Grant Shapps is a British Conservative Party Politician, the former Minister of the State at the Department for International Development. In addition to that, he is also a former co-chairman of Conservative Party and is also the member of the parliament for Welwyn Hatfield in England. Grant first won the seat as Grant V Shapps in general election of 5th May 2005.
A native of Croxley Green, Watford, England, Grant Shapps came into this world on 14th September of the year 1968 which has now made him at the age of 47. He was born to a Jewish family. He went to get his education from the Yorke Mead Primary School, the Watford Grammar School for Boys as well as the Cassio College. In addition to that, he also attended the Manchester Polytechnic and completed the business and finance course from there. After that, he received the Higher National Diploma. Prior to that, he was also the National President of Jewish Youth Organization BBYO. According to himself, he was in the car crash in Kansas, US in the year 1989 which left him in coma for a week.
Moving on to his personal life biography, Grant has already got married. He is married to his supportive and caring wife Belinda Goldstone. The couple tied their knot in 1997 and since then, they are living happy life. He also has three children together with his wife. Grant was diagnosed with the Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1999 and he underwent the chemotherapy as well as radiotherapy recovering from the cancer by next year. As the results of effects of the chemotherapy, his children were conceived by the IVF.
Prior to that, when he was 22 years old, he founded the PrintHouse Corporation which is a design, print, website creation as well as marketing business in London. It is based on collapsed printing business that he purchased from the receiver. Grant stepped down as the director in the year 2009 but he remained the majority shareholder.
Additionally, he also founded a web publishing business known as How To Corp Limited along with his wife while he was getting recovered from the cancer. The company marketed business publications as well as software. He stood down as the director in July of 2008 and his wife remained as the director until that company was dissolved in the year 2014. Besides that to know more details about him and his politics, he can be followed in his Twitter and Instagram pages.