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Tsai Ing-wen

President of Taiwan
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Net worth 2018: $215 Million
Industry: Presidents
Residence: Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan
Country: Taiwanese
BirthDay: 31 August 1956
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Tsai Ing-wen was bornon 31 August 1956 in Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan, Taiwanese, is President of Taiwan. Tsai Ing-wen is the current President of Taiwan (officially the Republic of China), in office since May 2016. She is the first woman elected to the office and also the first president to be of aboriginal descent. The incumbent chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), she was the party's presidential candidate in 2012 as well. She was born in the mid-1950s; merely years after Mao Zedong’s communist troops took Beijing and forced Chiang Kai-shek’s nationalists to flee across the Taiwan Strait. A bright girl, she graduated in law from the National Taiwan University and moved abroad for her higher studies. She returned home after earning a Ph.D. in law from the London School of Economics and embarked on an academic career. After teaching law at School of Law at Soochow University and National Chengchi University for several years, she held a series of high-profile governmental positions under the then-ruling Kuomintang (KMT). Her involvement in politics intensified over time and in 2004 she joined the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Tsai was appointed to the post of vice president of the Executive Yuan in 2006 and was made the chairperson of the DPP a couple of years later.


$215 Million


She assumed the office of the President of Taiwan on 20 May 2016


In 2015, she officially registered for the DPP’s presidential nomination primary and was nominated the party’s presidential candidate


By this time she had set her aims high and in 2011 she won the DPP’s primary to become her party’s presidential candidate


In 2010, she ran for New Taipei City mayorship in the municipal elections but was defeated by Eric Chu of KMT


Tsai was made the DPP chairperson in 2008 after she defeated Koo Kwang-ming in the election for DPP chairperson, following her party's defeat in the 2008 presidential election


In 2007, Tsai, along with the rest of the cabinet resigned when Premier Su Tseng-chang left his post


In 2006, she was appointed to the post of vice president of the Executive Yuan, a position commonly referred to as vice premier under the Premier Su Tseng-chang


In 2000, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) came into power and President Chen Shui-bian took office


A highly ambitious woman, she had ventured into governmental positions by the early 1990s


She then moved to the Cornell University in New York to earn a Master of Laws in 1980


Her father encouraged her to study and on his advice she enrolled at the College of Law, National Taiwan University, and earned her bachelor’s degree in 1978


Tsai Ing-wen was born on 31 August 1956, in Taipei, Taiwan, to Chang Jin-feng and Tsai Jie-sheng

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