Stephen Harper Net Worth

Politicians rule the world, but they aren’t necessarily rich. Stephen Harper however rules and is extremely rich. As the Former Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper has a commanding authority over a lot of decisions that impact hundreds, thousands or even millions of lives every day. This person can impact everyday life, impose restrictions and bans, possibly even start a war. Such powers are not really comprehensive for regular civilians. Born in the unknown on the unknown, Stephen Harper had a big family of Margaret Johnston, Joseph Harris Harper Grant Harper, Robert Harper. Quickly becoming a prominent figure in the political world, this politician studied and graduated University of Calgary, Richview Collegiate Institute, John G. Althouse Middle School, University of Toronto where moves towards eclipsing the political totem pole became more and more aggressive. An impressive salary unknown makes this person rich enough but the total net worth of Stephen Harper is nonetheless impressive – $5 Million.

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Stephen was born and raised in a middle class family. He attended Northlea Public School then John G. Althouse Middle School and Richview Collegiate Institute in Central Etobicoke. While he was in high school, he got interested in politics so joined the Young Liberals Club. Upon matriculation, he enrolled at the University of Toronto, but left after only two months, and moved to Alberta where he worked in the petroleum industry for three years before attending the University of Calgary, where he graduated with both BA and MBA degrees in Economics.

While he was still at the university, he became a member of the Reform Party, and later the policy chief, and the next year ran for seat in the Canadian Parliament, but lost. Five years later he ran for the same seat again and won, which lead to him spending the next four years in opposition to the Liberal Party, which had won a majority. In 1997, he stepped down from Parliament to become vice president of the conservative activist group the National Citizens’ Coalition, and soon became its president. While he was on ‘vacation’ from Parliament, he changed his political strategy and realized that the Reform Party could never win a nationwide majority on its own, and its principles needed to be combined with the Progressive Conservatives. A few years later, he engineered such a merger, as he was elected to Parliament again, and became the official leader of the opposition. In 2003, Harper negotiated with the leader of the Progressive Conservatives to merge the two parties, co-founding the Conservative Party of Canada, of which he became head in 2004.

In the national elections in 2004, Liberals won, but at the next elections the Conservatives won, but didn’t get a majority in Parliament, so Harper became the leader of a minority government. The neoconservative Harper government focused on enlarging the military, securing Arctic waters for their energy resources, and reducing taxes, which is given credit for steering the Canadian economy through the 2008 financial crisis.

To speak about his recent career, he was ousted by a candidate from the Liberal Party at the national elections in 2015 due to a fraud scandal involving a member of his government and some other similar things. Harper retained his seat in the House of Commons, but resigned as Conservative leader, and became a backbencher.

Thanks to his accomplishments in the politics, Stephen won a great number of awards, but some of the most impressive ones are Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for Canada (2001) for being the leader of Her Majesty’s loyal opposition, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Canada (2012) for being the Prime Minister of Canada and member of the House of Commons of Canada, and in 2016 the president of Ukraine gave him the greatest award for foreigners – “Order of Liberty”.

Speaking about his personal life, Stephen Harper has been married to Laureen Teskey since 1993; the couple has two children. Previously, he was in marriage to Neil Fenton from 1985 to 1988. He is known as a huge fan of ice hockey and of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and published the book “A Great Game: The Forgotten Leafs And The Rise Of Professional Hockey”, and still occasionally writes articles on the subject. His current residence is in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Stephen Harper
  • Net Worth: $5 Million
  • Date Of Birth: April 30, 1959
  • Place Of Birth: Leaside, Canada
  • Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
  • Profession: Former Prime Minister of Canada
  • Education: University of Calgary, Richview Collegiate Institute, John G. Althouse Middle School, University of Toronto
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Spouse: Laureen Harper (m. 1993)
  • Children: Benjamin Harper, Rachel Harper
  • Parents: Margaret Johnston, Joseph Harris Harper
  • Siblings: Grant Harper, Robert Harper
  • Nicknames: Stephen Joseph Harper , Prime minister Harper , Harpo
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RtHonStephenHarper
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephenharper
  • Google+: http://plus.google.com/+StephenHarper
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1537235/

