Rene Hidding Net Worth 2024, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Parents, Salary

Rene Hidding net worth

Read about Rene Hidding net worth, age, wife, children, height, family, parents, salary and party as well as other information you need to know.


Rene Hidding is an Australian politician. He was a Liberal Party member for the Division of Lyons in the Tasmanian House of Assembly from 1996 until his resignation in 2019. From 2002 until 2006 he was also leader of the Liberal Party and Leader of the Opposition in Tasmania.

Early life

NameRene Hidding
Net Worth$2 million
Age71 years
Rene Hidding net worth

Marinus Theodoor Hidding was born on February 5, 1953 (age 71 years) in Hengelo, Netherlands. Hidding immigrated to Tasmania from the Netherlands in his youth. He was educated in Launceston at Riverside High School and Launceston Matriculation College where he gained an Associate Diploma Business (Real Estate).

Hidding was a self-employed businessman (his companies included Hidding Trading Pty Ltd, Hiddings Mitre 10, Hiddings Building Services, Span Truss Systems and Hiddings Joinery) before entering politics, when he sold his business to Gunns Limited.

Political career

Rene Hidding was an Alderman on the Launceston City Council from 1985 to 1992. He was an unsuccessful Liberal candidate for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Franklin in 1993.

Hidding was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly in 1996 for the multi-member seat of Lyons. Between 1996 and 1998 Hidding held junior positions in the government of Tony Rundle, including Secretary to Cabinet, Deputy Chairman of Committees and a member of the Cabinet Budget Committee.

After the Liberals lost office, Hidding was elected to the Opposition front bench as Deputy Opposition Leader in 1999, and in August 2002 he was elected Leader of the Opposition. He was also Shadow Minister for Tourism, Parks and Heritage and Shadow Minister for Resources and Energy.

At the 18 March 2006 state election, Hidding failed to defeat the incumbent Labor Party government led by Paul Lennon. Despite an increase in the Liberal Party’s primary vote, the Opposition failed to make any gains in terms of seats.

On election night, Hidding declined to speculate on whether he would continue as Opposition Leader. Twelve days later, on 30 March, the day that final election results were known, Will Hodgman was unanimously elected by the party as its new leader.

On 4 May 2018, following the election of the Liberal Government, Hidding was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to Premier Will Hodgman. He resigned from parliament on 25 February 2019, following allegations of historic sexual abuse against a minor, published in The Australian. Hidding denied the allegations and said he would confront them as a private citizen.

In September 2019, the police announced that Hidding would not be charged over the allegations, with the Director of Public Prosecutions determining that “given the constraints posed by the passage of time and the resulting impact on the evidence available, there was no reasonable prospect of conviction”.


Rene Hidding is married to Shirley Hidding, they had their wedding in Australia. Rene and his wife Shirley has four children and several grandchildren.

Rene Hidding net worth

How much is Rene Hidding worth? Rene Hidding net worth is estimated at around $2 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a businessman. Rene Hidding’s salary per month and other career earning are over $80,000 dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the richest and influential politicians in Australia. He stands at an appealing height of 1.73m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.