Net Worth: $550 Million
- Birth Place Damascus, United Arab Republic
- Height 1.89 m
- Marital Status Married (Asma al-Assad)
- Full Name Bashar Hafez al-Assad
- Nationality Syrian
- Date of Birth 11 September 1965
- Occupation Politician, President of Syria
- Education University of Damascus
- Children 3 (Karim al-Assad, Zein al-Assad, Hafez al-Assad)
About Bashar al-Assad
The President of Syria and Regional Secretary of the “Ba’ath Party”, Bashar Hafez al-Assad was born on 11th September 1965 in Damascus. He has a net worth currently stands at an impressive $550 Million. He was elected as the President of Syria after the death of his father ‘Hafez al-Assad’ in 2000. His father had ruled the country for 30 long years till his death.
Bashar started working as an army physician after completing his graduation in medicine from the University of Damascus. After four years of serving the army, he went to the Western Eye Hospital in London for his post graduation studies in Ophthalmology. In 1994, he was sent to a military academy in the north of Damascus. He eventually rose to the rank of Colonel in 1999. The next year, he became the President of Syria, as his father, the President at that time died. Bashar was re-elected in 2007.
But even before he became the President, Bashar was already serving as the political advisor to the president ‘Hafez-al-Assad’. He held a lot of political power. Though some people praised him, but Bashar had a lot of detractors as well. He was criticized for being involved in rampant corruption. He was publically criticized and exposed for neglecting human rights, economic and corrupt scams. Ironically however, the western world and political powers initially saw Bashar as a reformer and somebody they could work with in the Middle East.
Bashar has two brothers – Bassel and Maher, and a sister, Bushra. He married a British citizen, Asma Assad in December, 2000. The couple has three children – Hafez, Zein and Karim.