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Net Worth:
$56 Million
Date of Birth:
Jan 28, 1948 (75 years old)
Place of Birth:
Arthington, Liberia
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What is Charles Taylor's Net Worth?

Charles Taylor is a former Liberian politician who has a net worth of $56 million. Born Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor on 28 January 1948, in Arthington, Liberia, he spent a six-year tenure as President of Liberia from 1997 to 2003. Long before becoming the 22nd President of Liberia, Taylor acquired his higher education at Bentley College in the United States. Once he earned his degree he got back to Liberia to work in the government of Samuel Doe. Unfortunately, he was caught for embezzlement and flee the country eventually arriving in Libya, where he was trained as a guerilla fighter. It was in 1989 that he returned to his native country to become the head of a Libyan-backed resistance group, the National Patriotic Front of Liberia.

He led the group against the Doe regime and thus initiated the First Liberian Civil War (1989–96). After Doe's execution and a peace deal that ended the war, Taylor compelled the population into electing him president in the 1997 general election. In his term of office, he was accused of various crimes resulting from his involvement in the Sierra Leone Civil War (1991–2002). The resentment of the enraged opposition culminated in the outbreak of the Second Liberian Civil War (1999–2003), after which Charles Taylor lost control of much of the countryside and resigned from the post. Although he went into exile in Nigeria, the newly elected President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf formally requested his extradition in 2006. Awaiting trial for several years, Charles Taylor was found guilty of all eleven charges levied by the Special Court, including terror, murder and rape, in April 2012.

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