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Quick Timeline Of Chrystia Freeland
Chrystia Freeland is a Canadian politician and former journalist. She has been serving as the first female finance minister of Canada since August 2020. Further, Chrystia is the tenth deputy prime minister of Canada since 2019.
During her tenure in the Canadian government, Freeland has served in several positions. She has worked as the minister of intergovernmental affairs, minister of foreign affairs, and minister of international trade.
Chrystia Freeland Married Life
The 52-year-old, Chrystia Freeland is a married woman. Her husband is Graham Bowley, a British writer who works for The New York Times. It is not known when the couple got married but they have been together for a long time.
Chrystia and Graham's wedding ceremony took place in Leicester, England. They married in two ceremonies for their families, in England and Edmonton, Canada.
The couple share three children, two daughters named, Natalka (b: 2001) and Halyna (b: 2005) along with a son named, Ivan (b: 2009). Well, each kid was born in a different city. Their oldest daughter was named after Freeland's sister, while their second daughter was named after her mother.
Freeland has lived in Toronto since 2013 with her family. At home, she speaks Ukrainian with her children. Moreover, Chrystia also speaks English, Russian, Italian, and French.
Chrystia Freeland Husband
Graham Bowley is an investigative reporter who has been working for The New York Times since 2007. He received his Masters's degree in Economics from the University of Oxford. Bowley covers both the darker and lighter side of the arts, culture, and cultural organizations.
Freeland's husband has covered stories from the allegations against Bill Cosby to the birth of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
Additionally, Graham has reported, lived, and worked as a journalist in Britain and Germany. He has published a book titled “No Way Down Life and Death on K2.” From 1994 until 2000, he was a reporter for the Financial Times.
Chrystia Freeland Net Worth and Salary
The tenth and current deputy Prime Minister of Canada, Chrystia Freeland has a net worth of $2 million as of 2021. Further, she is also the Minister of Finance. From her current two positions, Chrystia earns $420,000 per year.
Talking about the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau's salary is $272,390 per year. Justin has been married to Sophie Gregoire since 2005.
From 2013-2015, Freeland served as a Member of the Canadian Parliament for Toronto Centre. Her annual salary was $182,600. Similarly, for the next two years, she was the Minister of International Trade, where her annual salary was $255,300.
From 2017-2019, Chrystia was the Minister of Foreign Affairs where she received $269,800 a year as her salary. In 2013, Chrystia purchased a $1.3 million house in Toronto.
As an Author
Freeland as an author has published two books. In 2000, she wrote a book titled, Sale of the Century, which is about Russia's journey from Communist state rule to capitalism.
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Similarly, she published "Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else" in 2012. The book won the Lionel Gelber Prize and National Business Book Award in 2013.
Christina Alexandra Freeland was born on August 2, 1968, in Peace River, Alberta, Canada. She was born to Donald Freeland (father) and Halyna Chomiak (mother). Freeland has a younger sister named Natalka.
Chrystia's paternal grandfather, Wilbur Freeland was a lawyer, while her grandmother Helen Caulfield was a WWII war bride. Likewise, her maternal grandfather, Michael Chomiak was a journalist before WWII.
Freeland's father, a member of the Liberal Party was a farmer and a lawyer. Likewise, her mother was also a lawyer who attended the University of Alberta. Besides, she was also a part of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies.
Freeland belongs to Ukrainian heritage from her mother's side. She graduated with a B.A in Russian history and literature from Harvard University. Similarly, Chrystia earned a Master's degree in Slavonic studies from St Antony's College, Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar in 1993.