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Age: 55 Years
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Boris Johnson

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Full NameAlexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson
Nickname(s)Boris, BoJo, Brand Boris
Profession(s)Politician, Journalist
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 ColourHazel Green
Hair ColourBlonde
Politics
Political PartyConservative Party
Boris Johnson is a member of Conservative Party
Political Journey2001: 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 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
Personal Life
Date of Birth19 June 1964 (Friday)
Age (as in 2019) 55 Years
BirthplaceNew York City, U.S.
Zodiac signGemini
SignatureSignature of Borris Johnson
NationalityAmerican (1964–2016)
English (Present)
HometownLondon, U.K.
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 QualificationA degree in Classical Languages (Ancient Greek and Latin)
ReligionChristianity (Anglican)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Residence10 Downing Street, City of Westminster
London, SW1
HobbiesCycling, 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 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 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 wankerer. [1]The Guardian
• 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. [2]Metro
• 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 criticised by his dead bodies 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 StatusMarried (But Separated)
Affairs/GirlfriendsAllegra Mostyn-Owen
Marina Wheeler (Barrister)
Anna Fazackerley (Journalist)
Anna Fazackerley, Ex-girlfriend of Boris Johnson
Petronella Wyatt (Columnist)
Boris Johnson with Petronella Wyatt
Helen MacIntyre (Art Consultant)
Helen MacIntyre, Ex-girlfriend of Boris Johnson
Carrie Symonds (2018- present, Conservationist and former Director of Communications for the Conservative Party)
Boris Johnson with Carrie Symonds
Marriage Dates5 September 1987 (with Allegra Mostyn-Owen)
8 May 1993 (with Marina Wheeler)
Family
Wife/SpouseAllegra Mostyn-Owen (m. 1987; div. 1993)
Boris Johnson with his first wife
Marina Wheeler (m. 1993; Sep. 2018)
Boris Johnson with his second wife
ChildrenSons- Theodore Apollo Johnson (Student), Milo Arthur Johnson (Sportsman)
Daughters- Lara Lettice Johnson (Journalist, Editor, Broadcaster), Cassia Peaches Johnson (Writer), Stephanie (with Helen MacIntyre)
Boris Johnson with his wife and children
ParentsFather- Stanley Johnson (Author and Former Politician)
Boris Johnson with his father
Mother- Charlotte Johnson Wahl (Painter)
Boris Johnson with his mother
Step-Mother- Jennifer Kidd
Father and Step-mother of Boris Johnson
SiblingsBrothers- Jo Johnson (Politician), Leo (Filmmaker and Entrepreneur)
Sisters- Rachel Johnson (Editor, Journalist, TV Presenter, Author), Julia (Half), Maximilian (Half)
Boris Johnson with wife Marina, siblings Rachel, Jo and Leo and father Stanley
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Fish, Cheese, Biscuits, Cake, Ice cream
Favourite WineTignanello
Favourite SportsRugby, Football, Tennis
Favourite FilmThe Godfather
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionMitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Tesla Roadster, Toyota Previa
Boris Johnson with his car
Money Factor
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)

Boris Johnson

Some Lesser Known Facts About Boris Johnson

  • Does Boris Johnson smoke?: Yes (But according to some reports, he has quit smoking)

    Boris Johnson while smoking

    Boris Johnson while smoking

  • Does Boris Johnson drink alcohol?: Yes

    Boris Johnson while drinking beer

    Boris Johnson while drinking beer

  • He was born at Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. When he was born, his father, Stanley was studying Economics at Columbia University.
  • However, he lived there until the age of 5. His mother got a job there in the World Bank. In 1969, his family moved to England where Johnson learned fox-hunting.

    Childhood photo of Boris Johnson, his siblings and mother

    Childhood photo of Boris Johnson, his siblings and mother

  • Johnson’s maternal grandfather, James Fawcett, was a lawyer and was a member of the European Commission for Human Rights from 1962 to 1984. He also served as its President from 1972 to 1981.
  • Johnson is of German, French, Jewish, and Turkish descent. His paternal great-grandfather,  Ali Kemal, was a famous Circassian-Turkish journalist. He was a secular Muslim from Turkey. His maternal great-grandfather was a Lithuanian Jew and Orthodox Jewish rabbi (a teacher of Torah).
  • In childhood, Johnson was very quiet and studious. At that time, he also suffered deafness and underwent several operations to insert grommets into his ears.
  • When his father got a job in the European Commission, his family shifted to Uccle, Belgium. In Belgium, he attended his school and got fluent in French. During this time, he developed his interest in Rugby.

