Raúl Castro Net Worth
Raúl Castro Net Worth: Raul Castro is a Cuban politician and revolutionary who has a net worth of $100 million dollars. Born in 1931 as Raul Modesto Castro Ruz in Biran, Holguin Province, Cuba, Raul Castro grew up in a family with seven brothers and sisters and five half-siblings. He and his brother, Fidel Castro, attended the same school; Fidel was much more academically adept than Raul growing up. Soon after, Raul joined the Socialist Youth, a group associated with the Cuban Communist Party. He was part of the 26th of July Movement that attacked the Moncada Barracks and spent nearly two years behind bars. While exiled to Mexico, he began preparing to return to his home country and landed on Cuban shores in early December 1956. Only a few survived the boat's landing and those who did took refuge in the Sierra Maestra mountains. He rose through the group's ranks with Fidel in charge and led Eastern Front operations. Two years later, his group kidnapped three dozen U.S. and Canadian citizens, holding them hostage; they were eventually released as the United States military threatened to get involved. Once Fidel Castro took power, Raul worked as Cuba's Minister of the Armed Forces for nearly 50 years until 2008. In 1965, he was given the position of Second Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, which he held until 2011. He assumed the title of First Secretary in 2011. From 1976 until 2008, he served as the First Vice President of Cuba. He took over the title of the President of the Council of Ministers of Cuba in an acting capacity from 2006 until 2008. On February 24, 2008, he was elected President after Fidel fell ill. Raul was re-elected in 2013 and announced he has no plans to seek re-election in 2018.