Katie Hopkins is an English media personality, columnist, and former businesswoman know all about her in this article as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children , Big Brother, Education and Biography
|Birthdate ( Age)||13 February 1975|
|Place of Birth||Barnstaple, United Kingdom|
|Husband/Partner||Mark Cross (m. 2010), Damian McKinney (m. 2004–2005)|
|Children||India McKinney, Maximillian William Cross, Poppy McKinney|
|Parents||Anona C. O. Crowle ( Mother ) , Roy Hopkins ( Father )|
|Profession||English media personality, columnist, far-right political commentator|
|Net Worth||$1 Million- $2 Million|
Katie Olivia Hopkins is an English media personality, columnist, far-right political commentator, and former businesswoman. She was a contestant on the third series of The Apprentice in 2007, and following further appearances in the media, she became a columnist for British national newspapers. Hopkins wrote for The Sun in 2013 and the Daily Mail’s website MailOnline from 2015 to 2017.
In 2015, she hosted her own television talk show If Katie Hopkins Ruled the World, and appeared on the fifteenth series of Celebrity Big Brother, finishing as runner-up. The following year, Hopkins became a presenter for the talk radio station LBC and underwent major brain surgery to relieve the severity of her epilepsy. In 2021, she joined the UK Independence Party
Early life and Family
Katie Olivia Hopkins was born on 13 February 1975,in Barnstaple, England.Her father was an electrical engineer for the local Electricity Board, and her mother was a bank teller. She has an older sister. She was brought up in Bideford,attended a private convent school from age three to 16, played sports and learned to play the piano and violin. As a child she believed she was “going to be the colonel of the forces. I loved the military. I loved the discipline, the rigour, the big shouty men.”
She completed her military training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, but suffered an epileptic seizure during the final passing-out ceremony, and as a result was unable to take up her commission.Hopkins said she kept her epilepsy secret while attending Sandhurst, as this would have prevented her from being commissioned.Instead, she joined a business consultancy and moved to Manhattan, New York City, before returning to the UK in 2005.In September 2006 she joined the Met Office as a global brand consultant.
Katie Hopkins Husband
Hopkins’ first husband was Damian McKinney, a former Royal Marine and founder and Chief Executive of the company McKinney Rogers; they married in September 2004 in Exeter.He was married to another woman when they first met; she has admitted to having “stolen” him. McKinney left Hopkins for another woman soon after the birth of the couple’s second daughter. While working at the Met Office, she met Mark Cross, a married design manager. In 2010, her marriage to Cross was filmed as part of the reality game show Four Weddings, which is shown on the satellite and cable channel Sky Living.
Katie Hopkins Net Worth
Katie Olivia Hopkins is an English media personality, columnist, far-right political commentator, and former businesswoman who has an estimated Net Worth of $1 Million- $2 Million in 2021.
In late 2006 Hopkins was allowed to take unpaid leave from her Met Office job as part of her probationary period of employment to take part in series three of the reality TV show The Apprentice.In the format used at that time, contestants in The Apprentice competed for a £100,000-a-year job working for the businessman Alan Sugar.Hopkins rejected Sugar’s offer of a place in the final episode of the programme, citing problems regarding childcare provision for her daughters, and withdrew from the competition at the end of the penultimate task.The episode gained 6.2 million viewers, while the following You’re Fired! episode, in which Hopkins was interviewed, was watched by 3.1 million.
In June 2007, Hopkins lost her job at the Met Office, which said she did not meet the required standards to complete her probationary period, and it confirmed that her performance on The Apprentice and confessions about her private life were a factor in her dismissal.Hopkins later stated that the media were informed of her dismissal an hour after she was fired.After her appearance on The Apprentice, Hopkins signed two deals to sell her story, one with the News of the World newspaper and the other with EMAP, the company behind Heat and Grazia magazines.
In 2007, Hopkins joined the series I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!as a replacement for Malcolm McLaren, who dropped out just before the show started.In January 2015, she took part in the Channel 5 reality series Celebrity Big Brother, finishing in second place.
Hopkins has appeared twice on Question Time, in the programmes of 10 June 2010 and 27 January 2011. She also appeared on the Young Voters’ version of Question Time on 20 October 2010.She appeared on an episode of 10 O’Clock Live on 24 April 2013, alongside Theo Paphitis and Owen Jones, to discuss the legacy of the former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, who had died that month, and to debate tax policies and the division of wealth among British citizens.
In the 2009 European Parliament Election, Hopkins stood as a candidate for the South West England Constituency as an Independent candidate. She polled 8,971 votes or 0.6% of the total votes cast.In September 2015, Hopkins spoke at an event organised by the Electoral Reform Society at the UK Independence Party (UKIP)’s annual conference. After derogatory comments about the appointment of Michelle Mone to the House of Lords, she said: “Frankly, I don’t really mind if we seal up the room and gas the lot of them”.
UKIP said in 2015 that Hopkins was not a party member and, although she has reportedly applied to join on several occasions, her applications had always been rejected.In November 2015, students at Brunel University turned their backs on her, then walked out in protest at her presence in a debate.In January 2021, Hopkins successfully joined UKIP. Explaining her intentions to join the party, she said “People always ask me … when am I going to do something smarter than just gob off on social media?”