Emmanuel Macron Net Worth: His Background, Education, Income and More (Latest Updates)
What Is Emmanuel Macron’s Background?
The current French President is Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron.
Emmanuel Macron was born on 21 December 1977 in Amiens, France, to neurology professor Jean-Michel Macron and physician Françoise Noguès. He holds a DEA (masters) in philosophy from the University of Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense and a master’s degree in public affairs from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po).
He temporarily worked as an editorial assistant to French philosopher Paul Ricoeur and then became a member of the editorial board of the French literary journal Esprit. He graduated from the École nationale d’administration (ENA) in 2004 and was hired as an Inspector by the Finance Ministry’s Inspection générale des finances (IGF).
Macron began his career as an investment banker in 2008 with Rothschild & Cie Banque. He was appointed to partner at the firm in 2010, earning over €3 million (according to official documents). Macron was appointed managing director of Rothschild & Cie in the following year, a position he held until his departure in 2012.
Career in Politics
Macron joined the Socialist Party at the age of 24 after being linked with the Citizen and Republican Movement while assisting Mayor Georges Sarre of Paris’s 11th arrondissement. He joined President François Hollande’s staff in 2010 and was appointed Deputy Secretary General of the Élysée in 2012. Macron resigned in June 2014 and joined the University of Berlin as a research fellow.
Macron was appointed Minister of Economy and Finance in August 2014, and in April 2015, he used procedure 49.3 to have his “Macron Measure” (a law to revitalise the country’s economy) passed by parliament.
Macron founded his own political party, En marche, in Amiens in 2016 and declared his candidacy for the French presidency that November. He published Révolution in the same month; the book aided his campaign and was a bestseller in France.
Macron, 39, defeated Marine Le Pen in May 2017 to become France’s youngest President (and the youngest head of state since Napoleon). Along with his presidency, he became one of Andorra’s two ex officio Princes.
Macron’s net worth is estimated to be at $31.5 million. Macron’s pre-tax revenue declarations totaled €3.3 million between 2009 and 2014, according to France’s government transparency office. His stock holdings are valued at approximately $65,000. Currently, France’s President and Prime Minister receive a combined €15,140 gross each month.
Awards and Distinctions
His accolades include a CBE from the United Kingdom in 2014 and two automatic presidential honours from France in 2017: the Grand Master and Grand Cross of the National Order of the Legion of Honour and the National Order of Merit.
Macron has three children with Brigitte Trogneaux. They reside at the Élysée Palace in Paris and at Le Touquet, a residence in northern France near Boulogne-sur-Mer.