Angela Merkel is a German Chancellor who has risen through the ranks to the very top of the politics of her country. Today, she is the Chancellor of Germany and the leader of the Christian Democratic Party. The revolution of 1989 prompted her entry into politics. Upon her entry, she served in many capacities; she experienced the sweet and bitter parts of politics.
Merkel has grown in politics and today, she has become tremendously powerful. Forbes named her on two different occasions as the second most powerful person on earth; the highest ever achieved by any woman living or dead. She was de-facto leader of the European Union throughout her tenure as Chancellor.
Angela Merkel was born on the 17 July 1954 in Hamburg, Germany. She is the daughter of Horst Kasner and Herlind Kasner. Angela is educated at Leipzig University; she is a former research scientist; with a doctorate degree in physical chemistry. Angela has two younger siblings; Brother Marcus Kasne and Sister Irene Kasner. She is of Polish and German descent.
Angela Markel has been married on two occasions; she got a divorce in her first marriage; presently, she is married to Joachim Sauer in a marriage held in 1998. She loves cooking for her husband; they dont have any child. Her height is at a measurement of 5 feet 5 inches. There are no issues concerning her private life, she is a good political icon. Merkel has a phobia for dogs; she was once bitten by one.
The estimated net worth of Angela Merkel is put at $11.5 million dollars.
She has held series of political offices in the past; currently, she is at the helm of affairs as the Chancellor of Germany.
She has received several awards on the political front; one of such awards is United States: Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
- Occupation: Politician
- Age: 61
- Date of Birth: July 17, 1954
- Place of Birth: Hamburg, West Germany
- Gender: Female
- in ft: 5’ 5”
- in kg: 72
- Parents: Horst Kasner and Herlind Kasner
- Boyfriend /Spouse: Ulrich Merkel (1977–1982), Joachim Sauer (1998-present)
- Measurements: Not available
- Ethnicity: White
- Nationality: German