Jacinda Ardern Biography, Net Worth, Wikipedia, Age, Husband, Children, Parents, Nationality, Family. Jacinda Ardern is a New Zealand politician who has served as the 40th prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. A member of the Labour Party, she has been the member of Parliament for Mount Albert since 2017.
She will resign her position by Feb. 7 after serving for 5½ years, ahead of New Zealand’s Oct 14. election. Ardern will remain a member of parliament until April to avoid a by-election in her Mount Albert electorate.
Jacinda Ardern Biography
Jacinda Ardern is the Prime Minister of New Zealand, having taken office in 2017. She is a member of the Labour Party and the world’s youngest female head of government at the age of 37. Before becoming Prime Minister, Ardern served as the Labour Party’s spokesperson for children and as a Member of Parliament. She is known for her progressive policies, including her government’s efforts to address child poverty and her handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand. Ardern is also the first world leader to have a baby while in office since 1990.
Early Life and Education
Ardern was born in Hamilton, New Zealand, grew up in Morrinsville and Murupara, where her father, Ross Ardern, worked as a police officer, and her mother, Laurell Ardern (née Bottomley), worked as a school catering assistant. Ardern was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church or Mormon Church), and her uncle Ian S. Ardern is a general authority in the church. She studied at Morrinsville College, where she was the student representative on the school’s board of trustees. Whilst still at school she found her first job, working at a local fish-and-chip shop.
She joined the Labour Party at the age of 17. Her aunt, Marie Ardern, a longstanding member of the Labour Party, recruited the teenaged Ardern to help her with campaigning for New Plymouth MP Harry Duynhoven during his re-election campaign at the 1999 general election.
Ardern attended the University of Waikato, graduating in 2001 with a Bachelor of Communication Studies in politics and public relations, a specialist three-year degree. She took a semester abroad at Arizona State University in 2001. After graduating from university, she spent time working in the offices of Phil Goff and of Helen Clark as a researcher. After a period of time in New York City, US, where she volunteered at a soup kitchen and worked on a workers’ rights campaign, Ardern moved to London, in 2006 where she became a senior policy adviser in an 80-person policy unit of the Cabinet Office (UK) under British prime minister Tony Blair. (She, “did not meet Blair in person” while in London, but later at an event in New Zealand in 2011 she questioned him about the 2003 invasion of Iraq.) Ardern was also seconded to the United Kingdom Home Office to help with a review of policing in England and Wales.
Jacinda Ardern Political Career
Jacinda Ardern began her political career in the New Zealand Labour Party, serving as a member of the party’s youth wing before being elected as the President of the International Union of Socialist Youth. In 2008, she was elected as a Member of Parliament for the Labour Party, and has since served in various roles within the party and in government.
In the 2011 general election, Ardern was appointed as Labour’s spokesperson for youth affairs and as associate spokesperson for justice. In 2013, she became the party’s spokesperson for children, and in 2014, she was appointed as the party’s spokesperson for social development.
In 2017, Ardern was elected as the leader of the Labour Party, and led the party to a historic victory in the general election that same year. She became the youngest female head of government in the world at the age of 37. Since taking office, she has focused on issues such as child poverty, affordable housing, and climate change. In 2020, her government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic was widely praised.
Ardern won the general election of 2020 with a historic majority and again in October 2020 with a landslide victory.
Jacinda Ardern Husband
Ardern’s partner is television presenter Clarke Gayford. The couple first met in 2012 when they were introduced by mutual friend Colin Mathura-Jeffree, a New Zealand television host and model, but they did not spend time together until Gayford contacted Ardern regarding a controversial Government Communications Security Bureau bill. On 3 May 2019, it was reported that Ardern was engaged to be married to Gayford. The wedding was scheduled for January 2022 but has been delayed due to an outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant.
On 19 January 2018, Ardern announced that she was expecting her first child in June, making her New Zealand’s first prime minister to be pregnant in office. Ardern was admitted to Auckland City Hospital on 21 June 2018, and gave birth to a girl the same day, becoming only the second elected head of government to give birth while in office (after Benazir Bhutto in 1990). Her daughter’s given names are Neve Te Aroha. Neve is an anglicised form of the Irish name Niamh, meaning ‘bright’; Aroha is Māori for ‘love’, and Te Aroha is a rural town west of the Kaimai Range, near Ardern’s former home town of Morrinsville.
Jacina Ardern Net Worth
Jacinda Ardern’s net worth is not publicly disclosed. However, as a public figure and the Prime Minister of New Zealand, her salary and other financial information are available to the public. According to the New Zealand parliamentary website, as of 2021 the salary for the Prime Minister is $471,049 NZD per year. As a Member of Parliament, Ardern also receives additional allowances and expenses for things such as travel and accommodation. However, it is important to note that her net worth would also include other assets and investments that are not made public.