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Greg Gianforte
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Governor-elect of Montana
Assuming office
January 2021
SucceedingSteve Bullock
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Montana's at-large district
Assumed office
June 21, 2017
Preceded byRyan Zinke
Succeeded byMatt Rosendale (elect)
Personal details
Gregory Richard Gianforte

(1961-04-17) April 17, 1961 (age 59)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Susan Gianforte (m. 1988–present) «start: (1988)»"Marriage: Susan Gianforte to Greg Gianforte" Location: (linkback:
EducationStevens Institute of
(BEng, MS)
Net worthIncreaseUS$315 million (2017)[1][2]
WebsiteHouse website

Gregory Richard Gianforte (born April 17, 1961) is an American businessman, engineer, politician, and author. He is the Governor-elect of Montana. He is the U.S. Representative for Montana's at-large congressional district.


Gianforte and his wife founded RightNow Technologies, a customer relationship management software company.[3]

In 2016, he ran for Governor of Montana for the Republican Party, losing to Democratic incumbent Steve Bullock.

On May 25, 2017, he won a special election for Montana's at-large congressional seat, defeating Democratic opponent Rob Quist.

Assault charge

On June 12, 2017, Gianforte pleaded guilty in court on a charge of misdemeanor assault stemming from his May 24 attack on The Guardian political reporter Ben Jacobs.[4] He was sentenced to 40 hours of community service, 20 hours of anger management, a 180-day deferred sentence, and a $300 fine along with an $85 court fee.[5][6]


As of 2018, he was among the richest members of Congress.[7]