Peter Hitchens Wiki: Wife, Children, Brother, Net Worth

By Kishor Shahi | Published On: 18 Sep, 2018
Peter Hitchens Wiki: Wife, Children, Brother, Net Worth

Peter Hitchens, who had vowed himself to Atheism, later inclined to Christianity. His change of belief led him to numerous on-air battle with his now-deceased brother Christopher Hitchens.

Peter is an author and journalist. The former foreign correspondent now writes for The Mail on Sunday. As an author, he is famous for his books like The War We Never Fought and The Rage Against The God.

Atheism & His Brother’s Death

Known for his hostile atheism, Christopher Hitchens is the brother of Peter Hitchens. Peter, was also antagonistic and a self-avowed atheist like his brother, Christopher but Peter later opted to follow Christianity. 

His elder brother, Christopher, who identified himself as antitheist was also an author as well as Religious Critic. Peter and Christopher had many issues in their life and career. Their rivalry started since their childhood, which lasted for 50 years.

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Peter (right) with his Atheist brother Christopher (Photo: David Levene)

Although these brothers argued on various issues like the existence of gods and so on, they restored their family’s relation after the birth of Peter’s third child. The Atheist brother of Peter announced his treatment for esophageal cancer in 2010. Later, he died of hospital-acquired pneumonia on 15 December 2011 at the age of 62.

Peter’s Married Life With Wife

Being together for more than three decades, Peter Hitchens and Eve Ross have proved themselves as a selfless and outstanding couple. Peter and Eve were both students at York University. They had a meaningful relationship and lived together before they got married in 1983. Eve Ross is the daughter of the Journalist David Ross.

The couple is reportedly living the happy life welcoming three children, which includes two sons and a daughter. Dan, who was the first born child of the couple, works as a Deputy Editor of the Catholic Herald, a London-based Roman Catholic magazine.

How Much Is Peter’s Net Worth?

Peter gathers his net worth especially from his career in journalism and as a book author. As per PayScale, a journalist in America is entitled to an average salary of $39,258. He is an author and has published many of his novels, from which he summons his fortune from it as well.

Peter started his career in journalism after he worked for Daily Express between 1977 and 2000, initially as a reporter specializing in education, industrial and labor affairs. He became a political reporter and subsequently served as a deputy political editor.

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He presented several documentaries on Channel 4, including critical examinations of Nelson Mandela and David Cameron. In the late 1990s, along with Derek Draper and Austin Mitchell, Peter co-presented a programme on Talk Radio UK.

He has published his novels like Rage Against The God, The Abolishment Of Britain, Short Breaks In Mordor and many more.

Short Bio

Peter Hitchens was born in 1951 to his parents, Eric Ernest Hitchens and Yvonne Jean Hitchens, in Sliema, Malta with the birth name Peter Jonathan Hitchens. Peter, age 66, celebrates his birthday on 28 October. The Englishman stands few inches shorter than his brother, Christopher, who has the height of 1.75 meters (5 feet and 10 inches).

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His father Eric was a Naval Officer in the Royal Navy, who was stationed in the Mediterranean Fleet. His mother, Yvonne Jean Hitchens committed suicide in 1973 in Athens. He wanted to join the navy, but his eye defect prevented him from following the footsteps of his father.

Hitchens did his schooling in The Leys School and the Oxford College of the completion of his education. Later he went to the University of York, where he studied Philosophy and Politics and also was a member of Alcuin College. He graduated in 1973.