John Howard Family and Net Worth – John Winston Howard OM AC is an Australian former politician has a Net Worth of $5 Million know all about his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Political Career.
|Birthdate||26 July 1939|
|Age (as of 2021)||82 years|
|Place of Birth||Earlwood, Australia|
|Spouse/Partner||Janette Howard (m. 1971)|
|Children||Melanie Howard, Tim Howard, Richard Howard|
|Parents||Mona (née Kell) and Lyall Howard|
|Education||University of Sydney|
|Profession||Former Prime Minister of Australia|
John Winston Howard OM AC is an Australian former politician who served as the 25th prime minister of Australia from 1996 to 2007, holding office as leader of the Liberal Party of Australia. His eleven-year tenure as prime minister is the second-longest in history, behind only Sir Robert Menzies, who served for eighteen non-consecutive years. He has also been the oldest living former Australian prime minister since the death of Bob Hawke in 2019. The Howard government was defeated at the 2007 federal election, with the Labor Party’s Kevin Rudd succeeding him as prime minister. Howard also lost his own seat of Bennelong at the election to Maxine McKew, becoming only the second prime minister to do so, after Stanley Bruce in 1929. Following this loss, Howard resigned from politics.
John Howard Family and Parents
Howard was born and raised in the Sydney suburb of Earlwood, in a Methodist family.The site of his family home is now a KFC restaurant.His mother had been an office worker until her marriage. His father and his paternal grandfather, Walter Howard, were both veterans of the First AIF in World War I. They also ran two Dulwich Hill petrol stations where Howard worked as a boy.In 1955, when Howard was aged 16, his father died leaving his mother to take care of him.
Howard suffered a hearing impairment in his youth, leaving him with a slight speech impediment,and he continues to wear a hearing aid. It also influenced him in subtle ways, limiting his early academic performance; encouraging a reliance on an excellent memory; and in his mind ruling out becoming a barrister as a likely career.Howard attended Earlwood Primary School and Canterbury Boys’ High School.
In his final year at school he took part in a radio show hosted by Jack Davey, Give It a Go, broadcast on the commercial radio station, 2GB.After gaining his Leaving Certificate, he studied law at the University of Sydney, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1962.Howard began working for the firm of Stephen Jaques and Stephen as a junior solicitor.
John Howard Wife and Children
John Howard Happily married fellow Liberal Party member Janette Parker in 1971, with whom he had three children- Melanie (1974), Tim (1977) and Richard (1980).John and Janette are Christians.
John Howard Net Worth
John Winston Howard OM AC is an Australian former politician served as the 25th prime minister of Australia has an estimated Net Worth around $5 Million in 2022.
|Net Worth ( 2021 )||$5 Million|
|Income Source||Former Prime Minister of Australia|
|Yearly Income / Salary||Under Review|
Howard joined the Liberal Party in 1957. He was a member of the party’s New South Wales state executive and served as federal president of the Young Liberals (the party youth organisation) from 1962 to 1964.Howard supported Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War, although has since said there were “aspects of it that could have been handled and explained differently”.
At the 1963 federal election, Howard acted as campaign manager for Tom Hughes in his local seat of Parkes. Hughes went on to defeat the 20-year Labor incumbent, Les Haylen.In mid-1964, Howard travelled to London to work and travel for a period. He volunteered for the Conservative Party in the electorate of Holborn and St Pancras South at the 1964 UK general election.
Following the defeat of the Fraser government and Fraser’s subsequent resignation from parliament, Howard contested the Liberal leadership against Andrew Peacock, losing 36–20. However, he was re-elected as deputy leader. The Liberal Party were again defeated by Labor at the early 1984 election. In 1985, as Labor’s position in opinion polls improved, Peacock’s popularity sank and Howard’s profile rose. Leadership speculation persisted, and Peacock said he would no longer accept Howard as deputy unless he offered assurances that he would not challenge for the leadership.
Following Howard’s refusal to offer such an assurance, Peacock sought, in September 1985, to replace him with John Moore as Deputy Leader.The party room re-elected Howard as deputy on 5 September 38 votes to 31, which Peacock treated as a vote of no confidence in his leadership. He subsequently called a leadership ballot, which he chose not to contest. Howard defeated Jim Carlton by 57 votes to six, thus becoming Leader of the Opposition.
By the time the writs were issued for the 1996 election, the Coalition had been well ahead of Labor in opinion polls for over a year. The consensus of most opinion polls was that Howard would be the next prime minister.
With the support of many traditionally Labor voters—dubbed “Howard battlers”—Howard and the Liberal-National Coalition swept to power on the back of a 29-seat swing. This was the second-worst defeat of an incumbent government since Federation. The Coalition picked up a five percent swing, taking 13 seats off Labor in New South Wales, and winning all but two seats in Queensland. The Liberals actually won a majority in their own right with 75 seats, the most that the party had ever won. It was only the third time (the others being 1975 and 1977) that the main non-Labor party has been even theoretically able to govern alone since the Coalition’s formation. Nevertheless, Howard kept the Nationals in his government.
After defeating Paul Keating’s Labor government in 1996, the Howard Government was re-elected at the 1998, 2001 and 2004 elections. Howard’s actions as prime minister included implementing new gun laws in response to the Port Arthur massacre, the introduction of a nationwide value-added tax, immigration reform, and a controversial set of industrial relations reforms. Under his governance, Australia also contributed troops to the War in Afghanistan and the Iraq War, and led the International Force for East Timor.
In January 2008, Howard signed with the speaking agency called the Washington Speakers Bureau, joining Tony Blair, Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright, and others. He was available for two speeches, Leadership in the New Century and The Global Economic Future.The Australian and New Zealand cricket boards unsuccessfully nominated Howard as their candidate for president of the International Cricket Council.Howard was the chairman of the International Democrat Union, a body of international conservative political parties, until December 2014, when he was succeeded by John Key of New Zealand.In 2008, he was appointed a director of the foundation established to preserve the legacy of Donald Bradman.Howard’s autobiography Lazarus Rising: A Personal and Political Autobiography was released on 26 October 2010.In October 2021, Howard endorsed Dominic Perrottet to succeed Gladys Berejiklian as Premier of New South Wales following Berejiklian’s resignation as Premier.