Katie Hopkins

Katie Hopkins

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Katie Hopkins is a successful businesswoman. Katie Hopkins is often identified as an English media identity and columnist. In 2007 Katie Hopkins was also the contestant on the third series of The Apprentice.

Early Life and Childhood

Katie Hopkins is 46 years old in the year 2021. She was born on February 13, 1975, in Barnstaple, Devon, England. Her full name is Katie Olivia Hopkins but well-known as Katie Hopkins. Talking about her parent’s details her mother worked as a banker and father as an electrician. Likewise, their names are Anona C. O. Crowle (Mother) and Roy Hopkins (Father). She has one sister born in Bideford but her name is also not mentioned. Regarding her nationality, she belongs to British nationality. Sadly, there is no information regarding her ethnicity.

Educational History

Talking about her educational history, she completed her schooling from a private convent school, where she participated in many different extra curriculum activities and also took a piano and violin lessons. But her high school’s name is not mentioned to the public to date.

After completing her graduation from school, she studied economics at the ‘University Of Exeter’ and took part in the ‘Officer’s Training Camps’ on weekends. She attended the ‘Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst’ and completed military training. She couldn’t take up her contract post though as she was found to have suffered from epilepsy at the passing out.

After that, she worked as a businesswoman consultancy in Manhattan, New York and later, returned to the UK in 2005. She worked at Met Office as a global brand consultant since September 2006.

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Source: Katie at David Horowitz birthday event at LA, Source: Instagram

Career and Professional Life

Regarding her career life, Katie was allowed to take unpaid leave from her Met Office work as part of her probationary period of employment to take part in a series three of the reality television show The apprentice in late 2006 where the contestants competed to get a position with Alan Sugar, a businessman. During the show, she became known for her criticism of fellow contestants, back-stabbing attacks and controversial comments about maternity leave, obese people with different topics.

Then she quit the show before the final, giving the reason for childcare issues. After that, she lost her Met Office job in June 2007. The reason behind that was due to failing to meet the standard and her performance on the show. In the year 2007, she took part in the comedy panel game show. Some of them were ‘8 Out of 10 Cats,‘. She has also appeared as a guest in ‘ Loose Women‘, and ‘The Friday Night Project‘.

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Caption: Katie Hopkins in the Fox News Live. Source: friatider

She was one of the celebrities in I’m a Celebrity-Get Me Out of Here!’ where she was a percipient in ‘Channel 5’. Whereas, in January 2015, she has earned a second-place in ‘Celebrity Big Brother‘. In the year 2015, she did 2 shows for the channel ‘TLC’ which was ‘My Fat Story‘ and ‘If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World‘.

She also hosted a Sunday talk show on a national radio station ‘LBC’ from April 2016. Moreover, she joined ‘The Sun‘ as a weekly columnist from October 2013. She has been known as the most controversial columnist in Britain . Likewise, she worked with ‘The Sun‘ till autumn 2015 and then joined ‘Mail Online‘, the online portal of ‘Daily mail’.

Political life

Hopkins stood as a candidate for the South West England constituency as an Independent candidate in the 2009 European Parliament Election. She surveyed 8,971 votes or 0.6% of the total votes cast.

In September 2015, she spoke at an event organized by the Electoral Reform Society at the UK Independence Party (UKIP)’s annual conference. After disparaging comments about the appointment of Michelle Mone to the House of Lords, she responded: “Frankly, I don’t really mind if we seal up the room and gas the lot of them”.

UKIP announced in 2015 that she was not a party member and, although she has reportedly asked to join on many occasions, her applications had always been rejected. In November 2015, students at Brunel University turned their backs on Hopkins, then walked out in protest at her presence in a debate.

Net Worth

Talking about her net worth, she has earned a huge amount of income through her professional career. Though her net worth is over £2.75 million and the exact salary has not yet been disclosed.

Personal Life

At present, Katie is a married woman. She tied the knot in the year 2004 with Damian McKinney. Her ex-husband is a former Royal Marine, in Exeter. The couple has two daughters but sadly, they parted ways in 2005. After that, she met a design manager Mark Cross at the Met Office. They married in the year 2010 and have a son. As of today, the couple is living happily.

She formerly suffered from epilepsy; she was being hospitalized around once every 10 days in early 2014.  In January 2020, Hopkins was suspended from Twitter for breaking their anti-hate rules.[198]

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Captions: Katie with her two daughters and one son, Source: Daily Mail

Controversies

Talking about the scandals of Katie, there are many controversies and legal issues surrounding her. In July 2013, people criticized her for her comment on the given names and her dislike for ‘lower-class names,’ on ITV’s show ‘This Morning.’

Once she found out that she called her daughter India,she said the name was not linked to the location-a suggestion that the viewer’s poll refuted. In the same year in December, she tweets about ‘Scottish life expectancy,’ which she posted after participating in an ‘ITV’ debate on Scottish Independence. This resulted in condemnation, as it had just followed the ‘Glasgow helicopter crash’ of 2013. She later apologized to the public.

Sex trade

In March 2015, she was identified on the grounds of the ‘Rochdale sex trafficking case’ for alleged race-hate crimes. Also, she objected to the ‘National Pakistan Day’ celebrations in Rochdale.

In April 2015, the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights condemned her column in The Sun where she likened refugees to cockroaches and recommended that gunships be used to stop them from entering the Mediterranean.

Support from Donald Trump

Many people strongly criticized and demanded Hopkins’ removal from ‘The Sun’. They posted on Facebook and in the newspapers, including petitions calling for her removal. She was identified to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner , she was interviewed but not charged. Eventually, by December 2016, the article was removed from the website. During Trump’s presidential candidacy, Hopkins gave Donald Trump her support.

During a radio program LBCin January 2017, she was dubbed Racist, to whom she responded, Call me racist, I don’t matter She was detained on charges of hate spreading and her passport was briefly impounded in South Africa, in 2018.

After the Manchester Arena Bombingin May 2017, Hopkins tweeted we need to find a final solution.The Nazis initially used the word final solutionfor the Holocaust.‘ She removed and replaced the tweet with True Solution.‘ The public criticized her remarks and demands for hiring her to boycott LBCradio station. She clarified in an interview that she meant a lasting solution by Final solution. After that incident, Hopkins left LBC.

False Accusation and more…

Cookery writer Jack Monroe accused Hopkins of vandalizing a war memorial. She later realized her mistake that she confused Monroe with the journalist Laurie Penny. Monroe asked for an apology and a £5,000 donation to a charity. He took legal action in 2016 and in 2017, received £24,000 in damages and £107,000 in legal costs.

In December 2015, Walthamstow’s Mahmood family found out that their entry visas to the US had been revoked at Gatwick airport. In 2 articles on ‘Mail Online,’ Hopkins stated that the family members were extremists and the step was the right one from the officials’ side. The family won £ 150,000 in damages from the Daily Mailin December 2016. Hopkins said an instructor, Jackie Teale, took her class to demonstrate against Trump.

Body Measurements and Social Media

Talking about her body measurement, she is a beautiful woman with a great personality. She has a height of 170cm/ 5feet 5inches and a weight of 59kg. Likewise, her hair is blonde with blue eyes.

Katie is active on social media. Katie has a huge fan following on social media. Likewise, 1k followers on Twitter and more than 51k followers on Instagram. Whereas, she is not active on Facebook.