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Dilma Vana Rousseff was born on the 14th December 1947, in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil of Bulgarian ancestry. She is best known for being not only a politician, but an economist as well. Currently, she is the first woman President of Brazil. Previously, she served as the Chief of Staff while the President was Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from 2005 to 2010. Her political career has been active since the mid-1960s.
Have you ever wondered how rich Dilma Rousseff is? According to estimates from sources, Dilma Rousseff counts her net worth at the decent amount of $1 million; with the main source of her income the result of her successful involvement in politics.
Dilma Rousseff Net Worth $1 Million
Dilma Rousseff was raised in a family which was very wealth, so they had their own servants. She is the daughter of Pedro Rousseff, who worked as a lawyer, and Dima Jane da Silva, who worked as a school teacher. She attended a French and piano course, and had a classical education at the private school, Colégio Izabela Hendrix, but when her father died, she transferred to the public Central State High School. While still in high school, Dilma became an active member of politics as a socialist, and during her subsequent studies at college, she joined the organization of the Brazilian Socialist Party, called the Worker’s Politics and later joined another party, named the Command of National Liberation (COLINA).
While being a member of the COLINA, Dilma was forced to flee Belo Horizonte after conflicting with the military dictstorship, switching towns from Rio De Janeiro, Porto Alegre, and eventually Sao Paulo, where she was arrested in 1970, after government found out her whereabouts. While imprisoned, Dilma was tortured, and was even electrocuted multiple times.
In 1973, Dilma was released, and decided to finish her education, and in 1977she graduated with a BA degree in economics from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. She subsequently became a party official, then in 1986 as she was appointed as finance secretary for Porto Alegre, and worked there for two years, both contributing to her net worth. Afterwards, Dilma worked as president of the Foundation of Economics and Statistics of Rio Grande do Sul state, but quit after two years, as she wanted a job in government and it resulted in her being appoointed as the secretary of mines, energy, and communications for Rio Grande do Sul.
In 1999 she joined Lula da Silva`s political party, after which her political career intensified, and in 2002, she became one of the staff on Lula da Silva`s presidential campaign.
The next year Dilma became Minister of Mines and Energy and stayed on that position for two years, increasing her net worth by a large margin. In 2005, after successful management, president Lula named her the Chief of Staff of the Presidency. Then in 2010 Dilma started a presidential campaign, and in second round of the elections she won 56% of the votes. She sworn in on the 1st January 2011, and was obviously successful and popular as she was re-elected 2014, largely as a result of financial reforms including dropping taxes on fresh foods. As of early 2016, her approval rating has fallen considerably, but the next election is still some way off.
If to talk about her personal life, Dilma Rousseff has been married twice. Her first husband was Cláudio Galeno Linhares, they were together from 1967 to 1969. Her second husband was Carlos Franklin Paixão de Araújo. Unfortunately, they divorced in 2000, but they have one child – daughter named Paula Rousseff Araújo, who was born in 1976. Dilma also struggled in the past with cancer diagnosis, however, treatments were successful, and she has fully recuperated.