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Walid Jumblatt

Lebanese Politician
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Net worth 2018: $10 Million
Residence: Beirut
Country: Lebanese
BirthDay: 7 August 1949
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Height: 1.75 m
Education: American University of Beirut

Walid Jumblatt was bornon 7 August 1949 in Beirut, Lebanese, is Lebanese Politician. Walid Jumblatt is a Lebanese politician, and is currently the leader of the Progressive Socialist Party (PSP). He belongs to the Druze clan, which is an offshoot of Shia Islam. Before joining politics, he worked as reporter of the An Nahar newspaper. However, he soon entered politics and became the leading face of Lebanon’s powerful Druze Clan. He formed a National Salvation Front backed by Syria in order to challenge president Amine Gemayel’s rule. This front was also established for challenging Lebanon and Israel’s pact that was financially backed by the US. He was part of Prime Minister Rashid Karami’s cabinet and was appointed as the minister of public works, of transport and of tourism. Over the course of his political career, he got intricately involved in the Syrian politics and developed close links with several political figures of the country. Jumblatt created a major controversy when he directly criticized Lebanese Shiite Party Hezbollah and the Syrian Government. Apart from politics, he is also interested in painting and photography


In the general elections of 2009, Jumblatt won a seat from the Shouf district


However, after the Syrian President, Hafez Assad’s death in the year 2000, he has campaigned for relinquishing Syria’s control over Lebanon


A year later, in May 1984, Jumblatt was appointed as the minister of public works, of transport and of tourism in primeminister Rashid Karami


In 1983, when Amine Gemayel became the President of Lebanon, Jumblatt formed a National Salvation Front along with Suleiman Frangieh and Rashid Karami


In 1982, he completed his graduation in political science and public administration from the University of Beirut


Walid Jumblatt was born on August 7, 1949, in the Moukhtara region of Lebanon, in the illustrious Jumblatt dynasty

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