Nigel Wright net worth: Canadian businessman and lawyer who served as the thirteenth Chief of Staff of the Office of the PM of Canada, Nigel Wright has a net worth of $25 million.
Born on May 18, 1963 in Hamilton, Ontario, Nigel S. Wright was adopted by an engineering technician. Despite being raised in a poor family, he graduated from Trinity College with high distinction. He then moved to pursue LL.B degree at University of Toronto Law School in 1988 and then to Harvard Law School to complete LL.M.
Wright started working under Brian Mulroney as a speechwriter and assistant to Charley McMillan during his twenties while he also worked as policy co-ordinator with Mulroney during the run-up to Kim Campbell’s reign as prime minister.
Nigel Wright joined Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg and was made a partner after working for five years. He also has a strong hold of business and is the managing director of Onex Corporation, the largest private sector employer in Canada. He also served as a Director of Indigo Books & Music Inc. for five years until 2006 while also working as Vice President of Spirit Holdings before being named as a director.
Wright was involved in Conservative politics right from his college days. He became a founding director of the Conservaative Fund Canada and the director of Preston Manning’s think tank in Calgary. Wright was then drafted by Stephen Harper as a replacement to Guy Giorno.
Wright was already earning in seven figures, but he eventually left out his job to work in the office. He was making more than $2 million in salary with Onex while he made around $300,000 working on Parliament Hill.
He soon became the Prime Minister’s right-hand man and one of the most powerful players in Ottawa. He was ranked sixth in 2012 in Hill Times’ list of ‘top 100 Most Influential People in Government and Politics’.
However, he resigned from the position in May 2013 after rumors claimed his involvement in writing a $90,172 check to senator Mike Duffy, covering the cost of improperly claimed residency expenses. As of 2015, Nigel Wright’s net worth is estimated to be $25 million.
Quick facts about Nigel Wright
Full Name: Nigel S. Wright
Profession: Lawyer, Businessman
Date of Birth: May 18, 1963
Place of Birth: Hamilton, Ontario
Education: Harvard Law School
Marital status: Single
Astrological sign: Taurus