Source of Wealth: Government and PoliticsAge: 95Birth Place: Addis Ababa, EthiopiaMarital Status: MarriedFull Name: Girma Wolde-GiorgisNationality: EthiopianDate of Birth: December 8, 1924Ethnicity: EthiopianOccupation: President of EthiopiaEducation: Genet Military SchoolChildren: five children
Girma Wolde-Giorgis is the President of Ethiopia who has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. Born on December 8, 1924 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, he attended an Ethiopian Orthodox Church school first then the Teferi Mekonnen School which was later renamed Scuola Principe di Piemonte or Prince of Piedmonte School. From 1942 to 1944, he received certificates in Management (in Holland), in Air Traffic Management (in Sweden), and Air Traffic Control (in Canada) under a training program sponsored by the International Civil Aviation Organization.
Wolde-Giorgis earned his estimated net worth of $1.5 million through his government experience and political career. He graduated from the Genet Military School in Holeta, Ethiopia in 1944 as a sub-lieutenant. With his training in aviation, he became an instructor in air navigation and flight control in Ethiopia in 1948. He was appointed head of civil aviation in the federated government of Eritrea in 1955. He was the director-general of Ethiopian civil aviation in 1958.
Girma Wolde-Giorgis was elected President on October 8, 2001 in a unanimous vote of the Ethiopian Parliament for a six-year term. The position is a symbolic office with little power since it is vested in the hands of the Prime Minister. On October 7, 2007, he was re-elected as President after his first term had ended.