Priti Patel: What is the former Home Secretary's net worth?

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British politician Priti Patel served as Home Secretary from 2019 until Liz Truss' resignation in 2022. Read to see how much she is worth.

In September, Boris Johnson’s scandal-ridden departure from the leadership began the race for the new prime minister of the UK. Among the twelve potential candidates at the time, some emerged as having a great fortune that has never been seen in history.

Despite putting herself in the competition later than her rivals, Priti Patel's net worth is concrete evidence that she is not only an excellent politician but also a shrewd businesswoman.

Priti Patel: What is the former Home Secretary's net worth? Max Mumby

While she may not be as popular as winner of the race Liz Truss, or the newly appointed PM Rishi Sunak, Priti Patel is still among the richest politicians in the UK.

Priti Patel's political career

Patel, who was raised in London by an Indian-Ugandan family, claims that Margaret Thatcher motivated her to enter politics.

Her political career began as she became a member of the Referendum Party, a single-issue Eurosceptic party that operated for 3 years from 1994 to 1997. Patel switched political parties in 1997, joining the Tories when the Referendum Party started to fall apart.

Priti Patel: What is the former Home Secretary's net worth? Max Mumby

Since then she has steadily risen through the party ranks, winning the seat of Witham in 2010 and getting appointed as the Minister of State for Employment under David Cameron's reign.

According to The Guardian, Patel was an active advocate of Brexit during the infamous Vote Leave campaign and has supported some of the most divisive legislation over the past ten years, including the points-based immigration system.

As Home Secretary, she also voted for the controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022, which has modified the criminal justice system in response to objections from interest groups including Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain, reports the Express.

In addition to her conflicting ideological stances, the self-described 'Thatcherite' has been charged with bullying within the party.

Despite not being the most well-liked politician, Patel is nevertheless viewed as a genuine rival to Rishi Sunak during the race to PM because of her knowledge of the political scene nowadays.

How much is Priti Patel worth?

According to the Express, Priti Patel is worth £2.2 million. Impressive as it sounds, her net worth is much lower than that of UK PM Rishi Sunak, whose net worth adds up to nearly £800 million.

Patel has accumulated a majority of her wealth through her political career. Before becoming the Home Secretary in 2019, when her income increased to over £120,000, she was paid the basic wage of an MP at the time (£79,468).

Priti Patel: What is the former Home Secretary's net worth? Mark Cuthbert

According to, she has also engaged in business, serving as a non-executive director at Mccloud Plc in 2019, and accepting a £100,000 donation from Andurand Ventures Ltd in March 2022, which swiftly drew harsh criticism from the public.

In 2019, it was reported that the politician also worked as a strategic adviser to global communications company Viasat, which gave her £5,000 despite a work load of only 5 hours a month.

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