Net Worth: $5 Million
- Source of Wealth Politics
- Birth Place Toronto, Canada
- Marital Status Married to Laureen Teskey
- Full Name Stephen Joseph Harper
- Nationality Canadian
- Date of Birth April 30, 1959
- Ethnicity Canadian
- Occupation Prime Minister
- Children Benjamin, Rachel
About Stephen Harper
Stephen Harper is the twenty-second and current Prime Minister of Canada as well as the leader of the Conservative Party. He has an estimated net worth of $5 million that he earned through his years in politics. He became the prime minister when his party formed a minority government after the 2006 federal election. He is the first prime minister from the newly reconstituted Conservative Party after a merger of the Progressive Conservative and Canadian Alliance parties.
Born Stephen Joseph Harper on April 30, 1959 in Toronto, He is the first of the three sons of Margaret Johnston and Joseph Harris Harper. He attended Northlea Public School, John G. Althouse Middle School and Richview Collegiate Institute. He became a member of Richview Collegiate’s team on Reach for the Top, a television quiz show for Canadian high school students. He enrolled at the University of Toronto but dropped out after two months. He had post-secondary studies at the University of Calgary and he completed a bachelor’s degree in economics. He returned and earned a master’s degree in economics in 1993.
Harper has been a Member of the Parliament (MP) for the riding of Calgary West n Alberta since 2002. Before that, he was the MP for Calgary West from 1993 to 1997. He was one of the founding members of Reform Party and has led the National Citizens Coalition. He succeeded Stockwell Day as the leader of the Canadian Alliance (successor to the Reform Party) and returned to the parliament as Leader of the Opposition in 2002. He reached an agreement with Progressive Conservative leader Peter MacKay for the merger of the parties to form the Conservative Party of Canada. In March 2004, he was the party’s first elected non-interim leader.
Harper’s Conservative Party has won a stronger minority in the October 2008 federal election with 143 of 308 seats. The party won a majority government in the May 2011 federal election with 166 seats. This was the first since the 2000 election with an increase of 23 seats after the October 2008 election.