Quotes

  • [on opposing Canadian party leaders, 2015] These guys just don’t get it. We’re living in a dangerous world.
  • [to Vladimir Putin at the G-20 conference in Brisbane, 2014] Well, I guess I’ll shake your hand, but I only have one thing to say to you: You need to get out of Ukraine.
  • [observation 2000, on the recently deceased Pierre Trudeau, the former Prime Minister] [He created] huge deficits, a mammoth national debt, high taxes, bloated bureaucracy, rising unemployment, record inflation, curtailed trade and declining competitiveness.. Only a bastardized version of his unity vision remains and his other policies have been rejected and repealed by even his own Liberal Party.. He was also a member of the ‘greatest generation’, the one that defeated the Nazis in war and resolutely stood down the Soviets in the decades that followed. In those battles however, the ones that truly defined his century, Mr. Trudeau took a pass.
  • I think we all have more respect for those citizens who run for office to change politics, not to have politics change them.
  • I’ve only ever heard two criticisms of prime ministers. They’re either too controlling, or they’re not in control. Prime ministers who aren’t in control don’t last very long.
  • [on Alberta’s behalf as president of the National Citizens’ Coalition, National Post, January 24, 2001, “Open Letter to Ralph Klein”] It is imperative to take the initiative, to build firewalls around Alberta, to limit the extent to which an aggressive and hostile federal government can encroach upon legitimate provincial jurisdiction.
  • I tend to watch American news; I don’t like to watch Canadian news and hear what Allan [Gregg, the pollster/CBC pundit seated in the audience] and everybody else is saying about me.
  • As long as there are exams, there will always be prayer in schools.

Facts

  • An avid hockey fan, Harper published a book on the topic while serving as Prime Minister. The book, titled “A Great Game: The Forgotten Leafs and the Rise of Professional Hockey”(2013), chronicles the growth of professional hockey, particularly in Toronto.
  • According to party literature, he is in the process of learning Spanish.
  • Born at 12:00 AM.
  • Prime Minister of Canada (2006-2015).
  • Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian House of Commons (2002-2004) and (2004-2006).
  • Leader of the Canadian Alliance Party (2002-2003).
  • Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada (2004-2015).
  • Dropped out of the University of Toronto after just two months.
  • Graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Economics.
  • He is the first prime minister since Joe Clark not to have attended law school.
  • Children: Benjamin, born in 1996, and Rachel, born in 1999.
  • Critic for Intergovernmental Affairs (-1997)
  • Leader of the Opposition (20th March 2004, 21st May 2002-2022nd December 2003)

Trademarks

  • When making informal public visits, often wears no necktie with shirt and keeps jacket on during speech, with eyeglasses.

Filmography

Actor
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Murdoch Mysteries 2011 TV Series Armstrong
Writer
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Murdoch Mysteries 2012 TV Series based on an idea by – 1 episode
Thanks
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Murdoch Mysteries 2012 TV Series thanks – 1 episode
Self
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Swift Current 2016 Documentary Himself
Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr 2015 Documentary Himself, former prime minister of Canada
CNN Newsroom 2014 TV Series Himself – Prime Minister
VANdaliSM 2013 Documentary Himself – Canadian Prime Minister
Ice Pilots NWT 2012 TV Series documentary Himself – Prime Minister of Canda
Oil Change 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
The President’s Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games 2010 TV Mini-Series Himself – Canadian Prime Minister (2010)
Canada for Haiti 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
2007 NHL Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
Corner Gas 2007 TV Series Himself
Canada A.M. 2006 TV Series Himself
Escape to Canada 2005 Documentary Himself
The Standard 2005 TV Series Prime Minister of Canada
This Hour Has 22 Minutes 2004 TV Series Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Democracy Now! 2015 TV Series Himself
Monday Report 2013 TV Series Himself
Panorama 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
The Bolt Report 2011 TV Series Himself
The Hour 2010 TV Series Himself
Will Ferrell: You’re Welcome America – A Final Night with George W Bush 2009 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement 2007 Video documentary Himself
The Colbert Report 2007 TV Series Himself
Dorfers Donnerstalk 2007 TV Series Himself – G8 Summit 2007
Insiders 2007 TV Series Himself
Canada A.M. 2006 TV Series Himself
Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann 2006 TV Series Himself