Tom Tugendhat Net Worth 2022, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Salary

Tom Tugendhat

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Tom Tugendhat is a British politician. A member of the Conservative Party, he has served as Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee since 2017. Tugendhat has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tonbridge and Malling since 2015. Before entering politics, he worked as a journalist and as a public relations consultant in the Middle East. He also had a part-time role as an officer in the British Army reserves, the Territorial Army; he served in the Iraq War and the Afghanistan War.

Early life

NameTom Tugendhat
Net Worth$4 million
Salary$1 million
Age49 years
Tom Tugendhat net worth 2022

Thomas Georg John Tugendhat MBE VR was born on June 27, 1973 (age 49 years) in Westminster, London, United Kingdom. He is the son of Sir Michael Tugendhat, a High Court judge, and his French wife, Blandine de Loisne. He is a nephew of Lord Tugendhat, a businessman, former EU Vice President and Conservative Party politician. After attending St Paul’s School, London, Tom Tugendhat studied Theology at the University of Bristol, before doing a Master’s degree course in Islamic studies at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and learning Arabic in Yemen. Tugendhat holds dual British and French citizenship.

Tugendhat was commissioned on July 6, 2003, into the Educational and Training Services Branch of the Adjutant General’s Corps, Territorial Army, British Army, as a second lieutenant (on probation). His Territorial Army commission was confirmed on 16 July 2003. He transferred to the Intelligence Corps on 29 July 2003. Tugendhat was promoted to lieutenant on 16 July 2005, captain on 1 April 2007, and to major on 1 January 2010. He was a Territorial Army lieutenant colonel by July 2013.

He served during the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan. He also served in Afghanistan, in a civilian capacity, for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), and helped set up the National Security Council of Afghanistan and the government in Helmand Province. He later served as one of the military assistants to the Chief of the Defence Staff.

Political career

Tom Tugendhat was elected as the Member of Parliament for Tonbridge and Malling, a safe Conservative seat in Kent, at the 2015 general election. In October 2015, Tugendhat accused Iran of arming insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan: “Through the Quds Force, the special forces unit of the regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, it has killed British troops and plotted to assassinate diplomats in Washington DC. The ayatollahs have nurtured terrorists around the world.”

Tugendhat supported continued membership of the European Union in the 2016 referendum. He voted in favour of the withdrawal agreement negotiated by Theresa May’s government on each of the three occasions it was put to a vote. Tugendhat is a strong supporter of Israel. He condemned the United Nations Security Council for its official criticism of Israel’s building settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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In January 2017, Tom Tugendhat wrote that the Israeli–Palestinian conflict “doesn’t matter” to the protestors of the Arab Spring, and concluded that “Why was it Israel-Palestine more pressing than other disputed territories such as Western Sahara, Kashmir or Tibet? It isn’t. It simply deflects attention for those most in need of a diversion”.

On 12 July 2017, Tugendhat was elected chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, becoming the youngest person ever to hold the post. Soon after the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury by a nerve agent, Tugendhat said the attack was “if not an act of war … certainly a warlike act by the Russian Federation”. However, in February 2018, Tugendhat praised Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: “He is rightly showing a vision for Saudi Arabia that sees her taking her place as a player in the global economy and I think that is incredibly positive, not just for Saudi Arabia, but for the world.”

Under Tom Tugendhat’s chairmanship, the Foreign Affairs Committee has focused on British foreign policy priorities after Brexit. Other significant inquiries have covered: the implications of China’s growing role in the international system, the UK’s relationship with India, and the Responsibility to Protect.

On 21 May 2018, the Foreign Affairs Committee published a report on Russian corruption and the UK. This drew attention to the ability of President Vladimir Putin and his allies to launder assets through London, and called on the UK Government to “show stronger political leadership in ending the flow of dirty money into the UK”. The report criticized the law firm Linklaters for its unwillingness to give evidence to the committee about the nature of working in the Russian Federation at that time.

