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Tony Buzbee is an American lawyer and politician. In 2019, he ran for mayor of Houston, Texas, but lost to incumbent Sylvester Turner. Moreover, he has represented clients including horse trainer Bob Baffert and recording artist and businessman Jimmy Buffett. Also, he has represented multiple governmental entities, including the State of Louisiana, and the Basque Government in the Kingdom of Spain. In 2009, Buzbee won the largest jury verdict against British Petroleum (BP) in history. In 2014, It was announced that he would be lead counsel for Governor Rick Perry of Texas after Perry was indicted on two felony counts which were later dismissed in 2016.

Birth Name

Anthony Glenn Buzbee

Nickname

Tony Buzbee

Profession

Lawyer and Politician

Political party

Independent (2018–Present)

Other Political Affiliations

Democratic (Until 2009), Republican (2009–2018)

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Tony Buzbee was born in 1968, in Atlanta, Texas, United States.

Age

He’s currently 55 years old.

Sun Sign

Unknown

Ethnicity

White

Religion

Christianity

Education

Buzbee earned a B.S. in Psychology from Texas A&M University and a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center.

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Family Details

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Unknown

Marital Status

Divorced

Girlfriend / Spouse

Tony Buzbee has dated –

  • Zoe Benson (1991-2017) – In 1991, Tony married Zoe Benson and they have four children together. In 2017, Buzbee and Benson divorced.

  • Frances Moody (2020-Present) – In 2020, Buzbee became engaged to Frances Moody.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 9 inches
  • In centimeters – 175 cm
  • In meters – 1.75 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 81 kg
  • In Pounds – 179 lbs

Body Build

Average

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

He wears a size 11 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Tony became known as an American lawyer and politician who ran for mayor of Houston, Texas in 2019, challenging incumbent Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner, on a platform of universal pre-K, infrastructure improvement, crime reduction, and expanding access to 5G broadband but lost against Sylvester Turner. Tony also served as Marine Officer and he even reached the rank of Captain.

Political Career

In 2002, Buzbee unsuccessfully ran for the 24th District of the Texas State House as a Democrat, losing to Republican Larry Taylor by 17 points. From August 2003 to April 2005, Buzbee was chair of the Galveston County Democratic Party. In 2012, Buzbee supported Rick Perry’s presidential campaign with financial support and the use of his private jet. Buzbee also served as one of Perry’s debate coaches.

In 2016, Tony hosted a fundraiser at his River Oaks mansion for then presidential candidate Donald Trump. Later on, following the release of the Access Hollywood tape, Buzbee disavowed Trump and stated his intention to write-in veteran Dan Moran for president. Subsequently, Buzbee gave $500,000 to Trump’s inauguration committee.

On October 30, 2018, Buzbee announced he would be running in the 2019 Houston mayoral election, challenging incumbent Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner, on a platform of universal pre-K, infrastructure improvement, crime reduction, and expanding access to 5G broadband. Following the November 5, 2019, election Buzbee garnered 28% of the vote, enough to make it into a runoff with Turner who had 47% of the vote in unofficial returns. Buzbee lost to Turner in the runoff election.

Tony Buzbee Net worth

Tony Buzbee has an estimated net worth of $700 million dollars as of 2023.

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Tony Buzbee

  • Buzbee grew up in Atlanta, Texas, on a farm with his parents and three siblings. There is no other information or details on his parents, siblings, and early childhood.
  • He was the Battalion Commander of the NROTC Midshipman Battalion and a member of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets. The Buzbee Leadership Learning Center on the Quadrangle is named in his honor.
  • Tony began his legal career as an attorney at Susman Godfrey LLP in Houston. In 2000, he founded the Buzbee Law Firm.
  • In November 2010, Buzbee appeared on the cover of The New York Times magazine regarding his role in the litigation against BP following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Controversy ensued when it was revealed that Buzbee completed the year-long probation program in only eight months and had contributed in 2014, to Anderson’s election campaign.
  • In March 2016, he was arrested in Harris County on suspicion for driving while intoxicated. In December of the same year, the Harris County District Attorney, Devon Anderson, personally dismissed the case.
  • In April 6, 2021, Tony represents at least twenty-one clients alleging sexual misconduct against NFL Quarterback Deshaun Watson.
  • In 2021, Buzbee filed a $750 million lawsuit against rapper Travis Scott on behalf of 120 victims who died or were injured during the Astroworld Festival crowd crush.
  • Tony is also a property developer.  He owns Buzbee Properties, a real-estate firm focused on various suburbs in the Greater Houston area. He also owns some properties in Florida.
  • In 2023, Buzbee was brought on to lead the legal team representing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in his impeachment trial before the Texas Senate. The trial will begin no later than August 28.
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