Wayne LaPierre Net Worth & Biography - Celebrity Net Worth

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Introduction

Wayne LaPierre is an American business executive and gun rights activist serving as the executive vice president (EVP) of the National Rifle Association (NRA) since 1991.

As of , Wayne LaPierre has an estimated net worth of about $25M.

At a Glance

Full name: Wayne Robert LaPierre, Jr.

Other names: Wayne LaPierre

Birthday: November 8, 1949

Age:

Net worth: $25M

Occupation: Business Executive, Gun rights activist.

Nationality: United States of America

Net Worth

$25M

Wayne LaPierre has been a government activist and lobbyist since receiving his master's degree in government and politics, including positions on the board of directors of the American Association of Political Consultants, the American Conservative Union, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. As of , Wayne LaPierre has an estimated net worth of about $25M.

Favorite Quotes from Wayne LaPierre

“Facts tell us that criminalizing private transfers of firearms among family members and friends under a universal background check system would do nothing to prevent gun violence,’ and importantly, would not have prevented the profound tragedies that gun banners use to promote such a system.” – Wayne LaPierre
“The media try to make rank-and-file Americans feel guilty about buying a gun. The enemies of freedom demonize gun buyers and portray us as social lepers. But we know the truth. We know that responsible gun ownership exemplifies what is good and right about America.” – Wayne LaPierre
“After Hurricane Sandy, we saw the hellish world that the gun prohibitionists see as their utopia. Looters ran wild in south Brooklyn. There was no food, water, or electricity. And if you wanted to walk several miles to get supplies, you better get back before dark, or you might not get home at all.” – Wayne LaPierre
“Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, among the world’s richest men, believes his personal fortune can erase the liberty of every American who would exercise the right to keep and bear arms. He plans liquidation of our rights a step-at-a-time – spending millions of dollars of his bottomless personal fortune at a time.” – Wayne LaPierre
“We are the millions and millions of Americans who take responsibility for our own safety and protection of our children as a God-given right. We are proud to exercise that right, are not ashamed of it, and deserve nothing less than absolute respect and admiration as lawful gun owners.” – Wayne LaPierre

Early life

Wayne Robert LaPierre, Jr. was born on November 8, 1949, in Schenectady, New York, the eldest child of Hazel (Gordon) and Wayne Robert LaPierre, Sr. His father was an accountant for the local General Electric plant.

The LaPierre family trace their patrilineal heritage to a 17th century French ancestor who emigrated from the Brittany region of France to New France (now Quebec, Canada). His family moved to Roanoke, Virginia, when LaPierre, Jr. was five years old, and he was raised in the Roman Catholic church.

Career

Wayne LaPierre has been a government activist and lobbyist since receiving his master's degree in government and politics, including positions on the board of directors of the American Association of Political Consultants, the American Conservative Union, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Since 1991, he has served as EVP and chief executive of the NRA, the largest gun rights advocacy and firearms safety training/marksmanship organization in the United States. LaPierre joined the NRA in 1977 after working as a legislative aide to Democratic Virginia delegate and gun rights advocate Vic Thomas.

In 2014, NRA contributions totaled $103 million and LaPierre's compensation was $985,885. In 2015, NRA contributions totaled $95 million. In that year, LaPierre received a $3.7 million deferred compensation distribution from his "employee funded deferred compensation plan", which was required by federal law, and according to the NRA raised his total annual compensation to $5,110,985.

On August 6, 2020, following 18 months of investigation, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a civil lawsuit against the NRA and LaPierre, as well as treasurer Wilson Phillips, former chief of staff and current executive director of general operations Joshua Powell and general counsel and secretary John Frazer, alleging fraud, financial misconduct, and misuse of charitable funds, and calling for the dissolution of the association due to chronic fraudulent management.

The NRA attempted to have the case moved to Texas and the dissolution lawsuit dismissed, but federal Judge Harlin Hale of the Northern District of Texas ruled that the effort was made in bad faith. LaPierre's compensation and exorbitant corporate spending on personal items such as expensive suits, chartered jet flights, and a traveling "glam squad" for his wife, drew attention in the eleven-day hearing.