Michael Gove has a huge estimated net worth, here's how he made his millions

Michael Gove is one of the politicians who is being looked into as part of the Covid inquiry. Since he’s being talked about, let’s have a look at his net worth.

Michael Gove net worth
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Michael Gove net worth

Michael Gove is currently being investigated due to how the British government handled the Covid-19 pandemic. The cabinet minister has challenged the claims that former Prime Minister, Boris Johnson was ‘incapable of making decisions’ about lockdowns during the pandemic, as per BBC News.

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Despite defending Boris Johnson, Gove admitted that the Government implemented lockdowns too late in March and November 2020. As a result, he has apologised to victims and families that have lost loved ones for the Government’s ‘mistakes’.

As the inquiry is ongoing, let’s have a look at Michael Gove’s net worth and how he made his fortune.

Who is Michael Gove?

Michael Gove was born on August 26, 1967, in Aberdeen, United Kingdom. Grove was adopted at the age of 4 months and grew up in the Kittybrewster area of Aberdeen. He studied English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

Gove first started working as a journalist, his first job was in the Peterborough column of the Daily Telegraph, after interviewing Max Hastings. Gove then moved back to Aberdeen and became a journalist intern for the Press and Journal, during that time, he went on strike for several months as part of the 1989-90 dispute over its recognition and representation.

Michael Gove also worked for Scottish Television as a correspondent from 1990 to 1991. He has also been a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4’s The Moral Maze and Newsnight Review on BBC Two.

In 2005, he became a Conservative MP for Surrey Heath and has since been active in the political world, as per Thedistin.

What is Michael Gove’s net worth?

According to GHGossip, Michael Gove’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million, which is roughly £3.94 million. He earned most of his money through his political career.

Michael Gove has had several positions within the British government since 2005. Indeed, according to GHGossip, from June 2017 to July 2019, he served in the Department of Food and Rural Affairs, and then from February 2020 to September 2021, he was the Minister of the Cabinet Office.

From July 2019 to September 2021, he served as Chancellor of the Principality of Lancaster, followed by serving as Secretary of State for Upgrades, Housing, and Communities from 15 September 2021 to 6 July 2022.

Finally, on October 25, 2022, he was appointed Secretary of State for Renovation, Housing, and Communities and Minister of Intergovernmental Relations.

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Sources used:

GHGossip: ‘Get to know Michael Gove: Biography, Age, Career, Net Worth, Height, Relationship & More’

Thedistin: ‘Michael Gove’s Net Worth Forbes: How Much Money Does The Politician Make, and Why Is He So Rich?’

BBC News: ‘Covid inquiry: Michael Gove defends Boris Johnson over lockdown decision-making’

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