Christopher Luxon’s net worth in 2023 is estimated to be in the $30 million
Christopher Luxon is a New Zealand politician and former business businessman who is the National Party’s leader and the Leader of the Opposition. Since the 2020 general election, he has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Botany electorate.
From 2012 to 2019, he served as the CEO of Air New Zealand. Christopher Luxon was also a member of Judith Collins’ shadow cabinet, serving as a spokesperson for local government, research, science, manufacturing, and land information, as well as an associate spokesperson for transport. He took over as leader on November 30, 2021, succeeding Collins.
|Born||19 July 1970|
|Place of birth||Christchurch, New Zealand|
|Net Worth in 2023||$30 million|
|Son Name||William Luxon|
|Daughter Name||Olivia Luxon|
Christopher Luxon’s Net Worth
How much is Christopher Luxon worth? Christopher Luxon’s net worth in 2023 is estimated to be in the $30 million range. His political career and private investments provide the majority of his income. Luxon’s great career has provided him with a luxury lifestyle as well as some expensive cars. He is one of New Zealand’s wealthiest politicians.
Christopher Luxon Age, Early Life
Christopher Mark Luxon was born in Christchurch, New Zealand on July 19, 1970 (age 51). He stayed there until the age of seven, when his family relocated to Howick, Auckland. His father was a sales executive for Johnson & Johnson, while his mother was a psychologist and counselor.
Luxon graduated high school in Christchurch after his family returned. From 1989 to 1992, he attended the University of Canterbury and earned a Master of Commerce (Business Administration) degree.
Christopher Luxon family
Christopher Luxon Wife
Christopher Luxon has been married to his longtime girlfriend Amanda Luxon since 1993. He married Amanda Luxon when he was 23 years old, and they had two children, William Luxon and Olivia Luxon. In Wellington, the couple lives in a private residence.
Christopher Luxon has been on the boards of Virgin Australia and Tourism New Zealand. He spent eighteen years at Unilever, finally rising to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Unilever’s Canadian operations.
Luxon joined Air New Zealand in May 2011 and was named CEO on June 19, 2012, succeeding Rob Fyfe who retired at the end of that year. During his eight-year tenure as CEO, Air New Zealand’s profits reached all-time highs, and the firm was awarded Australia’s most trusted brand multiple times.
The worker’s unions Aviation and Marine Engineers Association and E t strongly criticized Luxon and Air New Zealand in 2018 over a salary dispute. The unions had planned a three-day strike around the same year’s Christmas, but the parties negotiated an agreement and the walkout was called off. Luxon announced his resignation from Air New Zealand on June 20, 2019, and hinted to a prospective career with the National Party.
While Luxon was CEO of Air New Zealand, its contracting business unit Gas Turbines was supporting Royal Saudi Navy boats, despite the fact that they were preventing crucial supplies including water, food, and medical assistance from Yemen.
Luxon claimed to have “no recollection of it” and that “it might’ve pre-dated my time,” which his successor Greg Foran disputes. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman both criticized it. Luxon later said that Air New Zealand’s lack of a protocol for informing its CEO about all military contracts “was a mistake.”
In November 2019, Christopher Luxon gained the National Party candidacy for the Botany electorate, which has traditionally been won by the Nationals and was seen to be a safe seat for them. He beat out National Party list MP Agnes Loheni, Howick Local Board chair Katrina Bungard, cancer drug advocate Troy Elliott, and computer entrepreneur Jake Bezzant, who was later chosen as National’s candidate for Upper Harbour.
Luxon won the seat in the 2020 New Zealand general election by 3,999 votes over Labour’s candidate Naisi Chen. Luxon commended Martin Luther King Jr. and Kate Sheppard in his inaugural speech as part of a defense of the role of Christians in public life, such as himself, an identity that he claimed “seems to have become acceptable to stereotype.”
It was widely assumed that Luxon would become the National Party’s leader, which he refuted prior to his candidacy. Luxon was mentioned as a possible replacement for Judith Collins after her departure as party leader on November 25, 2021. Following the departure of his main opponent, Simon Bridges, he became leader on November 30, 2021.
Christopher Luxon stated his opposition to the death penalty, abortion, euthanasia, and the legalization of recreational cannabis in November 2019. Simultaneously, he advocated for medicinal cannabis and a “no jab, no pay” policy to penalize welfare recipients who do not vaccinate their children.
Luxon himself is a Christian and has spoken out against liberal ideas such as abortion rights and cannabis legalization.
Christopher Luxon Religion
Christopher Luxon appreciates DIY projects, country music, and waterskiing. He was raised Catholic, calls himself Christian, and has been classified as an evangelical Christian. He has gone to nondenominational churches in the United States as well as Anglican churches in England and Australia. He returned to New Zealand in 2011 and attended the Upper Room church in Newmarket, Auckland, though he has not attended for some years as of 2020.