Kwasi Kwarteng

Kwasi Kwarteng Biography, Net Worth, Age, Weight, Ethnicity, Wife, Family, Salary, Height

Kwasi Kwarteng is a politician from the United Kingdom. He is a Conservative Party member and has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Spelthorne in northern Surrey since 2010. Since 2021, he has served as Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy. Following the retirement of Suella Braverman on November 16, 2018, he was named Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union.

Following Boris Johnson’s election as Prime Minister in July 2019, he was appointed to Minister of State for Business, Energy, and Clean Growth, with the responsibility of attending Cabinet. “War and Gold: A Five-Hundred-Year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt,” “Thatcher’s Trial: Six Months That Defined a Leader,” “Ghosts of Empire: Britain’s Legacies in the Modern World,” “After the Coalition,” “Gridlock Nation,” and “Britannia Unchained: Global Lessons for Growth and Prosperity” are among his books.

Kwasi Kwarteng

Well-known for?

  • Being a UK politician.
  • Since 2021, he has served as Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy.

Who are the parents of Kwasi Kwarteng?

Kwasi Kwarteng was born in Waltham Forest, London, England on May 26, 1975. Akwasi Addo Alfred Kwarteng is his birth name. He is of British nationality and of mixed heritage. As of 2022, he is 47 years old. Alfred K. Kwarteng and Charlotte Boaitey-Kwarteng, who had emigrated from Ghana as students in the 1960s, had him as their only child.

His mother is a barrister, and his father works for the Commonwealth Secretariat as an economist. In terms of schooling, he began his education at a public primary school. In 1988, he earned the Harrow History Prize at Colet Court, an independent preparatory school in London. He then attended Eton College, where he was a King’s Scholar and received the renowned Newcastle Scholarship.

Kwasi Kwarteng, the free marketeer learning benefits of state action |  Financial Times

At Trinity College, Cambridge, he majored in classics and history, earning a first in both subjects and twice winning the Browne Medal. He was a member of the University Challenge winning team in 1995. (in the first series after the program was revived by the BBC in 1994). He was a member of the University Pitt Club while at Cambridge and has since returned to pay a visit. He also received a Kennedy Scholarship from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in economic history from the University of Cambridge in 2000.

Celebrated Name Kwasi Kwarteng
Age 47 Years Old
Nick Name Kwasi
Birth Name Akwasi Addo Alfred Kwarteng
Birth Date 1975-05-26
Gender Male
Profession Politician
Birth Nation England
Nationality British
Place Of Birth Waltham Forest, London
Ethnicity Mixed
Father Alfred K. Kwarteng
Mother Charlotte Boaitey-Kwarteng
School Colet Court
College / University Eton College
University University of Cambridge
Marital Status Married
Wife Harriet Edwards
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Source of Wealth Political Career
Salary Thousand of Dollar
Body Type Average
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Religion Christian
Links Wikipedia

Kwasi Kwarteng Career

  • Kwasi Kwarteng was initially chosen as the Conservative candidate for Spelthorne in an open primary in January 2010.
  • He was elected with 22,261 votes (numerically more votes but a lower percentage of the vote than his predecessor).
  • In 2013, he infuriated Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne by calling the Help to Buy housing initiative inflationary.
  • Thatcher’s Trial: Six Months That Defined a Leader was published in 2014, after his book War and Gold: A Five-Hundred-Year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt. Ghosts of Empire: Britain’s Legacies in the Modern World, After the Coalition, Gridlock Nation, and Britannia Unchained: Global Lessons for Growth and Prosperity are among his other books.

  • He was re-elected with a larger majority in the 2015 general election.
  • In the 2016 vote, he also supported the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.
  • He was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond following the 2017 general election.
  • On November 16, 2018, he replaced Suella Braverman as a minister in the Department for Exiting the EU.
  • He was a vocal supporter of Boris Johnson in the Conservative Party leadership contests in 2016 and 2019.
  • On July 25, 2019, he was named Minister of State in the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy.
  • Former Liberal Democrat leader Menzies Campbell chastised him in September 2019 for remarking on The Andrew Neil Show: “I’m not saying this, but many people are arguing that the judges are biased” after the Court of Session determined that Boris Johnson’s prorogation of parliament was unlawful. “The extent to which attorneys and judges interfere in politics is something that many people are concerned about,” he continued.
  • He took over as Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy on January 8, 2021, as part of a mini-reshuffle.
  • He was the second black man to serve in the Cabinet, following Paul Boateng, the first black Conservative and Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
  • He also became the first black man to lead a government department when he was named Secretary of State.
  • He plans to establish a new electric car battery plant in Oxfordshire in May 2021.
  • During a trip to Saudi Arabia in January 2022, he accepted flights and hospitality from Saudi Aramco, the majority-owned energy company. Kwarteng paid a visit to Saudi Arabia on January 29.
  • Later, Boris Johnson targeted him for dismissal as Business Secretary during a planned cabinet reshuffle in June 2022, which left him “extremely angry.”

  • Kwarteng and Liz Truss were believed to have had a deal during the 2022 Conservative Party leadership contest to make him Chancellor of the Exchequer if she became Prime Minister.
  • On November 15, 2021, he issued an apology letter to Stone, stating that he “did not mean to convey doubt about your competence to fulfill your duty” and apologizing for “any anger or pain my choice of words may have caused.” This part was erased from Kwarteng’s Wikipedia entry on August 30, 2022, with an IP address from the House of Commons being discovered as the culprit.

Kwasi Kwarteng Wife

In December 2019, Kwasi Kwarteng married his lovely wife, Harriet Edwards. Harriet is an attorney by profession. On October 15, 2021, their daughter was born.

Kwasi Kwarteng to marry City lawyer Harriet Edwards

The pair are enjoying their current life without interruptions. His sexual orientation is heterosexual. He previously dated Amber Rudd, the former Conservative Home Secretary.

Kwasi Kwarteng Net Worth

Kwasi Kwarteng is one of South Africa’s wealthiest and most popular politicians. Kwasi’s net worth is predicted to be $1.5 million as of 2022.

His main source of money is his political profession, which pays him in thousands of dollars. He is currently living a stylish lifestyle. He bought a property in Greenwich in January 2022.

Kwasi Kwarteng Height 

He stands a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 71 kilograms. His hair color is brown, and his eyes are dark brown. He has a toned physique and short hair. He has a lovely smile and a radiant face.

Kwasi Kwarteng is a good-looking man with an average physique. He stands at the ideal height for his body weight.  He also wears a well-fitting spectacle.

Did You Know?

  • Friends describe Kwarteng as being “very private.”
  • He voted in favor of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (EU) in the 2016 referendum.
  • He is considered a member of the Conservative Party’s right wing.
  • He has also contributed to The Daily Telegraph with columns.

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