The Australian Liberal Party Politician, Peter Dutton, has donned multiple hats during his life. He has been a member of Australian parliament for Dickson since 2001. This Australian politician has also been a Minister of Immigration and Border Protection, Home Affairs Minister, Minister of Health and Support, and Minister for Defence and Leader of the House (since March 2021). These roles were carried out under various cabinets over the political career of Dutton. All of this contributed immensely to Peter Dutton Net Worth as of 2021.
Peter Dutton Bio and Wiki facts
Peter Craig Dutton, more popular as Peter Dutton, was born to father Bruce Dutton in 1970 and started his career as a Police officer. And being a popular politician holding multiple profiles, people are naturally interested to know more facts about him.
Many people often search for Peter Dutton height, Peter Dutton net worth, or his bio. Here we will bring you some commonly known facts about the Queensland police officer.
|Full Name||Peter Craig Dutton|
|Date of Birth||November 18, 1970|
|Place of Birth||Boondall, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|Graduation||Queensland University of Technology|
|Profession||Australian Liberal Party Politician|
|Marriage Status||Married (2nd Wife – Kirilly)|
|Net Worth||$300 M|
Family Tree and Education
This Australian Liberal Party Politician is the great great grand son of Charles Boydell Dutton, who was the pastoralist squatter. His ancestors also include Captain Richard James Coley, the state’s first Sergeant-at-Arms who constructed Brisbane’s first private house and gave evidence confirming the mass poisonings of Aboriginal Australians at Kilcoy in 1842.
His father, Bruce Dutton was a builder, and mother Ailsa Leitch worked in childcare. In his family, there are 5 children and he is the eldest one. His younger siblings include 1 brother and 3 sisters. Peter Dutton was born and brought up in northern Brisbane suburb of Boondall.
He completed his schooling from Anglican St Paul’s School, Bald Hills, and his graduation from Queensland University.
Peter Dutton – Police Career and Resignation
In 1988, Peter Craig Dutton became a member of the Young Liberals. The Bayside Young Liberals named him policy vice-chair in 1989 and chair in 1990. Dutton, by this time a Member of Parliament, stood unsuccessfully in 1989 as the Liberal candidate against Tom Burns (former state ALP leader) in Lytton, a safe Labor seat.
In 1990, Peter Dutton graduated from the Queensland Police Academy. Dutton served as a police officer for nine years in Brisbane, beginning in the Drug Squad in the early 1990s.
He served as a Queensland police officer, working in the Australian National Crime Authority and Sex Offenders Squad. He worked for his father Bruce Dutton in a building firm as a second job.
Nearly a decade later, in 1999, Dutton announced his resignation from the Queensland police academy and joined the political career. The resignation came amongst several allegations.
According to documentation submitted to the District Court of Queensland in 2000, Dutton’s resignation was caused by a loss of driving confidence as a result of an event on August 4, 1998. During a secret surveillance operation, Dutton was in an unbranded Mazda 626 when he collided with another vehicle. Dutton’s automobile was crushed while pursuing an escaping inmate who drove erratically.
He was also injured in the accident, sustaining numerous physical ailments as a result. Dutton was hospitalized for approximately a week and bedridden for a week after the collision. Soon after, he applied for $250,000 in damages from the insurance company for an escaped prisoner; however, he dropped the claim later in 2005.
His resignation gave him a path to become a businessman.
Dutton then became the Businessman and Entered Politics
After ending his police career, he studied at Queensland University of Technology, completing his Bachelors in Business. With the help of his education here as well as his father Bruce Dutton, he founded Dutton Holdings in 2000. That gave a major boost to Peter Dutton’s net worth as of that time. He became the Director of this family business.
The major operation of Dutton holdings included buying of numerous buildings and converting them into childcare centers. He then sold those childcare centers to ABC Learning in 2002. ABC Learning is now no longer operational. But his company sold 8 properties till his stepped down from the position of Director in 2006.
Peter’s business, Dutton Holdings, continues to operated under the new name, Dutton Building & Development.
In 2001 elections, this businessman was then appointed to the Division of Dickson. In that election, he defeated Labor’s Cheryl Kernot.
Next, in 2004 elections, he was elected as the Minister for Workforce Participation, and held this position for 2 years.
After this, the Minister Dutton was appointed as the Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Revenue.
His position in Division of Dickson continued till 2007, when he lost by 217 votes to Labor’s Fiona McNamara. After this election, he was named Shadow Minister for Finance, Competition Policy and Deregulation by new Liberal leader Brendan Nelson.
In 2008, Malcolm Turnbull replaced Nelson as the Liberal leader, and appointed Dutton as the Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing. He remained in that position when Tony Abbott succeeded Turnbull as leader in December 2009.
In 2013, the then 28th Prime Minister Tony Abbott appointed Dutton as the Minister for Health and Sport, which he retained for 1 year.
Post that, he was elected as the Minister for Immigration in 2014 and he continued to serve the same till 2017 during the 29th Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s government.
Currently, he is serving as Minister for Home Affairs since 2017.
Peter Dutton First Wife and Relationships
At 22 years of age, the Australian Parliament Minister tied the knots for the 1st time. Details on Peter Dutton’s first wife are not available. The marriage ended within a few months.
After that, he had another relationship from which he had 1 daughter in 2002. His eldest daughter, named Rebecca Dutton, now splits her time between both the parents.
He then married for the 2nd time in 2003. His 2nd wife is Kirilly, and he has 2 sons from this marriage, Tom Dutton and Harry Dutton. Kirilly is the only Director of another family business, RHT Investments. Together, they have purchased numerous properties so far, contributing a good amount to Peter Dutton Net Worth overall.
Peter Dutton’s 2nd wife is also the director of Bald Hills Child Care Center, but the ownership of this company goes to his father Bruce Dutton.
Through his properties, Peter is competing with the former Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull.
News and Scandals of the Politician
Many times, Peter Dutton made headlines for his infamous activities.
He is notorious for his involvement in the Au Pair Scandal, which involved him selecting specific au pair people to expedite visa processing in order to avoid deportation. Multiple news outlets like The Guardian, New York Times, and the Daily Mail reported this scandal.
Post this, his resignation also led to another round of rumors and reports where he was alleged to resign due to his driving misconduct, as we explained earlier in this article.
Peter Dutton Net Worth
Many people are curious to know what is Peter Dutton net worth in 2021. After all, Peter Craig Dutton is a very famous American politician, having served under numerous cabinets and fulfilling various roles. He also runs his own business, Dutton Holdings under the name Dutton Building and Development.
Keeping all these aspects in mind, Peter Dutton net worth estimates as of 2021 are around $300 Million. Here are some major sources of his revenue which contribute immensely to his net worth and yearly income:
- Private Business – Dutton Holdings
- Member of Australian Parliament
- Multiple Family Businesses including RHT Investments