But his life changed the moment he agreed to work for a Washington firm, gathering information on Trump's connections to Moscow.
But this week, he was unmasked by a US publication as the author of a 35-page document, which alleged that the Kremlin colluded with Trump’s presidential campaign.
It claimed that the Russian security services could blackmail the President-Elect with allegations that he paid prostitutes to defile a bed, once slept in by Barack and Michelle Obama.
Now Mail Online has pieced together the extraordinary story of the man, who has spent the past 30 years of his life working in the shadows but has now been thrust into the limelight amidst fears for his personal safety after a backlash from Moscow.
Born on June 24, 1964, the son of Lionel and Janet Steele, Christopher David grew up in Surrey with his older sister Alison, now 55, and younger sister Claire, 49.
My glass of red house wine (some sort of Chianti) was 3.50 euros.
The wine was a generous pour, well over the 0.21 litre line on the glass.
You might have been a big shot back in the States or Australia. 9.90 euros for a Primitivo Salento pizza (shrimp and lots of pungent rocket/arugula) on a thin crust.
First the bad news for our American friends who love juicy steaks and nice fast-casual dining: There are no Texas Roadhouses in Europe. So the big international push never happened outside of a store in Dubai. The upscale fast-casual sector that dominates the U. The Vapiano concept, which has spread across Europe like wildfire since its founding in 2002, is fresh Italian food prepared in front you (see video), with food stations for pizza, pasta, salads, drinks and desserts. What really makes it most appealing for a cheapskate like me is, Vapiano is ridiculously inexpensive considering the quality of the food and the consistency of the experience.
It features 24 hours of battery life and claims to be a 'mini-disco on the move'.
Christopher Steele, 52, set up his company Orbis Business Intelligence on March 16, 2009 - just six months before the death of his ‘cherished wife’ Laura, mother of his three young children.
He's never gone into any details about work at all.