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Aung San Suu Kyi

Political Leader (Freedom Fighter) of Myanmar
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Net worth 2018: $215 Million
Residence: Yangon
Country: Burmese
BirthDay: 19 June 1945
Sigh: Cancer
Height: 1.68 m
Education: University of London, St Hugh's College Oxford, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Toronto Mississauga, University of Delhi, University of Oxford, SOAS, University of London

Aung San Suu Kyi was bornon 19 June 1945 in Yangon, Burmese, is Political Leader (Freedom Fighter) of Myanmar. The rising and shinning face of Burma’s (present day Myanmar) claim for democracy and human rights, Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the most prominent political leaders of the country and one of the world's most prominent political prisoners as well. Born in Rangoon, politics ran in the blood of Suu Kyi, her father being the founder of the modern Burmese army and mother an ambassador of the country to India and Nepal. Ever since a young age, Suu Kyi was exposed to diverse views on politics and religion which shaped her beliefs and convictions. An unexpected turn of events changed the course of life of young Suu Kyi and brought her to the limelight and centerstage for Burma’s call for freedom and democracy. An ardent advocator for human rights and freedom, Suu Kyi is the founding member and chairperson of the National League for Democracy, Burmese political party. Ever since her plunge into the Burma’s political scene, Suu Kyi has been against military rule and dictatorship and is working relentlessly in making the country feature among the democratic nations of the world. For the same, she has suffered more than 15 years of detention, most of it which was under house arrest. Suu Kyi has beel offered support by various countries across the globe including United States, United Kingdom, Europe and so on. She has been felicitated with prestigious awards such as the Nobel Peace Prize and Congressional Gold Medal for her continuous effort to throw out dictatorship and install democracy in Myanmar by peaceful means.


$215 Million


Michelle Yeoh, who played the character of Burmese pro-democracy leader, for the film, ‘The Lady’ was deported from Burma on June 22, 2011


She met her husband Dr Micheal Aris for the last time in 1995 before his death in 1999


For the same, she has been bestowed with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize and Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award in US in 1991 and 2012 respectively


She has spent 15 of the 21 years from July 20, 1989 until November 13, 2010 under house arrest in Burma, thus, becoming one of the world's most prominent political prisoners


From 1985 until 1987, Suu Kyi worked as a research student at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London to gain an M


The couple was blessed with two sons, Alexander Aris and Kim in 1972 and 1977 respectively


Aung San Suu Kyi tied the nuptial knot in the year 1971 to Dr Micheal Aris, a scholar of Tibetan culture


degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in 1969 from St Hugh's College, Oxford


She graduated from Lady Shri Ram College with a degree in politics in 1964


Meanwhile, her mother Khin Kyi was appointed as a Burmese ambassador to India and Nepal in 1960

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