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Shadon Meredith's Net Worth as of 2024
$2 Million

Don Meredith was born on 13 July 1964, in Saint Ann, Jamaica, and is a former politician, executive, and Pentecostal minister, best known for being the director of the GTA Faith Alliance, a group which focuses on youth violence and organizing peace rallies. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Don Meredith? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $2 million, mostly earned through success in politics. He was part of the Senate of Canada but later resigned due to allegations of ethics violations, after a recommendation of expulsion. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will likely increase.

Don Meredith Net Worth $2 million

Don immigrated to Canada in the early 1980s, and became a Canadian citizen. He attended Ryerson Polytechnical Institute and during his time there, started the business Donscape Landscaping Services. The business would help his net worth increase significantly. He never completed his studies at Ryerson, but subsequently attended Rhema Studies of Theology Associatio,n and became an ordained minister in 2006. Prior to that, he became a member of the Toronto Police Services as part of the Chief’s Advisory Council. He is also a member of the York Region Community Police Liaison, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Consultative Committee, and the Black Community Police Consultative Committee.

In 2007, Meredith was nominated by the Conservative Party of Canada as its candidate in a Toronto constituency, and won nomination after Mark Warner was removed as standard bearer. He supported Bill Siksay’s private member’s bill which added gender identity to distinguishable traits to be protected from hate speech by the Criminal Code. He also spoke out against pre-marital sex, and supported increasing the age of sexual consent from 14 to 18. He placed fourth in the re-election, but in 2010, he was appointed to the Canadian Senate. He created numerous issues during his time with the Senate. In 2012, he was criticized for attending an Iranian embassy event at Carleton University after the government urged a boycott of Iran. Two years later, he attended the National Prayer Breakfast and expensed first class costs for himself and his wife to the Senate., and was later forced to pay the expenses. In 2015, an investigation by the Senate started and aimed to look into bullying and sexual harassment of former members of Meredith’s staff. The report was submitted and he was expelled from the Conservative caucus after allegations were made that he had a two year affair with a teenager who was 16 years old at the start of the relationship. He was found guilty of ethics violations in 2017 and was expelled from the Independent Senators Group. It was recommended that he should be expelled from the Senate though he announced his resignation before it could occur.

Prior to all these issues, Don received several awards during his career. He received an Urban Leadership Award from the Canadian Urban Institute, the Toronto Police Service 13 Division Community Service Award, and the Nelson Mandela Humanitarian Award.

For his personal life, it is known that Don is married to Michelle and they have a daughter. He claimed holding degrees from associations and schools which have no accreditation, and are non-degree granting schools. The allegations of his relationship with the teenager began after the girl approached the media to tell her story. Don’s family defended him through the allegations.

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Paul Kagame Net Worth

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Paul Kagame was born on the 23th October 1957 in Tambwe, Ruanda-Urundi, which is now Nyarutovu, Rwanda, and is a politician, best known to the world as the president of Rwanda since 2000, and president of the ruling party, the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF).

Have you ever wondered how rich Paul Kagame is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Kagame’s net worth is as high as $500 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a politician.

Paul Kagame Net Worth $500 Million

Paul is the youngest of six children born to a Tutsi member, Deogratias who had blood ties with King Mutara III, and Asteria Rutagambwa, a descendant from the family of the last Rwandan queen, Rosalie Gicanda. Rwanda’s ethnicity comprised three groups, Tutsi, who were the rulers of the country although a minority, then Hutu who are agriculturalist, and Twa, a forest-dwelling pygmy people, who were descendants of Rwanda’s earliest inhabitants.

Hutu and Tutsi were always in conflict, which resulted in the 1959 Rwandan Revolution, when Hutu activists started killing Tutsi people. Paul and his family escaped the country and sought refuge in neighboring countries, settling in Uganda in the Toro sub-region in 1962. There, Kagame met Fred Rwigyema, with whom Paul later formed the Rwandan Patriotic Front. He started his education process in a school located near a refugee camp, where he also learned English and was preparing to integrate into Ugandan culture. When he turned nine, Paul started studying at Rwengoro Primary School, and later attended Ntare School. However, his father’s death set back his education, as he wasn’t as much focused on school, but rather on fighting those who belittled the Rwandan population. This all resulted in a suspension from Ntare School, and he then finished his education at Old Kampala Secondary School.

Following education, Paul made a couple of visits to his native country, looking for his family, and focused on exploration of the country, its political and social status, while also making new friendships, which would eventually prove useful to him.

In the late ’70s, Paul rejoined with Fred Rwigyema, with whom he pledged allegiance to Museveni, a member of the transition government of Uganda, and as it turned out, a future president of Uganda. He then traveled to Tanzania, where he trained to become a spy, and later rejoined Museveni in his National Resistence Army, becoming a senior officer of the Ugandan army. Rwigyema then invaded Rwanda with 4,000 rebels, while Paul was in the USA taking a course at the Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth. Fred was killed, and Paul returned from the USA and assumed the position of the leader of the RPF, and three years later in 1993, he signed peace treaties in Arusha, which have become known as the Arusha Accords. Paul and his party received positions in a broad=based transitional government, and also in the army.

