Net Worth: $5 Million
- Source of Wealth Politician
- Nationality Iran
About Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has an estimated net worth of $5 million. Trained as an engineer, Ahmadinejad entered the political arena after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. He joined the Revolutionary Guard and, according to some reports, worked covert operations in the 1980s during Iran’s war with Iraq. After four years as a provincial governor (1993-97), Ahmadinejad became a lecturer at Tehran’s University of Science and Technology. He kept his hand in politics and was elected mayor of Tehran in 2003. He was not well known internationally until June of 2005, when he won Iran’s presidential election.Became the sixth and current President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was born Mahmoud Saborjhian on October 28, 1956, in the village of Aradan, near Garmsar, in north-central Iran, 82 miles southeast of Tehran. Mahmoud was the fourth of seven children whose father was a blacksmith. In 1957, the family moved from Aradan to the Narmak district of Tehran in search of better economic conditions. During this time, his father, Ahmad, changed the family name from Saborjhian (which translates to “thread painter,” the lowliest job in Iran’s traditional carpet-weaving industry), to the more religious Ahmadinejad (“race of Muhammad” or “virtuous race”).