Bashar al-Assad Net Worth

Net Worth: $1.5 Billion
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  • Birth Place:

    Damascus, Damascus Governorate, Syria
  • Marital Status:

    Married (Asma al-Assad)
  • Full Name:

    Bashar Hafez al-Assad
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About Bashar Hafez 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 $1.5 billion. 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-graduate 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, 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.

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Earnings 2017

Asset Apr. 2017
Current value of his La Máquina residence at Benahavís just outside Marbella

Earnings 2016

Asset Jun. 2016
Current value of property assets held within Syria including an office block in Lyon