Bill Shorten bio: net worth, age, height, weight, wiki, career, kids.
William Richard Shorten is an Australian politician who served as both the Labor Party and the Opposition Leader from 2013 to 2019. He was elected to the position of Member of Parliament (MP) for Maribyrnong in 2007. Between 2010 to 2013, he was a Cabinet Minister in the Rudd and Gillard governments.
Bill Shorten: Profile summary
|Real Name/Birth Name||William Richard Shorten|
|Mononym (Nick Name)||Bill Shorten|
|Birth Location||Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia|
|Age||55 years old|
|Heights||In Centimetres 178 cm|
In Feet and Inches 5 10
|Weight||In Kilograms 72 Kg|
In Pounds 159 lbs
|School Name||Xavier College|
|College Name||Monash University and University of Melbourne|
|Father & Mother||Father William Robert Shorten|
Mother Ann Rosemary McGrath
|Spouse||Debbie Beale (m. 2000, div. 2008) Chloe Bryce (m. 2009)|
|Net Worth||$3 million|
Bill Shorten: Biography and Early Life
Bill Shorten was born on 12 May 1967 in Fitzroy, Victoria in Australia. He is the son of William Robert Shorten and Ann Rosemary. He has a twin brother named Robert. He held British citizenship until 2006 when he dropped it in order to run for a parliamentary seat.
Her mother was a university academician and lawyer who earned a doctorate from Monash University. She ended up being a senior lecturer at the university.
Bill Shorten: Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Bill Shorten in 2022 and what is his height and weight? Well, Bill Shorten’s age is 55 years old as of today’s date 21st June 2022 having been born on 12 May 1967. Though he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 159 lbs in Pound and 72kg in Kilograms.
Bill Shorten: Education
Shorten attended St Mary’s Catholic Primary school in Malvern East. Together with his twin brother, they received a scholarship to join De La Salle College, but their mother preferred Xavier College. In 1977, they started attending Kostka Hall, a junior campus of the college, and in his final year, he was chosen for the debating team in 1984.
He later enrolled at Monash University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in 1989. He earned a Bachelor of Laws in 1992.
Bill Shorten: Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Shorten married his first wife, Debbie Beale, in March 2000. Beale is the daughter of former Liberal MP and businessman Julian Beale. Their marriage ended in divorce in 2008. The following year, he married the daughter of then Governor-General Quentin Bryce, Chloe Bryce. The couple is blessed with one daughter and currently lives in Moonee Ponds together with two other children from Chloe’s first marriage.
Bill Shorten: Career
Shorten began his career in 1996 at the age of 28 when he contested for Labor pre-selection for the Division of Maribyrnong. Bob Sercombe defeated him. He then won the pre-selection for the Labor seat of Melton during the 1999 state elections. In the 2005 election, Shorten announced his intention to seek the seat of the Division of Maribyrnong and challenge Bob Sercombe. However, Sercomber withdrew his candidacy on 28 February 2006, a few days before the vote of the local members. He was elected unopposed for the seat.
Shorten was elected to the House of Representatives in the 2007 federal election as the Labor MP for Maribyrnong. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd elected him as the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Children’s Services. He later became among the fictional leaders to replace Rudd as Prime Minister and Labor Party leader together with Julia Gillard in the 2010 leadership challenge.
Although Shorten was speculated to oust Prime Minister Julia Gillard from the seat within a year, he denied it and was promoted to become Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation. He became Minister for Workplace Relations in 2011. After the defeat of the Labor government in the 2013 federal elections, Rudd decided to step down. Shorten was announced to be his successor and face Anthony Albanese. In his first speech, he acknowledged the role of women in his success.
He led the Labor party to gain 14 extra seats in the federal election of 2016. He also led the party in the Australian federal election of 2019. After the defeat of the Labour in the 2019 election, he announced his resignation on 18 May 2019. He was succeeded by Anthony Albanese. Richard Marles took over as his deputy.
Bill Shorten: Net worth
Shorten has accumulated an estimated net worth of about $3 million.