Being the longest politician to serve in Europe, Jacques Chirac left an example for uprising politician. He was a former Mayor of Paris and Prime Minister of France who had a stand against the American-led assault on Iraq. He was famously described as Anglo-Saxon ultraliberalism.
Jacques Chirac was born on 29th November 1932 in Paris, French Third Republic. He passed away at the age of 86 on 26th September 2019. Belonging to French nationality and mixed ethnicity, he was born to parents’ Abel Francois Chirac and Marie-Louise Valette. He attended Cours Hattemer in Paris. Then, he went to Lycee Carnot and the Lycée Louis-le-Grand. In 1953, he graduated from Paris Institute of Political Studies and went to Harvard University’s summer school. Later, he attended the Grande école National School of Administration in 1957.
|Real Name||Jacques René Chirac|
|Birthday||29th November 1932|
|Birthplace||Paris, French Third Republic|
|Profession||Leader and Politician|
|Parents||Abel Francois Chirac and Marie-Louise Valette|
|Married/Wife||Bernadette Chirac (m. 1956 – 2019)|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
Death Cause and Funeral
Jacques Chirac, one of the longest political careers in Europe, died on 26th September 2019. He was a French politician who served as the president of France.
He had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for several years and had a minor stroke in 2005 and 2014.
Jacques’s son-in-law told to AFP that,
“President Jacques Chirac died this morning surrounded by his family, peacefully,”
On the tragic new, The French National Assembly observed a minute’s of silence to tribute him.
However, Jacques’s family hasn’t revealed the date of the funeral nor the cause of death.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Serving as a politician, Jacques pursued his career in civil service and joined the French Communist Party. Then, he trained in armored cavalry at Saumur as a military reserve officer where he was ranked first in his year. Not only that, he had volunteered to fight in the Algerian War.
Afterward, he became head of the personal staff of Prime Minister, Georges Pompidou in April 1962. In between 1970 to 1980, he worked in the president of the Correze General Council, Minister for Parliamentary Relations, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Minister of the Interior.
On top of that, he had also served for President of Rally for the Republic since 5th December 1976 to 4th November 1994. Then, he became the Mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995 and became Prime Minister of France from 1986 to 1988.
As of 2019, Jacques Chirac had a net worth estimated at $10 million.
Married To Wife, Bernadette Chirac
Before his death, Jacques had shared his wedding vows with wife, Bernadette Chirac in 1956.
She is also a French politician served at Les Republicains party. The pair met each other while studying in Paris Institute of Political Studies.
Jacques and Bernadette had welcomed two children, daughter, Laurence, and Claude. He also had a daughter named Anh Dao Traxel from another wife. His elder daughter had suffered from anorexia and spent most of the time as a mental health inpatient.
Family, Siblings, and Parents
Jacques was born in the Chirac family to parents’ Abel Francois Marie Chirac and Marie-Louise Valette. His father was an accomplished executive for an aircraft whereas his mother was a housewife. He had an elder sister named Jacqueline who died before his birth in Infancy.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Jacques’s height stood 6 feet 2 inches but his weight remained unknown. He had black hair color and brown eyes color.