Tony Blair is former prime minister (1997 to 2007) of the United Kingdom. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland on 6 May 1953, Tony Blair attended The Chorister School in Durham from 1961 to 1966. He graduated from Oxford in 1975 with a second-class honors B.A. in Jurisprudence.
He joined the Labor Party shortly after graduating from Oxford. He was elected Labor Party leader in the leadership election of July 1994. In 1997, he won a landslide General Election victory, the largest in the history of the Labor Party, to become the youngest prime minister since Lord Liverpool in 1812.
Blair’s government introduced the National Minimum Wages Act, Human Rights Act and Freedom of Information Act. He is the Labor Party’s longest serving prime minister. He resigned in 2007.
Recently Blair claimed that he is worth only £10 million. He also said that he had given away an equal amount to charity. His fortune has remained a mystery since his resignation in 2007.
According to some people, Tony Blair’s business dealings are hidden behind a complex web of companies and partnerships. Some reports suggest that his fortune could be as much as £100 million, which he vehemently denies.
Blair and his wife Cherie own at least 11 properties, including a large town house close to Hyde Park in central London and a country mansion in Buckinghamshire.
Currently he runs a consultancy business and is involved in charitable work. Tony Blair made his fortune through the consultancy business, Tony Blair Associates. Among other things, the consultancy offers advice to governments around the world. He had given PR advice to Kazakhstan’s autocratic president Nursultan Nazarbayev on how to deal with the fall out from the massacre of striking workers in 2011, shot by his security forces. This deal alone was worth £7 million a year. He has picked up a series of lucrative contracts over the past seven years. Blair has won many honors and awards over the years.