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Boris Johnson two year anniversary as PM – How old is he and what is his net worth?

Boris Johnson two year anniversary as PM – How old is he and what is his net worth?

TODAY marks two years since Boris Johnson stepped into the role of the UK Prime Minister.

It has been an eventful journey, to say the least – but his celebrations won’t be, as he continues his self-isolation at Chequers.

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Boris has been leading the country since 2019[/caption]

How old is Boris Johnson?

Boris, born Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson on June 19, 1964, is 57 years old.

The Conservative is the former Foreign Secretary.

Johnson was born in New York City and later lived in Brussels, before attending boarding school in England.

He won a scholarship to Eton College and later studied classics at Balliol College, Oxford, where he became President of the Oxford Union in 1986.

He started working life as a journalist first at The Times and later became The Daily Telegraph’s Brussels correspondent and was the paper’s assistant editor between 1994 and 1999.

Johnson then edited The Spectator from 1999 to 2005.

During that time he became the MP for Henley in 2001 and served in the Shadow Cabinet, both under Michael Howard and David Cameron.

Boris Johnson timeline

In 2008 he was elected Mayor of London and resigned his seat in the Commons after beating Ken Livingstone.

Johnson was re-elected to the post in 2012 after once again seeing off the challenge from Livingstone.

Johnson became the MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip in the 2015 general election and resigned as mayor the following year.

He backed Brexit and the Leave campaign in 2017.

Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson’s Brexit interventions helped swing the vote in favour of Leave
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In July 2019, after Theresa May stepped down as Prime Minister following her party’s majority loss, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Johnson as Prime Minister.

Then in December 2019, he won the General Election, meaning he can remain as Prime Minister until 2024.

In March 2020 he moved the country into the UK’s firs lockdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The following month, he welcomed his son Baby Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, who was born on April 29 2020 – and named after doctors who saved the PM’s life.

And in May 29, 2021 he wed his girlfriend Carrie Symonds in a secret ceremony in the tiny Lady Chapel.

Carrie Symonds is a former PR guru
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What’s Boris Johnson’s net worth?

Johnson has held several senior positions in the Government and the media throughout his career.

As an MP, Johnson was entitled to a salary of £79,468, since April 1, 2019.

According to site Celebrity Net Worth, the Prime Minister has amass a fortune of £2.9million, as of March 2021.

Part of the astronomical sum may come from the sale of his family home, which is believed to have sold for £3.7million.

He has since bought a £1.3million mansion with wife Carrie Symonds – with whom he shares son,Wilfred.

Seven facts about Boris Johnson

1. Bojo’s time at the Bullingdon Club

Boris Johnson and David Cameron were part of the Bullingdon Club
Boris Johnson and David Cameron were part of the Bullingdon Club

The Bullingdon Club is an unofficial exclusive all-male dining club for Oxford University undergraduates.

It is known for its wealthy members and destructive behaviour, such as the vandalising of restaurants and students’ rooms.

Members wore blue tailcoats with white silk facings, mustard yellow waistcoats and gold buttons.

Johnson and Cameron were members of the club at the same time in 1987, and have been photographed sitting on the steps along with other club members.

Johnson said in a documentary about the club: “This is a truly shameful vignette of almost superhuman undergraduate arrogance, toffishness and twittishness.

“But at the time you felt it was wonderful to be going round swanking it up. Or was it? Actually I remember the dinners being incredibly drunken.”

2. Bojo was not born in the UK

Johnson is the second Prime Minister in British history to be born outside of the British Isles.

He was born in New York because his father was an Englishman studying economics at Columbia University at the time of his birth.

He had both US and UK citizenship until he renounced his American citizenship in 2017.

He lived between the two countries until he was five.

3. Why he got sacked from job at The Times

Bojo started working at The Times in 1987.

He got into hot water after writing an article on the archaeological discovery of Edward II’s palace for the newspaper.

He invented a quote for the article where he falsely claimed it came from the historian Colin Lucas – his own godfather.

4. Bojo was deaf until the age of eight

Bojo was severely deaf as a child because of glue ear – a condition where the ear canal fills with fluid that can cause temporary hearing loss.

He had to wear a grommet, a small tube surgically implanted in the eardrum to drain liquid as a child.

5. Bojo’s sporting history

Boris Johnson collides with a 10 year old as the then London Mayor headed for the try line
Boris Johnson collides with a 10 year old as the then London Mayor headed for the try line

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In 2006 during a re-creation of the 1966 World Cup final when England defeated Germany, Bojo tried to save the day.

When the Germans weren’t playing their part, Johnson launched himself at German soccer player Maurizio Gaudino.

The PM’s favourite sport is rugby and he takes it very seriously.

In 2015, he accidentally knocked a 10-year-old boy to the floor in a rugby match during a diplomatic trip to Japan.

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