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Gordon Brown

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Net worth 2018: $15 Million
Residence: Govan
Country: British
BirthDay: 20 February 1951
Sigh: Pisces
Height: 1.8 m
Education: University of Edinburgh (1972), Kirkcaldy High School, Kirkcaldy West Primary School
BIOGRAPHY

Gordon Brown was bornon 20 February 1951 in Govan, British. One of Britain’s most influential politicians, Gordon Brown became the 52nd Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, succeeding Tony Blair. He studied at the University of Edinburgh and earned a doctorate in history. He rose through the ranks of the Labor Party and earned the reputation of a policy fabricator within the party. Apart from being a political leader, Brown has also authored a number of books and political biographies like ‘Maxton’, ‘Courage’ and ‘John Smith: Life and Soul of the Party’. His tenure as Chancellor was marked by major monetary reforms in Britain. However, his term as Prime Minister led to the serious economic slump due to his controversial moves pertaining to personal income tax schemes and the advance corporation tax policy. His self-regulatory budgets were severely criticized by various parties in UK, which eventually led to the Labor Party’s downfall. In the wake of an economic recession, his party suffered a heavy loss in general elections and consequently he was compelled to resign. Known to be of a reserved demeanor, Brown’s life was a tumultuous one with its shares of highs and lows.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$15 Million

TIMELINE
2010

On May 11, 2010, he resigned as Prime Minister of the U

2008

During the global financial crisis in 2008, the country began to spiral downwards and faced severe unemployment and fiscal deficit issues

2007

He was appointed as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, succeeding Tony Blair on June 27, 2007

2000

Brown got married to Sarah Macaulay on August 3, 2000

1999

His new spending plan was implemented in 1999 after much deliberation

1997

Brown became the Chancellor of Exchequer on May 2, 1997 and remained in this role till June 27, 2007

1994

He became the leader of the Labor Party in the parliament in 1994 after the sudden death of his predecessor, John Smith

1992

He was designated as shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer on July 24, 1992; a position he held till May 2, 1997

1986

He authored ‘Maxton: A Biography’ in 1986 and authored a number of other books such as ‘Where There is Greed’ and ‘Beyond the Crash: Overcoming the First Crisis of Globalization’

1983

In 1983, he won a representative seat as a Member of Parliament for Dunfermline East and befriended Tony Blair around the same time

1982

While working, he also obtained his doctorate in history from the University of Edinburgh in 1982

1980

He switched careers and became a current affairs journalist for Scottish TV in 1980

1976

From 1976 to 1980, he was employed as a lecturer in politics at Glasgow College of Technology and later at the Open University

1918

The title of his thesis was ‘The Labour Party and Political Change in Scotland 1918–29’

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