David Duke is an American politician who is popular for being the speaker head of White Supremacy. In the past, he was Louisiana State representative. He also supported a few other elective parties but garnered a huge publicity as the White Supremacist. He remains on the headlines for positive as well as negative reasons. Today, let’s have a close look at the career, biography and net worth of David Duke in 2019.
Early life & Biography
David Duke was born as David Ernest Duke on July 1, 1950, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His parents’ names are David Hedger Duke and Alice Maxine Crick. David was a son of a rich father. His father worked as an engineer for Shell Oil Company. As his father was frequently transferred, he travelled a lot in his childhood and stayed in different countries of the world. At the time of his early education, his family was residing in Nederland, so he probably completed his early education from there only. Later, his family shifted back to Louisiana where he attended Louisiana State University.
Like his political career, David Duke’s personal life is also not very smooth. He met the love of his life, Chloe Eleanor Hardin, in his college. The couple married in 1974 after their graduation and remained together for next 10 years. They welcomed two daughters before their divorce in 1984. After the divorce, he never married again. However, he was involved in a few random relationships.
Career, Awards, and Nominations
David Duke had the politics in his blood since his childhood. He met the Supremacist leader, William Luther Pierce, when he was only 10 years old. Since then, he had the influence of politics. During his college days, he was regularly involved in political campaigns and activities inside the campus. He was even arrested in 1972 for inciting a riot. His political career officially began in 1975 when he ran the election for Louisiana Senate. As expected, he lost. He ran for district senate seat again in 1979 but lost again.
When he couldn’t win with Democratic Party, he changed his political party and came together with Republican Party. However, even with this party, he could never win any major election and always served on lower seats.
Speaking of awards, David’s political career is full of negative events, so how could he win an award. Neither for his political career nor for his philanthropist work David has won any awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
Though David Duke hasn’t a very successful career, he holds a good net worth. David has an estimated net worth of $1 million. His only source of income is obviously his political career. He has also written a couple of books but they couldn’t impress the readers. He has once convicted of tax fraud and financial scam in his political career. It has certainly affected his net worth.
Earning money might be easy but earning popularity and stardom is never easy but the case is not same with the politicians. For them, earning money and popularity both can be easy as long as they have got the good communication skills. Well, David Duke is one such politician. At present, he is 67 years old but always remains on the headlines.