Winner of the James Cameron Prize, Luke Harding is a British journalist who is best known as the foreign correspondent of The Guardian.
He served The Guardian in Russia from 2007 to 2011 during which he wrote a book named Mafia, describing the political system under President Vladimir Putin as a mafia state.
Luke Harding’s Net Worth is $4 million
The British journalist has an estimated net worth of $4 million which he gathered from his time with The Guardian and from the sale of his books.
His books like WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy, The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man, and Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win, can be bought from Amazon for $45.90, $10.93, and $11.39 respectively.
The starting salary of an employee at The Guardian is £30,000($39,300) per year while people at the editorial can expect their money to be above £55,000($72,050).
Luke Harding and Journalism
Before joining The Guardian, Luke worked for The Sunday Correspondent, Evening Argus, and the Daily Mail.
He started work in The Guardian since 1990 and has traveled to places like Berlin, Moscow, and Delhi. He covered live war feeds from Libya, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Luke Harding was in Russia from 2007 to 5th February 2011 after he was refused re-entry to the country again. The Guardian claimed that the expulsion was because Harding had released critical articles related to Russia.
However, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that the problem arose because Luke’s visa had expired. But the journalist claimed that he had applied for a visa extension and to stay in the country until May.
A short term visa was granted but he wouldn’t be re-admitted to the country and even Harding decided no to seek any further extension. He returned to the United Kingdom in February.
Luke Harding’s Books
As of 2020, the British journalist has released 7 official books.
His second book WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy was adapted into a movie title The Fifth Estate which features Benedict Cumberbatch as Jullian Assange and Daniel Brühl as Daniel Domscheit-Berg.
Luke Harding Personal Life
He was born on 21st April 1968 in Nottingham, United Kingdom to Miles Teller and Merry Teller.
Harding graduated with an International Baccalaureate diploma from UWC Atlantic College. He then attended University College, Oxford where he studied English.
The 51-years-old journalist is in a relationship with a professional home renovator and interior designer, Alison Victoria. Together they have a daughter.