A disproportionate number of politicians are millionaires, making it a profession dominated by the wealthy. The majority of those listed made their wealth before entering into a political career with some using their money to gain influence.
The current government of the United Kingdom is frequently criticised by the media due to the number of privately educated, Oxbridge graduate upper class MPs within it.
Of this list only three are current serving MPs although some of the Lords included in this list originally began their political careers in the House of Commons. Whilst there are no former Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom included in this list, there is a wealth of cabinet experience.
The 9 richest politicians in the United Kingdom as of 2014.
9) Adam Afriyie (MP) – estimated £50 Million
The first politician to feature on our list is the Conservative MP Adam Afriyie. He is the first mixed-race Conservative MP, having been elected in 2005 as the Member of Parliament for Windsor.
Afriyie made his fortune in IT, forming his own service provider, Connect Support Services. In 2005, Afriyie received £18 million for his two-thirds stake in DeHavilland, a news and information services company, from Emap.