Who Is Liz Truss? Biography, Family, Husband, Net Worth, Previous Offices & Brexit Role

Basic Information

Stage Name: Liz Truss
Real Name: Mary Elizabeth Truss
Occupation:  Politician, current British Prime Minister
Date Of Birth/Age: 26 July 1975
Place of Birth:  Oxford, United Kingdom
Gender: Female
Nationality: Briton
Marital Status: Married (to Hugh O’Leary)
Education: Merton College

Who Is Liz Truss?

Britons would call her the woman of the moment, and for the right reason: She has just been elected the prime minister of the United Kingdom, one of the most powerful offices in the world. It was a highly competitive race, but she bested her opponents and is now on the saddle to lead one of the world’s wealthiest nations.

But who, exactly, is Liz Truss? Her detailed biography and so much more follow below.


Mary Elizabeth Truss, 47, is the current prime minister of the United Kingdom and, by extension, the leader of her party – the Conservative Party. She won the race against Rishi Sunak, becoming the third female prime minister of the UK, after Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May – in that order.

Born to a father was was a of pure mathematics at the University of Leeds and a mother who was a nurse and teacher, Liz Truss attended West Primary School, Paisley Renfrewshire, Roundhay School, and then spent a year in Canada. The Canadian curriculum impressed her, and she praised it.

She attended Oxford, which ignited her interest in public service and ended up as a member of the national executive committee of Liberal Democrat Youth and Students in the same institution. As part of the Liberal, she supported, among others, the legalization of cannabis and the abolition of the monarchy.

She ditched the Liberals for the conservatives in 1996 and has not looked back since.

In the intervening years, she has held key posts in the government, served three prime ministers and ended up becoming a prime minister herself – the third female prime minister in United Kingdom history.


Liz Truss has been married for over two decades. The result has been two daughters. Alongside her husband, Hugh, she has a family of four – herself, a hubby and their two daughters, Florence and Liberty.

Florence is 16, and Liberty is just 13. The daughters are said to be excited about moving to 10 Downing Street, the traditional home of the British prime minister, and are already planning sleepovers.

Liz and Hugh are reportedly uninterested in adding to their family.


Liz Truss has long been married. Her souse is no other than the accountant Hugh O’Leary with whom she shares two daughters. The two have been married for the past 22 years, but Hugh O’Leary is one man who isn’t too interested in the limelight.

But then, as the prime minister’s husband, he cannot escape the limelight. The press will be right in his face.

Often called a stoic, Mr O’Leary studied mathematical economics at the London School of Economics and then became an accountant.

The couple met in 1997 in the course of their political odysseys at the Conservative Party conference in Blackpool. During an interview in 2019, the current prime minister recalled inviting him to ice skate. He sprained an ankle during that adventure, but it didn’t shatter their relationship. Three years later, they were married.

Net Worth

Prime Minister Liz Truss is a multimillionaire and might be classified as rich on that account. But, of course, you would never hear her discussing how much she’s worth. There are way more important things to focus on.

That notwithstanding, according to data released by Money Transfers, she has a net worth of £8.4million. Of course, that’s not the biggest bag compared to other candidates, including Nadhim Zahawi (£10 million), Jeremy Hunt (£14 million), and Rishi Sunak (£200 million).

Liz Truss will take home an estimated £79,936 annually as prime minister.

Previous Offices

Liz Trus has a chequered political career, and her recent election as the prime minister of the United Kingdom is not surprising to those who know her origins. She started early and has come a long way. Below are some of the previous positions she held before becoming prime minister:

  • Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the United Kingdom (2014 to 2016)
  • Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (2016 to 2017)
  • Secretary of State for Justice of the United Kingdom (2016 to 2017)
  • Chief Secretary to the Treasury of the United Kingdom (2017 to 2019)
  • Minister for Women and Equalities in 2019.
  • President of the Board of Trade of the United Kingdom (2019 to 2021)
  • Secretary of State for International Trade of United Kingdom (2019 to 2021)

Brexit Role

Brexit happened years ago, but the discussions around it have refused to die down. That’s understandable given the impact of Brexit, which is still being felt around the United Kingdom to this day.

A Conservative, Truss is a staunch backer of Brexit. Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson had empowered her to take over post-Brexit negotiations with the European Union.

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