Goodluck Jonathan Net Worth

November 28, 2023
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Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan was born on 20 November 1957, in Ogbia, Bayelsa, Nigeria, to Eunice and Lawrence Ebele Jonathan. He is a zoologist and politician, best known as a former President of Nigeria.

So just how wealthy is Goodluck Jonathan now? Sources state that Jonathan has acquired a wealth of over $100 million, as of early 2017, accumulated largely during his career in politics.

Goodluck Jonathan Net Worth $100 Million

Jonathan grew up in the region of the Niger delta in what is now Bayelsa state. He attended the University of Port Harcourt, earning his BSc in Zoology, and his MSc in Hydrobiology and Fisheries biology. He later obtained a PhD in Zoology. While at college, he taught at Rivers State College of Education and later became an assistant director at the government agency Oil Mineral Producing Areas Development Commission. He also worked as an education inspector and environmental-protection officer. His net worth was set.

In the late ’90s Jonathan became involved in politics, joining the People’s Democratic Party, which elected him as Deputy Governor of Bayelsa in 1999. When governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha was accused of money laundering in the UK in 2005, Jonathan took his place as the Governor of Bayelsa State. His net worth began to grow.

Two years later, he was appointed vice-presidential running mate of the PDP’s presidential candidate, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, in which position he played a significant role in negotiating with militants in the Niger delta fighting against petroleum companies operating in that area.

When President Yar’Adua went to Saudi Arabia for an extended medical treatment in 2009, the governance of the country suffered, and the following year, Nigeria’s National Assembly voted for Jonathan to assume full power and serve as acting president. Yar’Adua passed away a few months later, and Jonathan was sworn in as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria announcing the main focuses of his administration to be anti-corruption, energy and electoral reforms. The following year Jonathan formally ran for public office, the presidency of Nigeria and won the election. His wealth would continue to expand.

In order to establish a stable power supply, which was the main obstacle in development of the country, Jonathan launched his ‘Roadmap for Power Sector Reform’ in 2010. The following year he launched the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YOUWIN), a youth development program focused on financing a business plan for aspiring entrepreneur Nigerian Youth. Around the same time he launched the Transformation Agenda, a five-year development plan focused on delivering significant projects and wider programmes.

As the president of Nigeria, Jonathan dealt with numerous problems, the biggest of them being various multibillion-dollar government oil-corruption scandals, oil thefts, piracy and numerous killings and kidnappings by Boko Haram Islamist militants. Some Nigerians accused him of failing to deal with these and many other issues, while others believed Jonathan himself had been included in various money frauds, corruption as well as in terrorism.

In 2015, Jonathan became the first sitting Nigerian president to concede the election to a challenger, Muhammadu Buhari.

When it comes to his personal life, Jonathan is married to Patience Faka Jonathan, with whom he has two children.

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