Trudy Busch Valentine Biography

Trudy Busch Valentine is a generous human, nurse, and American politician. She is the daughter of Gussie Busch, former owner of the Anheuser-Busch brewery and the St. Louis Cardinals. She recently ran for elections to represent Missouri and came out in the U.S Senate on August 02, 2022.

Early Life

Trudy Busch Valentine was born on June 1, 1957, in St Louis, Missouri but later, in 1971, moved to Colorado Springs. She was raised at Grant’s farm in the family of August “Gussie” Busch, the founder of the Anheuser-Busch brewing company (her father), and Gertrude Buholzee Busch (her mother) with her six siblings. Trudy’s parents divorced in 1978 and her father married for the fourth time. In 1989, Gussie left the world and her mother died in 2016. Though information about her primary education cannot be accessed, it is reported Trudy went to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1975. In 1980, she received a nursing degree from Saint Louis University and later got a degree in Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from the Aquinas Institute of Theology.

Trudy Busch Valentine Career

After earning her nursing degree, Trudy worked as a caretaker for homeless children at the Salvation Army Residence for Children. In 1990, she became a part of the St. Louis University Women’s Council and the School of Nursing Executive Advisory Board. Trudy is a part of the democratic party. She started her career in 1991 as a member of the Colorado Springs City Council. From 1997 to 2003, she worked as the mayor of Colorado Springs, Colorado. She helped in the expansion of businesses in the city and also worked on its infrastructural development. In 2003, after her term ended, she went on to open a consulting business. She also served on the board of directors for many businesses.

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She ran for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat in 2012 but unfortunately lost the elections. Now, she is elected to the U.S Senate after running for the democratic party. Trudy announced she would run for US Senate at the end of March 2022. She was relatively late in the race. She went on to raise around $3 million from campaign contributors. This Tuesday, she won the Democratic nomination, surpassing her tough competitor, Lucas Kunce. She is a philanthropist and will work strongly for her people.

Social Media

Trudy knows how to use social media in her favor and so she is active on different social media platforms. She has a verified Instagram account which seems to be a promoter of her election campaign as her account is filled with posts and photographs relating to her campaigns. She has around 1000+ followers on Instagram. Trudy joined Twitter in March 2022 and frequently tweets all the details of the election. She has more than 5000 followers on Twitter. The last thing she shared on Twitter is the news of her being elected as the US senate.

Trudy Busch Valentine Biography

Real Name Trudy Busch Valentine
Birth Date June 1, 1957
Age (as of 2022) 65 Years
Birth Place St Louis, Missouri, USA
Profession Politician
College Saint Louis University
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 56 kg  –  in Pounds –  123 lbs
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Dark Brown


Father August “Gussie” Busch
Mother Gertrude Buholzee Busch
Siblings Six

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? John Fries
Children Six
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Personal Life

Long back, Trudy was married to her partner of Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.L.C., John Dee Valentine but he died at the age of 49 suffering from cancer in 2002. She was then a single mother of six children. Her oldest son Matthew died due to opioid addiction in 2020. After 13 years, Trudy is in a relationship with John Fries. She is both his romantic and work partner and runs the Missouri ranch with him. They have eight children and eight grandchildren.

Trudy Busch Valentine Net Worth

Trudy Busch Valentine is one of the richest figures in local politics at the moment. She is reportedly a stakeholder of $10 million in Grant’s farm, where she grew up, now a historic tourist attraction. Besides this, her annual income is somewhere between $4.25 million and $30 million. Living her extravagant life, she is always ready to help the needy and vulnerable. She even claimed she won’t accept the Senate Salary of $174,000. Her estimated net worth, as per the Missouri Independent, is between $67.5 million and $214.7 million.


  • Trudy is a humble human because she remained very close to the workers at Grant’s farm while growing up.
  • In 2019, “Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing” was established by St. Louis University as she donated around $4 million to the university.
  • She has two cats, Simon and Samantha.
  • She currently lives in Los Angeles
  • Trudy is a big book freak and has a great interest in non-fiction. She even owns a wide range of books.
  • She volunteered to vaccinate the citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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