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Kofi Annan is a former Secretary General of the United Nations, the seventh, who served between January of 1997 and December 2006. He was born in Comassie, Gold Coast (now Kumasi, Ghana) on the 8th of April 1938.

How rich is Kofi Annan? As of early 2017, his net worth has been estimated at $5 million, earned over his diplomatic and political career which began in the early 1960s.

Kofi Annan Net Worth $5 million

Annan was born in Ghana to a wealthy family – his name means “born on Friday” – both his maternal and paternal grandfathers had been tribal chiefs. He had a twin sister, Efua, who passed away in 1991. He attended Mfantsipim boarding school until 1957, and then the Kumasi College of Science and Technology, where he studied economics. He then studied at Macalaster College in Minnesota, USA, before going on to further study at The Graduate Institute of International and Developmental Studies in Geneva in 1961.

In 1962 Annan began work with the World Health Organisation. Between 1974 and 1976, he worked as the director of tourism for Ghana, then took positions as Assistant Secretary General at the UN during the 1980s, as human resources coordinator, finance controller, and finally, as secretary of peacekeeping operations until 1996.

In 1996, Annan was appointed Secretary General of the UN, replacing Boutros Boutros-Ghali. His term began officially on the 1st of January 1997, and he was elected again in 2001 for a second term. He made the AIDS crisis a special priority, and took steps to help countries badly affected.

On the 19th of September 2006, Annan made his farewell speech in New York at the UN Headquarters. He discussed the importance of continuing efforts to overcome “an unjust world economy, world disorder, and widespread contempt for human rights and the rule of law”. After leaving the UN, he took part in numerous projects in Africa; it was predicted for a time that he might become the next President of Ghana. He became a member of “The Elders”, an international group of influential people and leaders organized by Nelson Mandela; they worked together to promote peace and the preservation of human rights.

In 2012, Annan released his memoir, “Interventions: A Life in War and Peace”, co-written with Nader Mousavizadeh. Over the course of his life, he has been given numerous honours, including the Companion of the Order of the Star of Ghana in 2000. In 2001, Annan was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, split with the UN, in recognition of the work he had done to reinvigorate the organisation. He has also received over two dozen honorary degrees, from universities including Brown, Howard, and Tilburg.

In his personal life, Annan married in 1965 to a Nigerian woman named Titi Alakija. Together, they had two children, a daughter, Ama, and son Kojo, now a prominent businessman. The couple separated in 1983, and a year later, Annan remarried Nane Lagergren, a United Nations lawyer from Sweden. They had one child, a daughter. He speaks Akan, English and French fluently, and is proficient in several other African languages.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 8, 1938
Birth place: Kumasi, Ghana
Profession:Diplomat
Education:MIT Sloan School of Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mfantsipim School, Macalester College
Nationality:Ghanaian
Spouse:Nane Maria Annan (m. 1984), Titi Alakija (m. 1965–1983)
Children:Kojo Annan, Ama Annan, Nina Cronstedt de Groot
Parents:Victoria Annan, Henry Reginald Annan
Siblings:Efua Atta, Kobina Annan, Esi Arthur
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Interesting Facts

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1He will be the commencement speaker at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he will be awarded an honorary doctorate for his services. [May 2005]
2Kofi Annan also has a half-sister, Esi Arthur, who lives in Ghana. In addition, he has three half-nieces and one half-nephew.
3Born to Henry Reginald and Victoria Annan in the Konfandros section of Kumasi, Ghana. His twin sister Efua Atta died in 1991.
4The literal meaning of the name Kofi Annan is "Born on a Friday"
5Jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize with the United Nations "for their work for a better organized and more peaceful work" (10 December 2001).
6Earned Bachelor's degree from Macalester College in Minnesota, USA in 1961.
7Received Master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972.
8Has two children from his first marriage, Koja and Ama. His third child Nina Cronstedt de Groot is from a prior marriage of his second wife Nane Maria.
9Re-elected for second term as Secretary General in January 2002.
10Elected Secretary General of the United Nations in January 1997.
11His wife is Swedish.
12His wife, Nane Lagergren, is related to Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who helped thousands of Hungarian Jews escape from the Nazis during World War II.


