Boris Johnson is a British politician, author, and former journalist who has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, today we look at his net worth and lifestyle.
BORIS JOHNSON NET WORTH – $5,000,000
|NAME: Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson|
|BIRTHDAY: 19th June 1964|
|COUNTRY OF BIRTH: United Kingdom|
|SOURCE OF WEALTH: Politics|
|PLACE OF RESIDENCE: London, United Kingdom|
Born in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City on the 19th June 1964, Boris Johnson retuened England in September 1964 with his family at a young age.
He grew up in Summertown, a suburb of Oxford and later moved to moved to Crouch End in north London before a brief return to Washington D.C.
Another move back home to England saw the family settle at West Nethercote Farm, near Winsford in Somerset.
Johnson had high ambitions at an early age and enjoyed fox hunting in his early years while also wanting to become what he described as “World King”.
Johnson attended Winsford Village School, before returning to London to settle in Primrose Hill and later attended the European School, Brussels I and learnt to speak French.
He attended preparatory boarding school Ashdown House in East Sussex in 1975 and developed a love of rugby while excelling at both Ancient Greek and Latin.
Gaining a King’s Scholarship to study at Eton College, Boris Johnson and, during this time, joined church of England while abandoning Catholicism.
After attending the University of Oxford where he excelled in English and Classics, he became secratery of the school debating society and later, editor of the school newspaper.
Bris Johnson owns a number of expensive homes in the United Kingdom including a £1.3 million four-bedroom townhouse in Camberwell, south London.
He also owns a £1,25 million pound Oxfordshire farmhouse from his previous wife and once owned a New York City loft apartment opposite artist Andy Warhol’s abode.
He onced owned a five-storey Georgian townhouse overlooking Regent’s Canal worth close to £3.75 million pounds and today, resides in a house with over 100 rooms, number 10 Downing Street, even if he does not own that one!
Boris Johnson began his career working for The Times and later The Daily Telegraph between 1987–1994 quickly becoming one of the city’s few Eurosceptic Journalists.
After publishing several articles that caught the eye of conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, he was said to have greatly influenced British opinion on this country’s relations with Europe in the 1990’s.
From 1994 to 1999 Johnson became a political coulumist after his request to become a war reporter was turned down and worked for several magazines incuding The Spectator and GQ.
Deciding to run as an MP in the 2001 General Election, Boris Johnson won the seat of Henley following Michael Heseltine’s retirement.
Johnson managed to save the local air ambulance and stop the closure of Townlands Hospital and during his first four years as an MP, he attended over half the votes in the House of Commons.
Johnson was once again, elected an MP in the 2005 General Election and although he lost his job with the Spectator, he continued to write for The Telegraph and presented The Dream of Rome.
Johnson announced his intention to run for London mayor in 2007 and won the election in 2008, beating incumbent Ken Livingston before resigning as an MP.
He recieved criticism during the early years as mayor but carried out a number of engagements including visiting the closing ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics.
He also implimented a number of eco friendly ideas including a transport for London Bycicle system and upgraded the London Buses.
He was re-elected as London Mayor in 2012 and oversaw preperations for London to host the Summer 2012 Olympic Games and suceeded in extending the hours of the Tube to run through the night.
In the May 2015 General Election, Boris Johnson was elected the MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip and that same year embarked on the Brexit Campaign siding with Vote Leave.
The success of Vote leave saw the resignation of Conservative PM David Cameron and Johnson was expected to succeed him, later announcing he would not run.
Boris Johnson was mafe Foreign Secretary in 2016 under PM Theresa May and took on a number of Foreign Trips including the British Virgin Islands and Yemen.
Johnson returned to his role as a backbench MP and, in 2018, signed a 12‑month contract to write articles for the Telegraph Media Group.
Boris Johnson confirmed on the 16th May 2019 that he would be standing in the upcoming General Election to replace Theresa May.
He launched his campaign under the Slogan Back Boris and won the party election campaign with 92,153 votes to Jeremy Hunt’s 46,656.
Johnson oversaw the UK’s exit from the European union in his frst term as PM and was later re-elected in the 2019 General Election.
Most recently Johnson has been handling the COVID-19 pandemic which has ravaged the United Kingdom and sent the country into a number of lockdowns.
Boris has had several marriages including to Allegra Mostyn-Owen and Marina Wheeler.
He met Carrie Symonds while working for The Independant Newspaper and became engaged in late 2019.
The couples son, Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson was born in April 2020 and Johnson also has a daughter with arts consultant. Helen MacIntyre.
Johnsons Father, Stanley Johnson was a a former Conservative Member of the European Parliament and employee of the European Commission and the World Bank.
Hos Mother, Charlotte Johnson Wahl was the daughter of James Fawcett and a painter.
Johnson has three siblings, brothers named Leo and Jo Johnson and a sister named Rachel who is a writer and journalist.
Boris Johnson has a number of friends in the world of politics including Matt Hancock, Priti patel, Dominic Raab and Jacob Rees Mogg.
Other friends in his close circle include Donald Trump, Prem Sikka, Claire Foxx, Charles Moore, Anthony Woodley and Dame Helena Morrisey.
Boris Johnson is also good friends with several members of the royal family including Queen Elizabeth, Prince William, Prince Charles and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge.
He has a number of friends outside government including Professor Chris Witty, NHS Chief Sir Simon Stevens and Professor Jonathan Van-Tam.
Boris Johnson is a man of many talents and has been seen taking part ina number of sports including rugby and football.
Since his brush with COVID-19 he has taken up regular exercise, however he often rode a bike to work before becoming PM.
Johnson lives a lavish lifestyle and earns over $350,000 per year with him often holidaying in Scotland and even seen on a holiday in Dubrovnik.
Boris Johnson has a number of awards including an Honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Brunel University London and is a member of the Privy Council.