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Enrique Peña Nieto Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Enrique Peña Nieto was born on the 20th July 1966, in Atlacomulco, Mexico and as a politician is widely known for being the current president of Mexico since 2012. Before becoming the 57th president of Mexico, as a member Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional – PRI), he was the governor of the state of Mexico.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this successful politician has accumulated so far? How rich Enrique Peña Nieto is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Enrique Peña Nieto’s net worth is $20 million,as of mid-2016. It has been acquired throughout his political career which is now spanning over 25 years.
Enrique Peña Nieto Net Worth $20 Million
Enrique Peña Nieto was born the eldest of four children of María del Perpetuo Socorro Ofelia Nieto Sánchez, a schoolteacher and Gilberto Enrique Peña del Mazo, electrical engineer who worked for the national electricity company. After attending Denis Hall School in Alfred, Maine, Enrique enrolled at the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in law in 1989. He continued his education at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, where he obtained his Master of Arts degree in Business Administration in 1991.
After graduation, Enrique started working in an auto part manufacturing company – San Luis Industrial Corporation, but later transferred to a law firm Laffan, Muse and Kaye. The beginning of the 1990s is marked as the beginning of Enrique Peña Nieto’s political rise – at the age of 18 in 1984, Enrique Peña Nieto had joined the Institutional Revolutionary Party. Some of his first engagements within PRI include delegate function of the Organization and Citizen Front, and the position of the chief of the staff for the nation’s secretary of economic development – he also served as the personal secretary of Montiel Rojas, the Secretary of Economic Development. These involvements provided the basis for Enrique Peña Nieto’s net worth.
Between 1999 and 2000, Enrique Peña Nieto was the financial sub-coordinator of Montiel Rojas’ political campaign. Subsequently, in 2001, Enrique was named as the Sub-secretary of Interior in the State of Mexico which led him to make connections with some of the most influential people in Mexico’s political scene. In 2003, Enrique became the deputy of XIII Local District of his home town. All these achievements have definitely added a sum to the overall net worth of Enrique Peña Nieto.
In 2005, Enrique Peña Nieto has made the first step towards the peak of his career, the presidential position, when he was elected as the governor of the State of Mexico. During the six years he spent in that position, Enrique contributed to his country in numerous ways, including improving the lives of Mexico’s citizens by building 196 hospitals, several highways and generally improving the country’s transportation infrastructure. He also restructured the national debt strategy, and reduced the crime rate. All these accomplishments, besides helping Enrique Peña Nieto to increase his own popularity around the nation, certainly impacted his wealth in total.
In 2012, Enrique Peña Nieto joined the presidential elections race as the candidate of the PRI. After gaining 38.21% of votes, he was inaugurated as the 57th President of the State of Mexico. His six years reign is focused on attracting investments from foreign companies, primarily in the gas and oil industry, as well as fighting organized crime.
When it comes to his personal life, in 1993 Enrique Peña Nieto married to Mónica Pretelini Saenz, and before her death in 2007 from epilepsy, they had three children.
During the 2008 political campaign, Enrique met soap opera actress, Angélica Rivera who was in charge of publicising his work for the government. Although discreet in the beginning, the relationship was publically acknowledged later that year. After engagement and receiving a blessing from Pope Benedict XVI, the couple married in 2011.
In 2012, Enrique Peña Nieto publically announced that he has another child with Maritza Díaz Hernández born during his first marraige, in 2005. During the same period Enrique, with an unknown woman had another child, but it died an infant.
In 2014, it was revealed that Enrique’s wife Angélica had bought a $7 million mansion in Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico City’s elite neighborhood, from a construction company that has tight connections with Enrique. After causing a stir in the media nationwide, the contract was allegedly cancelled.
The most recent controversy connected with Enrique Peña Nieto hit the front pages after the Panama Papers revelations, when it was revealed that Enrique’s close friend, Juan Armando Hinojosa Cantú, was giving special favors to the presidential couple, including the establishment of a nine companies’ offshore network with a wage of $2.8 billion. How these involvements contributed to the overall net worth of Enrique Peña Nieto remains to be seen.