Sussan Ley Net Worth 2022, Age, Husband, Children, Height, Family, Parents, John Ley

Sussan Ley net worth

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Introduction

Sussan Ley is an Australian Liberal Party politician serving as Minister for the Environment since 2019 and has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Farrer since 2001. Ley served as Assistant Minister for Education in the Abbott Government from 18 September 2013 until 23 December 2014, when she entered the Cabinet and was appointed Minister for Health and Minister for Sport.

Ley retained the portfolios in the Turnbull Government, and on 30 September Aged Care was added to her position. In January 2017, she resigned from the frontbench in the midst of an investigation into her travel expenses and entitlements.

Early life

NameSussan Levy
Net Worth$3 million
OccupationPolitician
Height1.68m
Age60 years
Sussan Levy net worth 2022

Sussan Penelope Ley whose birth name is Susan Penelope Braybrooks on December 14, 1961 (age 60 years) in Kano, Kano State, Nigeria. She is the daughter of English parents. When she was one year old, her family moved to the United Arab Emirates, where her father worked as a British intelligence officer. Ley attended boarding school in England until she was 13 when her family migrated to Australia.

Ley’s parents bought a hobby farm in Toowoomba, but quickly sold it due to a crash in beef prices. They then moved to Canberra, where her father worked for the Australian Federal Police. She was educated at Campbell High School, Dickson College, La Trobe University, the University of New South Wales and Charles Sturt University, and has master’s degrees in taxation and accountancy. She changed her name from Susan to Sussan after reading about numerology.

When Ley was 19 she enrolled in flight school and gained her commercial pilot’s license when she was 20. She has worked as a waitress and cleaner, and trained as an air traffic controller, but did not complete the course. She did become a commercial pilot and was later a farmer and shearers’ cook.

Career

Sussan Ley was elected to parliament at the 2001 general election. She was appointed Parliamentary Secretary (Children and Youth Affairs) in October 2004 and Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry in January 2006. Following the 2007 election, Ley was appointed Shadow Minister for Housing and Shadow Minister for Status of Women by Opposition Leader, Dr Brendan Nelson, moving to Shadow Minister for Customs and Justice when Malcolm Turnbull became Opposition Leader in September 2008.

Levy was given the portfolio of Shadow Assistant Treasurer and was moved to Shadow Minister for Employment Participation and Shadow Minister for Childcare and Early Childhood Learning after the 2010 election when Tony Abbott became Opposition Leader in December 2009.

On 16 September 2013, Sussan Ley was appointed Assistant Minister for Education in the Abbott Government, with responsibility for childcare. As part of a ministerial reshuffle, on 23 December 2014 Ley was promoted to the cabinet, to become the Minister for Health. She also became Minister for Sport. New prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull added the Aged Care portfolio to her responsibilities in September 2015.

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In January 2017, an examination of Ley’s expenditure claims and travel entitlements revealed she had purchased an apartment on the Gold Coast, close to the business premises of her partner, for $795,000 while on official business in Queensland. Ley defended the purchase, saying her work in the Gold Coast was legitimate, that all travel had been within the rules for entitlements, and that the purchase of the apartment “was not planned nor anticipated” (a claim which was widely derided).

Sussan Ley released a statement on January 8, 2017, acknowledging that the purchase had changed the context of her travel, and undertaking to repay the government for the cost of the trip in question as well as three others. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Ley had made 27 taxpayer-funded trips to the Gold Coast in recent years.

Ley announced on January 9, 2017, that she would stand aside from her ministerial portfolios until an investigation into her travel expenses was completed by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. She announced that she would not be making her diaries public. On 13 January 2017, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that Ley had resigned from the ministry. Greg Hunt was appointed as Ley’s replacement as the Minister for Health and Sport, and Ken Wyatt was appointed Assistant Minister for Health and Minister for Indigenous Health and Aged Care, both with effect from 24 January 2017.

In May 2018 Ley introduced a private member’s bill to ban the live export of sheep. During the second Liberal Party of Australia leadership spill of 2018, Ley signed the petition requesting to hold a party meeting to determine the leadership of the Liberal party. On 26 August 2018, Ley was appointed Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories in the Morrison Government.

Sussan Ley is a member of the Centre-Right faction of the Liberal Party. In 2011, Ley publicly supported the admission of the State of Palestine to the United Nations and was reported to be a member of the cross-party Parliamentary Friends of Palestine group.

On 26 May 2019, Ley was announced as Minister for the Environment, to replace Melissa Price. On the 27th of October 2020, Ley approved the destruction of 52 hectares of critical koala habitat for the brandy hill quarry expansion. A decision drawing widespread criticism after the deaths of a third of the New South Wales’ koala population and an estimated loss of 24% of habitat in the 2020 bushfire disaster.

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In 2021, Sussan Ley flew to Budapest, Madrid, Sarajevo, Paris, Oman and the Maldives on a Royal Australian Air Force diplomatic jet to secure their agreement to ignore UNESCO world heritage advice in order to facilitate the further destruction of the Australian Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is widely recognized as an Australian national treasure by the Australian people and as a central piece of ecologic infrastructure in the South Pacific by UNESCO scientific assessment.

Husband

Sussan Ley is currently in a relationship with Graham Johnston. However, she was married to her ex-husband John Ley from 1987 to 2004. She met John Ley while aerial stock-mustering in southwest Queensland. Sussan married in 1987, settled on her husband’s family farm in northeast Victoria, and had three children before their 2004 divorce. Ley was Director of Technical Training at the Australian Taxation Office in Albury from 1995 to 2001 before entering politics.

Sussan Ley net worth

How much is Sussan Ley worth? Sussan Ley net worth is estimated at around $3 million. Her main source of income is from her career as a politician. Ley successful career has earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. She is one of the richest and influential politicians in Australia. However, since 2020, Ley has been a member of the Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance, co-chaired by Sheikh Hasina and Mia Mottley.