López Obrador Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography, Facts & More

López Obrador

Full NameAndrés Manuel López Obrador
Nickname(s)"El Peje," ALMO, Mexico's Trump
Famous ForBeing The President of Mexico
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorGray
Political PartyNational Regeneration Movement
National Regeneration Movement Flag
Political Journey1976: Joined the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)
1988: Joined the new dissenting left-wing of the PRI, then called the Democratic Current and later became the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD)
1994: Ran for the governorship of Tabasco but lost to PRI candidate Roberto Madrazo
1996: On August 2, he became president of the PRD and served till April 10, 1999
2000: On July 2, elected Head of Government of the Federal District
2005: Nominated as presidential pre-candidate for the PRD for the 2006 general election
2006: Lost his first attempt at Mexican Presidency to Felipe Calderón, and on November 20, his sympathizers proclaimed him "Legitimate President"
2012: Lost his second attempt at Mexican Presidency to Enrique Peña Nieto, and on September 9, he announced that he would withdraw from the Democratic Revolution Party and would form a new party from the Movement for National Regeneration, which he would later name MORENA
2018: Won his third attempt at Mexican Presidency
Biggest Rival(s)Ricardo Anaya (candidate of the conservative National Action Party (PAN))
Jose Antonio (of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI))
Personal Life
Date of BirthNovember 13, 1953
Age (as in 2017)64 Years
BirthplaceTepetitán, Tabasco, Mexico
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
SignatureLópez Obrador Signature
HometownTepetitan, Southern State of Tabasco, Mexico
School(s)Marcos Becerra School, Macuspana Municipality, Tabasco, Mexico
A Middle School (Name Not Known) in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico
A High School (Name Not Known) in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico
College/UniversityNational Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City
Educational QualificationDegree in Political and Social Sciences from UNAM in 1987
ReligionRoman Catholic
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesWatching Baseball Matches, Reading, Traveling
ControversyHis reputation was damaged in November of 2004 by the lynching of federal law-enforcement officers doing an undercover investigation in Tláhuac. Congress voted in favor of removing López Obrador's immunity. However, due to his popularity, the controversy closed on a technicality, and Lopez, despite the removal of immunity, was not prosecuted.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Marriage DateApril 8, 1979 (with first wife)
October 16, 2006 (with second wife)
Wife/SpouseFirst Wife- Rocío Beltrán Medina (m. 1979; div. 2003)
Lopez Obrador With His First Wife Rocío Beltrán Medina
Second Wife- Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller (m. 2006)
Lopez Obrador With His Second Wife Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller
ChildrenSon(s)- José Ramón, Andrés Manuel, Gonzálo Alfonso (all the three from Rocío Beltrán Medina), Jesús Ernesto (from Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller)
López Obrador With His Sons
Daughter- None
ParentsFather- Andrés López Ramón (ran a fabric shop)
Mother- Manuela Obrador González (ran a fabric shop)
López Obrador Parents
SiblingsBrother(s)- Arturo Lopez Obrador, José Ramiro López Obrador, José Ramón López Obrador, Pío Lorenzo López Obrador, Martín Jesús López Obrador
Sister- Candelaria López Obrador
López Obrador With His Parents And Siblings
Favorite Things
Favorite SportBaseball
Favorite Baseball TeamSt. Louis Cardinals
Money Factor
Salary (as the President of Mexico)MXN$208,570.92/Month
Net Worth (approx.)Not Known

López Obrador

Some Lesser Known Facts About López Obrador

  • Does López Obrador smoke?: Not Known
  • Does López Obrador drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • He was born in a small village named Tepetitán in the southern state of Tabasco.
  • Lopez was born as the first son to Veracruz-based merchants.
  • His maternal grandfather was exiled to Mexico from Cantabria, Spain.
  • Lopez attended the Marcos Becerra school, the only one in town, and helped his parents at the “La Posadita” store in the afternoons. López Obrador Young Photo
  • His family moved to Tabasco’s capital, Villahermosa in the mid-1960s, where they opened the clothes and shoe store “Novedades Andrés.”
  • On June 8, 1969, an incident took place in which his brother José Ramón López Obrador was killed by a gunshot. A theory suggested that Lopez accidentally shot at his brother while playing together with a pistol. The incident affected him deeply.
  • After his schooling at Tabasco’s capital, Villahermosa, Lopez went to Mexico City to pursue his degree in political and social sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). López Obrador in His Youth
  • In 1976, Lopez Obrador joined the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and supported Carlos Pellicer’s campaign for Senate seat for Tabasco. López Obrador Campaign For Carlos Pellicer
  • In 1977, he headed the Indigenous People’s Institute of Tabasco. López Obrador
  • In 1984, Lopez returned to Mexico City to work at the National Consumers’ Institute, a government agency.
  • In 1988, he resigned from the National Consumers’ Institute and joined the Democratic Current, led by Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas.
  • In 1996, López Obrador gained national exposure when he appeared on National TV drenched in blood following confrontations with the police; as he had blocked Pemex oil wells to defend the rights of local indigenous people impacted by pollution. López Obrador Drenched in Blood
  • After heading PRD from 1996 to 1999, he served as Head of Government of the Federal District from 2000 to 2005.
  • During his tenure as Head of Government of the Federal District, Lopez became one of the most discernible politicians in Mexico.
  • In 2004, López Obrador was the runner-up in the World Mayor Prize, losing out to Tirana mayor Edi Rama.
  • During his stint as Mayor, Lopez kept 80% of the promises he made during his election campaign and implemented various social programs to help vulnerable groups including senior citizens, single mothers, and the physically and mentally challenged.
  • He also helped found a new university- the Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México. López Obrador And The Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México
  • López Obrador also led the restoration and modernization of Mexico City’s historic downtown.
  • In August 2006, he lost his first attempt at Mexican Presidency to Felipe Calderón. However, on November 20, 2006, Mexican Revolution day, López Obrador’s sympathizers proclaimed him “Legitimate President” in a rally at the Zócalo in Mexico City. López Obrador Proclaimed Himself Legitimate President
  • In July 2018, he won the Mexican Presidency with an overwhelming majority. López Obrador After Winning The Mexican Presidency
  • López Obrador is nicknamed as “El Peje,” after a common Tabasco fish, the pejelagarto.
  • During his campaign for the Mexican Presidency in 2018, he also earned the nickname of “Mexico’s Trump” for his “Mexico First” agenda that was aligned with Donald Trump’s “America First” ethos.
  • During his Presidential campaign, he also said that he would live in his own middle-class home, turn the official residence into an arts center, sell the presidential plane, and slash his salary.