Bidzina Ivanishvili

World Leader

Bidzina Ivanishvili was born on February 18th, 1956 in Chorvila, Imereti, Georgia and is the World Leader from France, Georgia. Discover Bidzina Ivanishvili's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 66 years old.

Date of Birth
February 18, 1956
Nationality
France, Georgia
Place of Birth
Chorvila, Imereti, Georgia
Age
66 years old
Zodiac Sign
Aquarius
Networth
$5.2 Billion
Profession
Businessperson, Economist, Entrepreneur, Politician
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Bidzina Ivanishvili Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Education
Tbilisi State University, Moscow State University of, Railway Engineering
Bidzina Ivanishvili Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Spouse(s)
Ekaterine Khvedelidze, ​ ​(m. 1991)​
Children
4, including Bera
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About Bidzina Ivanishvili

Bidzina Ivanishvili (born 18 February 1956) is a Georgian politician, billionaire businessman and philanthropist, who was Prime Minister of Georgia from October 2012 to November 2013. Ivanishvili founded the Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia party on 21 April 2012.

He became the leader of the coalition of opposition parties that he himself had created, which attained victory in the 2012 2012 parliamentary elections.

On 25 October 2012, he was elected as the prime minister of Georgia.

On 20 November 2013, Ivanishvili voluntarily left the post of prime minister on the basis of an earlier statement and returned to the civil sector.

In 2019, he returned to politics and was elected as the chairman of the Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia party.Bidzina Ivanishvili is citizen of Georgia, latter granted by Saakashvili.

In March 2010, Ivanishvili was granted another French citizenship.

In October 2011, he was deprived of his Georgian citizenship "according to Article 32 of the Georgian Law on Citizenship", shortly after he had announced his intention to form a political party to challenge Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.In March 2012, Ivanishvili was ranked at number 153 in Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's billionaires with an estimated worth of $6.4 billion, making him Georgia's richest person.

Early life and career

Bidzina Ivanishvili was born in the village of Chorvila, Georgia, as the youngest of five children to a poor family. His father, Grigor Ivanishvili, worked in a manganese factory. As a child, Bidzina was raised in extreme poverty (for example, not having access to shoes). His poor background would later endear him to rural Georgians and help to bring him victory in the 2012 Georgian parliamentary election.

Bidzina graduated from high school in Sachkhere. He also graduated from the Faculty of Engineering and Economics of the Tbilisi State University in 1980, and, in 1982, went to Moscow to pursue a PhD in economics at the Moscow State University of Railway Engineering.

Prior to 1990, while living in Moscow, Ivanishvili met Vitaly Malkin, a Russian businessman currently into politics, with whom he formed a partnership selling computers, and later importing what was then a novelty in Russia, push-button telephones. The source of his great wealth is metals and banking.

Ivanishvili returned to Chorvila in 2003. Upon his return, he began giving out goods such as DVD players and stoves, as well as promising free healthcare for the town's residents. However, at the same time, he remained elusive, preferring to remain out of the attention of the press. It was largely unknown that Ivanishvili had provided the funds to build Tbilisi's Sameba Cathedral, the largest church in Georgia, until former President of Georgia Eduard Shevardnadze named him in his memoirs. Around this time, Ivanishvili donated US$1 billion to support the government of Georgia after the Rose Revolution.

Personal life

Ivanishvili owns several estates, including a mansion above Tbilisi which is worth an estimated US$50 million and specially designed for him by Russian architect Mikhail Khazanov and finished by famous Japanese architect Shin Takamatsu.

Ivanishvili is also known by the Russian first name Boris, which he previously used while working in Russia. He was widely reported under that name in the West. However, he went back to his Georgian first name Bidzina in 2011.

Recently Ivanishvili became the subject of some interest in the art world, following his reported purchases of works by Pablo Picasso and the contemporary artist Peter Doig at international auctions. Ivanishvili bought Niko Pirosmani's Arsenal Hill at Night, paying a record US$1.5 million for a painting by a Georgian artist. He then donated the painting to the State Museum of Arts of Georgia.

Ivanishvili married Ekaterine "Eka" Khvedelidze in October 1991. They have four children together: sons Uta, Bera (who is a well-known singer and rapper in Georgia) and Tsotne, and a daughter, Gvantsa; Bera and Tsotne both have albinism.

Ivanishvili was granted Georgian citizenship by Saakashvili. In March 2010, Ivanishvili additionally attained French citizenship. In October 2011, he was deprived of his Georgian citizenship "according to Article 32 of the Georgian Law on Citizenship" (which lists grounds for loss of citizenship including "accept[ing] citizenship of another state"), shortly after he had announced his intention to form a political party to challenge Saakashvili.

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