Luke Harding Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 02 Feb, 2020
Facts of Luke Harding
Date of Birth: 1968 , April-21
Age: 53 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Luke Harding
Birth Name Luke Harding
Father Miles Teller
Mother Merry Teller
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Nottingham
Ethnicity Caucasian
Profession Journalist and Writer
Net Worth $4 Million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Dark Brown
Married to Alison Victoria
Children 1
Education University College, Oxford
Movies Snowden, The Fifth Estate
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Luke Harding is a British Journalist and writer. He currently works as a senior foreign correspondent for The Guardian. He rose to prominence for his book titled Mafia State, which explores his experience working in Russia and its political system. His work, however, led him to be exiled from Russia. His two books, The Fifth Estate and Snowden have been adapted in Hollywood films.

Luke Harding's Early Life and Education

Luke Harding was born as Luke Daniel Harding on 21st April 1968, to Miles Teller and Merry Teller in Nottingham, United Kingdom. He belongs to Caucasian ethnicity and holds British nationality.

Regarding his education, Harding went to UWC Atlantic College and obtained an International Baccalaureate diploma. After that, he enrolled at University College, Oxford, and completed his study in English.

Started His Carer As Reporter

Luke Harding began his career as a reporter from the Evening Argus, Brighton, in 1991. There, he worked for two years before moving on to Moscow as the bureau chief for The Guadian.

While working in Russia, Harding depicted the political issues of Russia under President Vladimir Putin in his book, titled Mafia State. In 2011,  He was refused to re-enter in Russia due to the critical articles related to Russia. Later he was granted a short term visa, but he returned to the United Kingdom. 

Luke Harding at The Frankfurt Book Fair SOURCE: Getty Image

In 2011, when Harding returned to Moscow following his two-month-long stint reporting on the contents of the leaked US diplomatic cables from London, he was refused to re-enter Russia.

On his arrival, his passport was checked and after around 45 minutes, authorities working in the Moscow airport told him "Russia was closed" for him.

As a writer, Luke has released seven books and two of them were adapted to movies. In 2013, his book WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War was adapted into a movie The Fifth Estate starring Benedict Cumberbatch as a lead actor.

In 2016, his book Edward Snowden was adapted to the film Snowden, directed by Oliver Stone. The movie featured Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, and Melissa Leo in the star cast.

Holds $4 Million Net Worth

Luke Harding has earned pretty well from his career as a journalist and writer. According to net worth buzz, he has an estimated net worth of $4 million.

According to some online sources, a correspondent for The Guardian earns an average salary of around £30,000 ($39,300). But, Harding is a senior foreign correspondent for the British newspaper, so his salary is presumed to be more than the average mark. 

British journalist and author Luke Harding SOURCE: Pinterest

Harding's four books have been put on Amazon. His books Collusion, The Snowden Files, A Very Expensive Poison, and Mafia State are priced at $11.37, $10.93 $10.49, and $3.12, respectively.

Meanwhile, Harding is believed to have a hefty sum of money as part of the royalty of his two books that were adapted into films. But, the exact amount is not revealed publicly. 

Luke Harding is Not Married Yet?

The senior correspondent to The Guardian, Luke Harding rarely opens up about his relationship stuff. The 51-year-old author and journalist is believed to be unmarried as of yet. Moreover, he is also not in a relationship officially.