Salva Kiir Mayardit is a wealthy South Sudanese President who took power as President of the youngest country in Africa in 2011.
The soft speaking president was born on September 13,1951 in South Sudan.Kiir,who belongs to Dinkan tribe has a degree from military college.
Following the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement formally ending the war in January 2005, Dr. John Garang was sworn in as the Vice President of the Republic of Sudan. After the death of Dr. John Garang in a helicopter crash on 30 July 2005, Kiir was chosen to succeed to the post of First Vice President of Sudan and President of Southern Sudan.
The longest serving South Sudanese president became the president of south Sudan in 2011 when South Sudan became an independent state.Riek Machar,who later became his worst enemy, became the Vice President.
Salva Kiir Wealth
Salva Kiir’s net worth is estimated at $200million.
The president owns ABMC Thai-South Sudan Construction Company Limited, which is among the biggest construction companies in South Sudan.
Kiir has interests in real estate, banking and transport industries. He owns a mansion in Kenya estimated to be worthy Us$1 million.