Who is Lauren Southern?
Lauren Cherie Southern was born on 16 June 1995, in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, and is an internet personality, journalist and political activist, probably best known through her work with The Rebel Media. She has also worked for “Spiked” and the “International Business Times”, but all of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.
The Wealth of Lauren Southern
How rich is Lauren Southern? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is at least over $100,00, earned through success in her numerous endeavors, but particularly on YouTube on which she works independently and publishes videos. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Activism and Controversies
Southern is known to be a part of the groups “Generation identitare”, and “Defend Europe” whose goals at the time were to target NGO ships and stop them from operating rescue operations supposedly filling-up with illegal immigrants. The two groups have been accused of obstructing the rescue of migrants and refugees at sea. The events caused Patreon to delete her account over concerns of her using funds to take part in activities that would likely lead loss of life, allegations which she denied.
In 2018, Lauren along with others were denied entry into the United Kingdom, when Border Force deemed their ‘presence in the UK as not conducive to the public good’. The previous month they were seen in the English town of Luton distributing flyers which targeted the Islamic faith. She also tried her hand at speaking in New Zealand, but was later denied entry by the Mayor of Auckland Phil Goff as the Auckland Council believed that she along with her companions would only stir up religious and ethnic tensions.
😀 they all survived the shrieking commies outside. pic.twitter.com/3KI9bf327k
— Lauren Southern (@Lauren_Southern) October 26, 2017
The decision to stop her from entering New Zealand proved controversial and divided politicians and groups with some advocating free speech while others believed the ban was essential to keep the peace. She then planned on going on a tour of Australia, which initially denied her a Visa but was later approved to enter the country. She’s also known to be working on a documentary called “Farmlands”, which will focus on the post-Apartheid farm violence in South Africa.
There has been no reports that Southern is in any romantic relationship, and she seems to be more focused on her activism than anything else. She has been described as far right, right-wing, and alt-right. She has also been criticized as anti-feminist, white nationalist, Islamophobic, and xenophobic. She has been vocal against European countries accepting refugees or migrants from other countries such as Asia and Africa, believing that it is a step towards white genocide. She has been labelled as a conspiracy theorist and an agent of propaganda.
Southern retains her own YouTube account, which is a means to promote her advocacies, and she also has a personal website which functions in a similar manner.