The following year another major incident struck Rwanda, as their president Juvénal Habyarimana died in a plane crash, alongside Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira. After Habyarimana’s death, a military committee led by Colonel Théoneste Bagosora, took the leading positions in the country, and started killing Hutu and Tutsi opposition politicians and prominent people of the Tutsi ethnic group. This resulted in a Rwandan Genocide, but Kagame led his rebels against the military, and the same year managed to assume full control of the country. Estimates put casualties at at least 1.5 million during these conflicts. Paul then served as its Vice President and Minister of Defence, under President Pasteur Bizimungu, and subsequently assumed the position of president in 2000, and since then has been the ruler of the country. His presidential position significantly increased his net worth, while his several business ventures also added to his wealth. In 2003, first presidential elections were held, and Paul won with 95.1% of the votes. His second tenure lasted until 2010, when the next elections were held, and this time Kagame was supported by 93.08% of the voters. In 2015 he changed the constitution, giving himself a chance to run again for presidency in the 2017 elections.

Kagame is apparently genuinely popular, especially given the progress in growing the economy over the last decade. From his first term, Rwanda began to develop on key elements, education and health care system, while also putting all efforts into keeping friendly relationships with surrounding countries, including DR Congo, Uganda, Burundi, Kenya and Tanzania among other East African countries.

Regarding his personal life, Kagame has been married to Jeannette Nyriamongi since 1989; the couple has four children together.

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George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah was born on 1st October 1966, in Monrovia, Liberia and is now the president of Liberia, and a former star football (soccer) player. He played in the position of striker for 14 years in various clubs in France, Italy and England, and was named the World Player of the Year, European Footballer of the Year and African Footballer of the Year.

How much is the net worth of George Weah? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $85 million, as of the data presented in early 2018, accumulated largely from his football career.

George Weah Net Worth $85 million

To begin with, Weah was born in poverty in a district of Monrovia. At the age of 15, he started playing football at Young Survivors’ youth team, before moving to other teams in his country, such as Invincible Eleven and Mighty Barrole, with whom he won some domestic trophies, including the championship and The Liberia Cup. Weah matriculated from the Muslim Congress and then attended Wells Harington High School in Monrovia, abandoning the last year to focus on his football career, but actually matriculated from high school in 2006 after ending his career in football, and then attended Parkwood University in London, obtaining a sports management diploma. In 2011, Weah graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration of the University of Miami, and then obtained a master’s degree in 2013.

Concerning his professional career, Weah’s skills were discovered by Arsene Wenger, and so George moved to Europe in 1988, signing a contract with Monaco. During his stay in Monaco, he won the title of the African Footballer of the Year in 1989, the French Cup with the team in 1991, and helped the team to reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup in 1992. Weah was then transferred to Paris Saint-Germain, with whom he won the French Cup in 1993 and 1995, and the League Cup in 1995. In the 1994-1995 season, he also became the UEFA Champions League top scorer. He was once again named the African Footballer of the Year in 1994, before in 1995 signing a contract with leading Italian club AC Milan. Afterwards a period full of achievements followed, both individually and with the club team; 1995, George Weah won the Golden Balloon and was named World Footballer of the Year, becoming the first African footballer to win these trophies. Then, Weah twice reached the Italian Cup finals in 1998. and played in the Italian Super Cup. In the winter of 2000, Weah was lent to Chelsea until the end of the season, and with whom Weah won the FA Cup.

Internationally, for Liberia Weah played 60 games over 20 years, scoring 22 goals, but being a minnow in football, the country only managed to qualify for the African Cup of Nations twice, but never progressing past the group stage.

George ended his playing career in 2003.

Regarding his political career, Weah formed the political party Congress for Democratic Change in 2004, and in 2005 Weah ran for the presidency of Liberia, although at that stage poor formal education and lack of political experience were considered the main reasons why he was inappropriate to lead the country, in contrast to the main counter-candidate, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, educated at Harvard University with administrative experience both in the Liberian government and in the World Bank and the United Nations. Weah continued to be involved in politics as the leader of the CDC, leading the party in the campaign for the 2009 legislative elections. In 2012, he unsuccessfully ran for the post of vice-president losing to Joseph Boakai. In 2014, Weah was elected a senator in the Liberian Parliament, but in the three-year term, he only occasionally attended Senate meetings and contributed no legislative initiative. However, in 2017, he again announced his candidacy for the presidency. On 27th December 2017 he was elected President of Liberia, and sworn in on 22 January 2018.

Finally, in the personal life of George Weah, he is married to Kler Vea. They have three children.

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