Assuming the office of prime minister is considered a privilege.
It is the second highest office in the country after the monarch and comes with many rights and duties.
Sir Robert Walpole is considered the first British Prime Minister to remain in the top post for more than two decades.
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Current Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who took office nearly 300 years after Mr Walpole, may not star for long as he issued a public apology when he admitted attending a drinks party in the garden of his Downing Street residence .
So when did Boris Johnson become Prime Minister and what is his net worth? Here’s what we know about the leader of the Conservative Party.
When did Boris Johnson become Prime Minister?
Boris Johnson became Prime Minister on July 24, 2019. He called and won general elections in December of the same year, consolidating his term of up to five years.
Johnson first became MP for Henley from 2001 to 2008 and later for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, which he has represented since 2015.
Capital residents will know the prime minister as their former mayor, when he replaced arsonist Ken Livingstone as mayor of London from 2008 to 2016.
Before becoming Prime Minister, he served as Foreign Secretary in his predecessor Theresa May’s cabinet from 2016 to 2018 after the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, of which he was an enthusiastic supporter.
Before entering politics, he worked at the Daily Telegraph, first as a correspondent in Brussels before moving to deputy editor-in-chief, and then worked at Spectator magazine.
He was born in New York City, USA, before moving to England where he received a scholarship to study at the prestigious Eton College. He then studied at Oxford University.
What is Boris Johnson Net Worth?
Boris Johnson’s exact net worth is not known but is believed to be around £2million.
As an MP, he brings home a salary of £81,932 but enjoys a top-up of £79,469 for his main job as UK Prime Minister, meaning he could earn up to £161,401 a year.
But acc The Sun newspaper , he takes home less than that number and will be paid £157,372 in FY2020-21 for not claiming the full amount.
In July 2019, the Prime Minister and his wife Carrie bought a £1.3million mansion in Camberwell, London, which they share with their two children, Wilfred and Romy.