Peter Navarro Net Worth 2024: Income, Salary, Career, Bio

Peter Navarro is an American author and economist who has a net worth of $5 million. He was born on July 15, 1949, and served in the Trump Administration as the Assistant to the President.

He was the Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy and the National Defense Production Act policy coordinator. He was also the Director of the White House National Trade and Manufacturing Policy and a professor emeritus of economics.

It was at the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California. He wrote the popular ‘Death by China,’ and many other books. Let us find out more about his contributions to the Trump Administration and net worth.

Peter Navarro Net Worth (2024)

Net Worth:$5 Million
Age:75 Years Old
Country:United States of America
Born:15 July 1949
Salary:$500 Thousand
Last Updated2024

Peter Navarro‘s Net Worth Growth

Net Worth in 2024$5 Million
Net Worth in 2023$4 Million
Net Worth in 2022$3.2 Million
Net Worth in 2021$2 Million
Net Worth in 2020$1 Million

Early Life

Navarro was born in Massachusetts on July 15, 1949. His father played for a house band and was a clarinettist in New Hampshire. His parents divorced when he was 9 and Navarro lived with his mother in Florida.

Peter Navarro attended the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. Peter Navarro went to Tufts University through a scholarship and graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Arts.

He then spent his next three years at the U.S. Peace Corps in Thailand. Navarro was able to earn a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a PhD in economics.

Career Highlights

Navarro started as a research associate at the Harvard Energy and Environmental Policy Centre. He later moved on to teach Economics at the University of California and the University of San Diego.

He taught at the University of California for more than 20 years and became a professor emeritus and worked on issues like energy and the relationship between USA and Asia.

Navarro received multiple accolades for his teaching and wrote a book titled ‘The Policy Game: How Special Interests and Ideologues are Stealing America,’ talking about worker’s compensation and helping those losing jobs to foreign competition.

His other publications include ‘Death by China,’ which is a controversial take on China and highly critical of their governance policies. He also directed and produced a documentary on the same.

Navarro’s political career began when he ran unsuccessfully for office in San Diego five times in a row. His political positions and speech have been in the spotlight as a hot dispute due to him also being a registered Democrat.

He was initially registered as a Republican in 1989 but changed to Democratic Party in 1994. Navarro was even endorsed by Hilary Clinton and supported Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign.

He soon re-registered as a Republican and joined Trump’s administration in 2016. He advocated as a protectionist for American Foreign Policy and created an economic plan during the Trump Campaign.

It was titled ‘Economic Analysis of Donald Trump’s Contract with the American Voter.’ Navarro was soon elected as the Director of the White House National Trade Council and largely influenced the US trade policy in the Trump Administration.

Navarro was also appointed as the Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy and reported to the National Economic Council. However, he did not settle for this power as he wanted to influence more and have parity.

Navarro was classified as controversial as he was largely in favour of Trump’s decisions and even conducted his own investigation in an op-ed by The New York Times that criticized the Trump government.

Navarro has largely been a critic of trade with China and was cited by Bloomberg News as Navarro being a mainstream economist. He also stated that trade is a national risk and criticized the government for making foreign purchases.

Personal Life

Navarro was married to Leslie Lebon and divorced in 2020. The duo did not have any children but Lebon’s son from her previous marriage.

Peter Navarro‘s Biography

Real NamePeter Kent Navarro
Nick NamePeter
Age75 Years Old
HeightIn Feet –  5 Feet 9 Inches
In Meters – 1.75 m
In Centimeters – 175 cm
WeightIn Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
FamilyFather –  Alfred Navarro
Mother –  Evelyn Littlejohn
Sisters – N/A
Brothers N/A
WifeLeslie Lebon (m. 2001–2020)

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Peter Navarro Net Worth

As of 2024, Peter Navarro’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million. Most of his income came from his political work and teaching at the University. He stands as the highest-paid assistant to the President for Trade & Manufacturing Policy.

He made at least $200,000 a year. He recently made headlines and was charged with contempt of Congress for refusing to provide testimony and to cooperate in regard to the US Capitol Riot. He has also been the author of several publications.

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