Biography and Net Worth of Emmanuel Macron: Youngest President of France since Napoleon III

This is the Biography and Net Worth of Emmanuel Macron, incumbent President of the French Republic, Co-Prince of Andorra and the youngest president of France since Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon III). 

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Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron was born on December 21, 1977, in Amiens, France. The eldest child of two doctors, Macron distinguished himself with his intellect at an early age, displaying an aptitude for literature, politics and theater.

After attending the local Jesuit school La Providence, Macron completed his high school education at the prestigious Lycée Henri IV in Paris. He went on to study philosophy at Nanterre University and public affairs at Sciences Po, before graduating from the elite École Nationale d’Administration in 2004.

After graduation, Macron went to work for the French Finance Ministry as an inspector. Forging powerful connections, he was tapped by President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007 to join the bipartisan Attali Commission on economic growth.

The following year, Macron left civil service for the world of investment banking at Rothschild & Co. Again demonstrating a capacity for quick learning, he rose through the ranks to become managing director, earning renown for his role in advising Nestlé’s $12 billion acquisition of a division of Pfizer in 2012.

Having already developed a relationship with Socialist Party leader François Hollande, Macron became deputy secretary-general at the Elysée when Hollande was elected France’s president in 2012. Tasked with economic and financial matters, he handled an early challenge by helping to broker a compromise with Germany over the ongoing eurozone crisis.

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In 2014, Macron was named France’s minister of economy, industry and digital data. The following year, he formulated a collection of deregulatory measures to aid the economy, but after some 200 hours of parliamentary debates, the government invoked a little-used clause to bypass the chamber and ram through what became known as “Macron’s Law.”

Reportedly disillusioned with the governmental procedure, and said to be at increasing odds with Hollande, Macron in 2016 formed a new centrist party called En Marche! In August, he announced he was stepping down from his role as economy minister.

In November 2016, Macron formally announced his candidacy for the 2017 presidential election. Despite having no experience as an elected official, he captured support from both the left and the right through his proposals to lower corporate and housing taxes, reform welfare and pensions and devote resources to defense, energy, the environment and transportation.

Aided by favorable media coverage and the stumbles of more experienced opponents, the 39-year-old surged to the front of the polls. The conclusion of the first round of voting on April 23 saw him finish first, ahead of Marine Le Pen of the National Front, marking the first time since the formation of the French Fifth Republic in 1958 that none of the traditional right-left parties were represented in the final round.

The presidential runoff presented a stark contrast for the electorate, with Macron espousing free trade and a strong European Union and Le Pen seizing the tide of nationalism that had swept her once controversial party into the mainstream.

Shortly before the official close of campaigning on May 5, Macron’s team announced that their candidate had been subjected to a “massive and coordinated hacking operation” that resulted in personal and business documents posted to a file-sharing site. However, the data dump seemed to have little impact on the election; when the votes were tallied on May 7, Macron had garnered more than 66 percent to decisively beat Le Pen, making him the youngest president in French history.

Macron has drawn attention for his romantic life: While attending high school in Amiens, he fell in love with his drama teacher, Brigitte Trogneux, 24 years his senior and then a married mother of three. Their affair was put on hold when he left for Paris, but they eventually resumed their romance and married in 2007.

Macron is the only member of his immediate family who did not pursue a career in medicine; following in the footsteps of their parents, his younger brother became a cardiologist and his sister a nephrologist.

Emmanuel Macron net worth is estimated at $31.5 million. 

