Who is Richard Spencer?
Richard Bertrand Spencer was born on 11 May 1978, in Boston, Massachusetts USA, and is a white supremacist, best known for being the president of the National Policy Institute, and the Washington Summit Publishers which are white supremacist think tanks. However, he has rejected claims of him being a supremacist.
— Richard ? Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) January 5, 2018
The Wealth of Richard Spencer
How rich is Richard Spencer? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $185 million, earned through success in his numerous endeavors. He’s also been known to engage in Nazi rhetoric on numerous occasions, and has denounced Jews. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
Richard was the son of an ophthalmologist, and a cotton farm heiress. He grew up in Preston Hollow, Dallas Texas, and attended St. Mark’s School of Texas. After matriculating, he enrolled at the University of Virginia, studying English Literature and Music, graduating in 2003 and then studying for a Master’s degree at the University of Chicago. He also spent time at the Vienna International Summer University.
In 2005, he became a PhD student at Duke University, focusing on modern European intellectual history, and where he was a part of the Duke Conservative Union; he didn’t complete his studies, leaving the school in 2007. He joined “The American Conservative” magazine as an assistant editor, but was fired due to his extreme views. He later founded AlternativeRight.com, and claims that he actually created the term. In 2011, he became the executive director of Washington Summit Publishers, which created a bi-annual publication.
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— Richard ? Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) August 27, 2017
Activities and Public SpeakingIn 2011, Spencer became the director and president of the National Policy Institute (NPI). He tried to organize a conference for white nationalists in Budapest, Hungary, which led him to be deported, and banned from the Schengen Agreement countries in Europe for three years. He then founded another website which to many critics seemed more anti-Semitic rather than white nationalist. He’s continued to make moves that have caused problems for several areas, and which led him to be removed from the Conservative Political Action Conference. He even led a torch lit protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, and was involved in the violent Unite the Right rally in the same area.
During a speech in Washington DC, he quoted Nazi propaganda and denounced Jews, later making the Nazi salute as a part of his speech. He has been banned from speaking in several universities, and was denied speaking opportunities due to the events of the United the Right Rally, citing that universities preferred public safety for its students. His appearance at the University of Florida, attracted many more protestors against than supporters of Spencer. Later that day, three men were arrested and charged with attempted homicide, after they allegedly discharged a firearm at protestors leaving the event.
Richard strongly believes in a unification of a white race and a racial empire akin to the Roman Empire, but has been criticized for his inconsistency in his definition of white. He supported Donald Trump during his presidential election and subsequent presidency. He has also opposed women in making foreign policy, is not in favor of women voting, and opposes same-sex marriage, but supports legal access to abortion as he believes it will strongly reduce the number of Hispanics as well as black people.
— Richard ? Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) January 12, 2018
He is an atheist, and despises the Christian church stating that it is one that is not based on ethnic and racial ancestry – he has described himself as a pagan. He has voted for John Kerry, but also for George W. Bush during the 2004 presidential election, ‘…because Bush stood for war.” He has translated books from fascist Aleksandr Dugin which he later published through Washington Summit Publishers.
For his personal life, it is known that Spencer married Georgian-Russian-American Nina Kouprianova, but they separated in 2016, although the following year he stated that they were not separated, and were still together. He resides in Whitefish, Montana, and splits time between that area and a rented house in Arlington, Virginia, but having lived in Whitefish for over 10 years, considers it home. Spencer has stated numerous times that he wants a peaceful, ethnic cleansing for a dispossessed white race, to help halt the deconstruction of European culture. He tries to use online platforms to continue promoting his ideals, and support for the Trump administration.