Junior United States Senator and former United States presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s house is a 4,142 square-foot 3-story house in the affluent River Oaks neighborhood in Houston, Texas. The 5-bedroom 3.5-bathroom house was built in 1940 and purchase by Cruz in 2011 for $1.5 million. The current estimated value of the house is $2.1 million.
This home has been the site of several protests. A group known as the “pallbearers for Cruz” called for his resignation, leaving three coffins on his lawn, representing those who died during the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot. In June 2021, 8 people were arrested for trespassing during a protest outside of Cruz’s home. This group of about 50 people represented the Sunrise Movement, who were calling for action on climate change.
In January 2021, Ted Cruz flew to Cancun amid widespread power outages in Texas. While he was in Cancun, his dog Snowflake was spotted left behind at his Houston home without power.
Ted Cruz’s net worth is $4 million. He began his career in law and was a professor at the University of Texas Law School. His wife, Heidi Cruz, is a managing director at Goldman Sachs. Ted and Heidi Cruz were married in 2001 and have two daughters.
Cruz was elected Senator in Texas in 2012. He ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, raising a record $92 million, but was runner-up to the eventual nominee and 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. In 2018, Cruz faced an electoral challenge from Democrat Beto O’Rourke, narrowly maintaining his Senatorial seat.