On 29 May 2018, Tugendhat set out his own views on British foreign policy in a speech at the Royal United Services Institute. He advocated giving the FCO greater powers to determine overall foreign policy strategy. On 7 November 2018, Tugendhat gave a speech on “community conservatism” at an event organized by the Social Market Foundation. In it he described how his military experience had drawn him into politics and outlined several ways in which the government could encourage businesses to better serve the communities in which they operate. Tugendhat was a participant at the 30 May–2 June 2019 Bilderberg Meeting in Montreux, Switzerland.

Following the December 2019 general election, Tom Tugendhat criticized the antisemitism he had faced during the campaign: “It was a campaign that wasn’t always as clean as previous ones. For the first time, I faced antisemitism, which I found particularly offensive and very surprising for a community like this and frankly rather distasteful. It’s very un-Tonbridge, it’s very un-Kent and it’s very un-British. … I would hope that type of attitude is going to leave our politics for good.”

In a recorded conversation with American politician Mike Gallagher, Tugendhat gave an off-the-cuff outline of his foreign policy outlook as “trying to defend the world in which the values that matter to the people of the United Kingdom, and more particularly, the people of Kent, prosper. And those values are freedom, democracy, the ability to challenge authority and the ability to trade and travel globally.”

In the wake of the Fall of Kabul in August 2021, Tugendhat described the event in The Times as Britain’s “biggest foreign policy disaster since Suez”. On 18 August, in the House of Commons, Tugendhat was applauded after giving a speech that drew on his own military experiences in Afghanistan. It concluded, “This doesn’t need to be defeated, but right now it damn well feels like it.”

In January 2022, Tugendhat stated he would consider running for the office of Prime Minister if Boris Johnson stood down. The following month, he suggested expelling all Russian citizens from the UK in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine subsequently clarifying that he meant “all Russian citizens connected to the Putin regime. It’s not a blanket expulsion.”

Tom Tugendhat attended the 2022 Bilderberg meeting in Washington, D.C. On 7 July 2022, Tugendhat announced that he would stand as a candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party, to take over as Prime Minister from the departing Boris Johnson, in an article published in The Daily Telegraph.

China Research Group

Tom Tugendhat founded the China Research Group alongside fellow Conservative MP Neil O’Brien in April 2020. The group was formed to gain a “better understanding of China’s economic ambitions and global role”. This is to include Huawei’s role in the UK’s 5G network (see: Concerns over Chinese involvement in 5G wireless networks), China’s COVID-19 disinformation campaign, and its foreign policy, in particular its relations with poorer regions of the world. Tugendhat is considered by some to be a China hawk in the British Parliament, alongside Bob Seely and Sir Iain Duncan Smith.

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Tugendhat received a letter in August 2020 at his home address, sent from Hong Kong and containing a prayer regarding his criticism of China’s policies. On Twitter, Tugendhat said that this was sent by the Chinese authorities to threaten him, though this was not independently verified.

On 26 March 2021, it was announced that Tom Tugendhat was one of five MPs to be sanctioned by China for spreading what it called “lies and disinformation” about the country. He was subsequently banned from entering China, Hong Kong and Macau, and Chinese citizens and institutions are prohibited from doing business with him.


Tom Tugendhat is married to Anissia Tugendhat, they had their wedding in England. His wife is a French judge and senior civil servant, and his father-in-law is a French diplomat, the lead Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe mediator in Ukraine. Tugendhat is Catholic, with Jewish ancestry and they have two children. He stands at an appealing height of 1.75m and has a good body weight which suits his personality. As of mid-2022, Tom Tugendhat and his wife Anissia Tugendhat are still married and living a happy life with each other without any problems, tension and misunderstanding.

Tom Tugendhat net worth

How much is Tom Tugendhat worth? Tom Tugendhat net worth is estimated at around $4 million. His main source of income is from his career as a politician. Tugendhat salary per month and other career earnings are over $1 million annually. He is one of the richest and most influential politicians in the United Kingdom. However, in the 2010 New Year Honours, Tugendhat was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). In July 2013, he was awarded the Volunteer Reserves Service Medal for ten years of service in the Territorial Army.