His father Abdul Ghani had arrived at Heathrow airport in 1961 “with a £1 note in his pocket”. He explained that his grandfather had “touchingly but mistakenly” thought that the £1 note would see him through his first month in the UK. Abdul Ghani Javid found work in a cotton mill in Rochdale, and then as a bus conductor and a driver, when he was nicknamed “Mr Night and day” by colleagues.
After that he started to sell clothes made by his mother Zabeida on a market stall before opening a shop in Bristol. Sajid, one of five boys, was brought up in Bristol and turned down apprenticeships and instead studied Economics and Politics at Exeter University, the first member of his family to go to university.
He said: “This is the root of my conservative beliefs. My mother and father had nothing and, like many people in their adopted country, worked their way up."
At age 20, Javid attended his first Conservative Party Conference and campaigned against the Thatcher government's decision in that year to join the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM), calling it a "fatal mistake".
At a Conservative Friends of Israel lunch in 2012, The Jewish Chronicle reported Javid as stating that "if he had to leave Britain to live in the Middle East, then he would choose Israel as home. Only there, he said, would his children feel the “warm embrace of freedom and liberty”.
Source: Wikipedia, The Telegraph