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What is Jeremy Corbyn’s net worth? 

Jeremy Corbyn is being questioned about whether he failed to declare a trip to Tunisia when he is thought to have visited graves of terror leaders linked to the Munich 1972 Olympics massacre and faced backlash from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The Labour leader was slammed after it emerged in an interview that he had been present at the wreath-laying for Palestinian terrorists who were considered to be behind the 1972 killings, but he went on to say that he did not believe he was involved.

The Daily Mail exclusively revealed pictures that show Jeremy Corbyn beside their graves at a cemetary and his denial resulted in ridicule and concern because all visits that are funded by outside groups have to be listed under Commons rules and there is no entry under his name recorded.

Jeremy Corbyn is being questioned about whether he failed to declare a trip to Tunisia

Who is Jeremy Corbyn?

Born Jeremy Bernard Corbyn on May 26, 1949 in Chippenham, he was brought up in Kington St Michael in Wiltshire as the youngest of four boys by David and Naomi Corbyn, according to The Daily Telegraph. 

According to his brother Piers, a meteorologist known for denying climate change, who spoke to the publication, their ‘mother’s family were very well off.

‘She grew up in a village in Berkshire. I don’t know what she was doing in London but she and my father met at a Spanish Civil War support committee.’ The family moved to Shropshire in 1956 when David changed jobs and stayed in a guesthouse outside Newport.

All four boys attended Adams’ Grammar School and Piers said ‘Jeremy was a country bumpkin like me. When I first came to London in the Sixties I didn’t understand how lifts worked. I would have thought Jeremy would have had similar problems.’ Jeremy left school with two A Levels, both at grade E.

After leaving school, he spent years in Jamaica with Voluntary Service Overseas and on his return to the UK, got involved in trade union activism, at first with the National Union of Tailors and Garment Makers. He then studied Trade Union Studies at North London Polytechnic, but left after arguing with tutors.

He continued his career as a trade union organiser with the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union (AEEU) and later, the National Union of Public Employees (NUPE) before getting more involved in Labour politics.

In 1974, he was elected to Haringey District Council in North London and soon became on the side of the quasi-Marxist hard left. As a follower of Tony Benn, he shared the view of democratic socialism and belief in worker controlled industries and state planned economy.

Corbyn also ran the London Labour Briefing newspaper that shot Ken Livingstone to fame and power on the Greater London Council. He was elected to Parliament in 1983 to represent Islington North and has increased his majority from 5,600 to 21,000.

He then spent a number of years on the backbench where he earned himself the title of Labour’s most rebellious MP, defying party leaders more than 500 times. Jeremy and his allies attached themselves to campaigns against British and American imperialism or the Israeli state. 

Today, as Labour leader, Jeremy’s election was noted as one of the biggest upsets in British political history after he saw off Owen Smith, who had the backing of the majority of MPs in the party, according to the BBC.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn walks through a demonstration against President Trump's visit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn walks through a demonstration against President Trump’s visit

Known as a ‘bearded leftie’, he has been a presence at multiple demonstrations and marches across his 40 year career and like Diane Abbott and John McDonnell, belongs to a dying group of politicians who held onto socialism as Labour took a step to the right under Tony Blair.

During the 2015 leadership contest, Corbyn revealed to The Guardian that he acted as the token left-wing candidate who wanted to ‘broaden the debate’. He continued to say: ‘Well, Diane and John have done it before, so it was my turn.

Jeremy then said: ‘Yeah. I have never held any appointed office, so in that sense it’s unusual, but if I can promote some causes and debates by doing this, then good. That’s why I’m doing it,’ adding that ‘At my age I’m not likely to be a long-term contender, am I?’

Soon after, Corbynmania erupted and the politician struck a chord with many young activists who had lost faith during the Blair and Brown years. Although coming from a middle-class background, Jeremy said that he doesn’t ‘spend a lot of money, I lead a very normal life, I ride a bicycle and I don’t have a car.’

Jeremy Corbyn wife

After being elected to Haringey District Council, he married fellow Labour councillor Jane Chapman, who was also a university lecturer. 

Speaking to The Mail on Sunday, she said: ‘Politics became our life. He was out most evenings because when we weren’t at meetings he would go to the Labour headquarters, and do photocopying’.

She continued to say that in the five years that they were together, he never took her out for dinner and Corbyn preferred to ‘grab a can of beans and eat it straight from the can.’

In 1987, Jeremy married Chilean exile Claudia Bracchitta, with whom he had three sons. He is thought to have split with his second wife Claudia after she insisted on sending their son Ben, who is now a football coach at Watford, to Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Barnet, rather than a comprehensive school in Islington. They separated in 1999.

Corbyn married for a third time in 2014 to his long-term partner Laura Alvarez, who is a Mexican fair trade coffee exporter.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks to demonstrators marching through London, during

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks to demonstrators marching through London, during

Jeremy Corbyn speech stunt

Earlier this month, Jeremy Corbyn’s attempts to repair his relationship with the Jewish community backfired when he attempted to host a meeting at the Jewish museum in north London to address the Labour Party’s anti-semitism crisis.

In what has been described as a stunt, the Jewish museum officials refused the request. Chief executive Abigail Morris said: ‘We would want to be part of a healing process, not something that will make things worse.’

This comes after Labour MP Dame Margaret Hodge, who is under investigation by the party after confronting the leader about anti-semitism, said: ‘This demonstrates the complete breakdown of trust between the leadership and the Jewish community.’ 

It was revealed that the Palestinian ‘brothers’ whose release was welcomed by Jeremy Corbyn included plotters whose bombs killed dozens and the killer of an Israeli girl of 15 and Dame Margaret said she had come to the conclusion that her party leadership may be anti-Semitic.

It also emerged that Jeremy Corbyn organised an event in Parliament which ended up being addressed by a conspiracy theorist who believes the world is controlled by ‘Jewish elders’. Also, Momentum was in chaos after left-wingers criticised its decision to distance itself from Peter Willsman, the activist who was recorded ranting about Jews. 

Corbyn wreath

The Labour leader announced today that he would not be apologising for attending the wreath laying ceremony for Palestinian terrorists linked to the Munich 1972 massacre. Challenged about why he was there, he told Sky News: ‘I was there when the wreaths were laid – that’s pretty obvious.

‘There were many others there that were witness to that, I witnessed many other people laying many wreaths.’ When he was asked directly if he would heed demands by his own MPs to apologise, Mr Corbyn refused, saying: ‘No, I’m not apologising for being there at all.’

After the pictures were released, he was condemned by the Israeli Prime Minister, relatives of the murdered athletes, Jewish groups and his own MPs.

Jeremy Corbyn net worth

Jeremy Corbyn’s net worth has accumulated to approximately £3 million, according to Spears. 

Andrew Pierce for The Daily Mail also revealed that this is the figure that Corbyn has cost the UK and that he lives in a £650,000 house in London and when he was elected was paid £15,308, instead of £6,087.

In 2003, MPs were paid £56,358 and workers an average of £18,525 but now, MPs are on £74,000 a year, almost three times the national average. Corbyn has pocketed £1.4 million in salary alone, having always taken Commons pay rises, despite public criticism.

The average worker, by comparison, will have earned less than £500,000 in the same period. With expenses of more than double his salary, Corbyn has received more than £3 million from the taxpayer since he first became an MP.