Drew Barnes Net Worth 2024, MLA, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Salary

Drew Barnes

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Drew Barnes is a Canadian politician who was elected in 2012, 2015 and 2019 Alberta general elections to represent the electoral district of Cypress-Medicine Hat in the 28th, 29th and 30th Alberta Legislatures, respectively. Formerly a member of the Wildrose Party and its successor United Conservative Party, Barnes has been an independent MLA since 2021.

Barnes has been the Critic in the past of Infrastructure and Transportation, Critic of Finance and Treasury Board, Critic of Environment and Sustainable Development, Caucus Whip, Critic of Innovation and Advanced Education, Health Critic and Energy Critic for the Wildrose Official Opposition and the UCP Official Opposition.

He has served on the Standing Committees of the Alberta Heritage Trust Fund, Public Accounts, Resource Stewardship, Families and Communities, Alberta Economic Future, and Private Bills. Drew Barnes authored two reports, (“How to Build Alberta Better” and “On Time, On Budget”, and co-authored “Twin Highway 63 Now” and “Debt Free Capital Plan”.

Early life

NameDrew Barnes
Net Worth$10 million
OccupationPolitician, Businessman
Age62 years
Drew Barnes MLA net worth

Drew Barnes was born on May 21, 1961 (age 62 years) in Moosomin, Saskatchewan, Canada. Barnes grew u in Saskatchewan and moved to Medicine Hat with his parents in 1974. He studied at Camrose Lutheran College and the University of Alberta, where he completed his bachelor of commerce degree.


Drew Barnes pursued a 26-year career in real estate. He owned and managed a successful real estate office in Medicine Hat and was a member of the Medicine Hat Real Estate Board from 1983 to 2009, and served as president in 1991. As an entrepreneur and businessman, Barnes owns a number of businesses in Medicine Hat, which include a construction company, Belcore Homes, a storage facility and a property management company.

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Barnes also owns commercial and residential property throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan and has irrigation and ranchland, on which he raises commercial beef, and rodeo stock. An active member of the community, Barnes has been involved in many organizations in Medicine Hat and the area. He has served as campaign chair and president of the United Way of Southeastern Alberta.

In August 2012, Drew Barnes and a colleague went on a fact-finding mission to Fort McMurray to learn more about Highway 63. They called on the government to release a timeline for the completion of twinning the highway. In late February 2015, Barnes announced he would enter the race for leader of the Wildrose Party and finished second.

On July 22, 2017, The Wildrose Party and the Progressive Conservative Party merged to become one entity, namely the United Conservative Party—both parties voted to merge with >95% approval. Barnes had been vocal about his desire to unite the entities and came forward to endorse United Conservative Party Leadership candidate, Jason Kenney, on August 2, 2017. On May 13, 2021, Barnes and fellow UCP MLA Todd Loewen were expelled from the UCP after a caucus-wide vote after both criticized the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta.

In March 2017, Drew Barnes donated $200.00 to a fundraiser for the research project and documentary initiated by John Robson regarding climate change. Barnes, a strong proponent of free speech and democratic reform, believes in exploring all sides of all subjects. “Barnes told Global News that at no time has he ever denied climate change, but said he is interested to learn what policy options Robson might propose.

“When I go around Cypress-Medicine Hat, many people say to me that they’d like to know more about the science behind climate change. They’d like to know how big an impact man’s having on it. They’d like to know why some of these other predictions haven’t come true,” he said. “It’s absolutely about making sure the environment is 100 percent protected, but it’s also about making sure that our policies are the best ones and it’s also about making sure Albertans have full information on both sides of the argument.”

In June 2020, Barnes released a response to the Fair Deal Panel’s recommendations in which he advocated for putting an independence referendum on the table. Barnes was one of three UCP MLAs named to the panel- The Fair Deal Panel in late 2019. The panel also consisted of six other members for a total of nine initial participants. The purpose of the panel was to host town halls around Alberta and find out how Albertans felt about issues pertaining to Alberta’s role in Canada.

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To develop an understanding of how Albertans saw their economic role and future security within Canada. MLA Drew Barnes’s release of a dissenting report to the final report of the initial panel has seen him accused of being a separatist by the Alberta New Democratic Party. Drew Barnes

indicated that he is not a separatist, but would be open to separation if he felt there was no other option.


Drew Barnes is married to his wife Frances Barnes, they had their wedding in Canada. His wife works in the private sector and they have three children together. Drew Barnes stands at an appealing height of 1.75m and has a good body weight which suits his personality. Drew Barnes is a former president of the Kiwanis Club and Opportunity Capital Corporation. He is also a past member of the Kinsmen and Hockey Hounds. As of 2022, Drew Barnes and his wife Frances Barnes are still married.

Drew Barnes net worth

How much is Drew Barnes worth? Drew Barnes net worth is estimated at around $10 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a politician and businessman. Drew Barnes’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $1.2 million dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential politicians in Canada.