Nigel Farage: This is how much the former UKIP leader is worth

As the former UKIP leader faces gruelling trials in the I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here jungle, you may be wondering about Nigel Farage’s net worth and his salary.

Nigel Farage: This is how much the former UKIP leader is worth
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Nigel Farage: This is how much the former UKIP leader is worth

Nigel Farage, who has a controversial relationship, is best known as the face of Brexit as the leader of the UKIP Party. However, now, he is the latest politician to join the I’m a Celeb Jungle. Indeed last year the public got to see Matt Hancock, former Health Secretary, endure gruelling bushtucker trials. As Farage is also a rather disliked politician, it is likely that the former UKIP leader will be voted to do as many trials as possible.

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We all know about Nigel Farage’s political adventures such as his 20-year campaign to remove the UK from the European Union but do you know how much the politician is worth and what was his salary?

What is Nigel Farage’s net worth?

Nigel Farage has a net worth of around $4 million as per Celebrity Net Worth, which is roughly £3.2 million. It is thought that Farage made around $1 million in various TV appearances, including Fox News from 2014 to 2018 as well as his own show on LBC called The Nigel Farage Show from 2017 to 2020.

In 2019, it was revealed that Nigel Farage was being paid €30,000 (£26,900) a month by his own media company: Thorn in the Side, as per The Guardian.

It is required for politicians to declare all income they received on top of their pre-tax monthly MEP salaries of €8,758. It was in this declaration that Fagare’s monthly salary at the time was revealed.

Nigel Farage is the only director of Thorn in the Side, which he founded in 2011 to handle income from media appearances and lectures, as per The Guardian.

The former UKIP leader also owns a home in London which is reportedly worth a whopping £600,000.

Nigel Farage is getting paid a fortune for I'm a Celeb

The I’m a Celeb team has been reportedly trying for years to get Nigel Farage to agree to participate in the iconic ITV show as they know he is a controversial personality and will ramp up the views.

However, the public was not pleased when it was announced that the face of Brexit would be entering the Australian jungle. As per Mirror, viewers posted on social media:

Just so upset by this. Ant, Dec & ITV platforming a xenophobe who revels in whipping up division & poison. What has this country become?

While another added:

BOYCOTT.... ITV - seeing a rating drop is the only message that will register with the powers that be... Farage has been the architect of division & decline in our country, and his web of lies to achieve Brexit can never be forgotten.

I’m a Celebreleased a statement following the backlash:

I’m A Celebrity has always featured a diverse cast from all areas of public life and has a history of featuring political figures throughout its 20 years on screen. As with any campmate, viewers are invited to form their own opinions when the show begins on Sunday.

Despite the backlash, Farage is getting a generous pay package to appear on I’m a Celeb, according to Mirror, Nigel is being paid £ 1.5 million, making him the highest-paid contestant to date.

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Sources used:

Mirror: ‘ITV I'm A Celebrity's Nigel Farage's huge net worth as bosses infuriate fans with fee payout’

Celebrity Net Worth: ‘Nigel Farage Net Worth’

Capital: ‘Nigel Farage Fact File: Age, Net Worth, Wife And Children’


The Guardian: ‘Nigel Farage paid at least €30,000 a month by own media firm’

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