Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is an Afghan politician, academic, and economist know all about him this article as his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Career.
|Birthdate ( Age)||19 May 1949|
|Place of Birth||Logar, Afghanistan|
|Spouse/Partner||Rula Ghani (m. 1975)|
Mariam Ghani, Tarek Ghani
|Parents||Shah Pesand, Kawkaba Lodin|
|Profession||Afghan politician, academic, and economist|
|Net Worth||$200 million|
Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is an Afghan politician, academic, and economist who served as President of Afghanistan between September 2014 and August 2021. On 15 August 2021, the Taliban took control of Afghanistan and he fled the country to the United Arab Emirates.During his escape, the Afghanistan embassy in Tajikistan asked Interpol to apprehend him for embezzling public funds.
Ghani was re-elected when the final results of the 2019 presidential elections were announced after a long delay on 18 February 2020.He was sworn in as president for a second five-year term on 9 March 2020.
Ashraf Ghani Family and Parents
Ghani was born on 19 May 1949 in the Logar Province in the Kingdom of Afghanistan. He belongs to the Ahmadzai Pashtun tribe.As a foreign exchange student, Ghani attended Lake Oswego High School in Lake Oswego, Oregon and graduated with the class of 1967. He initially wanted to study law but then changed his major to cultural anthropology.
Ghani attended the American University in Beirut where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1973, and after that, he won a government scholarship to attend Columbia University, where he earned his master’s degree in 1977. He only intended to be away for two years. However, after pro-Soviet forces came to power, most of the male members of his family were imprisoned, and Ghani stayed at Columbia, earning a PhD degree in 1983. He met his future wife, Rula, while studying there.
Ashraf Ghani Wife
Ashraf Ghani is married to Rula Saade, who was born into a Lebanese Christian family.The couple married after they met during their studies at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon during the 1970s.They eventually settled in the United States and obtained U.S. citizenship. However, Ghani renounced his U.S. citizenship in 2009 so he could run in Afghan elections.
Ashraf Ghani Net Worth
Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is an Afghan politician, academic, and economist who served as President of Afghanistan between September 2014 and August 2021who has an estimated Net Worth of between $200 million in 2022.
Returning to Afghanistan after 24 years in December 2001, Ghani left his posts at the UN and World Bank to join the new Afghan government as the chief advisor to President Hamid Karzai on 1 February 2002.After leaving Kabul University, Ghani co-founded the Institute for State Effectiveness with Clare Lockhart, of which he was chairman. The Institute put forward a framework proposing that the state should perform ten functions in order to serve its citizens.
This framework was discussed by leaders and managers of post-conflict transitions at a meeting sponsored by the UN and World Bank in September 2005. The program proposed that double compacts between the international community, government and the population of a country could be used as a basis for organizing aid and other interventions, and that an annual sovereignty index to measure state effectiveness be compiled.
Ghani was tipped as a candidate to succeed Kofi Annan as Secretary General of the United Nations at the end of 2006 in a front-page report in the Financial Times that quoted him as saying, “I hope to win, through ideas.” Carlos Pascual of the Brookings Institution was also quoted, praising Ghani’s “tremendous intellect, talent and capacity.”
In 2005, Ghani gave keynote speeches for meetings including the American Bar Association’s International Rule of Law Symposium, the Trans-Atlantic Policy Network, the annual meeting of the Norwegian Government’s development staff, CSIS’s meeting on UN reform, the UN–OECD–World Bank’s meeting on Fragile States and TEDGlobal.He contributed to the Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.
After announcing his candidacy for the 2014 elections, Ghani tapped General Abdul Rashid Dostum, a prominent Uzbek politician and former military official in Karzai’s government and Sarwar Danish, an ethnic Hazara, who also served as the Justice Minister in Karzai’s cabinet, as his vice presidential candidates.After none of the candidates managed to win more than 50% of the vote in the first round of the election, Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, the two front runners from the first round, contested in a run-off election, which was held on 14 June 2014.