Vince Cable
Vince Cable
Real Name/Full Name John Vincent Cable
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Vince Cable
Birth Place: York, England
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 9 May 1943
Age/How Old: 80 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 166 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 60 Kg
In Pounds – 115 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: White
Parents Name: Father – Len Cable
Mother – Edith Cable
Siblings: Unknown
School: Nunthorpe Grammar School
College: University of Cambridge
Religion: Unknown
Nationality: British
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: OLYMPIA Rebelo (m. 1968, died 2001)
Rachel Smith (m. 2004)
Kids/Children Name: Yes (three)
Profession: Politician
Net Worth: $2 million
Last Updated: April 2024

SIR John Vincent Cable is a British politician who has served in various positions in the British government. His recent position is being the Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2017 to 2019. He served as the Member of Parliament for Twickenham from 1997 to 2015 and then from 2017 to 2019. From 2010 to 2015, he served as the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation, and Skills in the Cabinet.

Well, how well do you know about Vince Cable? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Vince Cable’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Vince Cable to date.

Biography and Early Life

Vince Cable was born on 9 May 1943 in York, England, in the United Kingdom. He was born to Lens, a craftsman for Rowntree’s, and Edith, who packed chocolate for Terry’s. he has not shared many details concerning his early background and how life was while he was growing up. He has also not shared if he has any siblings or not.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Vince Cable in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Vince Cable’s age is 80 years old as of today’s date 24th April 2024 having been born on 9 May 1943. Though, he is 5′ 1″ in feet and inches and 166 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 115 lbs in Pound and 60kg in Kilograms.


Cable joined Nunthorpe Grammar School, where he became the head boy. Later, he joined Fitzwilliam College in Cambridge to study Natural Sciences, but he later switched to Economics. In 1965, he was the president of Cambridge Union and later president-elect of Cambridge University Liberal Club. He resigned from the party before becoming the president.

He joined the University of Cambridge, where he was elected to oversee Development Institute Fellow (ODI) work in Kenya. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics in 1973 from the University of Glasgow.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Vince has been married twice his entire life. He was first married to Olympia Reboro from 1968 to 2001. The couple was blessed with three children. His wife completed her Ph.D. in History from Glasgow University in 1976. She was diagnosed with breast cancer after the 1987 general elections. She had a successful treatment but returned before the 1997 general elections. She passed away after the 2001 general elections.

He married his second wife, Rachel Wenban Smith, in 2004. He disclosed in January 2009 on a BBC Radio program that he wears his wedding rings from both marriages.

Is Vince Cable Gay?

No.  Cable has a straightforward sexual orientation. He is neither gay nor bisexual and has never had such rumors. He has married twice, and he married his second wife after the death of his first wife.

Professional Career

After graduating from Glasgow University, Cable worked as an economic advisor to the Kenyan Government in the 1960s. He also served as an advisor for Commonwealth Secretariat. He was also an economic lecturer at Glasgow. In the 1990s, he served as a Chief Economist for Shell.

For his political career, he was an active member of the Labor Party, and in the 1970s, he became a Labour Councillor in Glasgow. During this time, he also served as a special advisor to John Smith, the Trade Secretary. He left the newly formed Social Democratic Party in 1982, which later joined together with Liberal Party to form Liberal Democrats.

He stood for parliamentary seat four times without being successful. In 1997, he was lucky to be elected for Twickenham. Within a short time, he was appointed as the Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesman before being elected the Deputy Leader in 2006. He resigned from both positions in May 2010 after his new position as the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation, and Skills for the coalition government. He, however, lost his seat in 2015 only to regain it in 2017.

He led the Liberal Democrats in May 2019 to have their best national electoral performance since 2010. The party gained 15 seats in the European Parliament election. On 22 July 2019, Cable announced his intentions to retire from politics and stood down as a leader. After the election of Jo Swinson, he withdrew from Parliament in the 2019 general elections.


Cable has achieved so much in his political career. He received the title of “The Right Honourable” for life after serving member of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council. This was after his appointment as secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy. He was appointed Knight Bachelor for political and public service during David Cameron’s 2015 Dissolution Honours.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Vince Cable in 2024

Vince Cable Net Worth
Vince Cable Net Worth

Cable has been active in the political career for many years; thus, he must have accumulated a reputable amount of wealth. The exact figure of his net worth has not been revealed, but it ranges around $2 million as of 2024.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • His grandson, Ayrton Cable, is a social activist and entrepreneur.
  • He is a patron of a career guidance charity for young people called MyBigCareer.
  • He is a keen ballroom dancer and showed his strong desire to appear on the BBC show, Strictly Come Dancing.

Vince Cable is one of the most successful politicians in the UK. He served as the Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 20 July 2017 to 22 July 2019 before being succeeded by Jo Swinson. At this point, he retired from his political career.


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