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Petro Poroshenko (Politician) Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : June 10, 2019

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Short Biography

Petro Poroshenko was born on 26-09-1965 in Bolhrad, Odessa, Ukraine. He is a Ukrainian Politician, Businessperson & 5th President of Ukraine who served from 07-06-2014 to 20-05-2019.

Other Name: Petro Oleksiyovych Poroshenko
Other Professions: Businessperson President

Petro Poroshenko Complete Bio & Career

Petro is a native of Bolhrad, Odessa region. In 1989, he graduated from the faculty of international relations and international law of T. Shevchenko University in Kiev as an economist in international affairs. In 2002, he defended his thesis on "Legal regulation of the management of state corporate rights in Ukraine."
In 1990-1991, Poroshenko worked as deputy general director of the Association of small enterprises and entrepreneurs "Republic." In 1991-1993, he was the CEO of the JSC Exchange House "Ukraine." In 1993-1998, he was the General Director of Ukrainian Industrial Investment Concern CJSC (Ukrprominvest), President of the Leninskaya Kuznya OJSC, Chairman of the Council of Mriya CB, and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vinnitsa Confectionary Factory JSC.
In 1998, the parliamentary page of Poroshenko’s life began. A non-partisan rookie entered the SDPU and soon became a member of the party’s political council. Cooperation with the Social Democrats lasted for about two years. As the politician himself says, he broke up with the party after he finally realized that its main players were not
Leonid Kravchuk, Yevhen Marchuk, and Vasily Onopenko, but Viktor Medvedchuk and Hryhoriy Surkis. After that, Poroshenko established the Solidarity Party and the parliamentary group of the same name. In 2002, Poroshenko became a member of “Our Ukraine” party. In the Verkhovna Rada of the IV convocation, he headed the budget committee. After the 2006 election, he headed the Finance and Banking Committee; he has already been its member during the first deputy term in office.
Poroshenko’s political life is closely associated with the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine. From February to September 2005, he was the secretary of this weighty structure. He lost his post as a result of a scandal involving the accusation of corruption of the closest associates of the president. He was accused of lobbying for personal interests. Then it all started with a scandalous press conference by State Secretary Oleksandr Zinchenko. The strongest squall of criticism fell on Poroshenko and his colleagues, Nikolai Martynenko, Oleksandr Tretyakov, and David Zhvania.
Since December 2012, he is a member of the Verkhovna Rada of the 7th convocation. He became a member of the parliament as an independent candidate from Vinnytsia region. He is also a Member of the Committee on European Integration. In the winter of 2013-2014, he was an active participant in the Maidan revolution. He won the presidential election with 54.7% of the votes.
On June 7, 2014, the inauguration of the fifth president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, took place. His presidency wasn’t all that smooth. On January 29, 2019, Petro Poroshenko nominated his candidacy for participation in the presidential election as a self-nominated candidate. At the end of the first round of elections, held on March 31, 2019, Poroshenko took second place after Volodymyr Zelensky, gaining 15.94% of the votes and going for the second round.
In the second round of the presidential elections on April 21, 2019, Petro Poroshenko was defeated with 24.4% of the votes. Zelensky won 73.2% of the votes. It was quite a shocking turn of events.

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Petro Poroshenko Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Poroshenko is married to a beautiful wife, Marina Poroshenko (born in 1962). She is a doctor. They have four children: two sons – Oleksiy (born in 1985) and Mikhail (born in 2001), and two daughters – Yevhenia and Oleksandra (born in 2000). Petro was never a fan of having lots of women for marriage; his wife described him as a very honest and loyal husband. His father is Oleksiy Poroshenko (born in 1936). He was the deputy of the Vinnytsia Regional Council. From the mid-1990s, he was the general director of the Ukrainian Industrial and Investment Concern which brought together more than 50 enterprises.

Life's Important Dates Of Petro Poroshenko

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Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Light Brown
Hair Colour Light Brown

Personal Info

Home Town Bendery
Nationality Ukrainian
Religion Jewish
Address Kozyn, Kiev Oblast, Ukraine
School N/A
College Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Married
Best Friends Mikheil Saakashvili
Salary N/A
Net Worth USD 720 Million
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Bentley, BMW, and Maserati among others


Favorite Sport Judo

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Petro Poroshenko

  • In his youth, Poroshenko practiced judo and sambo.
  • He started his professional career as an assistant at the university's international economic relations department.
  • His elder brother Mykhailo died in a car accident in the year 1997 under mysterious circumstances.
  • In March 2012, Forbes placed him on the Forbes list of billionaires at the 1,153rd place, with $1 billion USD.
  • He was initially a member of the United Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (SDPU).

Petro Poroshenko Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

57 years, 4months, 7 days old age Petro Poroshenko will turn 58 on 26 September, 2023. Only 7 months, 23 days, 7 hours,0 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Petro Poroshenko has celebrated the total number of 58 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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