Ali Bongo Biography
Ali Bongo Ondimba is a Gabonese former politician who was the third president of Gabon from 2009 to 2023. He is a member of the Gabonese Democratic Party. Bongo is the son of Omar Bongo, who was president of Gabon from 1967 until he died in 2009.
During his father’s presidency, He was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1989 to 1991, represented Bongoville as a deputy in the National Assembly from 1991 to 1999, and was the Minister of Defense from 1999 to 2009.
After his father’s death, Ali won the 2009 Gabonese presidential election. He was reelected in 2016, in elections marred by numerous irregularities, arrests, human rights violations, and post-election protests and violence.
On 30 August 2023, following the results of the Gabonese general election, the military ousted him from the presidency in a coup d’état due to lack of transparency in the election process and established a junta called the Committee for the Transition and Restoration of Institutions.
Ali Bongo Age
Ali Bongo was born on 9 February 1959, in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. He is 63 years old.
Ali Bongo Height
Bongo has managed to keep his height details hidden, however, a review is ongoing and this section will be updated as soon as possible,
Ali Bongo Family
Ali was born and raised by loving parents Omar Bongo and Patience Dabany. He grew up along with Pascaline Bongo Ondimba, Albertine Amissa Bongo, and Frédéric Bongo Ondimba,
Ali Bongo Wife
He is married to his pretty wife Sylvia Bongo Ondimba.
Ali Bongo Salary
Ali earns an annual salary of $56 million per year
Ali Bongo’s Net Worth
Bongo has an estimated net worth of $ 1 billion.
Ali Bongo Career
After graduating from his law course, Ali entered politics, joining the Gabonese Democratic Party (French: Parti Démocratique Gabonais, abbreviated PDG) in 1981; Bongo was elected to the PDG Central Committee at the party’s Third Extraordinary Congress in March 1983.
Subsequently, he was his father’s Personal Representative to the PDG and in that capacity, he entered the PDG Political Bureau in 1984. He was then elected to the Political Bureau at an ordinary party congress in September 1986.
He held the post of High Personal Representative of the President of the Republic from 1987 to 1989. In 1989, his father appointed him to the government as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, replacing Martin Bongo. He was considered a reformist within the ruling PDG in the early 1990s.
In the 1990 parliamentary election (the first election after the introduction of multiparty politics), Ali was elected to the National Assembly as a PDG candidate in Haut-Ogooué Province. After two years as Foreign Minister, a 1991 constitutional amendment setting a minimum age of 35 for ministers resulted in his departure from the government.
Following his departure from the government, Bongo took up his seat as a Deputy in the National Assembly in 1991. In February 1992, Bongoorganized a visit by American pop singer Michael Jackson to Gabon.