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John F. Kennedy Net Worth

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy's Net Worth as of 2024
$100 Million

John Fitzgerlad Kennedy, born on the 29th of May, 1917, was an American politician who became the 35th President of the United States of America in 1961.

So how much is Kennedy’s net worth? As of early 2016 it was reported to be $100 million, gained mostly from his long career as a politician, and from his family’s estate.

John F. Kennedy Net Worth $100 Million

Born in Brookline, Massachusetts, Kennedy was the son of Joseph and Rose, the second of four children. The family later moved to New York, where Kennedy pursued higher education. He studied in The Chaote School and later enrolled at Princeton University, but after one semester, he moved to Harvard and graduated in 1936 with a degree in International Affairs.

Because of the Second World War, Kennedy joined the military but was placed in the US navy due to health problems. He became Lieutenant and captain of a PT boat and even earned a Navy and Marine Corps Medal and a Purple Heart during his service for saving the lives of his team in a shipwreck. After his time in the Navy, in 1945 he worked for the Hearst Newspaper as a special correspondent.

Kennedy’s political career started when his brother Joseph died while serving in the Military. Their father had dreamt of Joseph becoming the President someday, so Kennedy took it as a responsibility and in 1946 ventured into the world of politics, winning a seat in the US House of Representatives. Not challenged enough, after six years he decided to move up the ladder and ran for Senate. During his years as a Senator, he wrote a book entitled “Profile of Courage”, a biography of various Senators that he admired, and which earned him a Pulitzer Prize. His time serving as a Congressman and Senator increased his national exposure, and also helped in raising his personal net worth.

Finally in 1960, he was elected the 35th President of the USA, and the second youngest President in history at the age of 43. During his term, he created the Peace Corps and the Alliance for Progress, programs that provided help to the neighbouring countries of the United States. Though he experienced downs like the attempted Bay of Pigs Invasion in Cuba, he countered it greater successes, such as the negotiation of the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, and refusing the USSR in basing missiles on Cuba; increasing the minimum wage; helping with the developments in the “Space Race”; and avoiding an increase of American soldiers in Vietnam.

Although Kennedy was able to provide improvements for the country, unfortunately his term in the Presidency and his life was cut short on 22 November 1963. While on an open limousine tour around Dallas, the President was shot and died half an hour later. The suspect was believed to be Lee Harvey Oswald, but he was also killed even before he faced trial. Even today, some people still believe that Oswald was not the only person involved in the assassination, and that there was a conspiracy behind it. The President died at the age of 46.

In terms of his personal life, Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953, and together they have four children. Rumours of his infidelity abounded, but he is mostly remembered for his youthful enthusiasm in whatever he did, and for the achievements during his presidency mentined above.

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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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