Popularly recognized as the ninth Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin is an American politician, author and reality television personality.

She was born on February 11, 1964, in Sandpoint, Idaho as a third child to Sarah Heath and Charles R. Heath.

She displayed her leadership quality at an early age by co-captaining her school’s basketball team, which won Alaska State championship in 1982.

After graduation in 1987, she started her career as a sports commentator for NBC and CBS-affiliated TV channels.

Five years later, she was elected as a member of  Wasilla City Council, which is considered to be the beginning of her political career.

She got her first major breakthrough when she defeated Frank Murkowski to become the Mayor of Alaska in 2006. 

She was also a Republican Party candidate for Vice President of the US in 2008 election alongside presidential nominee, John McCain. 

She was the first Alaskan to get the national ticket of a major party and first Republican woman to become the vice presidential nominee.

Sarah has also worked as Mayor of Wasilla, and as a member of different political committees.

In 2009, she published her memoir, Going Rogue: An American Life, which saw the sales of one million copies within two weeks.

Sarah has been married to her high school sweetheart, a commercial fisherman, Todd Palin, since 1988, and shares five children with him.

In 1984, she was crowned the winner of Miss Wasilla Pageant and ended up as a second runner up in Miss Alaska.

For her remarkable achievements, North Idaho College gave her Alumni Achievement Award in 2008.

As of 2018, this youngest and first lady governor of Alaska has garnered an estimated net worth of $12 million, with annual salary of $1 million.

Sarah is regular on social media, where she shares her thoughts and opinions on current affairs.