Craig Kielburger Net Worth


At the young age of 12, Craig Kielburger would read a newspaper article about a Pakistani boy that would ultimately change his life.  He learned that the boy, Iqbal Masih, had been murdered for simply speaking out against child labor and in support of education for children.

For raising his voice, Craig saw Iqbal as a hero and knew immediately that he wanted to make a difference, so he started learning about human rights.  This led him on a trip to South Asia where he witnessed first-hand the complexity of the issue of child labor.

So, he wrote about it in a book called, Free The Children.

In today’s article, we are going to talk about Craig Kielburger’s net worth, career path, and a little about his personal life.

Early life

Craig Kielburger is the second son of school teachers, Fred and Theresa Kielburger.  He and his brother Marc grew up in Thornhill, Ontario.

By high school, Craig became a dedicated and high-profile children’s rights activist. In 2002, Craig coupled his charitable initiatives with university, entering the University of Toronto’s Peace and Conflict Studies program. In 2009, he was the youngest to ever graduate from the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program at York University.

Career path 

He and his brother Marc committed their lives to stop child labor, organizing a project called Free the Children. This initiative became a lifelong commitment because he wanted to effect positive change in the world.  The idea eventually led to the WE Movement (a movement of people coming together to change the world).

Then, Craig co-founded WE Charity, which provides a holistic development model called WE Villages, helping to lift more than one million people out of poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

In the US, Canada and the UK, WE Schools and WE Day provide service learning programs to 18,000 schools.

Craig Kielburger is also the co-founder of ME to WE, which has been described as a pioneering social enterprise.  The profits from ME to WE  help sustain the work of their charitable organizations.

Because of his work, Craig has been featured in the media many times.  He has been seen on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 Minutes and the BBC. 

Personal life 

Craig is currently married to Leysa Cerswell, who he married in 2016.

He is recognized internationally for his philanthropic efforts.

Craig has received 15 honorary degrees and doctorates for his efforts to promote education and human rights. He has also been awarded the Nelson Mandela Freedom Medal, the Order of Canada, the World Children’s Prize, and was named Canada’s Most Admired Public Sector CEO in 2015.

Craig is a New York Times bestselling author, who has published 12 books, and he is also a nationally syndicated columnist. He was voted by Canadians as one of Canada’s top most trusted influencers in a Readers Digest poll.

Quick summary 

Full Name: Craig Kielburger

Date of Birth: December 17, 1982

Birthplace: Vaughan, Canada

Age: 38

Profession: Canadian Activist, Co-CEO of Me to We

Height:  5 ft. 9

Weight: 160 lbs.

Personal Net Worth: $625,000 CAD

Salary: $125,000

Source: value of equity in personal residence + RRSPs and other savings