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How rich is Nigel Farage?

Name: Nigel Paul Farage

Born: April 3, 1964

Occupation: Commodities trader and politician

Nigel Farage, fair use
Nigel Farage, fair use

Nigel Farage was born on April 3, 1964 in Downe, England. He is the son of Guy Justus Oscar Farage, a stockbroker and Barbara Stevens. His grandfather, Harry Farage, served in the First World War and was injured near Vimy Ridge. Nigel has two siblings: Andrew and Melanie.

In his youth, Nigel studied at Dulwich College and learned a wide variety of subjects. He refrained from attending university.

He was married to Irish nurse Grainne Hayes from 1988 to 1997. They had two children: Samuel and Thomas. By 1999, Nigel married Kirsten Mehr, a German national, and have two children: Victoria and Isabelle. The family presently resides in London.

Rather than going to university, he instead relocated to the city and worked in finance. Nigel had a long, successful career in finance by trading commodities at the London Metal Exchange. He would later work for Drexel Burnham Lambert, Credit Lyonnais Rouse, Refco and Natexis Metals.

Throughout his youth, Nigel was an active supporter of the Conservative Party, though he did support the Green Party in 1989. Nigel eventually exited the Conservatives because of the party’s support of the European Union. In 1993, Nigel became a founding member of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP). In 1999, Nigel was elected to the European Parliament, and was subsequently re-elected in 2004, 2009 and 2014. He announced in June 2016 that he would be stepping down from his post and exit UKIP.

Using facts and his outgoing personality, Nigel has been deemed as one of the most influential Members of the European Parliament (MEP), though he has used his time to lambast the European Union and its leaders.

Nigel was the leading voice for the anti-Brexit campaign. Nigel was successful in getting Britons to vote to leave the European Union. Nigel was jubilant in the result since he had campaigned on this matter for nearly 20 years.

When it comes to his political stances, Nigel is opposed to bank bailouts, opposes the Euro Project, supports the legalization of all drugs, opposes the wars in the Middle East and wants a non-interventionist foreign policy, supports Britons to have a handgun and opposes the “green obsession.”

He has published two books: “Fighting Bull” and “The Purple Revolution: The Year That Changed Everything.”

Outside of politics, Nigel is a big fan of cricket, likes to fish, enjoys smoking and drinking and used to play golf, but a severe injury prevents him from playing on a regular basis.

We estimate that Nigel Farage’s net worth is $3 million (2016).

So how much is $3 million really?

$3 million can help pay for a widespread political campaign to exit the European Union (EU). $3 million can also pay for the salaries and benefits of a handful of EU politicians.


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  1. Howard Gleave

    [Removed by editor] that Kermit

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