Dominic Cummings is UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s closest political adviser.
The senior aide created waves this week when it emerged that he had travelled from Durham to London with his family during the lockdown when his wife had coronavirus symptoms.
But how rich is the ministerial aide? Here’s what you need to know:
As the chief special adviser to the prime minister, Cummings is paid between £95,000 and £99,999, according to details published in the Government’s annual report on special advisers.
Cummings lives in a £1.6 million townhouse in leafy Islington. Cummings got an extension designed by high-end architects Hamish & Lyons that features a “tapestry room”, along with a “formal living room” and reading room.
Cummings is married to Mary Wakefield, daughter of Sir Edward Humphry Tyrrel Wakefield, a baronet who owns Chillingham Castle in Northumberland.
His parents own a sprawling estate in Durham.
He studied under eminent Oxford University historian Norman Stone and graduated with a ‘first’ – the top degree class awarded at British universities. He likes to pepper his eclectic writings with cultural references.