David Cameron is a British politician who is also an author and a businessman with a net worth of $50 million. He is best known for being the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In 2010, 43-year-old David Cameron became the youngest British Prime Minister since the Earl of Liverpool who ruled almost two hundred years ago.
Cameron stepped down as Prime Minister in July 2016 after England voted to leave the European Union in what was later known as Brexit. Cameron has also served as a Member of Parliament (2001 – 2016) and Leader of the Conservative Party (2005 – 2016).
He was appointed to the Privy Council of the United Kingdom in 2005, and in 2012, he got awarded the Order of King Abdulaziz, Special Class. David Cameron signed an £800,000 contract in 2016 with the publishing firm HarperCollins UK, and in 2019, he published the memoir “For the Record,” which was described as “the political memoir of the decade” by the “Sunday Times.”
Born as David William Donald Cameron on October 9, 1966, in Marylebone, London, he is the son of a stockbroker and his mother, Mary, is a retired Justice of the Peace. Sir William Mount is David Cameron’s maternal grandfather, who was the High Sheriff of Berkshire and an officer in the British Army.
Cameron was raised in Peasemore in Berkshire with two sisters and a brother. He attended Heatherdown School and Eton College and after graduating in 1984 he took a gap year working as a researcher for Conservative MP Tim Rathbone (his godfather). Moreover, David Cameron worked as a “ship jumper” for Jardine Matheson in Hong Kong.
He visited the Soviet Union where two KGB agents allegedly attempted to recruit him. Later in the fall of 1985, Cameron enrolled at Brasenose College, Oxford. While at the college, he became a member of the student dining society the Bullingdon Club. David Cameron studied philosophy, politics, and economics at Oxford and earned a First Class Honours degree in 1988.
David Cameron Career
Between 1988 and 1993, Cameron worked for the Conservative Research Department, eventually becoming the head of the political section. In 1992, he became the Special Adviser to Norman Lamont, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and in 1993, he started working for Home Secretary Michael Howard.
In mid-1994, David Cameron took a job as Director of Corporate Affairs at Carlton Communications, and he shortly left in 1997 when he ran for Parliament. In 2001, he left his prestigious position at Carlton Communications to run for Parliament once more but remained a consultant for the firm.
David Cameron’s second run for Parliament ended in victory and he served until 2005 when he was serving in Parliament, Cameron was a member of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, which is a shadow minister in the Privy Council Office, and vice-chairman of the Conservative Party.
Sometime in 2004, David Cameron became the head of policy coordination in the Shadow Cabinet and then served as the Shadow Secretary. At the time, David was also a non-executive director at Urbium PLC, which is the firm that operated the Tiger Tiger nightclub chain.
In December the following year, David Cameron defeated David Davis to become the Leader of the Conservative Party, and in March 2006, he joined the Privy Council. He worked with the Civic Democratic Party to set up the European Conservatives and Reformists, a new Parliament group.
After the resignation of Gordon Brown as Prime Minister in 2010, David Cameron together with Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrat leader, formed the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition government after Queen Elizabeth II invited Cameron to set up a new government. He became the new prime minister and expressed his intentions to “put aside party differences and work hard for the common good and the national interest.”
In May 2015, Cameron was re-elected but Britons voted against remaining part of the European Union and he announced his resignation on June 24, 2016. Theresa May succeeded him and later that year he resigned from parliament too. Since he left the political world, David Cameron has served as the chairman of the National Citizen Service Patrons and president of Alzheimer’s Research UK.
In 2017, David and Samantha Cameron paid £2million for a holiday home in Trebetherick, a village in Cornwall. After purchasing the mansion, the couple then added an £8,000 wood-burning hot tub and submitted plans to set up a game room in the garden.
The Camerons also have a home in Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds that cost them £650,000 in 2001. David Cameron spent £25,000 for a shepherd hut/”man cave” that features a wood-burning stove and a pull-out sofa bed. He has said that he intended to use it as a ‘book writing room.’