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Alberto Fujimori

Former President of Peru
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Net worth 2018: $600 Million
Industry: Presidents
Residence: Lima
Country: Peruvian
BirthDay: 28 July 1938
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BIOGRAPHY

Alberto Fujimori was bornon 28 July 1938 in Lima, Peruvian, is Former President of Peru. Alberto Fujimori is a former Peruvian politician who went on to become the President of Peru and served in that capacity for nearly a decade. The highly educated Fujimori served as an academician for several years and later contested the presidential elections. His victory was a big surprise and earned him the title of being ‘The first Asian man to become the President of Peru’. Peru was in shambles when Fujimori took over. Few of the great achievements of his administration were stabilising the Peruvian economy by relaxing various trading regulations, and bringing Maoist insurgency under control to a great extent. During his first tenure Fujimori suspended the constitution and carried out a Presidential coup. The coup was severely condemned by the international community but it was widely welcomed by the Peruvian public. Though Fujimori brought a significant change to Peru, he was also widely criticized for his ‘dictatorship’ style of leadership, which also became a reason for his downfall. All the reputation that Fujimori earned through the years was spoilt due to incidents such as forced sterilization of women to control population. Later, it was also revealed that Fujimori was involved in crimes such as drug trafficking and illegal trading of arms and ammunitions. Fujimori was tried in court for several offences and was sentenced for 25 years. He is currently serving his sentence in prison.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$600 Million

TIMELINE
2009

In 2009, Fujimori was tried by a Peruvian court for several instances of human rights violation

2000

Fujimori contested presidential elections for the third time in the year 2000

1996

According to an operation conducted by intelligence agency Vladimiro Montesinos, between the years 1996 and 2000, Fujimori administration had apparently forced around 300,000 women to undergo sterilisation to control the growing population in Peru

1995

One of the first tasks which the government undertook during 1995 was taking actions against police officers who had violated human rights in the past fifteen years

1992

Fujimori’s administration is famously known for the ‘Constitutional Crisis of 1992’, one of the most sensational events of modern political history

1990

Fujimori founded a political party named ‘Cambio 90’ in 1990

1989

He was also appointed as the rector of the university later on, before stepping down in 1989

1984

In 1984, Fujimori became the dean of the Universidad Nacional Agraria

1974

In 1974, Fujimori got married to Susana Higuchi, a woman of Japanese origin but raised in Peru, just like him

1969

He went to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’, United States on Ford scholarship and obtained a Master degree in Mathematics, in 1969

1964

Fujimori moved to France in 1964 to study Physics at the prestigious ‘University of Strasbourg’

1957

In 1957, he went on to pursue a degree in Agricultural Engineering from ‘Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina’ and graduated in 1961

1938

Alberto Fujimori was born on 28 July 1938, to Japanese parents named Mutsue Inomoto Fujimori and Naoichi Fujimori

1934

His parents had immigrated to Peru from Japan in 1934

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