Paul Kagame was born 23 October 1957. He is a Rwandan politician and former military leader. He is the 4th and current President of Rwanda, having taken office in 2000 when his predecessor, Pasteur Bizimungu, resigned. Kagame previously commanded the Rwandan Patriotic Front, the Uganda-based rebel force that invaded Rwanda and was one of the parties of the conflict during the Rwandan genocide.
Paul Kagame Profile Overview
|Real Name:||Paul Kageme|
|Birthday:||23th October 1957|
|Place of Birth:||Tambwe, Ruanda-Urundi, Rwanda|
|Net Worth:||$490 million (N190,120,000,000)|
|Partner(s):||Jeannette Nyiramongi Kagame|
Biography & Life Career
Paul Kagame is President of the Republic of Rwanda. In 2019 he was elected Chairperson of the East African Community, and has been leading the institutional reform of the African Union (AU) since 2016. President Kagame is currently Chairperson of the AU Development Agency New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) as well as African Union Leader for Domestic Health Financing.
Beginning in 1990, as commander of the forces of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), he led the struggle to liberate Rwanda. The RPF halted the Genocide against the Tutsi in 1994, which claimed over a million victims. The hallmarks of President Kagame’s administration are peace and reconciliation, women’s empowerment, promotion of investment and entrepreneurship, and access to information technology, a cause he also champions as Co-Chair of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.
He was considered Rwanda’s de facto leader when he served as Vice President and Minister of Defence from 1994 to 2000. He was re-elected in August 2017 with an official result of nearly 99% in an election criticized for numerous irregularities. He has been described as the “most impressive” and “among the most repressive” African leaders.
Paul Kagame Wife
Jeannette Nyiramongi Kagame is the wife of Paul Kagame. She became the First Lady of Rwanda when her husband took office as President in 2000. The couple have four children – Ivan, Ange, Ian and Brian
Paul Kagame Assets & Net Worth
Kagame assumed office in March 2000 when Pasteur Bizimungu resigned. Kagame’s family fled to Uganda when he was two years old. He fought for Yoweri Museveni’s rebel army and became a senior Ugandan army officer. Paul joined the Rwandan Patriotic Front and took control after leader Fred Rwigyema passed away. Kagame’s military victory helped end genocide taking place in Rwanda.
He served as Vice President and Minister of Defence and Rwanda’s de facto leader from 1994 to 2000. During this time he supported two controversial wars in Zaire. Kagame won an election in 2003 and a new constitution was adopted. He was elected for his second term in 2010. Paul is married to Jeannette Nyiramongi and has four children. In 2011 an eight year initiative to train medical professionals was launched for $151.8 million.
In 2012, the FinancialTimes released a report that asserted Paul Kagame and his family members allegedly control the majority of the Rwandan economy through a holding company called Crystal Ventures. FT.com also claimed that the Crystal Ventures owns assets that have a book value of $500 million, including a $50 million Bombardier Global Express private jet.
Paul Kagame is a Rwandan politician who has a net worth of $490 million.