Stanley Johnson Biography
|Popular Name:||Stanley Johnson|
|Birth Name:||Stanley Patrick Johnson|
|Birth Date:||14 August 1940|
|Birth Place:||Penzance, Cornwall, England|
(m. 1963; div. 1979)
|Years active:||1970’s till date|
|Net Worth:||$2 Million|
|Last Updated:||April 2020|
Stanley Patrick Johnson is the father of Boris Johnson, the current British Prime Minister. He is a former politician and author who has written books about environmental and population issues. His six children include former
Mayor of London; Jo Johnson, Rachel Johnson, a television presenter, editor, author, and journalist, and Boris Johnson, UK’s Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party.
Stanley Johnson’s Early Life
Stanley Johnson was born to Irene Williams and Osman Kemal (later Wilfred Johnson) in Penzance, Cornwall, England, on 18 August 1940. His paternal grandfather, Ali Kemal Bey, was assassinated during the Turkish War of Independence in 1922. He was one of the last interior ministers of Ottoman Empire government. Stanley’s father was born in Bournemouth, England.
Stanley Johnson attended Sherborne School in Dorset. While still an undergraduate studying at
Exeter College, Oxford, he partook in the Marco Polo Expedition with Michael de Larrabeiti and Tim Severin, traveling in a sidecar and on motorcycle from England to Venice, and then to India and Afghanistan. This adventure led to the publication of the 1964 book by Tim Severin, “Tracking Marco Polo”, with photographs by de Larrabeiti.
Stanley Johnson’s Career
Stanley Johnson is a writer and former politician. Previously, he worked at the World Bank. He has a major interest in the environment, and served as the European Commission’s Head of Prevention of Pollution Division from 1973 to 1979. He is a board member of Plantlife International and trustee of the Gorilla Organisation. For many years, he reigned in the position of ambassador for the “UNEP Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals” based in Germany.
As an author, he has published many books regarding environmental issues and a total of nine novels, including “The Commission”, which was made into a film in 1998, starring John Hurt.
Johnson stood for the Conservative Party in Teignbridge constituency at the 2005 general election, and was placed second behind Liberal Democrats’ Richard Younger-Ross.
On 5 May 2008, it was reported that Stanley Johnson hoped for selection to contest his son Boris Johnson’s parliamentary seat of Henley. However, three weeks later, it was reported that the Conservative party had selected three local people as candidates, and on May 30, local councillor John Howell was picked to fight the by-election.
In November 2017, Johnson was confirmed a contestant for the 17th series of the show “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!”. He was eliminated from the show as the fifth person, finishing in seventh place.
In 2018, in the company of eight other celebrities, Stanley appeared on The Real Marigold Hotel, a BBC programme.
Stanley Johnson’s Works
As an author, Stanley Johnson has written many books. Some of his works include:
- Gold Drain (1967, Heinemann)
- Panther Jones for President (1968, Heinemann)
- The Green Revolution (1972, Hamilton)
- The Population Problem (1973, David & C)
- The Politics of Environment (1973, T Stacey)
- The Urbane Guerilla (1975, Macmillan)
- The Doomsday Deposit (1979, EP Dutton
- The Marburg Virus (1982, Heinemann)
- Tunnel (1984, Heinemann)
- The Commissioner (1987, Century)
- Dragon River (1989, Frederick Muller)
- Stanley I Resume (2009, Fourth Estate Ltd)
- Stanley I Resume (2014, Biteback)
- Kompromat (2017, Point Blank)
Stanley Johnson’s Awards
- RSPCA Richard Martin Award in 1983 for Outstanding Services to animal welfare
- Greenpeace Award in 1984 for Outstanding Services to the Environment
- Newdigate Prize for Poetry in 1962
Stanley Johnson’s Personal life
Mr. Johnson is the father of six grown up children, including former Mayor of London; Jo Johnson, Rachel Johnson, a television presenter, editor, author, and journalist, and Boris Johnson, UK’s Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party.
In 1963, he got married to Charlotte Fawcett, a painter, with whom he had four children: Jo, Rachel, Leo, and Boris. However, the couple divorced in 1979, and Stanley got married again in 1981 to Jennifer Kidd, with whom he had two children, Maximilian and Julian.
It has been revealed in 2020, that he will apply for French citizenship after Brexit is done.
Stanley Johnson has always made his personal views open. He has said his son Boris’ comments on Muslim women who wear burkas look like “bank robbers” and “letterboxes” didn’t go far enough and that the comments criticism had been “synthetic indignation” which was created by political opponents of Boris. In October 2018, he stated that whatever the solution is for the border located on the island of Ireland after Brexit, the citizens of Ireland will shoot each other if they want to shoot each other.
The man will be 80 years old in August. He is still very active in duty, and waxes on very strongly. Presently, his weight is 78kg and his height is 175cm. His hair is all grey particularly due to age, while his eyes are brown.
Stanley Johnson Net Worth
According to Wikipedia, IMDb, Forbes, and other online resources, famous English Politician and author Stanley Johnson is in a comfortable financial situation owing to his lifelong writing and political career. He has made huge profits from the sales of his books. He has also starred on a list of television shows which account for Stanley Johnson net worth.
It has been reported that the father of six hates the idea of renting, so he has bought over 20 properties. While it is clear that the retired politician is not struggling for money, his children are raking it in so there’s not much for him to worry about at his age.
Stanley Johnson net worth is approximately $2million (around £1.4million).