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Dmitry Medvedev is the current Prime Minister of Russia,aving also served as President between 2008 and 2012. He was born on the 14th of September, 1965, in what was then Leningrad, now Saint Petersburg.
How rich is Dmitry Medvedev? As of early 2017, sources estimate his net worth at $2 million – his current annual income has been speculated to be $80,000 – earned largely from his political career, and previously his career in law.
Dmitry Medvedev Net Worth $2 million
Medvedev’s father was a chemical engineer who taught at the Leningrad Institute of Technology and his mother taught Russian at Herzan State Pedagogical University. He was a curious and intelligent child who enjoyed reading and intellectual pursuits, and at the age of 17 he was admitted into Leningrad State University to study law, graduating in 1987, before moving on to further study; he completed his PhD in 1990. Until 1999, he taught law at the newly renamed Saint Petersburg State University, and worked at a consultancy firm.
Medvedev was brought into politics by Vladimir Putin, a former colleague, and Prime Minister to the President Boris Yeltsin. Upon Yeltsin leaving of office, Putin was appointed to the Presidency. In December of 1999, Medvedev was appointed deputy head of presidential staff.
In 2007, President Putin endorsed Medvedev as his successor, and he officially registered as a candidate in the election on the 20th of December in that year. The general election was held on the 2nd of March 2008, and Medvedev won with over 70% of the votes cast, due in large part to the enduring popularity of his supporter Putin. It was reported that had the two men run against each other, Medvedev would have received just 9% of the vote. At 42 years of age, he was the youngest man to ever be elected to the position.
Medvedev served as President for four years, between 2008 and 2012, with Putin as his Prime Minister. Their relationship was heavily scrutinized and discussed in the media. Although President is the superior position to Prime Minister, many believed it was Putin who wielded the most power. Medvedev was more liberal than his colleague, however, and implemented various anti-corruption policies throughout his term. In 2012, it was Putin who was nominated for the Presidential candidacy, and the two switched positions.
Medvedev’s finances have been disputed, as he lives in a luxurious home with his family and yet reports only an $80,000 annual income. Some have said this suggests some financial corruption.
Medvedev has been incorporated into a popular meme on Russian websites, in which he is portrayed as a bear (Medved in Russian translates as bear).
In his personal life, Medvedev was married in 1982 to Svetlana Medvedeva, his childhood sweetheart. Together, they have a son born in 1995, and live in Moscow. He enjoys music, particularly British rock bands of the 1970s, and is also very physically active, swimming for an hour daily, and lifting weights and jogging among other things. He speaks English as a second language. On his career, he has stated: “Being a prime minister is a very demanding job, and as long as I have the strength, I will continue to do this and be of benefit to my country”.