Russian President Vladimir Putin biography, net worth, political career wife, children, the business he owns, and other important facts you need to know about the president of Russia captured in this article.
|Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
|Date of Birth
|October 7, 1952
|Place of Birth
|Leningrad (St. Petersburg, Russia)
|Leningrad State University
|Marital Status/ Wife
|Divorced (Lyudmila Shkrebneva)
|No. of Children
|2 Daughters (Mariya and Yekaterina)
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Vladimir Putin Biography
President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was born in Saint Petersburg in Russia on October 7, 1952, now 70 years old. In 1975, Putin obtained his bachelor’s degree in law from Leningrad State University.
Following his graduation, Putin was worked with KGB as a foreign intelligence officer for 16 years and resigned in 1991 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His political career began in 1966 when he joined President Boris Yeltsin’s government.
Vladimir Putin Net Worth, Presidential Salary
The net worth of President Vladimir Putin is about $200 billion, this is not confirmed because he keeps it a secret. Vladimir Putin takes $187,000, as salary annually. He received 3.6 million rubles ($113,000) in 2012, according to his tax return. He owns a few Russian-made vehicles, and a 16,000 square foot plot of land in the Moscow suburbs.
Vladimir Putin Presidency and Political Career
Vladimir Putin is the current president of Russia, a politician who had worked previously as an intelligence officer. Putin has been the President of Russia from 2012 till date. From 1999 to 2000, and from 2008 to 2012, he served as Prime Minister. He was the Head of the Federal Security Service (FSB) and a Member of the Security Council for a while before assuming his Prime Ministerial position in August 1999.
When the then President of Russia, Yeltsin Boris resigned, Vladimir became the acting president for about 6 months until he was elected as president as the President of Russia, a position he has held till now. As the Head of State for Russia, he has earned lots of remarkable achievements to his credit. In 2018, Vladimir was re-elected to serve another term lasting for 6 years and ending in 2024.
Vladimir Putin Companies, Businesses
Some portions of Russians and non-Russians believe that President Putin owns a number of multibillion-dollar state-owned companies which have been privatized under his administration. Putin’s opponents claim the president has used his influence to gain a 4.5% stake in natural gas producer Gazprom, a 37% stake in oil firm Surgutneftegas, and a 50% stake in Swiss oil trader Gunvor.
Vladimir Putin Wife and Children
On July 28, 1983, Putin married Lyudmila Shkrebneva. They have two beautiful daughters. From 1985 to 1990, they lived in East Germany, where their daughter Yekaterina Putina was born. Mariya Putina, their second daughter, was born in Leningrad.
Vladimir Putin and Wife Divorce
In June 2013, Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila Shkrebneva announced their divorce, and in April 2014, they confirmed it has been finalized.
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