Chris Hipkins currently serves as Minister of Education, Minister of Police, Minister for the Public Service and Leader of the House.
He has served as the Member of Parliament for Remutaka since the 2008 election. He became a prominent figure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand, serving as Minister of Health from July to November 2020 and Minister for COVID-19 Response from November 2020 to June 2022.
Who is Chris Hipkins
Chris Hipkins, whose legal name Christopher John Hipkins is a New Zealand Labour Party politician who is set to succeed Jacinda Ardern as the Prime Minister of New Zealand by 7 February 2023.
Chris Hipkins bio
In 1978, Hipkins was born in the Hutt Valley. Rosemary Hipkins, the director of research at the New Zealand Council for Educational Research, is his mother.
He went to Hutt Intermediate and Waterloo Primary Schools. He served as Hutt Valley Memorial College’s (later Petone College) head boy in 1996.
At Victoria University of Wellington, where he majored in politics and criminology and served as student body president in 2000 and 2001, Hipkins went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Hipkins was one of dozens of first-year students detained in September 1997 while demonstrating in Parliament against the Tertiary Review Green Bill. After the case was litigated in court, the 41 protesters received an apology and a payout of more than $200,000 ten years later. Despite police assertions that the demonstrators were violent, the judge determined that there was no justification for an arrest because the protest was peaceful.
Chris Hipkins net worth
Chris Hipkins’ net worth is estimated at around $4 million