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Peter Dutton is an Australian Liberal Party politician who has been Minister for Defence and Leader of the House since March 2021 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dickson since 2001. Dutton previously served in numerous Cabinet roles under the Howard, Abbott, Turnbull and Morrison Governments, including as Minister for Home Affairs from 2017 to 2021.
|Net Worth||$300 million|
Peter Craig Dutton was born on November 18, 1970(age 50 years) in the northern Brisbane suburb of Boondall, the eldest of five children, with one brother and three sisters. His mother Ailsa Leitch worked in childcare and his father Bruce Dutton was a builder. Dutton finished high school at the Anglican St Paul’s School, Bald Hills.
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He is the great great grandson of the pastoralist squatter Charles Boydell Dutton. He is also a descendant of Captain Richard James Coley, who was Queensland’s first Sergeant-at-Arms, who built Brisbane’s first private dwelling and who gave evidence confirming the mass poisonings of Aboriginal Australians at Kilcoy in 1842.
Dutton joined the Young Liberals in 1988. He became the policy vice-chair of the Bayside Young Liberals the following year and chair of the branch in 1990. At the 1989 Queensland state election, the 19-year-old Dutton ran unsuccessfully as the Liberal candidate against Tom Burns (former state ALP leader) in the safe Labor seat of Lytton.
Dutton graduated from the Queensland Police Academy in 1990. He was a Queensland Police officer for nine years, working in the Drug Squad in Brisbane in the early 1990s. He also worked in the Sex Offenders Squad and the National Crime Authority. As a second job, he worked with his father in a building business.
In 1999, Dutton left the Queensland Police. Allegations were made that his departure was due to an incident of ‘misconduct’. Documentation filed in the District Court of Queensland in 2000 describes Dutton’s resignation as being prompted by a loss of driving confidence resulting from an incident on 4 August 1998. Dutton was driving an unmarked Mazda 626 during a covert surveillance operation. Dutton rolled his car while in pursuit of an escaped prisoner who was driving erratically. Dutton also suffered numerous physical injuries during the accident, and as a result, was hospitalised briefly and bedridden for a week. Dutton had sought damages of $250,000 from the escaped prisoner’s insurance company but dropped the claim in 2005.
He went on to become a businessman, completing a Bachelor of Business at the Queensland University of Technology. He and his father founded the business Dutton Holdings, which was registered in 2000; it operated under six different trading and business names. The company bought, renovated, and converted buildings into childcare centres, and in 2002 it sold three childcare centres to the now defunct ABC Learning. ABC Learning continued to pay rent to Dutton Holdings for a commercial lease until at least 2007. Dutton Holdings continues to trade under the name Dutton Building & Development.
Peter Dutton was elected to the Division of Dickson at the 2001 election, defeating Labor’s Cheryl Kernot. He was elevated to the ministry after the 2004 election as Minister for Workforce Participation, a position he held until January 2006. He was then appointed Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Revenue. He successfully retained Dickson at the 2007 election, which saw the government lose office. However, his margin was reduced to just 217 votes more than Labor’s Fiona McNamara.
Dutton married his first wife when he was 22 years of age; however, the marriage ended after a few months. His eldest child, a daughter, was born in 2002 to another partner, and splits time between her parents in a shared parenting arrangement. In 2003 Dutton married his second wife, Kirilly, with whom he has two sons.
Peter Dutton net worth
How much is Peter Dutton worth? Peter Dutton net worth 2021 is estimated at around $300 million. He is not a billionaire. His main source of income is from his private businesses. However, on 13 March 2020, Dutton announced that he tested positive for COVID-19, becoming one of the first high-profile cases of the pandemic in Australia. Earlier in March 2020, he had travelled to Washington, D.C., where he met with Five Eyes security ministers, US Attorney General William Barr, and Ivanka Trump on 6 March.