Quotes

#Quote
1When economic conditions are difficult, people tend to be less generous and protect themselves; the question of solidarity doesn't mean much to them at that time.
2We cannot wait for governments to do it all. Globalization operates on Internet time. Governments tend to be slow moving by nature, because they have to build political support for every step.
3Iraq has a new opportunity to comply with all these relevant resolutions of the Security Council.
4The question is the morning after. What sort of Iraq do we wake up to after the bombing? What happens in the region? What impact could it have? These are questions leaders I have spoken to have posed.
5Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community.
6The United Nations, whose membership comprises almost all the states in the world, is founded on the principle of the equal worth of every human being.
7I don't share the view that the ICC is anti-African. The ICC is not putting Africa on trial. The ICC is fighting impunity and individuals who are accused of crimes.
8If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are conditions for development.
9We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
10If the United Nations does not attempt to chart a course for the world's people in the first decades of the new millennium, who will?
11Time and again, when member states and the governments are faced with an insoluble problem, and they're under pressure to do something, that something usually ends up being referred to the U.N.
12National markets are held together by shared values and confidence in certain minimum standards. But in the new global market, people do not yet have that confidence.
13I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people... to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people.
14In the 21st century, I believe the mission of the United Nations will be defined by a new, more profound awareness of the sanctity and dignity of every human life, regardless of race or religion.
15More countries have understood that women's equality is a prerequisite for development.
16Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
17What governments and people don't realise is that sometimes the collective interest - the international interest - is also the national interest.
18There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole - women and men alike - than the one which involves women as central players.
19We need to think of the future and the planet we are going to leave to our children and their children.
20Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on peace keeping missions abroad because they probably need their armies to intimidate their own populations.
21Above all else, we need a reaffirmation of political commitment at the highest levels to reducing the dangers that arise both from existing nuclear weapons and from further proliferation.
22If one is going to err, one should err on the side of liberty and freedom.
23In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
24Unfortunately, very few governments think about youth unemployment when they are drawing up their national plans.
25On climate change, we often don't fully appreciate that it is a problem. We think it is a problem waiting to happen.
26We must ensure that the global market is embedded in broadly shared values and practices that reflect global social needs, and that all the world's people share the benefits of globalization.
27To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
28More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.
29The Lord had the wonderful advantage of being able to work alone.
30I have always believed that on important issues, the leaders must lead. Where the leaders fail to lead, and people are really concerned about it, the people will take the lead and make the leaders follow.
31We have to choose between a global market driven only by calculations of short-term profit, and one which has a human face.
32We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
33If we can come up with innovations and train young people to take on new jobs, and if we can switch to clean energy, I think we have the capacity to build this world not dependent on fossil-fuel. I think it will happen, and it won't destroy economy.
34Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
35In their greatest hour of need, the world failed the people of Rwanda.
36It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.
37Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.
38Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.


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Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The CNBC Conversation2014TV Series

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Countdown to Zero2010Documentary very special thanks
Pandemic: Facing AIDS2003TV Mini-Series documentary special thanks - as Secretary General Kofi Annan

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Skavlan2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Diplomat2015Documentary
The CNBC Conversation2014TV SeriesHimself
Rwanda: The Untold Story2014DocumentaryHimself
Kofi Annan: Insights into a Challenging Decade and the Future of the UN2013VideoHimself - Panelist
This Week2013TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2012TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose1997-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Preventing Genocide2009Video documentaryHimself
Planet U.N.2009DocumentaryHimself
Lokalzeit Münsterland2008TV SeriesHimself (segment "Hunderte bejubelten Kofi Annan")
Diplomacy: The Responsibility to Protect2008Documentary shortHimself
The Blair Years2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Seven Dumpsters and a Corpse2007DocumentaryHimself (archival footage) (uncredited)
2006 FIFA World Cup2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself (uncredited)
CNN Live Today2006TV SeriesHimself
Gomorron2006TV SeriesHimself
The Empire in Africa2006DocumentaryHimself - Secretary-General of the UN
À la maison de verre2005Video documentary shortHimself
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
The Peacekeepers2005DocumentaryHimself
En Route to Baghdad2005DocumentaryHimself
Breakfast with Frost2005TV SeriesHimself
Ellen et le terrorisme2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Peace One Day2004DocumentaryHimself
Frontline2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Head of Peacekeeping, UN
BBC World News2004TV SeriesHimself
Sabine Christiansen2004TV Series
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir2004TV SeriesHimself
CBS Evening News with Dan Rather2004TV SeriesHimself
PBS NewsHour2004TV SeriesHimself
A Closer Walk2003DocumentaryHimself
Vivement dimanche2003TV SeriesHimself
Kofi Annan: Center of the Storm2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Den gyldne ris2002TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2001TV SpecialHimself
Nobel Peace Prize Concert2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Thé ou café2000TV SeriesHimself
Water: The Drop of Life2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Jonathan Dimbleby1998TV SeriesHimself
Mots croisés1998TV SeriesHimself
Kofi Annan: Eye of the Storm1998TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
#chicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes on a Dictator2013DocumentaryHimself
Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell2012TV SeriesHimself
Um-Shmum2011DocumentaryHimself, Secretary-General of the United Nations
Jane's Journey2010DocumentaryHimself
Afro-Suomen historia2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Iran and the West2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Catalunya.cat2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2007TV SeriesHimself
The Courageous, the Forgotten2007DocumentaryHimself
Taking Liberties2007DocumentaryHimself - G8 Summit (uncredited)
AFR2007Himself
The Final Report2007TV Series documentaryHimself - U.N. Secretary-General
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesHimself
Broken Promises: The United Nations at 602005Video documentaryHimself
... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Protocols of Zion2005DocumentaryHimself
Travels & Traditions2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Der durstige Planet2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Danmark i krig2004TV MovieHimself - Secretary General, UN
World News Now2004TV SeriesHimself
The Corporation2003DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Maxima's Miracle2003TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Democracy Now!2002TV SeriesHimself

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