Kemi Badenoch Biography – Age, Career, Family, UK Prime Minister and Net Worth
Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch is a British politician who has served as a Member of Parliament for Saffron Walden since 2017.
A member of the Conservative Party, she served as Minister of State for Levelling Up Communities and Minister of State for Equalities between 2021 and 2022.
Badenoch was born in 1980 in Wimbledon, London, to Femi and Feyi Adegoke. She is 42 years old. Her father was a GP and her mother is a professor of physiology. Badenoch’s childhood included time living in the United States where her mother lectured and Lagos, Nigeria. Whilst in Nigeria she attended the fee-paying International School University of Lagos and describes herself as a middle-class Yoruba school girl. Badenoch holds British citizenship owing to her birth in the United Kingdom.
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Kemi is married to Hamish Badenoch; they have two daughters and a son.
UK Prime Minister
On 6 July 2022, Badenoch resigned from government, citing Boris Johnson’s handling of the Chris Pincher scandal, in a joint statement with fellow Ministers Alex Burghart, Neil O’Brien, Lee Rowley and Julia Lopez. Two days later she launched a bid to replace Johnson as Conservative party leader. She made the announcement in an article for The Times in which she said she wanted to “tell the truth” and advocated “strong but limited government”. She called the target of net zero carbon emissions “ill-thought through” and said that politicians had become “hooked on the idea of the state fixing the majority of problems”. She launched her campaign at an event held on 12 July
Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch has a net worth of $3 million.