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Shinzō Abe was born on the 21st September 1954, in Nagato, Honshu Japan, and is a politician, a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, and is widely known as the current Prime Minister of Japan since 2012 and for the second time – he served as Prime Minister for the first time between 2006 and 2007.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this successful politician has accumulated so far? How rich Shinzō Abe is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Shinzō Abe’s net worth, as of mid-2016, is $10 million, acquired through his political career which is now spanning almost 35 years.

Shinzō Abe Net Worth $10 Million

It is no wonder that Shinzō Abe has made a successful career in politics, as he originates from a politically prominent family – Kan Abe and Shintaro Abe – Shinzō’s grandfather and father were both politicians, while Shinzō’s mother Yoko Kishi, is the daughter of Nobusuke Kishi, who served as the Prime Minister of Japan between 1957 and 1960 and also was one of the founders of Liberal Democratic Party. Shinzō Abe attended Seikei Elementary School and later Seikei Junior and Seikei Senior high schools before enrolling at Seikei University in Tokyo, from which he graduated in 1977 with a Bachelors degree in Political Science. He later transferred to Los Angeles, California where he studied at the University of California majoring in public policy.

In 1979, Shinzō Abe returned to Japan and started working for Kobe Steel Ltd, the leading Japanese steel manufacturing company. He resigned from the company to pursue his political career, soon after joining the LDP in 1982, when Shinzō began serving as the executive assistant to his father who, at that time, was the Minister for Foreign Affairs. These ventures provided the basis for Shinzō Abe’s net worth as well as his political career.

In 1993, Shinzō Abe was elected to the House of Representatives for the Yamaguchi Prefecture district. With his popularity in progress, Shinzō rose quickly within the LDP, establishing himself as a reputable politician. This led him to becoming the Director of the Social Affairs Division in 1999, which was followed by the position of the Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary for Yoshirō Mori, in which he served between 2000 and 2003. Before he was named as the Chief Cabinet Secretary of the Prime Minister Junichirō Koizumi in 2005, Shinzō Abe began serving as the General Secretary of the LDP. All these engagements helped Shinzō Abe to add sums to his wealth.

Shinzō Abe partly earned his impeccable reputation after taking a hard stance towards North Korea when 13 Japanese citizens were abducted; he even accompanied Koizumi in the meeting with North Korea’s leader Kim-Jong-Il in 2002.

The real breakthrough in Shinzō Abe’s political career came in 2006, when he was elected as the Prime Minister of Japan after gaining the majority of votes from both lower and upper houses of the Diet. At the age of 52, Shinzō was the youngest politician in that position since WWII. He focused his efforts on strengthening Japan’s ties with the USA, to balance the threat from China and North Korea, as well as on general improvement of health-insurance and the pension system. However, after a series of government’s financial scandals and public gaffes, and due to health issues caused by a chronic bowel ailment, Shinzō Abe resigned in 2007. Doubtlessly, this involvement impacted the total size of Shinzō Abe’s net worth.

After several years of political latency, Shinzō Abe returned as the Prime Minister of Japan for the second time in 2012. In his second term, Shinzō Abe has focused his government on revival of Japan’s economics.

For his hard work and contribution to the global politics, Shinzō Abe has been honored with various rewards, including the Top 100 Global Thinkers, Herman Kahn Award and Asian of the Year Award in 2013. He was also enlisted in the prestigious Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world in 2014.

When it comes to his personal life, Shinzō Abe has been married since 1987 to Akie Matsuzaki, a former radio disc jockey. Although, they have undertaken several fertility treatments, they are still childless.

Quick Facts

Birth date: September 21, 1954
Birth place: Westminster, London, England, UK
Profession:Current Prime Minister of Japan (2012-), President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
Education:Seikei University, University of Southern California's School of Public Policy
Nationality:Japanese
Spouse:Akie Matsuzaki (m. 1987)
Parents:Shintaro Abe, Yoko Kishi
Siblings:Nobuo Kishi, Hironobu Abe
Awards:Foreign Policy Top 100 Global Thinkers "2013, " (USA), Herman Kahn Award "2013, " (USA), Asian of the Year award "2013, Singapore", Time 100 "April 2014"
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. [April 2014].
290th and 96th Prime Minister of Japan.


Quotes

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1[addressing the issue of Japanese conduct during World War II] History is harsh. What is done cannot be undone.
2I have made a pledge never to wage war again, that we must build a world that is free from the sufferings of the devastation of war.


Pictures



Filmography

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
U.S.-Japan Relations2017TV Movie documentaryHimself
President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Abe Deliver Remarks at Pearl Harbor2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
President Obama Meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Abe2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
USS Arizona Memorial Wreath-Laying Ceremony2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rio 2016 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony2016TV MovieHimself
Puraimu nyûsu2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Takajin no sokomade itte iinkai2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
Als die Sonne vom Himmel fiel2015DocumentaryHimself, prime minister of Japan
Global Agenda2015TV SeriesHimself
Japanese Prime Minister Address to Joint Meeting of Congress2015TV MovieHimself
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe White House Arrival Ceremony2015TV MovieHimself
State Dinner Toasts for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe2015TV SpecialHimself
CNN Newsroom2015TV SeriesHimself - Japanese Prime Minister
Waratte iitomo!2014TV SeriesHimself
Sekai ni hokoru 50-nin no Nihonjin: Seikou no idenshi2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
World Business Satellite2007-2013TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Newsround2013TV SeriesHimself - Speech Giver (Japanese Prime Minister)
FNN Super News2013TV SeriesHimself
Crosstalk! Crossfire2013TV SeriesHimself
Hodo Station2013TV SeriesHimself
News Zero2012TV SeriesHimself
Mino Monta no Asa Zuba!2012TV SeriesHimself
Nishibe Susumu zeminâru2009TV SeriesHimself
Nikkei supesharu kanburia kyûden2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
BBC Four News2007TV SeriesHimself - Japanese Prime Minister
TalkAsia2006TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dispatches2017TV Series documentaryHimself
Josei ga kagayaku sekai o tsukuru 2: Kaihatsu tojoukoku to tomoni2015Video documentary shortHimself
Josei ga kagayaku sekai o tsukuru 1: WAW! Nihon kara sekai e2015Video documentary shortHimself
Sengo kokusai shakai no kunizukuri: Shinrai no okeru pâtonâ toshite no Nihon2015Video documentary shortHimself
Genocide Gentleman: Class A War Criminals of UK and US2015Video documentary
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - At G20 Summit
Nihon to OECD no 50-nen2014Video documentary shortHimself
Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell2014TV SeriesHimself
Al Jazeera English2007TV SeriesHimself - Japanese Prime Minister
Asia Today2007TV SeriesHimself
World Business Satellite2007TV SeriesHimself

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