Justin Trudeau’s net worth and salary: Justin Trudeau is a Canadian politician and teacher who has a net worth of $10 million. He is the Leader of the Liberal Party and the prime minister-designate of Canada.
- Category: Richest Politicians › Presidents
- Net Worth: $10 Million
- Salary: $270 Thousand
- Date of Birth: Dec 25, 1971 (51 years old)
- Place of Birth: Ottawa
- Gender: Male
- Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
- Profession: Politician, Teacher, Critic
- Nationality: Canada
- Salary and Benefits: As a member of Parliament for Papineau, Justin Trudeau earns a base salary of $178,900 (which is around $140,000 USD). He ALSO earns another $178,900 for his role as Prime Minister of Canada. In total his salary is $357,800 CAD which is equal to around $270,000 USD. Technically he also receives a $2,000 annual car allowance which may not go very far on maintenance for his 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL.
Justin, wife wife Sophie and their three children live in a 22-bedroom mansion paid for with public money. They opted not to live in the traditional Prime Minister’s residence – 24 Sussex Drive – because that home reportedly needs more than $10 million in major renovations. Trudeau lived at 24 Sussex Drive when his father Pierre was Prime Minister.
Early Life: Justin Trudeau was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in December 1971. Justin is the son of former Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau and Margaret Trudeau. The family’s wealth originated from Justin’s grandfather Charles-Emile who turned wise investments in real estate and gas stations into significant ownership stakes in everything from amusement parks to the Montreal Royals baseball team.
After Justin graduated from McGill University and the University of British Columbia with a degree in education he went to work as a teacher. While working at a school in Vancouver called West Point Grey Academy, he infamously wore blackface to a party. He worked at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School from 1999 to 2002. During this period his annual salary was $44,000 CAD.
Trudeau made the jump from teaching to politics in 2008 when he won an election to Canadian Parliament for Papineau. At this point his salary jumped to $150,000 CAD per year.
In April 2013 he became the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. He was designated the next prime minister in October 2015 after leading his party to a majority government election. Trudeau has served as the Liberal Party’s critic for Citizenship and Immigration, Youth and Multiculturalism, Youth and Amateur Sport, and Post-Secondary Education. He will be the second youngest person to hold the post of The Right Honorable and the first son of a prime minister to hold the same post. Trudeau authored the book Common Ground in 2014.
Speaking Fees: In years when he has not held political office Justin has hit the speaker circuit hard. In 2007 alone he reported $467,000 in speaking fees.