Nayib Bukele has been the sensational youth icon and the president of El Salvador since 2019. Recently, he came into the limelight across the world after El Salvador became the first country to legalize and adopt the cryptocurrency called Bitcoin. Despite his lack of experience, he has already demonstrated that he is a true leader who is passionate and dedicated to helping his people.
He is a role model for the youth across the world who want to serve their people and the whole of humanity. He is also an entrepreneur who began his company at the age of 18. Isn’t it wonderful? Now, let’s learn more about this man, who created a new era in the history of El Salvador after its civil war. Discover more information regarding his net worth and height. Also, read about his wife, Gabriela Rodriguez de Bukele, and family in this article.
Who is Nayib Bukele?
Nayib Bukele is a politician and the 46th president of the Republic of El Salvador who created history by winning president apart from the major two parties, ARENA and FMLN, at the age of 38 years only. Born in a family with Islam and Christianity mixed background, he believed in the god of every religion but has not inclined towards any religion.
He has served his people and his country almost for a decade as a mayor of significant cities and president. Throughout his political career, he has stood strong with his people and has guided them through the way of peace, prosperity, and happiness. After legalizing Bitcoin as an official state currency, he got international recognition.
Apart from being a politician, he is a businessman and owns Yamaha Motors El Salvador.
Net Worth and Salary
His net worth is unknown and varies in different sources. However, his net worth is around 5-10 million dollars. The primary sources of his income are Yamaha Motors El Salvador and government jobs.
Age, Height, and Weight
Nayib is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 70 kg. However, he prefers a non-vegetarian diet.
Nayib Bukele Family and Early Life
Nayib was born on 24 July 1981 from Olga Ortez de Bukele and Armando Bukele Kattan. His father was a Roman Catholic who eventually converted to Islam and was Imam, or spiritual head, of El Salvador’s Islamic community until 2015. His mother is a Christian. He has a sibling named Emerson Bukule, who is also an Imam since 2015.
At the age of 18, he left the university and began his own business company.
Nayib Bukele wife, Gabriela Rodriguez de Bukele
Nayab wed Gabriela Rodriguez, a psychologist, and an educator, in December of 2014. Gabriela is the descendent of the Shepherd Jew. Gabriela and Emerson had a daughter, Layla Bukele.
Nayib Bukele Career
He started his career in politics in March of 2012 when he was elected as the mayor of Nuveo Cuscatlan. Later in 2015, he won the mayor position of San Salvador, representing an amalgamation of FMLN and PSP. During his tenure, he gave scholarships to youths with GPAs of more than 3.5. Nayib was a member of the FMLN’s central committee until he was suspected of betraying the party.
He confronted the party’s corruption and was expelled as a result of his actions. Nayib’s religious belief was surfaced in the 2019 presidential election, and the image of him praying in Mexico City went viral. He later stated that he is a believer in the god of every religion and has no religious affinity towards a particular religion. In the 2019 presidential election, he gave his candidacy as an independent from the newly formed party “Nuevas Ideas” or New Ideas and with the help of center-right party GANA.
Eventually, he won the presidential elections with 53% of the votes and created history by winning president apart from the two major leading political parties. After his win, he claimed that the country’s era had shifted to the postwar period. Recently, he came into the public eye. It was just after the Republic of El Salvador became the first country to legalize the cryptocurrency called Bitcoin.
He is loved for his effort to get COVID-19 vaccines and run an effective vaccination campaign. Nayib is also a businessman and owns El Salvador Yamaha Motors. He is also active in social media networks such as Twitter. In such a short life, he has achieved a lot. His future endeavors are yet, remaining to cherish and wonder.