Nigel Farage has made an impressive fortune over the years all thanks to his career in politics and media. Details about his net worth, and what he does now explored.
Nigel Farage is best known for being a former politician who was Leader of the UK Independence Party from 2006 to 2009 and 2010 to 2016 and Leader of the Brexit Party from 2019 to 2021.
He has since switched his career to television and is a star on ITV’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here.
He made his debut on the British survival reality television show that is broadcast on ITV on November 20 and has since wowed fans with some iconic scenes, like, for example, a viral scene captures him gagging as he was forced to tuck into a sheep’s udder and cow’s teet while taking a trip to the jungle pizzeria.
It’s been rumored that the controversial figure was paid a hefty amount to appear on the show. This and more will add to the money in his bank. But how much is he worth and what is he doing right now?
|Celebrated Name:||Nigel Farage|
|Net Worth:||$4 million|
|Profession:||Broadcaster, Television personality, and former politician|
|Full Real Name:||Nigel Paul Farage|
|Date of Birth:||April 3, 1964 (age 59 years)|
|Birthplace:||Farnborough, Orpington, United Kingdom|
What is Nigel Farage’s net worth?
Nigel Farage, who calls himself “a hero to some people and an absolute villain to millions”, has an estimated current net worth of $4 million and earns a sizable salary.
He accrued his fortune from his work as a politician, spokesperson, stockbroker, TV personality, and former financier.
The former UKIP leader is earning £1.5m for appearing in ITV’s jungle show.
In 2018, Nigel released financial disclosures that showed he had earned around $1 million from media appearances, primarily on Fox News between 2014 and 2018.
What cars does Nigel Farage have? The reality TV star has several popular cars. And while Farage may have been behind the wheel of some flash motors in the past, his real love when it comes to cars is a Volvo and in particular an estate.
He also owns are Range Rover.
What is Nigel Farage doing now?
Mr Farage was born in Kent and started working in the City – London’s finance district – after he left private school Dulwich College in 1982. He was an early member of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), which campaigned to leave the European Union, in 1993.
Since announcing his retirement from politics in 2021, Mr. Farage has switched careers and he’s now fully a television personality. He has hosted programmes on the GB News channel. Viewers saw him attacking the exclusive Coutts Bank when documents suggested it had closed his account because of his political views. He’s also appeared on Fox News in the USA, and hosted a show on UK radio network LBC from 2017 to 2020.
He’s on ITV’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here, a British survival reality television show. The announcement he was on it made plenty of people angry. The hashtag BoycottImaCeleb trended on X before and during the first episode. The show’s opening had two million fewer viewers this year versus 2022. High-profile ITV2 show, Love Island, which aired in the summer and did not feature Mr Farage, also lost 1m viewers this year compared with last year.
The I’m a Celebrity’s self-styled pantomime villain told The Sun newspaper he would be excluded from certain I’m a Celeb trial on medical grounds due to injuries from his plane crash and surgeries afterward. He told the paper that would include “anything involving weightlifting”. But he didn’t escape the public vote for the first Jungle Pizzeria eating trial and was chosen to complete it with influencer Nella Rose.
Who is Nigel Farage married to and does he have any kids?
Ex-politician-turned-TV personality, Nigel Farage has been married twice in his lifetime.
The names of his current and ex-spouses are former government bond broker Kirsten Farage and nurse Gráinne Hayes.
At age 24, he tied the knot with his first wife, Hayes. The couple were married for 9 years and were parents of two before they divorced.
Two years after his first ‘failed’ marriage, he moved on and got hitched to his second wife, Kirsten Mehr.
Farage and Kirsten married in 1999 and the pair, who have two children together, have since 2017 had an on-and-off. Kirsten claimed they had been living “separate lives” for years and he had moved out of the family home in Kent “a while ago”. It came after she was spotted without a wedding ring on.
She said in a statement: “My husband and I have lived separate lives for some years and he moved out of the family home a while ago. This is a situation that suits everyone and is not news to any of the people involved.”
A day after Kirsten released her statement, Nigel addressed her comments live on LBC, telling his listeners that “we all go through ups and downs”.
Farage, who has been splitting his time between the Kent family home and his London pad, said at the time: “Some of you will have seen press coverage over the last few days – and no doubt there’ll be more of it – about a few personal difficulties that I’ve had with my marriage and my family and my relationships.
“And I would just say this – all of us in our lives go through ups and downs and I regret the down that I’m in at the moment.”
He has four children; two sons and two daughters with both his current and ex-spouse.
The names of his kids are Thomas Farage, Samuel Farage, Isabelle Farage, and Victoria Farage.
He welcomed Thomas, (born 1991), and Samuel, (born 1989) with Gráinne Hayes.
The others were with Kirsten — Victoria, (born 2000), and Isabelle, (born 2005).