Net Worth: $850 Million
- Source of Wealth Politics
- Birth Place Karachi, Sindh, Dominion of Pakistan
- Marital Status Married to Asif Ali Zardari
- Nationality Pakistani
- Date of Birth June 21, 1953
- Ethnicity Sindhi and Pakistani of Iranian Kurdish descent
- Occupation Prime Minister
- Children Bilawal, Bakhtawar, Asifa
About Benazir Bhutto
As the only female Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto has an estimated net worth of $850 million. He has accumulated her net worth through her years in politics. She was a politician and stateswoman who served the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan in two non-consecutive terms – Novermber 1988 – October 1990 and October 1993 – November 1996. Born on June 21, 1953 in Karachi, Sindh, Dominion of Pakistan, she was the eldest daughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, a former prime minister and the founder of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) that she also led. She was raised to speak English andUrdu. She attended the Lady Jennings Nursery School and Convent of Jesus and Mary in Karachi. She pursued her higher education in the US. She attended Radcliffe College at Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in comparative government (cum laude) from 1969 to 1973. She also studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Bhutto became the chairwoman of PPP at the age of 29 and she was the first woman to head a major political party. She was the first woman elected to lead a Muslim in 1988. She drove initiatives for the country’s economy and national security. She implemented social capitalist policies for industrial development and growth. However, her policies emphasized negativity especially in the financial sector. She was later dismissed from the government by conservative President Ghulam Ishaq Khan.
Benazir Bhutto was re-elected for a second term during the 1993 parliamentary elections. She survived a coup d’etat in 1995 and earned the nickname of “Iron Lady”. She was charged of corruption and she was finally dismissed from the government by President Farooq Leghari. She conceded her defeat in the 1997 Parliamentary elections and went to a self-imposed exile in Dhubai, UAE in 1998.
Bhutto returned to Pakistan in October 18, 2007, nine years after self-exile and having an understanding with President Pervez Musharaff. She was granted amnesty and all corruption charges were withdrawn. She was assassinated in a bombing on December 27, 2007 after she left the final rally of PPP in Rawalpindi. She was named one of the seven winners of the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights a year after her death.