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Sajid Javid is a British politician who served as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care from June 2021 to July 2022, having previously served as Home Secretary from 2018 to 2019 and Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2019 to 2020. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been a Member of Parliament for Bromsgrove since 2010.
Javid studied Economics and Politics at the University of Exeter, where he joined the Conservative Party. Working in banking, he rose to become a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank. He was elected to the House of Commons in May 2010. Under the coalition government of David Cameron, he was a Junior Treasury Minister before being promoted to Cameron’s Cabinet as Culture Secretary in the 2014 cabinet reshuffle. After the 2015 general election, Cameron promoted Javid to Business Secretary.
He was a prominent supporter of the unsuccessful Britain Stronger in Europe campaign for the UK to rema in in the European Union. Following the 2016 referendum vote to leave the European Union, he went on to serve under Cameron’s successor Prime Minister Theresa May, as Communities Secretary from 2016 to 2018. When Amber Rudd resigned as a result of the Windrush scandal in 2018, Javid was appointed as her successor as Home Secretary, becoming the first British Asian to hold one of the great offices of state.
After Theresa May’s resignation, Sajid Javid stood for election as leader of the Conservative Party in the 2019 leadership contest, finishing in fourth place. The successful candidate, Boris Johnson, appointed him Chancellor of the Exchequer in his first Cabinet. Javid resigned as Chancellor during the February 2020 cabinet reshuffle after refusing a demand from Johnson and his chief adviser Dominic Cummings that he dismiss his advisers.
In June 2021, following the resignation of Matt Hancock, Sajid Javid was reappointed to Johnson’s cabinet as Health Secretary. This made him a prominent figure in the British government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom. He supported an end to most generalized public health restrictions such as face mask mandates until the emergence of the Omicron variant in November 2021 and expanded the vaccination programme. He resigned as Health Secretary on 5 July 2022, almost simultaneously with Rishi Sunak resigning as Chancellor of the Exchequer. In July 2022, it was announced that Javid was considering running for the leadership of the Conservative Party.
Sajid Javid was born on December 5, 1969 (age 52 years) in Rochdale, Lancashire, United Kingdom. He is one of five sons of Pakistani Punjabi immigrant parents, Abdul Ghani-Javid, and Zubaid Javid. His family was farmers from the village of Rajana near Toba Tek Singh, Punjab, from where they migrated to the UK in the 1960s. His father worked as a bus driver. His mother did not speak English until she had been in the UK for ten years.
Javid’s family moved from Lancashire to Stapleton Road, Bristol, as his parents took over a shop there, and the family lived in a two-bedroom flat above it. Javid is able to hold a conversation in broken Punjabi. As a teenager, Javid developed an interest in financial markets, following the Thatcher government’s privatizations. He says that, at the age of fourteen, he borrowed £500 from a bank to invest in shares and became a regular reader of the Financial Times.
He attended Downend School, a state comprehensive near Bristol from 1981 to 1986. At school, it was recommended that he should be a TV repairman. Javid has said he was told that he could not study maths at O Level so he had to get his father to pay for it. When he later witnessed a video showing an assault on a Syrian refugee, he remarked that it was reminiscent of bullying he had experienced at school.
Javid said he faced racial abuse when younger, being called a ‘Paki’, and having faced abuse from “National Front skinheads”. Speaking in 2014, Javid said that while at school: “I was naughty, more interested in watching Grange Hill than homework”. After being told by his school that he could only study two A-Levels when he believed he needed three to go to university, Javid subsequently attended Filton Technical College from 1986 to 1988, and finally the University of Exeter from 1988 to 1991, completing a BA in economics and politics.
Javid was a trustee of the London Early Years Foundation, a governor of Normand Croft Community School, and has led an expedition to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the highest mountain in Africa, to show his support of Help the Aged.
At university, Sajid Javid joined the Conservative Party. In 1990, aged 20, Javid attended the annual Conservative Party Conference for the first time and campaigned against the Thatcher government’s decision that year to join the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM). He was handing out leaflets against the policy when he first met TV presenter Jeremy Paxman. He has since said that Paxman first interviewed him at that same conference.
From 1992 until 1996, he lived in New York City and rose to become the youngest Vice-President of Chase Manhattan Bank and during this period, he had a spell as an aide to Republican nominee Rudy Giuliani’s success in the 1993 New York mayoral campaign. In 1998, Javid was selected as a prospective Parliamentary candidate for Brent North. However, he later withdrew. He worked as an adviser to Conservative MP Gary Streeter, the then Shadow Secretary of State for International Development.
Sajid Javid had an 18-year City career, during which he rose to become a board member of Deutsche Bank International. Javid joined Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City immediately after graduation, working mostly in South America and selling Mexican government bonds prior to the Mexican peso crisis. Aged 25, he became a vice president. A 2012 article says he was vice-chairman, although his own website, among others, affirms the more probable claim that he was a vice president, a more junior role at the bank.
Javid returned to London in 1997 and later joined Deutsche Bank as a director in 2000. In 2004, he became a managing director at Deutsche Bank and, the following year, global head of Emerging Markets Structuring. In 2007, he relocated to Singapore as head of Deutsche Bank’s credit trading, equity convertibles, commodities and private equity businesses in Asia, and was appointed a board member of Deutsche Bank International Limited.
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He left Deutsche Bank in 2009 to pursue a career in politics. His earnings at Deutsche Bank would have been roughly £3 million a year at the time he left and the Evening Standard once estimated his career change would have required him to take a 98% pay cut. Javid applied for and held non-domicile status for six years during his banking career which allowed him to avoid paying tax in the UK on his overseas earnings.
