Michael Portillo Bio, Age, Height, Family, Education, Career, Net worth, Salary, Wife, Children

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Michael Portillo Biography/Wikipedia

Michael Denzil Xavier Portillo is a famous British journalist, broadcaster, and former politician. Apparently, he is a former member of the Conservative Party. Additionally, he was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Enfield Southgate from 1984 to 1997 and Kensington and Chelsea from 1999 to 2005. In addition to that, he has done a number of broadcast series including railway documentaries.

Michael Portillo Age/Birthday

Born in the year, 1953 on the month of May 26th in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England. Currently, he is at the age of 69.

Michael Portillo Height

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Michael Portillo Weight

Unfortunately, we do not have any related information on his weight even though he looks of moderate weight on appearance. His weight measurements will be updated as soon as possible.

Michael Portillo Family/Parents

So, he was born to exiled Spanish Republican father, Luis Gabriel Portillo. His mother Cora Waldegrave was of Scottish background. In addition to that, his father a devout Catholic was a member of left-wing movements in the 1930s and fled Madrid when it fell to General Franco in 1939, settling in England.

Later on, he became head of the London Diplomatic Office of the Government in Exile in 1972. Furthermore, Portillo was registered as a Spanish citizen at the age of 4. Apart from that, he was in accordance with Spanish naming customs, his Spanish passport names him Miguel Portillo Blyth.

Michael Portillo Education

However, he went to Stanburn Primary School in Stanmore, Greater London. Additionally, on his graduation from high school, he went to Harrow County School for Boys. Later on, then won a scholarship to Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he did history.

While at school Portillo had supported the cause of the Labour Party. Moreover, he attributed his embrace of conservatism at Cambridge to the influence of the right-wing Peterhouse historian Maurice Cowling. Later on, in 1999, Portillo gave an interview in which he discussed homosexual relationships he had while at university.

Michael Portillo Career

So, after his graduation, he joined the Conservative Research Department in 1976. Following the Conservative victory in 1979, he became a government adviser to David Howell at the Department of Energy. Portillo returned to advisory work for the government, and, in December 1984, he stood for and won the Enfield Southgate by-election. Due to the murder of the incumbent, Sir Anthony Berry, in the bombing of the Grand Hotel, Brighton by the IRA.

Initially, he was a Parliamentary Private Secretary to John Moore, and then an assistant whip. Later on, Portillo’s loss of the Enfield Southgate seat, in the 1997 general election to Labour’s Stephen Twigg, came as a shock to many politicians.

Nevertheless, he became a non-executive director of the multinational defense contractor BAE Systems in September 2002. He stepped down from that position in March 2006, owing to potential conflicts of interest.

Later on, 1998 saw Portillo make his first foray into broadcasting on Channel 4 with Portillo’s Progress—three 60-minute-long programs looking into the changing social and political scene in Britain. In 2018 he accepted the role as President of the Friends of the Settle–Carlisle line[96] following the death of the previous incumbent, Sir William McAlpine.

Michael Portillo’s Net worth

As of now, he is among the richest journalist running a net worth that is ranging from around $ 2 million to $10 million. Apart from this, he has earned his share of earnings from several sponsorships. Around $400,000 to $800,000 was the basic income that he acquired through sponsorships. It is believed that Michael retired from his political interests in 2005.

Michael Portillo Salary

So according to searches, it states that the MPs and the Gps have got the same amount of wages. Unfortunately, we do not have the exact number salary that he receives but according to the above information, this might be ranging from £100,700. Even though, this might add due to his numerous careers.



Even though it is official that he is married, unfortunately, there is no related information on his children or whether he had one. This is a result of the love of keeping his things private but we promise to update you as soon as possible.


However, he lives a very luxurious life in his elegant terraced house, a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace.

is Michael Portillo still a conservative?

In the year 2013 November, he turned down an offer of a Shadow Cabinet post from the incoming Conservative leader Michael Howard.

how old is Michael Portillo?

He was born in the year, 1953 on the month of May 26th in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England. Currently, he is at the age of 69.

how much is Michael Portillo worth?

Apparently, he is one of the richest journalists with a net worth that is ranging from around $ 2 million to $10 million.

where does Michael Portillo live?

Currently, we do not have his location or address where he stays. But we will update you as soon as possible.