Boris Johnson Biography Wiki Wife Family Age Net Worth, Family, Affairs, Marriage, Wiki & much more. Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (born 19 June 1964) is a British politician, writer, and former journalist serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since July 2019. He has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015 and was MP for Henley from 2001 to 2008. He also served as Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016 and Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018. Johnson identifies as a one-nation conservative.
Born in New York City to upper-middle-class British parents, Johnson was educated at the European School, Brussels I, Ashdown House, and Eton College. He read Classics at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was elected President of the Oxford Union in 1986. He began his career in journalism at The Times but was dismissed for falsifying a quotation. He became The Daily Telegraph’s Brussels correspondent, and his articles exerted a strong influence on growing Eurosceptic sentiment on the British right. He was an assistant editor of The Telegraph from 1994 to 1999 and edited The Spectator from 1999 to 2005. He was elected MP for Henley in 2001 and served as a Junior Shadow Minister under Conservative leaders Michael Howard and David Cameron. He largely adhered to the Conservatives’ party line but adopted a socially liberal stance on issues such as LGBT rights in parliamentary votes. Resigning as an MP, in 2008 he was elected Mayor of London and was re-elected in 2012. During his mayoralty, he banned alcohol consumption on much of London’s public transport, oversaw the 2012 Summer Olympics, and introduced the New Routemaster buses, cycle hire scheme, and Thames cable car.
In 2015, Johnson was elected MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, stepping down as Mayor the following year. In 2016, he became a prominent figure in the successful Vote Leave campaign for Brexit. He then served as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs under Theresa May’s premiership – a post from which he resigned in criticism of May’s approach to Brexit and the Chequers Agreement two years later. After May resigned in 2019, he was elected Conservative leader and appointed the prime minister. In August 2019, Johnson controversially advised Queen Elizabeth II to prorogue Parliament from 10 September to 14 October; on 24 September this action was unanimously ruled to be unlawful and of no effect by the Supreme Court. In September 2019, Johnson suspended 21 of his own Conservative MPs.
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Johnson is a controversial figure in British politics and journalism. Supporters have praised him as an entertaining, humorous, and popular figure, with an appeal stretching beyond traditional Conservative voters. He has been accused of dishonesty, elitism, and cronyism, and of using racist, sexist, and homophobic language. Johnson is the subject of several biographies and a number of fictionalized portrayals.
Boris Johnson Biography Wiki Wife Family Age Net Worth
|Full Name||Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson|
|Nickname(s)||Boris, BoJo, Brand Boris|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 175 cm|
in meters– 1.75 m
in feet inches– 5’ 9”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 75 kg|
in pounds– 165 lbs
|Eye Colour||Hazel Green|
|Political Party||Conservative Party|
|Political Journey||2001: Member of Parliament for Henley constituency|
2005: Re-elected as a Member of Parliament for Henley
2008: Mayor of London
2012: Mayor of London for the second term
2015: Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency
2016: Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
2019: The Commonwealth Chair-in-Office (CIO), Leader of the Conservative Party, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
|Date of Birth||19 June 1964 (Friday)|
|Age (as in 2019)||55 Years|
|Birthplace||New York City, U.S.|
|School(s)||• Winsford Village School, Nethercote, England|
• European School, Brussels I, Uccle, Brussels, Belgium
• Ashdown House, East Sussex, England
|College/University||• Eton College, Eton, Berkshire, England|
• Balliol College, Oxford, England
|Educational Qualification||A degree in Classical Languages (Ancient Greek and Latin)|
|Residence||10 Downing Street, City of Westminster|
|Hobbies||Cycling, Jogging, Playing and Watching Rugby, Tennis, Football|
|Controversies||• Having completed his graduation from Oxford University, Johnson got a job as a trainee reporter at The Times newspaper in 1987. He was fired for fabricating a quote about King Edward II and Monarch’s suspected gay lover. While recalling the incident in 2013, he said, “It was awful — I remember a deep, deep sense of shame and guilt.”|
• In 2004, Johnson as the Shadow Minister and Vice-Chairman for Conservative Party was sacked by Michael Howard from his roles for lying about his extra-marital affairs. Johnson was then married to the second wife with whom he has four children. A tabloid revealed that he had a four-year relationship with another woman. This allegation was refuted by Johnson. Over his firing, Johnson said, “It is a wretched and lamentable day when people’s private lives can become used in political machinations.”
• During the 2005 United Kingdom general election, Johnson stoked up a controversy by saying, “Voting Tory (Tory- Member or supporter of Conservative Party) will cause your wife to have bigger breasts and increase your chances of owning a BMW M3.”
• Once he made a controversial comment on the Independence Party of the UK on its Eurosceptic nature. He said, “I can hardly condemn UKIP (UK Independence Party) as a bunch of boss-eyed, foam-flecked euro hysterics when I have been sometimes not far short of boss-eyed, foam-flecked hysteria myself.”
• In 2006, Johnson made a comment on Barack Obama, when Obama commented that Britain should remain in the European Union. Over this remark, Johnson said, “The part-Kenyan president has an ancestral dislike of the British empire – of which Churchill had been such a fervent defender.”
• He made a comment on Hillary Clinton in an article for The Telegraph. He wrote, “She’s got dyed blonde hair and pouty lips, and a steely blue stare, like a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital.”
• In 2008, he made a racial comment on Blacks in an article of Spectator. He said, “Orientals have larger brains and higher IQ scores. Blacks are at the other pole.”
• At the World Economic Forum in 2013, he made a controversial comment on Malaysian women. When the Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak said that in our country, there were 68% of women who were attending Universities. On this, Johnson said that the female students went to the Universities because they have got to find men to marry.
