Joseph Sepp Blatter Net Worth
Sepp Blatter net worth and salary: Sepp Blatter is a Swiss professional football executive who has a net worth of $20 million. Sepp Blatter is probably most famous for being the eighth president of FIFA, a position he held from 1998 to 2015. Joseph Sepp Blatter succeeded João Havelange, and was re-elected to the position in 2002, 2007, 2011 and 2015 (until his resignation). He was born in Visp, Valais, Switzerland and received a degree in business and economics from the University of Lausanna in 1959. During his career, he has been the Head of Public Relations of the Valaisan Tourist Board, the General Secretary of the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation, Director of Sports Timing and Relations of Longines SA, and was involved in organizing the 1972 and 1976 Olympic Games. In 1975, he began working at FIFA first as Technical Director, then General Secretary, and eventually won the election to become FIFA President in 1998. The 1998 election to the presidency had its share of controversy, and his 2002 re-election bid also had rumors swirling, most notably involving financial irregularities and backroom deals. In addition to Blatter's controversial elections, he has also been criticized for his comments involving female athletes. For example, in 2004 several female soccer players were upset with his comment that women should "wear shorter shorts or low cut shirts" to attract more male fans. Blatter's terms as president have been plagued mostly with claims of financial corruption. On April 29, 2013, FIFA's Ethics Committee concluded its investigation and Blatter was cleared of any wrongdoing, but his predecessor, João Havelange, resigned as FIFA's honorary president for his part in the scandal involving illegal payments to FIFA officials from the organizations marketing partner, International Sports and Leisure. Blatter resigned from FIFA in June 2015 amid allegations of widespread corruption and bribery.