Who is Angela Merkel and what is her net worth 2018? Angela Merkel is a German Politician, Scientist, and Physicist. She is the first female to chair as a Chancellor of Germany. Before entering into politics with the Fall of Berlin Wall, she had a successful career as a physical chemist and researcher. For her contribution as a leader, she has been honored with many awards and titles. In 2016, Broadview TV and MDR, produced, “Angela Merkel – The Unexpected”, a documentary showcasing the Angela Merkel’s journey from a scientist to a political leader.
Angela Merkel was born as Dorothea Kasner on Jun 17, 1954, in Hamburg Germany, to Horst Kasner and Herlind Kasner. She has two siblings, Irene Kasner ( physicist) and Marcus Kasner (occupational therapist). Angela Merkel got graduated from, German Academy of Sciences and Leipzig University.
Angela Merkel got married to Ulrich Merkel, in 1977. The two took divorced in 1982. In 1998, December 30, she married Joachim Sauer who is a quantum chemist and a professor by profession. Angela Merkel doesn’t have a child but his husband is a father to two sons.
Angela Merkel began her career in politics in 1989, as the deputy spokesperson for Lothar de Maiziere’s East German government. In the following year, she represented the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern at Bundestag. Thereafter, she was elected as Federal Minister for Women and Youth from 1991 to1994. Under, Helmut Kohl’s fourth and fifth cabinet, she was positioned as Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
Before electing as the chairperson, in 2000, she served as the CDU Secretary-General (1998-2000). In subsequent, years she chaired CDU/CSU coalition and in 2005 became Chancellor. As a chancellor, she led one of the biggest coalitions. In 2007, she became European Council’s President. She is the second women after Margaret Thatcher to chair G8. She is regarded as “the decider” for maintaining a crucial role while managing the financial crisis.
Angela Merkel, during the course of her career, had been honoured with numerous awards including Charlemagne Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding, Indira Gandhi Prize, Leo-Baeck-Medal, Vision for Europe Award, Glamour Award The Chosen Ones and Grand Cross 1st Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Angela Merkel Net Worth
In the European Union, Angela Merkel is the longest-serving head of government. Over the successful years of her political career, she is believed to have amassed a net worth of $14 million.
Forbes describes Angela Merkel as “the de facto leader of the European Union”. She is one of “The Worlds 50 Most Influential Figures” and “The Worlds 100 Most Powerful Women”. She has been awarded an honorary doctorate from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Recently, the University of Helsinki honoured her with the title of Doctrix Honoris Causa. To add, she is the youngest German chancellor since the Second World War and the first chancellor of the Federal Republic with a background in natural sciences.