FACEBOOK has hired former deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg as its Global Head of Affairs.
But what do we know about the social media giant’s new top PR man? We take a closer look at his life.
Who is Nick Clegg and how old is he?
Former politician and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg was born in Buckinghamshire, England on January 7, 1967 – making him 51 years old.
The dad-of-three served as the UK’s Deputy Prime Minister from 2010 to 2015, as part of a coalition with Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron.
He lost his Sheffield Hallam seat in Parliament in the 2017 general election – the seat he had held since 2005.
Clegg is the third of four children born to Hermance van den Wall Bake and Nicholas Peter Clegg CBE.
He is of one quarter Baltic-German descent, and has an English grandfather and Dutch mother.
Clegg is multilingual and speaks English, French, Dutch, German and Spanish.
He was educated at two independent schools: Caldicott School in Farnham Royal in South Buckinghamshire, where he was joint Head Prefect in 1980, and later at Westminster School in Central London.
He spent a gap year working as a skiing instructor in Austria, before going on to Cambridge University in 1986 to study Archaeology and Anthropology at Robinson College.
Who is his wife?
Nick Clegg married Miriam González Durántez in 2000 – a lawyer from Valladolid, Spain.
Miriam is a practising Catholic but Clegg has often described himself as an atheist.
The couple are parents to three sons – they are being brought us as Catholics in line with Miriam’s faith.
The Clegg family live in Parkfields in Putney, South West London.
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How much is Nick Clegg worth?
Reports suggest Nick Clegg is worth around £3 million – although this could not be verified.
Clegg is believed to between £35,000 and £42,000 per speech he delivers.
He also allegedly receives an expenses allowance of £115,000 per year – a benefit that was once only awarded to former Prime Ministers.
As Deputy Prime Minister, he earned £134,000 a year, followed by a backbench MP salary of just less than £75,000 annually.
It is unclear how much he will earn at Facebook.
His wife Miriam – a Spanish lawyer and legal practice partner – is said to rake in around £500,000 a year.
It is rumoured that she charges around £500 per hour dispensing advice to her clients on matters like Brexit and international trade.
In 2016, she was appointed a non-executive director of UBS’s London arm, and chairman of its audit committee, a part-time post that allegedly paid out £100,000 a year.
She is also the author of a cookbook ‘Made In Spain: Recipes and stories from my country and beyond’ which was also published in 2016.