    Boris Johnson as a child with his father, Stanley Johnson

    Boris Johnson as a child with his father, Stanley Johnson

  • In 1980, his parents got divorced and Johnson settled with his mother in Notting Hill, West London.
  • He abandoned his mother’s Catholicism and became an Anglican. He joined the Church of England. Once he stated that he was not a serious practising Christian.
  • Darius Guppy (Businessman) and Charles Spencer (Nobleman, Author, Journalist, Broadcaster) were his best friends in school and college.

    Darius Guppy and Boris Johnson were good friends at college

    Darius Guppy and Boris Johnson were good friends at college

  • He was good at literature and was trained in English and classical languages. He won prizes in competitions.
  • After finishing his study at Eton College, Johnson went to Australia on a gap year where he taught English and Latin at Timbertop, Victoria.

    College photo of Borris Johnson in red circle

    College photo of Borris Johnson in the red circle

  • He won a scholarship to study Literae Humaniores, a four-year course based on the study of Classical languages at Balliol College, Oxford.
  • In Oxford University, he played Rugby for Balliol College. 
  • He met his future wife, Allegra Mostyn-Owen when he was studying at the University of Oxford and got engaged.
  • Johnson was very popular at University. He co-edited the University’s satirical magazine, ‘Tributary’ with Darius Guppy. He has also written for The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Spectator, etc.
  • In 1984, he was elected the secretary of the Oxford Union. However, he lost the election for the post of Union President to Neil Sherlock. In 1986, he ran for the post of the President of Oxford Union again and won the election.
  • Johnson and Allegra Mostyn-Owen married in West Felton, Shropshire, in England and went to Egypt for honeymoon.
  • After writing as a graduate trainee for the daily national newspaper, ‘The Times,’ Johnson established himself as a good columnist. Johnson’s articles established him as the favourite journalist of the conservative Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.

    Boris Johnson and Margaret Thatcher

    Boris Johnson and Margaret Thatcher

  • In February 1990, Johnson and his wife Owen got separated and divorced each other in 1993. His second wife, Marina Wheeler was his childhood friend. In 1993, they got married in  Horsham, Sussex.
  • After becoming an MP in 2001, he supported an unsuccessful impeachment process against the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair for high crimes and misdemeanours during the Iraq War of 2003.
  • When he became Mayor of London for the first time in 2008, he launched some new policies and schemes in his first term; he introduced Routemaster double-decker buses replacing city’s articulated buses. He introduced a public bicycle scheme colloquially known as ‘Boris Bikes.’

    Boris Bikes scheme was launched by Boris Johnson

    Boris Bikes scheme was launched by Boris Johnson

  • He has been a hardliner Brexit campaigner. He endorsed Vote Leave in the Out campaign for the 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum.

  • When Theresa May came to power, Johnson was appointed as the Foreign Secretary. Over his appointment, some politician criticised his position because of his huge account of controversies. Sweden’s former Prime Minister, Carl Bildt said, “I wish, it was a joke.”

    Boris Johnson and Theresa May

    Boris Johnson and Theresa May

  • He is the biological father of a daughter with his secret relationship with Helen MacIntyre. He wanted media not to report his daughter existence but the Court ruled that the public had a right to know about Johnson’s reckless behaviour.
  • His girlfriend, Carrie Symonds is a daughter of Matthew Symonds, co-founder of ‘The Independent’ Newspaper.
  • He was portrayed by Will Barton in 2017 produced drama, ‘Theresa vs Boris: How May Became PM.’ He was also portrayed by Richard Goulding in the 2019 HBO and Channel 4 drama, Brexit: The Uncivil War.

  • To become the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, he defeated Jeremy Hunt by a margin of more than 45000 votes.

    Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt

    Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt

  • He has penned many columns, articles, and books. Some of his works are ‘Friends, Voters, Countrymen,’ ‘Lend Me Your Ears,’ ‘Seventy-Two Virgins,’ ‘The Dream of Rome,’ ‘Have I Got Views For You,’ ‘Life in the Fast Lane: The Johnson Guide to Cars,’ ‘Johnson’s Life of London,’ ‘The Churchill Factor,’ etc.

    Boris Johnson; The dream of Rome

    Boris Johnson; The dream of Rome

  • He loves sports; especially playing rugby, tennis, and riding bikes.
    Boris Johnson playing Tennis

    Boris Johnson playing Tennis

    Boris Johnson riding bike

    Boris Johnson riding bike

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