Xi Jinping bio: net worth, age, height, weight, wife, kids.
The President of the People’s Republic of China is Xi Jinping. He is also the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and the Chairman of the Central Military Commission.
Xi Jinping: Profile summary
|Birth Name||Xi Jinping|
|Celebrated Name||Xi Jinping|
|Born In||Beijing, China|
|Age||69 years old|
|Heights in Feet||5 feet and 10 inches|
|Heights in cm||180 cm|
|Weight in Pound||143 pounds|
|Spouse||Peng Liyuan(m. 1987),Ke Lingling(m. 19791982)|
|Daughter and Son||Yes (Xi Mingze)|
|Net Worths||$1.5 million|
Xi Jinping: Early Life
Xi Jinping was born on 15th June 1953 in Beijing to Xi Zhongxun. Xi Jinping belonged to a family of political leaders. His father was Vice Chairman of the National People’s Congress.
Xi Jinping’s secondary education was interrupted by the Cultural Revolution. His house was ransacked, and one of his sisters was killed. Xi Jinping was paraded before the public as an enemy of the revolution. He was sent to work in a village in Yan Chuan country as a part of measures taken during the Cultural Revolution.
He ran away to Beijing to escape the tough rural life. He was rearrested and sent to a camp involved in digging ditches. He completed his Chemical Engineering in 1979 from Tsinghua University. He later studied and completed his doctorate in Marxist philosophy at the same University.
Xi Jinping: Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 15 June 1953, Xi Jinping is 67 years old as of today’s date 24th January 2021. His height is 1.8 m tall, and his weight is 65 kg.
Xi Jinping: Wife, Kids
To the daughter of the United Kingdom’s Chinese ambassador, Ke Lingling, Xi got married in the early 1980s. The two, however, did not farewell. The pair seems to be infamous for fighting almost daily, and soon the marriage crumbled. Just after a few years, the couple divorced, and Ke moved to England.
Xi then went on to marry one of the most popular Chinese folk singers in the country, Peng Liyuan. Peng was quite famous for her craft and was a household name. She had a more active and visible role as China’s first lady as compared to her predecessor. Peng was actually quite famous before even marrying Xi, as Xi only gained popularity after his political ascension.
Unfortunately, due to the two having a pretty different professional life, the couple has not been able to spend time together for too long. In the spring of 2015, Xi and Peng’s daughter Xi Mingze graduated from Harvard University. At Harvard, she studied English and Psychology by using a pseudonym.
Xi Jinping: Career
Xi Jinping joined the Communist Party of China in 1974. He became Deputy Party Secretary of Zhengding County in 1982. He became Secretary in 1983 and served four provinces, namely Hebei, Fujian, Zhejiang, and Shanghai, till 2007.
In 1990 he became President of Fuzhou Municipal Party School. In 1997 he became an alternate member of the 15th Central committee of the Communist Party of China.
In 2000 he became Governor of Fujian and later Provincial Party Chief of neighboring Zhejiang. He was elected a full member of the 16th Central Committee in the year 2002, thus elevating him to the national level. He was known to take a tough stance against corrupt officials, which earned him national fame.
In the year 2006, he became Party Chief of Shanghai. During his tenure in Shanghai, he worked for preserving the unity of the local party organization and tried to follow the directions of Central leadership. In 2008 he was elected Vice President of the People’s Republic of China.
In 2012 he was elected to the post of General Secretary of the Communist Party and the CPC Central Military Commission. On 16th March 2013, he was elected President of the People’s Republic of China.
Xi Jinping: Interesting facts
- Xi’s daughter made good friends with many Tibetan Lamas from China during her study in the US.
- There are rumours that Xi is interested in Tibetan Buddhism and traditional Chinese occultism.
- Xi is very educated. He has obtained a Marxist degree as well as a PhD in law at the Tsinghua Humanities Institute, and hence, China’s first leader to hold such a degree.
- He is married to an award-winning singer Mrs Peng Liyuan.
- Xi is a huge football fan.
- Xi loved to eat a steamed bun.
- He is considered to be a “princeling,” the son or daughter of a revolutionary veteran.
- The Great Cultural Revolution began when Xi was only 13 years old.
Xi Jinping: Net worth
Xi Jinping has had quite a tough childhood and had to work quite hard to come to where he is not. Being the president of China and a civil servant, he receives an annual salary of about $22300. Though he is the president of such a powerhouse of a country, he comes among the five least paid presidents, under the U.S.A. and the U.K. His net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million as of 2022.