Mette Frederiksen net worth: $2,6 million
Mette Frederiksen (born 19 November 1977 in Aalborg) is a Danish Social Democratic politician who has been Denmark’s Prime Minister since 27 June 2019. In addition, since 28 June 2015, she has been chairman of the Social Democrats. She has been a member of the Folketing since November 20, 2001. On June 20, 2015, she was appointed chairman of the Social Democrats, until she was elected by the party as chairman on June 28, the same year, after Helle Thorning-Schmidt had announced his resignation on election night after the parliamentary elections on 18 June 2015. Mette Frederiksen has previously held several rapporteur posts; in 2005 she became social rapporteur and was from 2005-2011 deputy chairman of the parliamentary group. From 3 October 2011 to 10 October 2014, she was Minister of Employment in the government Helle Thorning-Schmidt I. On 10 October 2014, she took up the post of Minister of Justice, after Karen Hækkerup had announced her resignation because she had been given the job as CEO of Agriculture & Food.
In the parliamentary elections in 2007, Mette Frederiksen obtained a personal vote of 27,077 votes, which placed her as number seven on the top ten list of Danish politicians with the most personal votes. In 2002, she opened the debate on banning prostitution and in 2009 she was behind the congressional decision that the Social Democrats would “work for a ban on the purchase of sexual services”.
As Minister of Employment, she has, among other things. spearheaded reforms of early retirement, flexjobs and the employment system. Likewise, the controversial cash benefit reform, which among other things means lower cash benefits for young unemployed people and provides cohabitants with mutual support obligations.
In 2002, Frederiksen received the Nina Bang Award for having shown political courage, enthusiasm and impact with a social sense. In addition, in 2012 received the Ting Prize. She has co-authored the books Epostler (2003) and Fra kamp til kultur (2004).