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Hage Geingob Net Worth 2021

Hage Geingob net worth

What is Hage Geingob net worth?

Net worth$111 million
NameHage Gottfried Geingob
Date of birth3 August 1941
occupationcurrent president of Namibia
NationalityNamibian

Hage Geingob net worth 2021: Hage Gottfried Geingob is a Namibian politician and educationist. He is the current president of Namibia. He has also served in several positions as a politician. He was the  Prime Minister of Namibia 1990 -2002. Hage Geingob net worth is $111 million. Keep reading to find out more about him here.

Early life

Geingob was born in Otjiwarongo, South West Africa present-day Namibia, in 1941. He received his early education at Otavi in South West Africa under the Bantu Education System.

In 1960, he was expelled from Augustineum for having participated in a march in protest at the poor quality of education. He was, however, readmitted and finished the teacher-training course in 1961. 

He gained employment as a teacher but left the  job to seek knowledge and instruction that could help him change the system.

 He and three of his colleagues walked and hitchhiked to Botswana to escape the system. From Botswana, he was scheduled to go to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on a plane chartered by the African National Congress (ANC), but the plane was blown up by South Africans while still on the ground because the time bomb went off prematurely. Subsequently, the apartheid regime also tightened up the “underground railway”.

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As a result, Geingob stayed in Botswana, where he served as Assistant South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) Representative (1963–64).

In 1964 Geingob left for the United States to study at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was granted a scholarship.

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He obtained a BA degree from Fordham University in New York City in 1970 and an MA degree in International Relations from the Graduate Faculty of The New School, New York in 1974.

In 1964, he was appointed SWAPO Representative at the United Nations and to the Americas. He served in this position until 1971. He traveled extensively, crisscrossing the United States, talking with people, and addressing gatherings.

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He and his colleagues were not always successful, but ultimately the United Nations General Assembly recognized SWAPO as the sole and authentic representative of the people of Namibia.

Namibians’ struggle at the international fora, and their armed struggle launched in 1966, eventually led to the independence of Namibia in 1990.

Career as politician

In 1972 Geingob was appointed to the United Nations Secretariat as political affairs officer, a position he held until 1975, when he was appointed director of the United Nations Institute for Namibia.

Geingob was director of the United Nations Institute for Namibia until 1989. At the same time, he was still a member of both the Central Committee and the Politburo of SWAPO.

On 21 March 1990, Geingob was sworn in as the first Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia, and on 21 March 1995, he was sworn in for a second term. He served in this capacity for 12 years before resigning in 2002.

Geingob became the party Chief Whip of SWAPO in the National Assembly on April 18, 2007. He was brought back into the SWAPO Politburo in mid-2007.

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Geingob was elected President of Namibia by an overwhelming margin on 28 November 2014, receiving 87% of the vote. He was sworn in as president on 21 March 2015. He was re-elected in 2019.

Hage Geingob Net Worth

Hage Geingob net worth is $11 million. It is reported that the president takes salary of about N$1,1 million per year.

He has been honored a number of times for his contribution to the growth of the country. among the honors includ;

second highest order in Cuba by Carlos Manuel de Céspedes.

Doctorate of Humane Letters (Honoris Causa) by The American University of Rome

 The Order of the Sun, 1st Class by the Government of Namibia for providing outstanding political leadership.

The Order of the Most Ancient Welwitschia Mirabilis by then-President Hifikepunye Pohamba

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