Jo Johnson

Joseph Edmund Johnson, Baron Johnson of Marylebone is a British politician who served as Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation from July to September 2019, as well as previously from 2015 to 2018.

Jo Johnson is a British politician serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Orpington since 2010. He is a member of the Conservative Party. Following the January 2018 cabinet reshuffle, Johnson served as Minister of State for Transport and Minister for London; he resigned in November the same year, citing the failure of the Brexit negotiations to achieve what had been promised by the Vote Leave campaign and his wish to campaign for a new EU referendum. To learn more about the politician, read below.


Who are the parents of Jo Johnson?

Recalling his early life, Jo Johnson was born in London, England, UK. His nationality is British and belongs to the White-English ethnicity. His birth sign is Capricorn. He was born to a British couple named Stanley Johnson and Charlotte Johnson Wahl. His father is a former Conservative MEP and his mother is an artist. He has two siblings named Boris Johnson and Rachel Johnson.

Concerning his education, Johnson first attended the European School in Uccle, before attending The Hall School in Hampstead, London, and Ashdown House School in East Sussex. He then joined Eton College. In 1991, he went to Balliol College, Oxford to read Modern History. He was a Scholar at Balliol, edited Isis, the Oxford University student magazine, and was awarded a First Class degree in both Honour Moderations (June 1992) and Finals (Honour School, June 1994).

A fluent French speaker, he did postgraduate study in mainland Europe and has degrees from two further European universities, gaining a license spéciale with distinction in 1995 from the Institut d’études européennes at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, where he was a Wiener-Anspach Fellow and an MBA from INSEAD in 2000.


When did Jo Johnson pursue his journalism and political career?

  • After graduating from the Université libre de Bruxelles, in 1995 Johnson joined Deutsche Bank as an investment banker.
  • In 1997, he switched career paths and joined the Financial Times. After a sabbatical in 1999/2000 during which he gained an MBA from INSEAD, he returned to become Paris correspondent (2001–05), and then as South Asia bureau chief based in New Delhi (2005–08).
  • On return to London, he became an associate editor of the Financial Times and head of the Lex Column, one of the most influential positions in British financial journalism.
  • Johnson left the Lex column in April 2010. He received awards for his journalism from a range of organizations, including the Foreign Press Association, the Society of Publishers in Asia, and The Indian Express’s Excellence in Journalism Awards.
  • Johnson’s books include the co-authored The Man Who Tried To Buy the World (Penguin, 2003), about the French businessman Jean-Marie Messier. This was serialized in The Guardian and published in France as Une faille française by Albin Michel in 2002. He co-edited, with Dr. Rajiv Kumar (Secretary-General, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) Reconnecting Britain and India: Ideas for an Enhanced Partnership (Academic Foundation 2011).
  • On 25 April 2013, he was appointed Head of the Number 10 Policy Unit by David Cameron to help develop the 2015 Conservative manifesto.
  • As a junior Cabinet Office minister, he headed the Policy Unit in the Prime Minister’s Office, and also chaired a newly created Conservative Parliamentary advisory board, known as the Prime Minister’s Policy Board, consisting of Conservative MPs.
  • On 11 May 2015, it was announced that Johnson had been appointed Minister for Universities and Science at the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills (BIS).
  • On 9 January 2018 Johnson left his role as Minister for Universities and accepted a new position as Minister of Transport and Minister for London.
  • Jo Johnson called on his Conservative Party MPs to vote down Theresa May’s Brexit deal on 11 December 2018, stating that it was ‘half baked’ and the ‘worst of both worlds’. Johnson resigned as a minister because he wants to be free to endorse a People’s Vote.


Who is Jo Johnson Married to?

Reflecting on his personal life, Johnson was a married man. He was married to Amelia Gentleman in 2005, She is a journalist for The Guardian and the daughter of artist and designer David Gentleman. Together the couple shares two children. At present, the couple lives in London with their children without rumors.

What is Jo Johnson’s net worth?

As a politician and ex-journalist, Johnson accumulated the sum of a good amount of money from his career. As per online sources, His net worth said to be between $1-$10 million at present. We didn’t figure out his exact net worth at present. His net worth and salary still aren’t verified yet.

How tall is Jo Johnson?

Observing his body physics, Johnson has a decent height and weight with a good heath. Similarly, he has a pair of blue eyes and white hair color. Further, his other body information is yet to be disclosed. In the case of disclosure, we will let you know.

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