Michael Portillo Biography and Wiki
Michael Denzil Xavier Portillo, popular as Michael Portillo, is a famous British journalist, news anchor, author, and political commentator. Michael was also a former Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister of the Conservative Party. Michael came into the spotlight at the tender age of 6 years, and this was after appearing in an advertisement for a commercial drink called ‘Ribena.’
Michael is renowned for presenting documentaries such as Great British Railway Journeys and Great Continental Railway Journeys.
Michael Portillo Age and Birthday
Portillo was born on 26 May 1953, in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England. He is currently 67 years old as of 2021. His birth sign is Gemini.
Michael Portillo Height
Michael stands at a height of 5 feet and 11 inches (1.81 m).
Michael Portillo Education
Michael did his high school studies at grammar school, Harrow County. He later proceeded to Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he gained a first-class degree in History.
Michael Portillo Family
Michael was born to both parents as the only child in a small-sized family in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England. He is the proud son of Luis Gabriel Portillo, who was a refugee who had come to Britain at the end of the Spanish Civil War. His father was a devout Catholic and a member of left-wing movements in the 1930s and fled Madrid when it fell to General Franco in 1939, settling in England. His father passed away in 1993 aged 86 years.
His mother, Cora Waldegrave, a Scottish, was brought up in Fife and met her husband while she was an undergraduate at Oxford. Additionally, Portillo was registered as a Spanish citizen at the age of 4, and, per Spanish naming customs, his Spanish passport names him as Miguel Portillo y Blyth.
Michael Portillo Wife
The British presenter is married to her beautiful wife, Carolyn Claire Eadie. The duo got married on 12 Feb 1982 in a private blissful wedding ceremony attended by close friends and family. The couple first met when they were at school where Carolyn served as a chartered accountant and ‘headhunter’ with Spencer Stuart Associates.
The couple doesn’t have any children at the moment.
Michael Portillo Salary
Information regarding Michael’s annual salary has not yet been disclosed. This will be updated when available.
Michael Portillo Net Worth
Michael Portillo has an estimated Net Worth of $9 Million as of 2021. His primary source of income is his career as a journalist/ broadcaster.
Michael Portillo Books
- Great American Railroad Journeys (2017)
- Democratic Values and the Currency: A Lecture Given to the Institute of Economic Affairs at Church House,
- Westminster, on Wednesday 14 January 1998 (1998)
- The Blue Horizon (1993)
- A Vision for the 1990s (1992)
- The Ghost of Toryism Past: The Spirit of Conservatism Future (1997)
- Beyond New Labour: The 1998 Swinton Lecture (1999)
- Portillo?’s Hidden History of Britai (2018)
- The Green Line: The Division of Cyprus: a Photographic Record (1998)
- The Economics of John Smith (1992)