Xi Jinping is President of the People’s Republic of China. He is also serving as General Secretary of Communist Party of China and Chairman of Central Military Commission.
Xi Jinping rose from the ranks to the top political position of his country. He was earlier Governor of Fujian and later Zhejiang province. He was Vice President of the country from 2008 to 2013 and Vice Chairman of Central Military Commission from 2010 to 2012.
After becoming President of China he introduced far-reaching measures for party discipline, internal security, and anti-corruption. He initiated an assertive foreign policy and has made a party constitution abolishing term limits of Presidency. Here is a quick summary of Xi Jinping’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
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 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 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 from the same University.
Xi Jinping joined 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 Fuzhon Municipal Party School. In 1997 he became an alternate member of the 15th Central committee of 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 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. In his tenure of Shanghai, he worked for preserving the unity of local party organisation and tried to follow the directions of Central leadership. In 2008 he was elected Vice President of People’s Republic of China.
In 2012 he was elected to the post of General Secretary of Communist Party and the CPC Central Military Commission. On 16th March 2013, he was elected President of People’s Republic of China.
Awards and Achievements:
In March 2014 Xi Jinping received the Grand Cordon Medal and Certificate of Order of Leopold from King Philippe of Belgium.
In July 2014 he received the Order of Liberator by President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela.
In July 2014 he received Order of Jose Marti from Cuban Government in Havana.
In April 2015 he was conferred Nishan-e-Pakistan the highest civilian honor of Pakistan.
In January 2016 he was conferred Medal of King Abdulaziz, by Saudi Arabia.
In July 2017 he was conferred Order of St.Andrews, highest Order of Russian Federation.
Net Worth of Xi Jinping:
Xi Jinping’s Net Worth is estimated at $1.5 million. His annual salary is $22300. His salary was increased recently by 62% as a part of a broader pay increase for civil servants.
He is considered amongst five least paid Presidents in the world with a salary much below the salaries of Prime Minister of U.K. or President of USA.
Xi Jinping is a man of great grit and determination. He rose from the ranks to the highest office of the country by his hard work and qualities of leadership. His childhood and early years was a difficult period when he was sent to compulsory work in a village as a part of the Cultural Revolution. His sister was killed by the militants, and he too was publically harassed when he ran away from the village to come back to Beijing.
He was again sent to labor camps. But after that, he did not leave his studies. He completed his studies and joined government assignments. His dedication won the hearts of his bosses, and his rise continued at a steady pace until he achieved the highest position in the country. His honesty and intolerance of corruption made him a nationally respected figure that he is.