Boris Johnson Net Worth 2020
|Popular Name:||Boris Johnson|
|Real Name:||Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson|
|Birth Date:||19 June 1964|
|Birth Place:||Manhattan, New York City, United States|
(m. 1987; ann. 1993)
(m. 1993; sep. 2018)
Carrie Symonds (2018–present; engaged)
|Children:||At least 6|
|Profession:||Politician, Journalist, Author|
|Years active:||1987 Till Date|
|Net Worth:||£4 Million|
Boris Johnson is a British politician and prime minister of the United Kingdom since July 2019. He served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Henley from 2001 to 2008 and has been serving as Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015. He occupied the office of the mayor of London from 2008 to 2016, and served as foreign secretary for the next two years.
A member of the ‘Conservative Party’ Johnson is also a historian and journalist. He was born in New York City to English parents but returned to the United Kingdom during his childhood. He was a bright student in school and was therefore, awarded a ‘King’s Scholarship’ to study at ‘Eton College’ after which he studied Classics at ‘Balliol College,’ Oxford. After graduating from college, began his career in the field of journalism working with ‘The Times’. He found considerable success in the profession and went on to work as an editor of ‘The Spectator’ for six years starting from 1999. He found interest in politics along the line and was in 2001, elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Henley.
Due to his enigmatic personality, Boris Johnson is considered a very controversial figure in British politics. The details of Boris Johnson net worth, his childhood life, political career and family has been penned down in this article. Read on.
Boris Johnson’s Early Life
He was named Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson when he was born in New York City, United States on 19 June 1964. His British parents, Stanley Johnson and Charlotte Johnson had three more children after him. At birth, Alexander was granted both British and American citizenship. He was a bright student in school and was therefore, awarded a ‘King’s Scholarship’ to study at ‘Eton College’ after which he studied Classics at ‘Balliol College,’ Oxford. He was a popular figure in college and was elected secretary of ‘Oxford Union’ in 1984. He specialized in the study of Classical Philosophy and Ancient Literature and graduated with a second-class degree.
Boris Johnson’s Career
After leaving college, Boris started working as a graduate trainee as a journalist at “The Times” in 1987. His time at the news firm was highly problematic, and he was sacked. Now this career setback did not stop him from moving forward and establishing himself as a respectable journalist. He moved on to occupy several positions in a number of other agencies, including ‘The Daily Telegraph’ where he worked as feature writer and assistant editor. In 1999 he became the editor of the magazine ‘The Spectator’, which thrived under his editorship. This added to his reputation as a successful journalist.
While carrying out his duties as a journalist, Johnson started pursuing a career in politics. In 2001, he became a Member of Parliament for Henley but continued his journalistic career holding on to his office as the editor of ‘The Spectator’. He also wrote columns for ‘GQ’ and ‘The Daily Telegraph’.
In the political field, Johnson soon earned a reputation for courting controversies, and proved to be a popular politician. He announced his candidacy for mayor of London in 2007 for the following year’s mayoral election. During the election, he won the most personal electoral mandate in the United Kingdom, defeating incumbent Ken Livingstone and assumed office as mayor in May 2008.
In 2015, he was elected as Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip. Despite several allegations about extra-marital affairs and many more controversies, Johnson continued to remain a popular politician. In the 2015-16 Brexit campaign, he supported the ‘Vote Leave’ campaign. Upon its victory, the flamboyant politician was regarded as the next front-runner for the post of prime minister. However, Theresa May became the prime minister when he refused the Conservative candidacy.
Under the new prime minister’s government, Johnson served as foreign secretary from 2016 to 2018. When May resigned from office, he confirmed and started his campaign for the upcoming election. He won the election against Jeremy Hunt in July 2019 with 66% votes.
As prime minister, Boris Johnson made a proposal to leave the European Union (EU) by 31 October 2019 with or without a deal, and also called for a general election in September the same year under “Fixed-term Parliament Act” to prevent a no deal exit.
Awards & Achievements
The controversial politician has a number of awards and has has received multiple accolades particularly during his years as a journalist. He was awarded “Commentator of the Year” in 1997 and was named “Pagan Federation of Great Britain National Journalist of the Year” The following year. He won “Editor of the Year” in 2003, and has earned respect in the field of journalism as well as in politics. He has also received several honorary degrees from various educational institutions.
Personal Life & Family
After being married for 6 years, Boris Johnson divorced Allegra Mostyn-Owen in 1993. He married again in 1993, to a barrister named Marina Wheeler this time around. Their marriage lasted for 25 years before being dissolved. Johnson’s affair with arts consultant was widely reported. He was also linked to former DJ and model Jennifer Arcuri. In 2019, Johnson started living with Carrie Symonds. The pair are now engaged and also expecting a child together.
In 2007, Johnson revealed that he was a cannabis user before he went to university, and he had used cocaine.
The COVID-19 pandemic was a serious crisis which took the world by surprise. On 20 March, the prime minister requested the closure of galleries, museums, entertainment venues, gyms, restaurants, and pubs that evening. Three days later a “stay at home” order throughout the United Kingdom was initiated. On 27 March, it was announced that Boris Johnson had tested positive for corona virus. His symptoms persisted and he was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital in London. His condition worsened and he was moved to the intensive care unit of the hospital. However he got better and left hospital on 9 April.
Age & Physical Features
The 56-year-old is 176cm tall. He weighs about 78kg and maintains a healthy body.
Boris Johnson Net Worth
Johnson is a popular political figure. As the prime minister of the United Kingdom, he definitely gets paid a reasonable sum for carrying out his duties. He has also served in other political positions, and worked as a journalist beforehand.
Salary & Earnings
In July 2018, he was said to earn £275,000 annually for working at the Daily Telegraph where he wrote a weekly column. He reportedly earns £150,000 monthly for occupying the office of prime minister. As well as making money from his political career, he has gathered a massive sum of money from property. Earlier in 2019, he reportedly sold his home for a sum of £3.7million, and this is also expected to account for Boris Johnson net worth. Additionally, he has authored several good books which are still available on sale for different prices.
Assets & Lifestyle
Boris Johnson has since purchased a £1.3million house with fiancee Carrie Symonds, 31. He mostly makes use of the official cars assigned to him as the prime minister, but it is believed that he could have several more properties which are yet to make it to the media.
Boris Johnson net worth is £4 million. He served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Henley from 2001 to 2008 and has been serving as Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015. He occupied the office of the mayor of London from 2008 to 2016, and served as foreign secretary for the next two years. Apart from being a politician, he also made his wealth from other ventures such as selling his family home, and writing columns and several books.