Tony Blair was born on May 6, 1953, and he is a British politician. He was the second son of Leo and Hazel Blair. Tony Blair has an elder brother called William and a younger sister, Sarah. Leo Blair worked as a junior tax inspector and also lectured in law at the University of Adelaide.
Tony Blair served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between 1997 and 2007. He was also the Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007. It must be noted that between 1994 and 1997, Tony Blair served as Leader of the Opposition and has held several positions.
He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007 and he is known to be the second-longest-serving prime minister in post-war British history (after Margaret Thatcher) and the longest-serving Labour politician to have held the office.
Concerning education, Tony Bliar attended several schools. He attended the independent school Fettes College and then graduated from St John’s College, Oxford where he studied Law and got the qualification as a barrister. Tony Blair was a student of the Chorister School from 1961 to 1966. When Tony Blair was a student, he played the guitar. He also sang in a rock band called Ugly Rumours and performed stand-up comedy.
He became active in the Labour Party and was subsequently elected to the House of Commons in 1983 for the Sedgefield constituency in County Durham. In 1988, he was appointed to be a member of Neil Kinnock’s shadow cabinet and was also given the role of shadow home secretary by John Smith in 1992.
Tony Blair succeeded John Smith after his death in 1994 and with time he rebranded the Labour Party which then became the “New Labour”.Tony Blair became the youngest prime minister of the 20th century after he had won the 1997 general election.
He enacted constitutional reforms and increased public spending on healthcare and education in his first term. He also introduced the introduction of a minimum wage, tuition fees for higher education, constitutional reform such as devolution in Scotland and Wales, an extensive expansion of LGBT rights in the UK, and significant progress in the Northern Ireland peace process with the passing of the landmark Good Friday Agreement.
Blair was re-elected in a second landslide in 2001 and he supported the invasion of Iraq and had the British Armed Forces participate in the Iraq War.
Tony Blair’s Net Worth
The net worth of Tony Blair is believed to be up to £100 million even though he had indicated in 2014 that he was worth “less than £20 million”.
A report in 2015 by Francis Beckett, David Hencke and Nick Kochan, pegs the net worth of Tony Blair at $90 million and a property portfolio worth $37.5 million in the eight years since he had left office.
Tony Blair married Cherie Booth on March 29, 1980, and they have four children: Euan, Nicky, Kathryn, and Leo.