According to a world ranking by Forbes magazine, Xi Jinping is the most powerful man in the world, surpassing Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, for the position he held for five years. Xi Jinping is the seventh president of China and serves as the general secretary of the Communist Party of China. He is responsible for the various changes that have swept the country and led the country into a period of economic prosperity and the eradication of corruption. Keep reading to learn more about the man.

Age and background details

On June 15, 1953, Xi Jinping became an influential family and part of the country’s government. Her father, Xi Zhongxun, was a communist party member and her mother, Qi Xin, was also a party member but was not as influential as her husband. Disaster struck the family in 1963, when Xi Jinping was 10 years old. His family were among the victims of the cultural revolution that swept through communist China under the reign of Mao Zedong. his father was thrown in prison, one of his sisters was killed and his mother was the victim of public shame. Jinping was forced to work in the fields of a village; After a few months, he fled to Beijing from where he was sent back to rural areas.

Later in life, Xi Jinping earned a degree in Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University; his admission was due to his father’s position in society, not previous academic success. During this time, he also underwent military training. His next foray into education was at the same university, but this time he studied law and revolutionary history while focusing on Marxist ideology.

In 1971, Xi Jinping had already started to get involved in politics, just like his parents. He applied to join the Communist Party in 1973, but his application continued to be rejected. The tenth time, however, was the charm. In 1979, he was secretary to Geng Biao, his father’s former subordinate. He then served as Deputy Prime Minister and General Secretary of the Central Military Commission for four years. His rise through the ranks of the Communist Party was rapid, and soon after he became governor of a province. His growth in the party was not appreciated by all and he was generally referred to as a princeling, due to the offices previously held by his father.

Despite this, he quickly became an important member of the party. The speed with which he became a senior party official often drew the admiration of his peers, superiors and fellow world leaders. In 2009 he was already vice president of the country, and in 2012 he led the Communist Party in China. The year 2013 saw his rise to the presidency of the country.


Due to his political prowess, Xi Jinping received many awards and honors from different countries. He was given the keys to Muscatine in Iowa, San José in Costa Rica, Mexico City in Mexico, among many others.

In addition, he received the highest possible honor in Cuba – the Order of Jose Marti which he obtained in 2014. Xi was awarded the Grand Collar of the Star of Palestine in 2017 and the Order of Zayed from the Emirates Arab Emirates in 2018. These are just a few of his accomplishments in life.

Net worth of Xi Jinping

It is common knowledge that Xi Jinping is a rich man, which is why it is no surprise to hear that his net worth is estimated at $1.51 billion. He collected this sum from all his years in government, from the sale of his books on the state of politics in China and from other profitable businesses.

woman and girl

The leader of China has been married twice; his first marriage was to the daughter of a former ambassador to Britain. Unfortunately, their marriage was plagued with daily battles and they eventually broke up. In 1987 he remarried, this time to a folk singer named Peng Liyuan. By the time they got married, she was more popular than in the country. They have a child together called Xi Mingze, a graduate of Harvard University.

Height, weight and body statistics

Xi Jinping is undoubtedly in great shape. His height is recorded to be 5ft 7in while his weight is listed as 66kg. With all the responsibilities ahead of him, it’s a wonder he still finds the time to stay fit.