Thaksin Shinawatra | $ 1.7 Billion
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Thaksin Shinawatra Net Worth

Net Worth $ 1.7 Billion
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Born on: 26th Jul 49 Born in: Thailand Marital status: Divorced Occupation: Thai business tycoon turned politician
Born as Thaksin Shinawatra has an estimated net worth of $1.7 billion. Shinawatra began making his fortune after founding the Advanced Info Service. This is said to be Thailand’s most successful mobile phone operator back in 1986. On the other hand, this gentleman devoted himself to politics and eventually founded the populist Thai Rak Thai (TRT) in 1998. After three years, he found himself being the Prime Minister of Thailand. 2006 was the year when he was overthrown in a military coup. Ever since this, he discovered how difficult it was to live in self-imposed exile in Dubai. Shinawatra re-entered the world’s richest in March 2013. It is said that he got close to about $1 billion back from the $2.3 billion of his assets which were frozen by the Thailand authorities. Despite the fact that he still has to face a number of criminal charges filed against him when he goes back to Thailand, he still owns a controlling stake of the SC Asset Co. This is a real estate development firm wherein his younger sister Yingluck used to run. There have been reports that he has been busy investing in gold and platinum mining in Africa. During his younger years, Shinawatra was a member of the 10th class of the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School. Later, he went to the Thai Police Cadet Academy. He graduated in 1973 and then went to become part of the Royal Thai Police. He has a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice under the Eastern Kentucky University in the United States. Shinawatra was able to complete this degree in 1975 and three years after, he was given a Doctorate Degree in Criminal Justice at the Sam Houston State University in Texas.
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