Raul Castro is a famous Cuban politician who was the President of the Council of State and President of the Council of Ministers. Raul Castro has served as Commander in Chief of Cuba’s Armed Forces. Raul still serves as the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba. Continue reading to find the net worth of Raul Castro as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Raul Castro (Raul Modesto Castro Ruz) was born on 3rd June 1931 in Birán, Cuba, to Angel Castro and Lina Ruz. Raul’s siblings include Ramon, Fidel, Angela, Agustina, Emma, and Juanita. Raul’s half-siblings (Children of Angel Castro and his former wife, Maria Argota) include Antonia, Georgina, Manuel, Maria Lidia, and Pedro Emilio.
Raúl attended Jesuit School of Colegio Dolores, Santiago, and Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, Havana. After studying social sciences, he joined the Socialist Youth associated with Soviet-oriented Cuban Communist Party, Partido Socialista Popular (PSP).
On 26th January 1959, Raul Castro married Vilma Espín, a former chemical engineering student of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and daughter of a lawyer for Bacardi Rum Company. Vilma was the Presiden of the Cuban Federation of Women. They have daughters named Déborah, Mariela and Nilsa and son named Alejandro. On 18th June 2007, Vilma Espín passed away.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Raul Castro served as the longest Minister and Commander-in-chief of Armed Forces (1959-2008). Since April 2011, Raul Castro serves in the most senior rank in Socialist State. He is an acting member of Politburo of the Communist Party of Cuba. Raul Castro is still the First Secretary of the Communist Party, Cuba’s ruling party. Raul heads the constitutional reform commission. He is a member of Segundo Frente Municipality in the National Assembly of Santiago de Cuba.
On 19th February 2008, Raul’s ailing brother, Fidel Castro announced he would not stand for President. The National Assembly officially made Raul Castro the President on 24th February 2008. Raul Castro served as the President of the Council of State and President of the Council of Ministers. Raul Castro was re-elected President on 24th February 2013. On 21st December 2017, Raul announced that he wishes to step down on 19th April 2018. National Assembly would elect his successor.
Raul Castro earned the following honors: ‘Hero of the Republic of Cuba’; Jubilee Medal ‘In Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary since the Birth of Vladimir Il’ich Lenin’ (USSR, 1970); Grand Collar of the Order of the Liberator (Venezuela); Order of October Revolution (Soviet Union, 2nd June 1981); Order of Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow, 1st class (Russian Orthodox Church, 19th October 2008); Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, 1st class (Ukraine, 26th March 2010); Order of Lenin (USSR).
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Raul Castro is somewhere near at $100 million. Raul Castro earned as the President of the Council of State and President of the Council of Ministers. Raul earned as the Commander in Chief of Armed Forces. He earned as the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba. In 2017, Raul Castro was in no.1 on Top 10 highest paid politicians for 2017 of ‘People With Money’; he had estimated $96 million.
On 10th May 2015, Raul Castro met with Pope Francis in Vatican City and mentioned he would like to return to the Roman Catholic Church.