Angela Merkel (Politician) Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Angela Merkel Chancellor

Real NameAngela Dorothea Merkel
ProfessionGerman Politician
PartyDemocratic Awakening(1989–1990)
and Christian Democratic Union
Political Journey • Merkel stood for election at the 1990 federal election, the first since reunification, and was elected to the Bundestag for the constituency of Stralsund – Nordvorpommern – Rügen.
• After the Kohl Government lost the election in 1998, Merkel was appointed Secretary-General of the CDU (Christian Democratic Union).
• On 30 May 2005, Merkel won the CDU nomination as Chancellor against Chancellor Gerhard Schröder of the SPD in the 2005 national elections.
• On 22 November 2005, Merkel assumed the office of Chancellor of Germany.
Biggest RivalGerhard Schröder
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 60 kg
in Pounds- 132 lbs
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourLight Brown
Personal Life
Date of Birth17 July 1954
Age (as in 2018)64 Years
Birth PlaceHamburg, West Germany
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
HometownTemplin, Uckermark district of Brandenburg, Germany
SchoolNot Known
CollegeLeipzig University, Leipzig, Germany
Educational QualificationsDoctorate in Physics
FamilyGrandfather- Ludwig Kasner (Policeman)
Grand father of Angela Merkel
Grandmother- Margarethe Kaźmierczak
Father- Horst Kasner
Mother- Herlind Kasner
Angela Merkel with her Parents
Brother- Marcus Kasner
Marc kasner brother of Angela Markel
Sister- Irene Kasner
Sister of Angela Merkel
AddressBundeskanzleramt, Berlin, Germany
HobbiesWatching Soccer, Cooking and Baking
ControversiesIn Early 2016, the event on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, when groups of foreigners were alleged to have sexually assaulted hundreds of German women, have cast doubts on the Chancellor’s refugee policy.
Favourite Things
Favorite FoodMettwurst (minced pork sausage) with green cabbage
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
HusbandUlrich Merkel (1977–1982)
Ulrich Merkel former Husband of Angela Merkel
Joachim Sauer (1998–present)
Angela Merkel with her husband Joachim Sauer
Money Factor
Net Worth$11.5 million

Angela Merkel chancellor of Germany

Some Lesser Known Facts About Angela Merkel

  • Does Angela Merkel smoke?: No
  • Does Angela Merkel drink Alcohol?: Yes
  • Merkel has a polish ancestry from her paternal Grandfather, Ludwig Kasner, a German national of Polish origin from Posen (now Poznań). The family’s original Polish name Kaźmierczak migrated to Kasner, Germany in 1930.
  • Religion has played a crucial role in Merkel’s life. Her father was born Catholic but her family eventually converted to Lutheranism and she studied Lutheran theology in Heidelberg and afterwards in Hamburg.
  • At her school days, she learned to speak Russian fluently and got many prizes for her proficiency in Russian and Mathematics.
  • In 1989, she came into Politics. Merkel got involved in the growing democracy movement after the fall of the Berlin Wall, joining the new party Democratic Awakening.
  • In 1990, she joined CDU (Christian Democratic Union), she stood for election at the federal election, the first since reunification, and was elected to the Bundestag for the constituency of Stralsund – Nordvorpommern – Rügen.
  • She became the Minister of Environment in 1994 and in 2000; she became the head of CDU.
  • She divorced her first Husband Ulrich Merkel in 1982 but kept her first husband surname.
  • Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl was caught in Slush Fund scandal; she was the first former Kohl ally to publicly break with the man who brought her into the cabinet.
  • In November 2015, Forbes magazine ranked Mrs. Merkel the second most powerful person in the world – the highest ranking ever achieved by a woman – and later that year she was named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year”, citing her role in Europe’s crises over migration and Greek debt.                                        Merkel Time person of the year