Boris Johnson won the general election in 2019, in December and became the new Prime Minister of Britain. He won with the most significant Conservative majority, and something like that didn’t happened in decades.
If you would love to know more about Boris’s life, what are his hobbies and after all what’s his net worth, keep reading this article. You’ll find out what the PM loves to do in his spare time, and how did he earn all of his money.
Early Life of Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson was not born in the UK, he was born in New York City, but his parents were British. He was born on June 19, 1964. His parents were living in New York because his father was studying Economics at Columbia University at that time. Because of that, Boris had two citizenship, both the UK and the US. But in 2017, he decided to gave up his American citizenship.
He got his education at Eton College and Balliol College, Oxford. While being a student at the University, he was a member of the very infamous Bullingdon Club. This club is an exclusive all-male dining club, which would be reasonable if the members were not famous for being aggressive and destructive. It was alleged that the club members trashed many bars and restaurants all around Oxford. The members of the club are known for being very rich and wearing blue tailcoats and mustard yellow waistcoats.
It’s interesting that both Boris Johnson and David Cameron, the former UK Prime Minister, were members of the club in 1987. They even have a picture together with other members of the club.
Boris first started working as a journalist at The Times. He also worked at The Daily Telegraph, as a correspondent for Brussels. While at The Daily Telegraph, Johnson became the assistant editor and was at the position for five years. He then worked for six years, until 2005, as the editor of The Spectator.
Johnson was always interested in politics, and he first made a bid for a spot in Parliament in 2001, when he was elected for Henley. He was an MP for Henley until 2008, and after that, he’s been an MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015.
The Londoners get to know him when he was elected to be the new Mayor of London in 2008. He was re-elected in 2012, and he was at that position for eight full years.
The general public got to know him in the Brexit Vote Leave campaign. He was the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, and when Theresa May resigned, he made a bid for Prime Minister. Boris won the UK General Election in December 2019 and became the new Prime Minister with an outstanding majority of votes.
Some Interesting Facts about Boris Johnson
Boris had a temporary hearing loss when he was a child, and he had to wear a grommet, which is a small tube surgically implanted in the eardrum to drain the liquid that filled up the ear canal.
Johnson loves to paint and make models of busses and other things because it helps him relax after a stressful day.
In one interview, Boris even explained the whole process of how he makes the busses, how he paints them, and how he also puts passengers in them. He said that the passengers are enjoying themselves on the wonderful busses he made.
Boris Johnson Net Worth 2020
Boris Johnson worked a lot in his life before he became the UK Prime Minister, and he managed to collect a quite amount of money.
First, he worked as a journalist, and he certainly managed to save some money up. He also earned as an MP, and in 2018 he even returned to The Daily Telegraph. He was working there part-time, writing a weekly column, for which he was paid annually £275,000. While he was doing that he was still a member of the Parliament and he was earning an annual salary of £79,568, that is the basic salary for one member of Parliament. Still, it’s double the average salary in the UK. But if you are a member of the Parliament, you don’t qualify for maternity pay, holiday pay, or sick day pay.
Today it is believed that the total net worth of Boris Johnson around astonishes £1.6million. He had a marital home that was worth around £3.7million, which he recently sold because he divorced. After that, he bought a new home where he is living with his new girlfriend Carrie Symonds, which is reportedly worth £1.3million.