political PartyDemocratic
EducationUniversity of Providence (BA)
WifeSharla Bitz
DaughterChristine Tester (born 1980)
SonShon Tester (born 1985)
Place of BirthHavre, Montana, US
CountryUnited States
Zodiac SignLeo
Siblings2 Brothers
Height6 Feet
Weight300 Pounds
Hair ColorLight Brown
Eye ColorBrown
Shoe Size10 (US)

Jon Tester Hand

A lot of questions are being asked about what happened to Jon Tester’s hand. Jon always answers this question in a positive way.

He lost three middle fingers of his left hand in a meat-grinder machine while working at his farms. He was only 9 years old at the time of the accident. 

Jon Tester Wife and Children

Jon Tester Married Sharla Bitz in 1978. She grew up in North-central Montana and has an interest in agriculture just like Jon Tester.

In an Interview, Jon Tester said that he never lived more than 2 hours away from his north-central Montana farm before entering politics.

The couple has three children, 2 daughters and 1 son. Sharla Birz was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. However, she is fully recovered now.

Jon Tester Approval Rating

As per the data of YouGovAmerica, Jon Tester is the 91st most popular senator in the United States. Here is the complete report.

  • 48% of people have heard of Jon Tester
  • 24% of people liked Jon Tester
  • 10% people disliked Jon Tester
  • 14% have neutral opinions about Jon Tester

Jon Tester Farming

Jon Tester Farming

Jon is the only active farmer in the United State Senate. He farms west of Big Sandy. The family of Tester owns around 1800 acres of farmlands. He always supports 100% organic farming and encourages others to do so.

Other Positions held by Jon Tester

Apart from being a senator, Jon Tester has been holding many key positions in the house.

PositionDuration/ Tenure
Chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee3rd February 2021 to present
Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee3rd January 2017 to 3rd February 2021
Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee3rd January 2015 to 3rd January 2017
Chair of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee12th February 2014 to 3rd January 2015
United States Senator from Montana3rd January 2007 to Present
President of the Montana Senate3rd January 2005 to 3rd January 2007
Member of the Montana Senate3rd January 2005 to 3rd January 2007

Jon Tester Contact Details

To help fellow citizens, Jon Tester has offices in multiple locations.

AddressJudge Jameson Federal Building, 2900 4th Avenue N, Suite 201, Billings, MT 59101
Phone Number(406) 252-0550
Fax(406) 252-7768
AddressAvant Courier Building, 1 E Main Street, Suite 202 Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone Number(406) 586-4450
Fax(406) 586-7647
AddressSilver Bow Center, 125 W Granite, Suite 200, Butte, MT 59701
Phone Number(406) 723-3277
Fax(406) 782-4717
Great Falls
Address119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102 Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone Number(406) 452-9585
Fax(406) 452-9586
Address208 North Montana Avenue, Suite 104 Helena, MT 59601
Phone Number(406) 449-5401
Fax(406) 449-5462
Address8 Third Street E Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone Number(406) 257-3360
Fax(406) 257-3974
Address130 W Front St. Missoula, MT 59802
Phone Number(406) 728-3003
Fax(406) 728-2193
Washington D.C.
Address311 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510
Phone Number(202) 224-2644
Fax(202) 224-8594

Frequently Asked Questions

What committees is Jon Tester on?

Currently, he is working on urban development and mass transit, public and private housing, and matters related to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee

For how long did Jon Tester work as a music teacher in the Big Sandy School District?

2 Years.

What is Jon Tester’s Favorite Car?

He is often seen with his Chevy pickup truck.

Is Jon Tester running for re-election in 2024?

He hasn’t decided yet. But he is confident of winning as per his interview with The Hills.

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