Pauline Hanson Biography: Age, Net Worth, Pictures, Children, Twitter, Husband, Awards, Height

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye March 8, 2024

Pauline Hanson is an Australian politician who founded and led One Nation, a right-wing populist political party.

She has been a senator for Queensland since 2016 and is known for her controversial views on race, immigration, multiculturalism, Islam, and climate change.

Various media outlets have called her a “firebrand,” a “maverick,” and a “nationalist,” and she has attracted both support and criticism from the public.

Profile

  • Full name: Pauline Lee Hanson
  • Date of birth: May 27, 1954
  • Age: 70 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Profession: Politician
  • Height: 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
  • Parents: Jack Seccombe (father) and Norah Seccombe (mother)
  • Siblings: Four brothers and two sisters
  • Spouse: Walter Zagorski (1971-1987), Mark Hanson (1988-1999)
  • Children: Anthony Zagorski, Steven Zagorski, Adam Zagorski, and Lee Zagorski
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Net worth: $2 million

Early Life and Education

Pauline Hanson, now 70, was born on May 27, 1954, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

She was the fifth of seven children of Jack Seccombe, a soldier and coal miner, and Norah Seccombe, a clerk and shop assistant.

She grew up in a working-class family and lived in various suburbs of Brisbane. She attended Buranda Girls’ School and Coorparoo State School but left school at the age of 15 to work in various jobs, including as a factory hand, a barmaid, and a sandwich maker.

Personal Life

Pauline Hanson has been married twice and has four children from her first marriage. She married Walter Zagorski, a Polish immigrant, in 1971 and had two sons, Anthony and Steven, and two daughters, Adam and Lee.

They divorced in 1987 after 16 years of marriage. She married Mark Hanson, a tradesman, 1988 and ran a fish and chip shop with him in Ipswich, Queensland.

They separated in 1997 and divorced in 1999. She has also had several relationships with other men, including David Oldfield, a former One Nation co-founder, and David Taylor, a former One Nation adviser. She is single and lives in a rural property near Boonah, Queensland.

Career

Pauline Hanson entered politics in 1994 as a member of Ipswich City Council in Queensland. She joined the Liberal Party in 1995 and was elected to the House of Representatives for the Division of Oxley in 1996, but was disendorsed by the party shortly before the election for making controversial comments about Aboriginal Australians.

She delivered her maiden speech in 1996, in which she said that Australia was in danger of being swamped by Asians and called for an end to multiculturalism and special treatment for Aboriginal Australians.

She co-founded One Nation in 1997 and became its only MP. She lost her seat in 1998 and unsuccessfully contested several elections as the leader or candidate of One Nation or other parties.

She returned to the Senate in 2016 and has led One Nation since then. She has advocated for policies such as reducing immigration, banning Muslim immigration and the burqa, withdrawing from the United Nations, abolishing the Family Court, and opposing same-sex marriage and climate change action.

Awards

Pauline Hanson has not received any major awards for her political career, but she has been nominated for some awards, such as:

  • The Australian of the Year Award in 1997, 1998, and 2017, but did not win.
  • The Walkley Award for Most Outstanding Contribution to Journalism in 2017 for her undercover investigation of the ABC, but did not win.
  • The Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television in 2018 for her appearance on the reality show Dancing with the Stars, but she did not win.

Net Worth

According to various sources, Pauline Hanson’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million.

Controversy

Pauline Hanson has been involved in many controversies throughout her political career, mainly for her views on race, immigration, multiculturalism, Islam, and climate change.

Some of her most controversial moments include:

  • Her maiden speech in 1996, in which she said that Australia was in danger of being swamped by Asians and called for an end to multiculturalism and special treatment for Aboriginal Australians.
  • Her wearing of a burqa in the Senate in 2017, in which she mocked the Muslim custom and called for a ban on the religious garment, citing national security concerns.
  • Her walkout during the Acknowledgement of Country in the Senate in 2022, in which she interjected and refused to recognise Indigenous lands in Australia, saying that the country belonged to her as much as to any other Australian.
  • Her conviction of electoral fraud in 2003, in which she was found guilty of falsely claiming that hundreds of people were members of One Nation when they were not. She was sentenced to three years, but the Queensland Court of Appeal later overturned her convictions.
  • She posted an animated cartoon in 2022 in which she spread false claims about election fraud in Australia and accused the Australian Electoral Commission of rigging the votes. The AEC warned her to remove the video or face legal action.

Social Media

  • Twitter: @PaulineHansonOz
  • Instagram: @senatorpaulinehanson
  • YouTube: Pauline Hanson’s Please Explain

Filmography

Pauline Hanson has appeared in some films and television shows, either as herself or as a character, such as:

  • Pauline Hanson: Please Explain! (2016), a documentary film about her life and career.
  • Dancing with the Stars (2018), a reality show where she competed as a celebrity dancer.
  • The Simpsons (2019), an animated sitcom in which she was parodied as a character named Paula Horne.
  • The Masked Singer (2020), a reality show in which she was revealed as the celebrity behind the Dragon costume.
  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) is a comedy film in which Sacha Baron Cohen pranked her as Borat.



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