Bashar al-Assad the 19th President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad has been governing Syria for 17 years. Bashar al-Assad is the General Secretary of Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party. His father decided him to take over the presidential authority after Bassel al-Assad death. Bassel was the elder brother of Bashar al-Assad who was preparing to be the future president of Syria. Bashar was thoroughly prepared by his father Hafez al-Assad to be the victorious ruler of Syria. Despite being involved in politics he is a medical student who used to work as a doctor in Syrian Army.
Date of Birth:
11 September 1965
Bashar al-Assad has been serving as a president since the year 2000
Bashar al-Assad initiated his presidency career on 17 July 2000. He was termed to be the President of Syria for seven years after he won the election of 2000. In the first election he fought, for the post of President, there was a huge mass of people who supported him.
He received the victory getting 99.7% from the total vote. Later in the second election during 2007, he got the leading vote of 97.6%. Bashar al-Assad then again competed in the election for the third time which also brought him success. During the time of his governance to Syria, he has never let his followers down.
Bashar al-Assad the president belong to the family involved in politics: His father was former president and eldest brother a politician
Bashar al-Assad's father was the former president. Hafez al-Assad was the 18th President of Syria who ruled the country for almost 29 years, from 1971 to 2000. Before handling the position of President father Hafez al-Assad also served as a Prime Minister from 1970 to 1971. He then died on 10 June 2000 and then Bashar succeeded to get the position as he was the most potential candidate for the post of President during that particular content of time.
Bassel al-Assad the elder son of the al-Assad family was more dedicated when it comes to politics. He was the one who was preparing for the particular Presidential election which brother Bashar later fought for. He was a very liked person among all the Muslim religion of Syria.
President Bashar al-Assad's wife graduated from prestigious King's College of London
President Bashar al-Assad was born on 11 September 1965 which makes him 51 now. He did his schooling from Arab-French al-Hurriya School located in his hometown Damascus. Bashar completed his graduation from Damascus University. He was the medical student who later worked for the Syrian Army. Some years later he also did his postgraduate degree, specializing in Opthalmology, from the Western Eye Hospital in London.
After holding the post of President he married Asma al-Assad who is a British citizen of Syria. Bashar and Asma did their wedding in December 2000 and now have three children. Wife Asma al-Assad is a bachelor degree holder from King's College of London. She graduated in Computer Science and French literature. It has been said that she was about to initiate her MBA at Harvard University but had to drop the plan as she got married to Bashar al-Assad.
Talking about the net worth of Bashar al-Assad according to CNBC is between $550 million to $1.5 billion.