Cliven Bundy is a famous cattle rancher from Nevada who earns his income from the sale of his cattle. Many people who own large heard of animals as he continuously fights for over defaulted grazing fees with the government acknowledge him as a hero. Here are the complete details about the career, biography, and net worth of Cliven Bundy in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Cliven Bundy came to the earth on April 29, 1946, in Las Vegas. He is the son of David Ammon Bundy and Bodel Jensel Bundy. His father taught him to graze at the age of eight years in their farm at Bunkerville. Cliven has a big family of fourteen children and sixty grandchildren.
Cliven has a wife named Jane Marie Brown, and together they have many descendants. His Sons Ammon Bundy and Ryan Bundy were the leaders of the 2016-armed militants and also participated in 2014 Stand Off, but they were arrested. He is a believer of religion and puts some of his income into religious matters.
According to reports, he has armed guards who usually protect him whenever he faces a problem. His son Cliven Lance Bundy was also arrested and jailed in 2015 for different charges including burglary.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Cliven Bundy is known not just a rancher, but an advocate who is against the government involvement in local affairs especially in ranching. He is a strong supporter of the sovereign citizen movement that claims that they are not answerable nor subject to any government law.
Different anti government organizations were approached by Bundy to support his movement; they include the White Mountain Militia, Praetorian Guard, and Oath Keepers. In 2014, he renamed his party’s name from Republican Party to Independent American Party.
Cliven Bundy’s with the government started in 1993 after he refused to renew the permit for cattle grazing and yet he continued grazing his cattle on the same land. He was later not allowed by the United States District Court for the District of Nevada to feed his cattle on the public lands called the Bunkerville Allotment.
Although his movement was considered a terrorist threat, he continued to tell his supported the police had no power to arrest them. The group was going against any law and often created problems for the government.
Cliven Bundy faced arrest for many standoffs that conducted, and he did not cease to be a menace to the authorities. In April 2014, he made a statement that caused many people to describe him as a hateful racist.
His statement about Negros was not taken lightly by some of his previous supporters such as Dean Heller who had once described his movement as Patriotic. Rand Paul also condemned Cliven remarks about the black people.
Some of his friends like Sean Hannity who has interviewed Bundy on various occasion in his Fox news termed his statement not right at all. He also lost his integrity to some other prominent persons like Ben Swann, Patt Morrison, Glen Beck, and many others after the hateful comment about Negros.
In 2016, he was arrested in Portland and charged for so various offenses such as conspiracy to commit a crime, assaulting a police officer, carrying of firearms, and many others. Bundy has not received any award or nomination yet considering that he has not been a law abiding citizen.
Net Worth & Earnings
Through his sales of cattle, it is estimated that he has a net worth of $2.5 million and that he earns more than $300 thousand annually. He lives well and also supports religion matters in one way or another.
Despite his arrest, many ranchers who saw him as their savior during their fight for public grazing land will remember Bundy. But unfortunately, if he is found guilty, he stands to spend many days in prison.