Nelson Mandela net worth: Nelson Mandela is a South African politician who has a net worth of $1.5 million. Nelson Mandela served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Mandela earned his net worth from being elected President in a fully representative democratic election. He was born in Mvezo, his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, was published in 1994.
Before taking over the role of the country's first black president, Nelson Mandela spent twenty-seven years as a political prisoner. Prior to being imprisoned, Mandela was a leading member of the African National Congress (ANC), South Africa's political party which opposed the country's white minority government and its racial separation policy known as apartheid. Having the force in their hands, the government outlawed the ANC in 1960. Two years later Mandela was jailed, and in 1964 he was convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment. He served his sentence with patience and instead of completely disappearing, Mandela turned into a prison-bound martyr and worldwide symbol of resistance to racism. It was South African President F.W. de Klerk who finally overturned the ban on the ANC and set Mandela free in 1990. Then Nelson Mandela made a good use of his wisdom and stature dismantling apartheid and forming a new multi-racial democracy. For the cause, Mandela and de Klerk were both awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. One year later, he was elected the South Africa's president in 1994. He led the nation until 1999, when his deputy Thabo Mbeki took the president seat. More about Nelson Mandela's life can be found in his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, which was published in 1994.