Former UKIP leader, and a top rated right-winger in a poll by The Daily Telegraph who began leading the UK Independence Party in 2010. He is known for his impassioned speeches in European Parliament which often are very contentious.
He was accused of racism while attending Dulwich College in 1981 and he has refused to stand during an ovation for Prince Charles.
When John Major's Government signed the Treaty on European Union Farage left the Conservative Party.
He helped found the United Kingdom Independence Party.
He has been married twice; first to Gráinne Hayes in 1988, and then to Kirsten Mehr in 1999, and has four children. And he is a smoker.