Robert Gabriel Mugabe is a famous politician who has served as a PM of Zimbabwe from the year 1980 to the year 1987. Later, on, he became the president of Zimbabwe from the year 1987 to the year 2017. He has dominated the politics of Zimbabwe for around four decades, and he has been able to prove himself as one of the best politicians of all time. He has been a controversial figure with divisive nature. Let’s check more about life, career, biography and net worth of Robert Mugabe in 2019 in this article.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 21st February in the year 1924 in Kutama Mission village which was located in Zvimba District. His father was a carpenter while his mother used to teach Christian catechism to the children of the village. Both of them had six children in all, and they used to belong to the Zezuru Clan. He wasn’t interested in politics during his early age, and he started teaching in schools after completing high school and graduation. He also got a scholarship for completing his graduate degree.
His first wife was Sally Hay, and their son was Michael who was born in the year 1963 and died in the year 1966. He started an extra-marital affair in the year 1987 with Grace Marufu who was his secretary. She was married to Stanley Goreraza at that time, but she gave birth to a son and a daughter during that time. This relationship was secret from the public, but his wife was known with it. Hayfron died because of kidney failure and then Mugabe got married to Marufu in the year 1996. She was able to live a life of luxury after marrying him. She has developed a reputation for corruption in the country.
Career, Awards & Nominations
He used to teach in different schools of Rhodesia before becoming a politician. At that time, he wasn’t involved in any kind of political activity. After 1950, he joined African national congress. He started attending nationalist meetings, and he was introduced to the new Marxist ideas. He had the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on himself instead of having exposed to Marxism. Later on, he got involved in politics and gained many positions. He also sent troops to the Second Congo war and also chaired the Non-aligned movement in the year 1986.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Robert Mugabe is $23 million which he has earned by working as a president. He is also the alumnus of London University. He was also elected as the head of the government, and then he served as a prime minister from the year 1980 to the year 1987.
Robert Mugabe is a famous politician of Zimbabwe who has remained a Prime Minister and president of the country for many years. He was loved by the people of his country but was involved in a number of controversies also. He is the alumnus of the London University and also engaged in Philanthropic works.