Tony Blair Net Worth
Tony Blair Net Worth: Tony Blair is a British Labour Party politician and philanthropist who has a net worth of $60 million. Anthony "Tony" Charles Lynton Blair was born May 6, 1953 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Tony Blair served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007. Blair led Labour to a landslide victory in the 1997 general election, winning 418 seats, the most the party has ever held. Tony Blair became the youngest Prime Minister since Lord Liverpool in 1912. The party went on to win two more elections under his leadership: in 2001, in which it won another landslide victory, and in 2005, with a reduced majority. On the day Tony Blair resigned as Prime Minister, he was appointed the official Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East. In May 2008, Blair launched his Tony Blair Faith Foundation. This was followed in July 2009 by the launching of the Faith and Globalisation Initiative with Yale University in the U.S., Durham University in the U.K. and the National University of Singapore in Asia to deliver a postgraduate program in partnership with the Foundation. In his youth, while a student at St. John's College at Oxford University, Blair was the lead singer of a rock band called the Ugly Rumors. The band performed cover versions of songs by The Rolling Stones, The Doobie Brothers and other popular groups. He enrolled in law school at Oxford University, graduating with a law degree in 1975. After graduation, Blair began an internship in employment law under Queen's Counsel Alexander Irvine where he proved a quick learner and his communication skills helped him gain hands-on knowledge of local politics. In 1982, Blair tried but failed to land a seat in Parliament for the Beaconsfield District. He did however, continue to impress the Labour Party by working hard and showcasing his charisma and capabilities. In 1983, Blair earned a seat in Parliament for the Sedgefield District near Durham. In more recent years, he has been in the press for allegedly attempting to keep quiet a phone-hacking scandal in which Blair was accused of secretly offering his services as an advisor to the Rupert Murdoch media empire.