A British politician Matt Hancock is currently working as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. He is serving in this position since 2018. Prior to that, he used to work at State for Digital, Culture, Media, and sports as a Secretary and served there for six months in 2018. He seems to be proficient and disciplined when it comes to his professional work.
Matthew John David Hancock was born on 2nd October 1978 in Chester, Cheshire. He is a son of proud parents Michael Hancock and Shirley Hills and grew up alongside her older sister and a brother. They seem like a happy family, who shares their happiness, sadness, and sorrow together and support each other in tough times.
Talking about his education, he went to study at Fandom County Primary School in Fandom, Cheshire. Later he shifted to Independent King’s School, Chester. He took A levels in Maths, Physics, computing, and Economics. At West Cheshire College, he studied Computing. He attended Exeter College, Oxford, where he got graduated with a degree in Philosophy, politics, and economics and secured the first position. Later he grabbed the MPhil degree in economics as a postgraduate degree at Christ’s College, Cambridge after few years.
Matt Hancock Career
After completing his post-graduation, she initiated working from a computer software company, which belongs to his family. He also served as Backbench Conservative MP. Later, he shifted to London to work at the Bank of England and served as an economist, specializing in the housing market. In 2005, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne offered him the position of Economic Adviser, which is just the start of his successful career. Later he got promoted to the position of Osborne’s Chief of Staff. At the 2010 general election, he was elected with 24,312 votes as the Constituency’s MP. From October 2010 to November 2012, he served on the Standards and Privileges Committee.
Moreover, in 2013, he joined as the minister of State for Skills and Enterprise and served for the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills. On 15th July 2014, he got promoted to the position of Minister of State for Business and Enterprise. On 9th July 2018, after the promotion, Hancock, after replacing Jeremy Hunt’s position became Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. He served as Health Secretary during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK and played a significant role in UK’s vaccination program. On 19th February 2021, after a legal challenge by Good Law Project, a high court judge ruled that Hancock has acted unlawfully by handling out PPE contracts without publishing details in a timely way.
Matt Hancock Biography
|Real Name||Matthew John David Hancock|
|Birth Date||October 2, 1978|
|Age (as of 2021)||42 Years|
|Birth Place||Chester, Cheshire, England|
|Profession||Politician & Secretary of State for Health and Social Care|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 0” – in Centimeters – 185 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 80 kg – in Pounds – 176 lbs|
|Sister||One (Emily Gilruth)|
|Brother||One (Chris Hancock)|
|School||Farndon County Primary School, King’s School|
|College||University of Oxford (BA) University of Cambridge (MPhil)|
|Who is his Wife?||Martha Hancock (Martha Hoyer Millar)|
|Hobbies||Playing, Reading & listening Songs|
|Favorite Destination||Waterford (Ireland)|
Hancock tied knots with Martha Hoyer Millar, who was an Osteopath in 2006. The couple shares two sons and a daughter together. None of them are allowed to reveal their identities and are strictly restricted to use social media. The family currently lives in the Little Thurlow in his West Suffolk parliamentary constituency.
Matt Hancock Net Worth
Being a secretary at Health and social care, and many more positions, he used to work at makes him eligible to earn a huge sum of wealth. His estimated net worth is around $3 million as of 2020. While his annual salary is under review. His profession as a politician is his primary source of income.
- Since 2010, he is a part of the Conservative Party and also a member of Parliament for West Suffolk.
- In 2012, he was trained as a Jockey and won a horse race in the town of Newmarket.
- In 2013, he was accused of dishonesty by Daybreak presenter Matt Barbet. And excluded him from the discussion because he appeared 30 seconds late to the meeting.
- He endorsed Boris Johnson for conservative party leadership in 2019 followed by Theresa May’s registration as England’s Prime Minister.
- He supports Newcastle United and has auctioned his ‘Pride and Joy’ signed team shirt to raise funds for the NHS in May 2020.
- Hancock announced that He has dyslexia. He got diagnosed with the same when he was at Oxford.