About Stephen Harper
It has recently been reported that Stephen Harper net worth amounts to $5 million and this is an extraordinarily big sum of money, even for a man as professionally successful as he is. But money does not buy you friends, they say, and sometimes they have an opposite effect.
As most politicians, Stephen has been widely criticized not only for his political decisions, but also for his personal characteristics. For example R.K. Finch has written: „When I recently re-read the definition of the term, “malignant narcissism”, I felt like I was sitting in the gallery of the House of Commons, watching Harper tell outrageous lies about his opponents (like how they support the Taliban or their family is a terrorist) under the libel protection afforded to him in the House, makeup running in its customary stream down the right side of his face, eyes flashing in that rare emotional occurrence mentioned above, lips pulled back against his teeth in an expression that more resembles a rabid dog about to attack than an actual, human smile…“. This is not a pretty Picture, is it? And Finch, who used to write for Metaball, is not the only person who has publicly expressed his negative feelings about the politician. For example, Laura Penny, a Canadian academic and an author of an extremely commercially successful book Your Call is Important to Us: The Truth About Bullshit has described Harper as „a nerd who aspires to bullydom“, who keeps his caucus on a short leash and only speaks to the society via advertisements. And despite all this public critique Stephen Harper net worth seems to be booming. So how did he earn it?
Stephen Harper net worth started to grow in 1993, as he became an MP for Calgary West. During this early period of his career the politicians has received a lot of attention from the media, mostly due to his controversial and seemingly insensitive statements, such as „In terms of the unemployed, of which we have over a million-and-a-half, I don’t feel particularly bad for many of these people.“. Stephen gained further prominence in 2000, as he became one of the founding members of The Canadian Alliance. This conservative and populist federal party has only lived for three years, but nonetheless, it was enough time for the politician to gain prominence on the national level and to become the Leader of Opposition. Stephen Harper net worth growth gained momentum in 2006, as he became Prime Minister of Canada (he‘s been the leader of Conservative Party since 2004). The politician remains in this office to this day and as far as we know this is the main source of his income!