Ashraf Ghani Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Rula Saade Ghani
Age: 72 Years
Hometown: Logar, Afghanistan

Ashraf Ghani

Full NameAshraf Ghani Ahmadzai
Political Journey • Upon returning to Afghanistan after 24 years in December 2001, Ghani left his posts at the UN and World Bank to join the new Afghan government as the chief advisor to President Hamid Karzai on 1 February 2002.
• In 2003, Ghani was regarded the best finance Minster in Asia by Emerging Markets.
• In January 2009 an article by Ahmad Majidyar of the American Enterprise Institute included Ghani on a list of fifteen possible candidates in the 2009 Afghan presidential election.
• Ghani registered the Candidacy on May 7, 2009, in the Afghan presidential election, 2009. Ghani's campaign emphasized the importance of a representative administration; good governance; a dynamic economy and employment opportunities for the Afghan people. Unlike other major candidates, Ghani asked the Afghan diaspora to support his campaign and provide financial support.
• In Afghanistan Presidential Election 2014, Ashraf Ghani received 56.44% of the total vote and became the President of Afghanistan.
Biggest RivalAbdullah Abdullah
Abdullah Abdullah
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches-5'’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 158.7 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBald
Personal Life
Date of BirthMay 19, 1949
Age (as of 2021)72 Years
BirthplaceLogar, Afghanistan
Zodiac signTaurus
HometownLogar, Afghanistan
SchoolHabibia High School, Kabul
CollegeAmerican University in Beirut, Lebanon,
Columbia University, New York, USA
Educational QualificationsBachelor's degree in Cultural Anthropology and a Master's degree
FamilyFather- Shah Pesand
Mother- Kawkaba Lodin
Brother- Hashmat Ghani Ahmadzai
Hashmat Ghani Ahmadzai
Sister- Not Known
AddressThe Arg, Presidential Palace in Kabul
ControversiesIn October 2016, Ashraf Ghani made a peace treaty with country’s most notorious warlords "Gulbuddin Hekmatyar" who has been labeled a “global terrorist” by the United States.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
WifeRula Saade Ghani
Rula Ghani and Ashraf Ghani
ChildrenSon- Tariq Ghani
Tariq Ghani
Daughter- Mariam Ghani
Mariam Ghani

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Ashraf Ghani

  • Ashraf Ghani has served as finance minister of Afghanistan and as Chancellor of Kabul University.
  • Ghani has worked even with World Bank before returning to Afghanistan in 2002.
  • His wife Rula Saade is from Lebanon. Ghani and Saade met when they were studying in American University Beirut and they married later.
  • Ghani has served as a teacher in many Universities around the World. He was invited to teach at the University of California, Berkeley in 1983, and then at Johns Hopkins University from 1983 to 1991. He has also attended the Harvard-INSEAD and World Bank-Stanford Graduate School of Business’s leadership training program. He served on the faculty of Kabul University (1973–77), Aarhus University in Denmark (1977), University of California, Berkeley (1983), and Johns Hopkins University (1983–1991).
  • In 2013, he was ranked 50th in the list of the world’s top 100 intellectual persons conducted by Foreign Policy magazine and second in a similar poll run by Prospect magazine.
  • In August 2021, after the Taliban militants seized Kabul city, he allegedly flew out of the country. Reportedly, he flew to Uzbekistan. [1]The Times of India Later, through a Facebook comment, he said, To avoid bloodshed,

    I thought it would be better to leave. The Taliban have won with the judgement of their swords and guns, and are now responsible for the honour, property and self-preservation of their countrymen.”