What is Ammon Bundy's net worth? Maskless 'anti-govt activist' misses trial, arrested again at Idaho court

Bundy was due in a Boise courtroom for the beginning of his trial on misdemeanor trespassing and resisting arrest charges from last year but he refused to wear a mask and missed his trial


                            What is Ammon Bundy's net worth? Maskless 'anti-govt activist' misses trial, arrested again at Idaho court
Ammon Bundy arrested after missing jury trial (Getty Images)

Prominent conservative advocate and 'anti-government activist' Ammon Bundy who was arrested last year and was to go on trial after being charged with trespassing in the Idaho Statehouse was apprehended again on Monday, March 15, after he refused to wear a mask in court. His refusal to wear a mask prevented him from entering and causing him to miss his own trial, resulting in a charge of failure to appear.

According to reports, Bundy was due in a Boise courtroom for the beginning of his trial on misdemeanor, trespassing and resisting arrest charges related to the August incident at the Idaho Statehouse when he reused to leave the building last year. 

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"Mr. Bundy today refused to wear a mask to come into the courthouse and thus was not granted admission," Steven Hippler, administrative judge for the Fourth Judicial District, told NBC News. The Idaho Supreme Court has required masks for entry into any courthouses in the state for nearly a year now. When he didn't enter inside the courthouse because of his refusal, Magistrate Judge David Manweiler issued a warrant for Bundy's arrest. Reports now reveal that he remained in jail March 15 afternoon in lieu of $10,000 bail and will continue to face charges from last year. 

Ammon Bundy, the leader of an anti-government militia, speaks to members of the media in front of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters on January 6, 2016 near Burns, Oregon. (Getty Images)

Authorities say that if and when Bundy is released, he will be required to comply with state orders that requiring the wearing of masks inside the courthouse or face further charges.

In August 2020, Bundy, along with two others, had refused to leave the statehouse after a hearing was switched to another part of the building. The state police had to eventually roll him out after he even refused to get up from the swivel chair he occupied. Bundy was arrested twice over a two-day period.

This is not Bundy's first brush with controversy. The 41-year-old activist has been involved in several high-profile scrapes with the law, including a 2016 standoff between land-use activists and federal officials at a wildlife preserve. In another case from last fall, Bundy again refused to wear a mask to his son's football game, which had eventually ended in the school officials reportedly ending a game at halftime.

He has had differences with other right-wing activists as well. In 2018, he broke with then-president Donald Trump on the issue of immigration. "It's like being in a room full of people in here, trying to teach, and no one is listening," Bundy had reportedly said about the right-wing "patriot groups" movement at the time. "The vast majority seemed to hang on to what seemed like hate, and fear, and almost warmongering, and I don't want to associate myself with warmongers."

What is Ammon Bundy's net worth?

Bundy is a car fleet manager by profession and was reportedly listed as a member of several Arizona companies. Bundy has registered numerous businesses with Arizona related to heavy equipment and steel products as well. Several reports also mention that he and his wife Lisa own a 5,102 square feet (474 m2) home in Emmett, Idaho.

According to Wikispro, Bundy has a net worth of $5 to $10 million.

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