Climbing that greasy political ladder to become the prime minister is far from easy, but a passion for politics and a winning smile are not dependent on class or education.
John Major, the prime minister before Tony Blair, had a music hall performer as a dad, a state school education and was rejected when applying to be a bus conductor.
Blair's earnings since leaving office have been significant, with conservative estimates placing them at around £20 million, proving that once you have reached the top, money is virtually thrown at you for speaking opportunities, book deals and more.
Earnings & Financial Data
The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Tony Blair's Net Worth by breaking down the
most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.
The value of Blair's country home which was once owned by Sir John Gielgud; £6 million
Annual prime ministerial pension he receives; £65 thousand
The current value of Blair's constituency home in County Durham; £300 thousand
The value of Blair's main home in Hyde Park in London; £4.5 million
Amount received as inheritance from his father; £80 thousand
The total estimated value of Blair portfolio of properties; £21 million
Amount paid for the cottage of the former prime minister’s younger sister, Sarah Blair; £600 thousand
Asset Sep. 2012
Amount paid for the purchas of Blair's seventh house; £1.35 million
Amount earned from book royalties, public speaking fees and consulting contracts; £20 million
Earning Turned Donation 2010
Amount donated to a sports centre for badly injured soldiers; £4.6 million
Event Oct. 2008
Amount earned from his speaking engagements; £5.3 million
Amount paid for the purchase of his home property in South Pavilion Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire; £4 million
Book Sales 2008
Amount earned from his memoirs; £4.6 million
Amount earned as salary from JP Morgan Chase; £2 million
Annual salary from Zurich Financial services, £500 thousand
Amount each client paid for a 90-minute speech which Blair delivered; £250 thousand
Amount earned from taxpayer's money to run a private office; £84 thousand
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