Jennifer Arcuri is a former pole-dancer and now a businesswoman. She is the founder of Playbox Ltd, a social networking company for the video tech industry. She is also the founder of Innotech Network in East London. She has been in the media for receiving the UK’s public grants illegally for her business in 2013 from the then-mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
Jennifer Arcuri was born in 1985 (age: 34 years, as in 2019) in Kentucky, United States. She received her primary and secondary education from the United States. In 2011, Arcuri shifted to London and get enrolled at Hult International Business School for her MBA program.
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They live in Louisville, Kentucky. She is married to Matthew Hickey with whom she has a daughter. Reportedly, she has an affair with the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. It is said that Boris has taken parts in Arcuri’s companies’ summits and has visited Arcuri’s top-floor apartment in Shoreditch, East London many times.
In 2008, she tried her hand in cinema. She also directed and produced a short film, ‘La Valise.’ However, later in 2011, she became an Entrepreneur. She opened many tech firms in the UK. She founded the ‘Playbox Ltd.’ (a video tech industry), ‘The Innotech Network,’ and ‘Hacker House.’ Arcuri is also a cyber-security expert and producer.
- In 2019, Arcuri was sued for about $100,000 in unpaid student loan debt. She took out an $86,021 loan in 2011 to do her MBA. DailyMail
- She met Boris Johnson in 2012 for the first time in his re-election campaign for the post of the Mayor of London. Since then, Boris and Arcuri have been close together. It is alleged that Boris Johnson endorsed her business ventures many times.
He gave more than £126,000 out of public money, including £100,000 from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. It is also said that Arcuri was also a part of Johnson’s three trade missions; New York, Tel Aviv, and South Africa despite being not officially qualified as a delegate. To clarify the matter, she told in ITV’s program, ‘Good Morning Britain’ that Johnson was a really good friend. However, she denied the then-mayor had shown any “favouritism” towards her. Whereas, the prime minister has denied breaking any rules of conduct and insisted everything was done entirely in the proper way.
- In 2017, in a survey of ComputerWeekly.com, Arcuri was ranked 17th among Top 50 Most Influential Women in Tech.
- After being reported as a former model in the media, her husband, Matthew Hickey said that she was never a model, however, she took some classes of modelling in her High School, but she never signed any contract officially.
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