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Dominique Strauss-kahn Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Dominique Gaston Andre Strauss-Kahn was born on 25 April 1949, in Neuilly-sur-Siene, France, of Jewish descent, and is a politician best known for being the former managing director of the International Monetary Fund or IMF. However, his career has proven to be controversial due to involvement in sex and financial scandals. All of his endeavors have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Dominique Strauss-Kahn? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through a career in politics. He’s also done teaching work, serving as a professor at the Paris Institute of Political Studies, and at Paris West University Nanterre La Defense. All of these achievements have ensured the position of his wealth.
Dominique Strauss-kahn Net Worth $10 million
Strauss-Kahn’s family moved from Morocco to Monaco after the 1960 earthquake, and he would attend Lycee Albert 1er. They eventually moved to Paris where he then attended the Lycee Carnot, and he later graduated from HEC Paris, the Paris Institute of Political Studies, and the Paris Institute of Statistics. He earned a degree in public law and later a PhD in aggregation at the Universite Paris X (Nanterre) in 1977. In the same year, he started lecturing at the University of Nancy-II where he would eventually become assistant professor. He then took a position at University of Nanterre, and has taught on and off since then, mainly going to teaching when he had no political responsibilities.
Later, Dominique would become involved in the Socialist Party, and would be appointed as part of the Planning Commission. In 1986, he was elected as a Member of Parliament for the first time. Two years later, he was elected in the Val-d’Oise department before becoming the chairman of the National Assembly Committee on Finances. In 1991, he was nominated to become Junior Minister for Industry and Foreign Trade, and stayed in the position for two years until he was appointed to become chairman of the Group of Experts of the Socialist Party. In 1995, he would be elected as mayor of Sarcelles.
In 1997, he was appointed to be Minister for Economics, Finance and Industry. He implemented a wide privatization program, and the economy would benefit from his performance in the office. He was also an early proponent of reducing the working week to 35 hours. However, two years later, he was accused of being involved in two financial scandals which led to him resigning from office. He returned as a re-elected Member of Parliament in 2002, and would later create a blog that would earn him popularity. His net worth at this point was already at a high level.
In 2007, he became the consensus nominee to be head of the IMF, and was even supported by President Nicolas Sarkozky. During his time there, he was discovered to be in an affair with subordinate Piroska Nagy, and the issue led to Nagy being rendered redundant. Despite this issue, Strauss-Kahn remained in his position and issued a public apology, however, he resigned from his position in 2011 after he was arrested on allegations of sexual assault. Since then, he’s been working in banks and has also served as an advisor to several governments.
For his personal life, it is known that he married Brigitte Guillemette in 1984 which was his second marriage. He later married television journalist Anne Sinclair in 1991 – they divorced in 2013. He was then seen with new partner Myriam L’Aouffir during the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. He has a total of four daughters, possibly including an alleged ‘love child’ said to have been born in 2010. Aside from these, he is known to be an avid chess player.