• In 2015, Johnson also made a comment about Donald Trump‘s Presidency. He said, “When Trump says that there are ‘no-go’ areas in London, he’s betraying stupefying ignorance that makes him frankly unfit for the office of the presidency.”
• He published his offensive limerick about the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan having sex with a goat. He also called the Turkish President, a wanderer.
• In his pro-Brexit campaign, he made up a false comment claiming, “We sent the EU £350 million a week. Let’s fund our NHS (National Health Service) instead.” Later, the amount was disclosed to be much closer to £199 million a week.
• Johnson was accused of disrupting the appeal process of a British citizen, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release from a prison in Iran.
• In 2017, he was criticized by his dead body comment for a Libyan city, Sirte. He said, “They have a got brilliant vision to turn Sirte, with the help of the municipality of Sirte, into the next Dubai. The only thing they’ve got to do is clear the dead bodies.”
• In 2018, he made a comment on Muslim women. He compared Muslim women who wear the head covering to the ‘letterboxes’ and ‘bank robbers.’ He said that he would feel entitled to ask a Muslim woman wearing a niqab to remove it if she came to his constituency office.
|Relationships & More|
|Marital Status||Married (But Separated)|
Marina Wheeler (Barrister)
Anna Fazackerley (Journalist)
Petronella Wyatt (Columnist)
Helen MacIntyre (Art Consultant)
Carrie Symonds (2018- present, Conservationist and former Director of Communications for the Conservative Party)
|Marriage Dates||5 September 1987 (with Allegra Mostyn-Owen)|
8 May 1993 (with Marina Wheeler)
|Wife/Spouse||Allegra Mostyn-Owen (m. 1987; div. 1993)|
Marina Wheeler (m. 1993; Sep. 2018)
|Children||Sons– Theodore Apollo Johnson (Student), Milo Arthur Johnson (Sportsman)|
Daughters– Lara Lettice Johnson (Journalist, Editor, Broadcaster), Cassia Peaches Johnson (Writer), Stephanie (with Helen MacIntyre)
|Parents||Father– Stanley Johnson (Author and Former Politician)|
Mother– Charlotte Johnson Wahl (Painter)
Step-Mother– Jennifer Kidd
|Siblings||Brothers– Jo Johnson (Politician), Leo (Filmmaker and Entrepreneur)|
Sisters– Rachel Johnson (Editor, Journalist, TV Presenter, Author), Julia (Half), Maximilian (Half)
|Favourite Food(s)||Fish, Cheese, Biscuits, Cake, Ice cream|
|Favourite Sports||Rugby, Football, Tennis|
|Favourite Film||The Godfather|
|Cars Collection||Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Tesla Roadster, Toyota Previa|
|Salary (approx.)||As a Member of Parliament– $98,822 (or £79,468)/year until July 2019|
As the Prime Minister of UK– $187,033 (or £150,402)/year from July 2019-onward
Note– As a columnist, he receives £700,000/year
|Net Worth (approx.)||$2 million (as in 2018)|
Johnson had dual citizenship in the United Kingdom and the United States, as he was born in New York City to English parents. In 2014, Johnson acknowledged he was disputing a demand for capital gains tax from the US tax authorities on a property that he inherited in the United Kingdom, which ultimately he paid. In February 2015, he announced his intention to renounce his US citizenship to demonstrate his loyalty to the UK, which he did in 2016. Johnson has a knowledge of French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Latin, frequently employing and alluding to classical references in both his newspaper columns and his speeches.
In 1987, he married Allegra Mostyn-Owen, daughter of the art historian William Mostyn-Owen and Italian writer Gaia Servadio. The couple divorced in 1993 and twelve days later Johnson married Marina Wheeler, a barrister and daughter of journalist and broadcaster Charles Wheeler and his wife, Dip Singh. Five weeks later, Wheeler and Johnson’s first child was born. The Wheeler and Johnson families have known each other for decades, and Marina Wheeler was at the European School, Brussels at the same time as her future husband. They have four children: two daughters and two sons.
Between 2000 and 2004, Johnson had an affair with Spectator columnist Petronella Wyatt when he was its editor, resulting in two terminated pregnancies.
In April 2006, the News of the World alleged that Johnson was having an affair with The Guardian journalist Anna Fazackerley. The pair refused to comment and shortly afterward Johnson began employing Fazackerley.
In 2009, Johnson fathered a daughter with Helen MacIntyre, an art consultant. The child’s existence was the subject of legal action in 2013 with the Court of Appeal quashing an injunction seeking to ban reporting of her existence. The judge ruled that the public had a right to know about Johnson’s “reckless” behavior. In that court case, it was asserted that Johnson has had another child out of wedlock.
The Sunday Times implied in 2019 that, in 2013, Johnson had a sexual relationship with American technology entrepreneur and former DJ and model Jennifer Arcuri, which neither Arcuri nor Johnson denied.
In September 2018, Johnson and Wheeler issued a statement confirming that after 25 years of marriage they had separated “several months ago”, and had begun divorce proceedings.
In 2019, Johnson was living with Carrie Symonds, the daughter of Matthew Symonds, a co-founder of The Independent newspaper, and Josephine McAfee, a lawyer. Symonds had worked for the Conservative party since 2009 and worked on Johnson’s 2012 campaign to be re-elected as Mayor.
In 2007, he said he had smoked cannabis before he went to university. He has also admitted to using cocaine.
Although baptized a Catholic and later confirmed into the Church of England, Johnson has stated that “his faith comes and goes” and that he is not a serious practicing Christian. He holds ancient Greek statesman and orator Pericles as a personal hero. According to Johnson’s biographer, Andrew Gimson, regarding ancient Greek and Roman polytheism: “it is clear that is inspired by the Romans, and even more by the Greeks, and repelled by the early Christians”