With Jeremy Hunt poised to complete the sale of his stake in Hotcourses.com for £17 million, the health secretary could boost his wealth to as much as £18.65 million — £10 million more than any other cabinet minister.
Here’s how that compares with the rest of the Tory millionaires around the cabinet table … and Nick Clegg:
In 2010 the Mail estimated Hunt’s net worth at £4.5 million:
“Hunt, a lambada-dancing party high-flier, owns a stake in the educational publisher Hotcourses estimated at nearly £3million. He also owns a property in Surrey, a house in Hammersmith, West London, and a half-share of a holiday home in Italy.”
While the Telegraph claims £4.8 million:
“Source of wealth: Stake in Hotcourses, a publisher of guides and websites for educational courses, which he co-founded.”
So accounting for his property portfolio, the windfall should bring him to well over £18 million.
No word yet on whether he’ll be switching energy supplier this winter.