Hamid Karzai Net Worth
Hamid Karzai the twelfth and current President of Afghanistan who has a net worth of $20 million dollars. Born in Kandahar, Afghanistan on December 24, 1957, Karzai assumed office on December 22, 2001. He was preceded by Burhanuddin Rabbani and Vice Presidents include Karim Khalili, Mohammed Fahim, and Yunus Qanuni. He is a member of the Independent political party and is married to Zeenat Quraishi and has two children. He attended Himachai Pradesh University and follows Sunni Islam. He is a descendent of the Pashtun and Popalzai tribes. The height of Karzai's political career came in 2001 after the dissipation of the Taliban regime. Karzai won 21 out of 34 provinces during the 2004 presidential election and was the first political leader in Afghanistan to be elected by democratic practices. Karzai suffered a great amount of criticism due to the war that began in 2001 and lasted until current times. Events such as simultaneous anti-American and anti-Karzai riots took place in response to the war and the amount of casualties. He was often blamed for the amount of damage caused by the presence of the Taliban. Despite the discontent among the public, Karzai was re-elected as president in 2009. Since Karzai's presidency, ties with NATO have been strong, specifically with the United States as the country remained a key factor in rebuilding after the war. Approximately four assassination attempts have been made on Karzai since his presidency.