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Riikka Purra is a Finnish politician, currently serving in the Parliament of Finland for the Finns Party for the Uusimaa constituency. In August 2021 she was elected the new leader of the party, after Jussi Halla-aho.
|Net Worth||$3 million|
Riikka Katriina Purra was born on June 13, 1977 (age 45 years) in Pirkkala, Finland. She is the daughter of Finnish parents. Purra has a Master’s degree in political science and she is completing her Ph.D. studies on international politics at the University of Turku. She worked as a teacher and researcher before entering politics.
Riikka Purra joined the Finns Party in 2016 as a political planner. She served as a campaign manager for the presidential candidate Laura Huhtasaari in the 2018 Finnish presidential election.
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Purra was elected as a Member of Parliament from the constituency of Uusimaa in the June 2019 election with 5,960 votes and became the first deputy leader of the Finns party.
In March 2021, Riikka Purra criticized the government for overspending, when a 3 billion euro support package for municipalities was formed during the COVID-19 pandemic in Finland.
In July 2021, Purra announced she would be running for the Finns Party leadership, aiming to become the first woman to lead the party. She declared that the party would never participate in a government where it would not be able to significantly change the Finnish immigration policy.
Riikka Purra was elected leader of the party on August 14, 2021, at the party meeting in Seinäjoki. She wants to fight “harmful” immigration from developing countries and is in favour of a policy of economic austerity.
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She says her views on immigration were affected after she was sexually harassed in her early teens by persons with a refugee background, while she was living in Tampere. Riikka Purra became interested in immigration policy when she read Jussi Halla-aho’s blog Scripta and participated in discussions on Internet forums.
Riikka Purra is married to her husband Mikko Välimaa, they had their wedding in Finland. Her husband is a private-sector worker and they have two children. Purra lives with her husband and children in Kirkkonummi, where the local association belongs to the Finns Party. As of April 2023, Riikka Purra and her husband Mikko Välimaa are still married.
Riikka Purra net worth
How much is Riikka Purra worth? Riikka Purra net worth is estimated at around $3 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as a politician. Riikka Purra’s average salary per month and other career earnings are over $380,000 dollars annually.
Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and most influential politicians in Finland. Riikka Purra stands at an appealing height of 1.68m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.