Anthony Charles Lynton Blairwas born on May 6, 1953 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Tony Blair belongs to the British Labour Party, of which he became a leader in 1994 when the former leader John Smith suddenly died. Tony Blair therefore became best known as the Prime Minister of Britain, from 1997 to 2007. Tony Blair’s role in the Labour Party has been one of the main sources of incomes that has contributed to Tony Blair net worth. Tony has a brother Sir William Blair who is a High Court Judge. They also have a sister, Sarah.
How rich is Tony Blair, one of the most famous British politicians? Currently, it has been estimated that Tony Blair’s net worth reaches the total sum of $60 million.
Tony Blair Net Worth $60 Million
Tony Blair spent his early childhood years in United Kingdom, in the Willowbrae area of Edinburgh. His family moved mostly because Tony`s father was a law lecturer, and thus was changing universities. The family also lived in Adelaide, Australia, until in the late 1950s they decided to return to live in Durham, in the UK.
Tony Blair attended school in Durham, The Chorister School, as well as Fettes College, a school in Edinburgh, and later moved to London. At St. John`s College, Oxford, Blair plunged into law studies. During his studying times, Tony was a singer and a guitar player of the rock band “Ugly Rumours”, however, Tony Blair was still just a student and his net worth was not growing very fast.
Blair graduated from Oxford in 1975 with a Second–Class Honours BA in Jurisprudence. After that, Tony became a barrister at one of the Inns of Court in London, named Lincoln`s Inn. This helped Tony Blair to add some income to his net worth. After his graduation Tony also joined Labour Party.
Tony Blair became a successful and influential politician. Thus, the biggest part of his net worth probably comes from his positioning in the Labour Party and subsequently of course as Prime Minister. Tony was firstly a Member of Parliament, for the electorate of Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007. From 1994 to 1997 Blair was a leader of the Opposition, and was then the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. As for his wider career in politics, Tony Blair was the Shadow (opposition) Secretary of State for Energy from 1988 to 1989, and later on he continued working as the Shadow Secretary of State for Employment, wherein Tony stayed until July, 1992, and then worked as Shadow Home Secretary from 1992 to 1994.
Tony Blair’s net worth was also increased when the politician published a couple of books on politics. To mention just some of them, Tony Blair is the author of “What Price Safe Society?” (1994), “New Britain: My Vision of a Young Country” (1997), “The Third Way: New Politics for the New Century” (1998), “Superpower: Not Superstate?” (2000), “The Courage of Our Convictions” (2002), and “A Journey” (2010).
As for his personal life, Tony Blair met his wife at the 11 King`s Bench Walk Chambers. Cherie Booth, a daughter of the famous actor Tony Booth, is known in her own right as a British barrister in England and Wales. The couple married in 1980 and have welcomed four children.
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