David Duke is an American activist, and a white nationalist politician, as well as an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist. He is a convicted felon and a former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
He was born on July 1, 1950 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to David Hedger Duke Sir and Alice Maxine. His father worked for the Shell Oil Company. The family often had to move due to his work. They even lived in the Netherlands for a period. They finally settled in Louisiana.
Once there, Duke met William Luther Pierce, the leader of a white nationalist group and became a good friend with him. Pierce influenced his views on the world. In 1967, Duke became a full member of the Ku Klux Klan. He also enrolled into the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
While working for the White Youth Alliance, he met a beautiful girl named Chloe Eleanor Hardin, a prominent member of the group. They had a relationship during college, and married each other in 1974. They have two daughters, Erika and Kristin Duke. The pair divorced in 1984, after which Chloe moved to West Palm Beach in Florida to be close to her parents. She eventually married Don Black, a member of Duke Klan. David lived in Moscow, Russia for five years after this, starting in 1999.
Career and Achievements
In 1972, Duke was detained in New Orleans for provoking a mutiny. Three years alter in 1975, he ran for a political seat for the first time, in Louisiana. He was unsuccessful, after which in 1979 he competed as a Republican for a seat at the tenth district senate. Again, he was not that successful, but never gave up. In 1988, he entered the race for the Democratic presidential primaries, and again failed. Duke tends to switch sides between parties at the first sign of trouble. His Twitter account was suspended because of offensive tweets that marginalize or attempt to divide races. He wrote several publications that did relatively well. His biggest success in politics were the populist nomination for the president of the United States of America, and a nomination for the Senator of Louisiana.
David Duke’s has net worth is estimated to be over $600,000. He accumulated his wealth mainly from politics. He was a member of the Democratic Presidential primaries, which earned him money and publicity. He also earned during his race for the 10th District Senate seat. Although very controversial as a politician, he did found himself on some high positions. His determination is to be admired, but his motifs and believes are questionable.