Tim Michels – Wiki, Bio, Age, Wife, Family and Net Worth

Tim Michel is an American businessman, Politician and Veteran, he is a co-owner and a co-manager of the Michels Corporation, Which is a family-owned construction company in Wisconsin.

In this article, we have covered everything about this personality such as his biography, networth, political career, military service and more.

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Tim Michels Biography & Wiki

Tim Michels Biography & Wiki

Full name Timothy James Michels
Date of birth August 7, 1962
Place of birth Lomira, Wisconsin, United States
Occupation Businessman, co-owner of Michels Corporation
Political party Republicans
Education Bachelor of Arts in political science, St. Norbert College
Master of Business Administration, University of Chicago
Master of Public Administration, Illinois Institute of Technology
Military service United States Army, infantry officer, rank of major Served for 12 years
Spouse Barbara Michels
Children Hank, Sophie, and Will
Religious affiliation Catholic
Civic memberships American Legion, VFW, Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin
Political experience Candidate for United States Senate, Wisconsin (2004)
Candidate for Governor of Wisconsin (2022)

Timothy James Michels is an American businessman from Brownsville, Wisconsin. He is co-owner and co-manager of Michels Corporation, the largest construction company in Wisconsin.

Michels was born on August 7, 1962, in Lomira, Wisconsin, United States, and he completed his schooling at Lomira High School in 1980.

After completing his studies, Michels joined the United States Army and served there for 12 years. He earned the rank of major and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

In 2004, Michels ran for public office against Democratic U.S. Senator Russ Feingold but lost 11 points. He again ran for governor of Wisconsin but lost to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

Tim Michels Education

Tim Michels graduated from Lomira High School in 1980 and received a bachelor’s degree in political science from St. Norbert College in 1984.

In 1997, he completed an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Master of Public Administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Tim Michels Career

Tim Michels Career

Year Career Event
1980-1984 Served in the United States Army
1984-1997 Worked as a construction engineer
1997-present Co-owner and co-manager of Michels Corporation
2004 Candidate for United States Senate, Wisconsin
2022 Candidate for Governor of Wisconsin

In 1980, Michels joined the army and served as an Airborne Ranger Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army for 12 years. He also earned the rank of Major. Tim is a member of the American Legion and VFW.

After completing his Army service, Michel joined and started co-managing Michels Corporation, a construction company in Brownsville, Wisconsin, the small farming town where he grew up.

After working in a business for many years, Michels entered politics. He first ran for the United States Senate in 2004 but lost to Democratic U.S. Senator Russ Feingold by 11 points.

But he didn’t give up his passion for politics; he again tried for Governor of Wisconsin and defeated many republican party candidates, including former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

However, he still lost to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in the general election by 4 points.

Tim Michels Election History

Tim has run for office two times. The first was in 2004 when he ran for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin against incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold but lost 11 points.

He again tried his luck in politics in 2022 when he ran for Governor of Wisconsin, where he won against many Republican candidates but lost to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

Tim Michels U.S Senate Election 2004

In the 2004 election, Michels defeated Russ Darrow, Jr., state senator Bob Welch, and attorney Robert Lorge in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate.

However, he lost the general election to Russ Feingold by 4 points. Michel’s campaign focused on attacking Russ Feingold for supporting the Patriot Act.

Michel’s campaign lacked a vision for the future, one reason he lost the 2004 general election for the U.S. Senate.

Tim Michels Military Service

Tim Michels Military Service

Tim joined the United States Army in 1980 and served there for 12 years; from 1980 to 1992, he was an infantry officer and became a major.

During his military service, he held many assignments, such as platoon leader and Ranger. He served the U.S. in the Gulf of War.

Tim was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his heroic achievement.

Tim Michel Wife and Family

Tim Michel is married to Barbara, and the couple has three children: Hank, Sophie, and Will. Barbara is a philanthropist and community activist.

She is the founder of the Michels Family Foundation and also an active member of several non-profit organizations, including the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

The family lives in lives in Hartland, Wisconsin.

Tim Michels Net Worth

Tim Michels’s net worth is between $16.5 million and $76 million. He made most of his net worth through his family-owned construction company, Michels Corporation, and his investments.

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