Justin Trudeau is a Canadian politician who is also a teacher by profession. He is the current prime minister of Canada with a net worth of $10 million. Notably, he is the leader of the Liberal Party which makes him the prime minister-designate of Canada.
Being a Member of Parliament for Papineau, Justin Trudeau earns a base salary of $178,900 (which is around USD 140,000). Moreover, he earns another $178,900 for his role as the Prime Minister of Canada. In total, his salary is 357,800 CAD which translates to nearly 270,000 USD. Technically, he also gets a $2,000 annual car allowance that may not go considerably far on maintenance for his 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL.
Justin’s wife Sophie and their three children live in a 22-bedroom mansion paid for with public money. They chose not to stay in the traditional Prime Minister’s residence, 24 Sussex Drive since that home allegedly requires over $10 million in major renovations. Trudeau lived at 24 Sussex Drive when his father Pierre was Prime Minister.
Justin Trudeau Early Life
Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in December 1971, Justin Trudeau 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. Emile turned wise investments in real estate and gas stations into massive ownership stakes in everything ranging from amusement parks to the Montreal Royals baseball team.
After graduating from McGill University and the University of British Columbia with a degree in education, Justin Trudeau went to work as a teacher. While he was teaching at a school in Vancouver known as West Point Grey Academy, he infamously wore blackface to a party. Justin Trudeau worked at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School from 1999 to 2002. In that period, his yearly salary was $44,000 CAD.
Trudeau made the change from teaching to politics in 2008 when he won an election to the Canadian Parliament for Papineau. At this point, his salary spiked to CAD 150,000 per year. In April 2013, Trudeau became the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, taking the role of his father. He was then designated the next prime minister in October 2015 after he led his party to a majority government election.
Trudeau has already served as the Liberal Party’s critic for Citizenship and Immigration, Youth and Amateur Sport, Youth and Multiculturalism, and Post-Secondary Education. He becomes the second-youngest person to hold this post of The Right Honorable and the first son of a prime minister to hold the same post. Trudeau has written a book titled Common Ground. The book was published in 2014.
During the years that he has not held any political office, Justin Trudeau has hit the speaker circuit hard. In 2007, he reported $467,000 in speaking fees and it seems to be a lucrative side hustle.