Jacinda Ardern - Updated Apr 2024


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Jacinda Ardern

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Jacinda Ardern is a popular Former New Zealander Politician. Jacinda Ardern is widely known as the 40th prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party from 2017 to 2023.

Early Life and Childhood

Jacinda Ardern was born on July 26, 1980, in the city of Hamilton, New Zealand. Her age is 43 years as of 2024 and her full name is Dame Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern.

Similarly, she is a New Zealander by nationality and practices Christianity by religion. Moreover, her zodiac sign is Leo as per her date of birth.

Talking about her family members, her father’s name is Ross Ardern who is a police officer and her mother’s name is Laurell Bottomley who is a school catering assistant by profession. Likewise, she has an elder sister named Louise Ardern.

Jacinda Ardern – Education

In terms of her educational background, there is no clue available on the web regarding her school. She might have done her schooling at a community school in Hamilton. Later, she studied at Morrinsville College in Morrinsville, Waikato.

Then, she studied bachelor of communication studies in politics and public relations and graduated in 2001 from the University of Waikato in Hamilton.

Career and Professional Life

Moving on to Ardern’s career, she joined the Labour Party at a young age and became politically active in her university years. Before entering Parliament, she worked in various roles within the party and in the offices of senior politicians. She entered New Zealand’s Parliament in 2008 as a list MP for the Labour Party.

Similarly, she represented the Mount Albert electorate from 2017 to 2023. Before becoming the Prime Minister, she held various portfolios, including the Minister for Arts, Culture, and Heritage, and the Minister for Children. In March 2017, just a few months before the general election, she was elected as the deputy leader of the Labour Party under leader Andrew Little.

Likewise, in August 2017, she stepped down as leader of the Labour Party, citing low polling numbers. She was the party’s candidate for Prime Minister in the upcoming election. Although the Labour Party did not secure an outright majority, she successfully formed a coalition government with New Zealand First and the Green Party.

Furthermore, she received international acclaim for her compassionate response to the tragic Christchurch mosque shootings in March 2019. Her emphasis on unity, inclusivity, and gun control measures resonated globally. Her leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic received widespread praise.

Additionally, she declared at the Labour Party’s summer caucus retreat on January 19, 2023, that she would resign as Labour leader and prime minister on February 7, 2023, and depart Parliament by the general election. Chris Hipkins took over as prime minister and leader of the New Zealand Labour Party on January 25, 2023.

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Caption: Jacinda Ardern on her last day in the parliament. Source: Instagram

Brand Endorsements

Jacinda Ardern currently does not endorse any brands. Similarly, there is no information on the web about the products she promoted. Furthermore, she had never revealed any information about the products or firms she had ever sponsored.

Awards and Nomination

Ardern appeared on the cover of British Vogue in 2019, consistently ranked among Forbes’ most powerful women, and was listed in Time’s 100. She received the 2020 Gleitsman International Activist Award from Harvard University, contributing the prize money to New Zealanders studying there. Several species, including a weta, beetle, lichen, and ant, were named after her.

In 2021, she topped Fortune’s list of the world’s 50 greatest leaders for her handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, Christchurch mosque shootings, and White Island eruption. Harvard University awarded her an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 2022, and in 2023, she was appointed a Dame Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the State.

Net Worth 2024

Ardern has an estimated net worth of approximately $25 million but her exact salary is not available. Similarly, most of her income is generated from her political career. Additionally, she has worked very hard to get this fame and is on the road to building her net worth in the future.

Relationship Status

Ardern married Clarke Gayford on January 13, 2024. Clarke is a television presenter by profession. However, she has not revealed anything about how they both met and dated each other. Moreover, they have a daughter named Neve Te Aroha who was born on June 21, 2018. Also, she doesn’t seem to have any past relationships or previous engagements.

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Caption: Jacinda Ardern with her husband. Source: Instagram

Scandal

Ardern is constantly seen as concerned about her professional life and is on the lookout for any rumours or controversies that might damage her reputation. Furthermore, she keeps a safe distance from the media and avoids any contentious behaviors that might risk her job.

Jacinda Ardern – Body Measurements

Talking about Ardern’s height she is 5 Feet 5 inches tall and weighs 63kg. Similarly, she has an attractive body that measures 33-26-38 inches and she has a stunning pair of hazel eyes and brown hair. Also, her dress size is 6 and her shoe size is 8(US).

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Caption: Jacinda Ardern posing for the photo. Source: Vogue

Social Media

Ardern is active on Instagram, where she has 1.6M followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @jacindaardern. Similarly, her Twitter handle is @jacindaardern with 779.8k followers. Her Facebook account is @jacindaardern and she has 1.9M followers.