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Goodluck Jonathan

President of Nigeria
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Net worth 2018: $10 Million
Industry: Presidents
Residence: Ogbia
Country: Nigerien
BirthDay: 20 November 1957
Education: 1981 - University of Port Harcourt, 1984 - University of Port Harcourt, 1995 - University of Port Harcourt

Goodluck Jonathan was bornon 20 November 1957 in Ogbia, Nigerien, is President of Nigeria. Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan is a Nigerian politician who became the President of Nigeria in 2010 and has been serving in this position since then. Prior to assuming the office of the president he had served as the Vice-President of Nigeria and Governor of Bayelsa State. Jonathan has played a very important role in Nigerian politics ever since he became involved with the emerging People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the late 1990s. His rise to the top in Nigerian politics is very remarkable given that he was born into a humble family of canoe makers with no background in politics. He holds a doctorate in zoology and has served as an assistant director at the Oil Mineral Producing Areas Development Commission. It was only in the late 1990s that he joined politics and within years established himself as one of the most prominent politicians in his country. He was made Vice-President of Nigeria after having served as the Governor of Bayelsa State. In this position he maintained a low-profile even as he played a significant role in negotiating with militants in the Niger delta. He served as the Acting President when the incumbent President Yar'Adua took a leave of absence because of illness and succeeded him as the President of Nigeria upon his death.


$10 Million


In October 2011 he launched the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YOUWIN) Initiative for harnessing the creative energies of young people between the ages of 18 and 35


He launched his 'Roadmap for Power Sector Reform in August 2010 in order to achieve stable electricity supply in Nigeria


In 2007, he was selected to be the vice presidential running mate of the PDP’s presidential candidate, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua


In 2006 Wikileaks released reports that Patience was indicted for money-laundering by Nigeria’s anti-crime agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)


In 2005, the incumbent governor Alamieyeseigha was accused of money laundering in the United Kingdom and thus Jonathan was sworn in as the governor


Under the party’s banner he was elected deputy governor of Bayelsa state in 1999


In 1993, he was appointed as an assistant director at the Oil Mineral Producing Areas Development Commission, a post he held till 1998


He entered politics in the late 1990s when he became involved with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), an emerging political party


While studying at the university he also taught at Rivers State College of Education from 1983 until 1993

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