On 28 May 2009, the sitting MP for Bromsgrove, Julie Kirkbride, announced that she would be standing down at the next general election in light of the expenses scandal; Kirkbride had represented the constituency since 1997. Her resignation was confirmed in December 2009, after she attempted to withdraw it.
After a selection contest held by the Bromsgrove Conservative Association on 6 February 2010, in which he received over 70% of the votes cast by its members, Sajid Javid was announced as the official Conservative Party parliamentary candidate for the 2010 general election. The other candidates up for selection included Ruth Davidson and Tina Stowell.
Sajid Javid received 22,558 votes on May 6, 2010, winning the seat by a majority of 11,308 votes. In terms of the number of votes cast in the constituency, this was an increase on the majority of 10,080 at the previous general election, though was a reduction when compared both to the actual number of votes his predecessor had received (24,387) and to the Conservatives’ percentage share of the vote (43.7% versus 51.0% in 2005). The constituency’s boundaries had reformed prior to the election.
In 2019 general election, Sajid Javid received 34,408 votes and was returned as the MP for Bromsgrove, receiving 63.4% of the vote and increasing his already sizeable majority to 23,106 over Labour.
On 5 July 2022, Sajid Javid resigned as Health Secretary, in the fallout from the controversy around Deputy Chief Whip Chris Pincher’s sexual assault allegations, and their suppression by the Conservative Party. In his resignation letter to Boris Johnson, Javid stated “The tone you set as a leader, and the values you represent, reflect on your colleagues, your party, and ultimately the country. Conservatives at their best are seen as hard-headed decision-makers, guided by strong values. We may not have always been popular, but we have been competent in acting in the national interest. Sadly, in the current circumstances, the public is concluding that we are now neither”.
Javid’s resignation was followed by that of the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak minutes later who cited “fundamental differences” with the PM’s approach to governing. Steve Barclay was announced as Javid’s successor.
Sajid Javid was raised in a two-bed flat above a shop in Bristol with four brothers. His brother Bas Javid was Commander of Solihull Police division and later promoted as Commander at Scotland Yard, in charge of front-line policing. Bas Javid had previously served in the Royal Navy, wherein his military service included the Gulf War, for which he received a commendation for teamwork and bravery.
Javid’s eldest brother Tariq died in July 2018 in “an unnatural death”; a full inquest was held, in which the coroner ruled Tariq had intentionally killed himself after drinking alcohol and taking codeine at the luxury South Lodge Hotel, which was near his home in Horsham. In a letter left to Sylvia, his partner of 15 years, Tariq suggested that, due to ill health, he would not “last long”. Tariq was a successful businessman and managed a supermarket chain.
His other siblings are Khalid, a financial advisor, and Atif, a multi-millionaire property tycoon. Before he became an MP, Javid was briefly a director of Atif’s main investment vehicle, SA Capital.
Sajid Javid is said to have received religious hate mail in the form of a “Punish a Muslim day” parcel; as of March 2018, he was the fifth British MP to receive such abuse. While his family’s heritage is Muslim, Javid himself is non-practicing but has remarked that he was ‘the first Muslim Home Secretary to be invited (to the iftar)’, whereas his wife is a practicing Christian.
Addressing a church-hosted husting in his inaugural election campaign for Bromsgrove on 22 April 2010, Javid told the audience: My own family’s heritage is Muslim. Myself and my four brothers were brought up to believe in God, but I do not practice any religion. My wife is a practicing Christian and the only religion practiced in my house is Christianity.
Sajid Javid has said that it is “lazy” and “wrong” to suggest terror has nothing to do with Islam. Speaking at a Muslim News Awards ceremony in 2017, Javid said that those who attack and kill in the name of Islam had no right to do so and that “we can’t deny that these people think they are Muslims. They identify as Muslims. They genuinely believe they are acting for the glory of Islam.” Javid wrote in The Times that, “there’s a special, unique burden on the Muslim community” to do something about terrorism.
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Javid has criticized those in the Muslim community who question his Muslim faith and refer to him as a “Coconut” or an “Uncle Tom”. In March 2019, Wayne Kirby, a Tommy Robinson supporter, was jailed for 28 days for posting threatening and abusive comments on Facebook about Javid. Kirby referred to Javid as “a Muslim terrorist” and threatened Javid would be “hung, drawn and quartered” if anything happened to Robinson.
In 2021, Sajid Javid said he was rejected early in his political career by a Conservative Association to be their candidate because of his religion and that an Association Chairman has explained: “some members didn’t think locals would vote for a Muslim to be their MP”.
Sajid Javid is married to Laura Javid, they had their wedding in 1997. His wife is his childhood sweetheart, whom he met while sharing a stapler at the local Commercial Union branch during a summer job. His wife is a church-going Christian, and he has four children. The couple had their honeymoon in Israel. Their children are privately educated, something that Javid attributed to the couple’s desire to “do what’s best for them”. The family owns properties in Fulham, Chelsea, Bristol and Bromsgrove. They own a Cavapoo named ‘Bailey’, which featured prominently in Javid’s 2019 campaign video to be Conservative Party leader. As of mid-2022, Sajid Javid and his wife laura are still married.
Sajid Javid net worth
How much is Sajid Javid worth? Sajid Javid net worth is estimated at around $25 million. His main source of income is from his career as a politician. Bone salary per month and other career earnings are over $1.5 million annually. He is one of the richest and most influential politicians in the United Kingdom. Sajid Javid stands at an appealing height of 1.73m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.