Kemi Badenoch Biography: Age, Husband, Net Worth, Height, Nationality, Children, Politics

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye December 12, 2023

Kemi Badenoch is a prominent British politician known for her roles as Secretary of State for Business and Trade, President of the Board of Trade, and Minister for Women and Equalities.

She has made a name for herself in the political sphere, advocating for conservative values and championing various causes.

With a background in software engineering and finance, Badenoch brings a unique perspective to her role in government.

Profile

  • Full Name: Kemi Badenoch
  • Date of Birth: January 2, 1980
  • Age: 43 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: Wimbledon, London, England
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Politician
  • Parents: Femi Adegoke (father), Feyi Adegoke (mother)
  • Siblings: Two
  • Spouse: Hamish Badenoch
  • Children: Three
  • Relationship Status: Married
  • Net Worth: $3 million

Early Life & Education

Kemi Badenoch, currently 43 years old, was born to middle-class Yoruba parents on January 2, 1980, in Wimbledon, London.

Her father, Femi Adegoke, worked as a GP, while her mother, Feyi Adegoke, was a professor of physiology.

Badenoch spent part of her childhood living in Lagos, Nigeria, and the United States, where her mother lectured. She has two siblings: a brother named Fola and a sister called Lola.

At 16, she returned to the UK due to Nigeria’s deteriorating political and economic situation. Despite being a British citizen, Badenoch considers herself a first-generation immigrant.

Badenoch completed her A Levels at Phoenix College while working various jobs at McDonald’s. She studied Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Sussex, graduating with a Master of Engineering (MEng) degree in 2003.

During her studies, she also pursued a part-time law degree at Birkbeck, University of London, earning a bachelor of law (LLB) in 2009.

Before entering politics, Badenoch worked as a software engineer, systems analyst, and consultant in the IT and financial services sectors.

Personal Life

Kemi Badenoch is married to Hamish Badenoch, a banker who works for Deutsche Bank. They have three children together.

Hamish was also involved in politics as a Conservative councilor on Merton Borough Council. Badenoch identifies as a cultural Christian; her maternal grandfather was a Methodist minister in Nigeria.

Controversy

Throughout her career, Badenoch has faced some controversy. In 2018, she admitted to hacking into the website of Labour MP Harriet Harman a decade prior, which led to the matter being reported to Action Fraud, the UK’s cybercrime reporting center.

In 2019, she was criticized for suggesting another MP was “making a point” by delaying her scheduled cesarean section to attend a House of Commons vote on Brexit.

Additionally, Badenoch published tweets in 2021 accusing a journalist of “creepy and bizarre behavior,” which drew criticism from the National Union of Journalists and the Council of Europe’s Safety of Journalists Platform.

Career

Badenoch’s political career began when she joined the Conservative Party in 2005. She ran as the Conservative candidate for the Dulwich and West Norwood constituency in the 2010 general election but was unsuccessful.

After a vacancy arose, She entered the London Assembly as an Assembly Member in 2015. 2017, she was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Saffron Walden in Essex.

Badenoch has held various positions within the Conservative Party, including Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, and Minister of State for Equalities and Levelling Up Communities.



In 2022, she launched a bid to become the leader of the Conservative Party but was eliminated in the fourth round of voting.

Net Worth

Kemi Badenoch has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

Her career in politics and previous roles in the private sector have contributed to her financial success.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @kemibadenoch
  • Twitter: @Kemibadenoch



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