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David William Donald Cameron was born on 9 October 1966, in Marylebone, London, United Kingdom, of English, Scottish, Welsh, and German-Jewish ancestry. David is a politician, best known for being the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 2010. During his tenure as Prime Minister, he’s set in place large scale changes to numerous policies that include immigration, welfare, healthcare and education. All his endeavors have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is David Cameron? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $50 million, mostly earned through a successful career in politics. He’s had a political career since the late 1980s, and has also gained a significant amount of wealth from his family. As he continues his career it is expected that his wealth will continue to increase as well.
David Cameron Net Worth $50 Million
David had descendants from both the business and political world, having great-great grandfather Alexander Geddes who was responsible for a family fortune earned from a grain business. He attended Heatherdown School, and at the age of 13 became a part of Eton College. Eventually, after good grades at school, he was then offered an exhibition scholarship at Brasenose College, Oxford University. After matriculating, he would go on a gap year, working as a researcher. He went to Hong Kong, then the Soviet Union before returning to Brasenose College to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). He eventually graduated in 1988 with first class honours.
After school, he became part of the Conservative Party Research Department, and worked there for five years. During this time, he became the head of the political section of the department and was mostly responsible for briefing during press conferences. Eventually at the end of his time with the department, he thought of leaving politics to try and pursue a career in journalism. His net worth was now established.
In 1992, Cameron was rewarded with a promotion to become Special Adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Despite the negative standing of the conservative party during this period, David was considered as one of the candidates who had a good standing with the public and was in the running to become Chancellor himself. Despite this, he didn’t push through with becoming Chancellor. Eventually after the Chancellor was sacked, David was recruited to become Special Adviser to the Home Secretary Michael Howard. During his time there, he was often seen as the face who communicated with the media.
In 1994, he left his role to become the Director of Corporate Affairs at Carlton Communications; the company was already growing in terms of production and distribution, and he was successful in acquiring digital terrestrial television but had difficulty getting subscribers. Eventually he decided to run for Parliament a second time, and demoted himself to a consultant position in the company.
Cameron failed during the 1997 general election, and tried again in 2000, unfortunately losing again. He then tried to get the seat for Witney in Oxfordshire, which he won. He became a member of the Parliament, also sitting in the Home Affairs Select Committee. During his time there he worked on adjusting laws on drugs among other things. In 2003, he became a shadow minister in the Privy Council Office, and then the vice-chairman of the Conservative Party. Eventually he became part of the Shadow Cabinet and the Shadow Education Secretary. Cameron was then voted in as the leader of the Conservative Party despite criticisms on his inexperience, however, he became very successful and would soon gather support. He was then appointed to head the government after the resignation of Gordon Brown following the 2010 general election, becoming the Prime Minister in a minority government. He focused on setting aside differences and working together with the Liberal Democrats. He started making changes in the law, including the support of gay marriage which became law. He won re-election in 2015 with an absolute majority, and continues to work as Prime Minister.
For his personal life, David married Samantha Gwendoline Sheffield in 1996 and they have four children.