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  1. Nwafor Gift Onyinye

    This is owesome(87)

  2. okoli janefrances

    Such a great achievement

  3. izuorah chioma

    Wow…so happy for him
    no:68

  4. okoli janefrances

    No:67

  5. Ndubuisi Miracle Queen

    I must say that the now president Macron has shown so much distinctive character,capabilities and intelligence. The story about his career is quite interesting and he has made an unforgettable history by becoming the youngest president in France

  6. Nwosu Valentine Chidera

    The 39 year old president has shown exquisite prowess and has made history in France as the youngest France president in history even without experience in an elected position
    quiz no(99)

  7. kcee(102)

    to be d President of such a great country like France is not an easy job.I just pray he rules well, this one he is in love with someone 24 years his senior.Onwuegbusi kenechukwu(102)2015054134

  8. Chukwukezie Oscar Ifenna

    Macron Emmanuel’s intelligence and great capabilities has obviously ruled in his career and still with it and no experience in an elected position made history by been the youngest president in the history of France
    quiz(98)

  9. Odike Stella Amaka

    It can noticed in Macron’s story that the principle of moving forward and the boldness and ability of not withhold desires,motives and capability is inevitable and has brought him into an unforgettable history
    quiz no (11)

  10. Nwobu Chidimma E

    Name: Nwobu Chidimma E
    Reg no: 2016054049
    Quiz no: 75
    Its incredible how much he has achieved at just 39. Even more incredible is the fact that he did not follow the path of his parents. Kudos to the parents for not forcing him into a path that clearly was not meant for him. I think Nigerians have a lot to learn from this man’s story especially our politicians and those parents that force their children into the wrong fields.

  11. Udogu Ogechi Victory

    Marcon the president of France allowed himself to exercise his franchise at his early stage without being intimidated by the olderly ones who think they are the only ones meant for power. And he stands as a moltivator to the young ones.
    128. 2016054141. Udogu Ogechi Victory

  12. onwuegbuzie bobby kosisochukwu x quiz(no13)

    other future world leaders should emulate macron you dont need to be advanced in age acquire power!!

  13. akwue kingsley chukwuebuka

    according to emmanuel macron story it shows he is hardworking..let him keep it up..(quiz no 38)group 5

  14. Okagbue Cynthia C

    This is fascinating he was able to stick to his vision and now he is the President. For a man with a vision is a man with a mission. quiz no 123

  15. The best way to buy your self a suit is to work. “He’s been lucky, “Emmanuel Macron, Such A Perfect Young Man”, “That’s something that helped him considerably. The stars aligned.”

    Quiz no:89

  16. Nwoye mary

    Reading the biography of Emmanuel macron(the youngest president of france ) has not only inspired me but making “we” the young one’s believe in our self.
    We should not allow our dreams be dreams,rather follw the steps of macron to make it a history and a future
    If macron can do it then we can do it better

    Quiz no:126
    Group no:6

  17. Ojukwu Ogochukwu

    politics well played, am sure no one ever knew he was going to become this powerful, his rise to power was swift, having powerful men backing him up in being one of the world Leaders today.

    Quiz No5

  18. Nnayelugo Karen

    This is a truly terrific feat…The beautiful thing about this is the franchise given to people in that age bracket to be able to contest and win presidential elections, in contrast with our nation that seeks to further steep us in further arbitrary gerontocracy that has seized to move the nation forward.

    1. Nnayelugo Karen

      QUIZ NO. 139.

  19. Nnabuenyi Samuel Somtochukwu

    Some are born to feast with kings and emperors,some are born with golden oil on their forehead-William Juhan 1969.This is also the same caucus with young breed Emmanual Macron ,youngest leader of France^Napolean II.Emmanuel right from a tender age has been wonderfully stupendous with literary powress I.e Literature, Politics and theatre.So it shouldn’t be so brain shocking for Emmanuel to possess such leadership qualities.

    #Group4
    QuizNo 40

  20. Ejedoghaobi godwin chinemerem

    Macron always had the desire and passion to learn,his enthusiasm for education made him the man he’s become today,he also tools risks while pursuing his career and that is one key point to success .

  21. ogbonna Florence ozioma

    this will serve as a boast to invigorate the youth ,especially in Nigeria…the youth should venture into politics.
    quiz no,127

  22. Anyamaghiobi toochukwu Duke

    this is a good move for youths who wants to venture into politics.
    Quiz no:49

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