Surangel Whipps Jr. Biography
Surangel S. Whipps Jr. is a Palauan businessman and politician, who has served as the president of Palau since 2021. He served as senator from 2008 to 2016. He is from Ngatpang state, Republic of Palau.[ Whipps assumed office as the President of Palau on 21 January 2021.
Surangel Whipps Jr. Age
Surangel Whipps Jr. was born on 9 August 1968, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. He is 54 years old.
Surangel Whipps Jr. Height
He has not shared any details regarding his height, however, a review is ongoing and this section will be updated as soon as possible.
Surangel Whipps Jr. Education
He has a degree in Business Administration and Economics from Andrews University and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Surangel Whipps Jr. Family
Surangel was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. by his loving and caring parents Surangel S. Whipps.
Surangel Whipps Jr. Wife
He is married to his pretty wife Valerie Whipps. The couple is blessed with four children.
Surangel Whipps Jr. Net Worth
Whipps has an estimated net worth of $ 5 million.
Surangel Whipps Jr. Career
He ran for president in the 2020 presidential election and defeated Vice-president Raynold Oilouch in a campaign in which he stressed tax reforms and the creation of additional sources of revenue. In an interview with the Guardian, then President-elect Whipps Jr. made the statement that Palau would more strongly oppose the actions of the Chinese government including illegal fishing and trespassing in Palauan waters as well as vowing to maintain the country’s recognition of Taiwan.
In addition, He proposed to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine amongst Palau’s population, with an emphasis on healthcare workers. During the COP26 meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, Surangel said “We are drowning, and our only hope is the life ring you are holding”, strongly criticizing world powers in his speech.
On 28 September 2022, on the occasion of the state funeral for Shinzo Abe, Japan’s former prime minister, in Tokyo, Whipps was one of only seven heads of state who met with Japanese Emperor Naruhito.
In October 2022, President Whipps visited Taiwan again. He arrived in Taiwan on 5 October and was welcomed by President Tsai Ing-wen when he stepped off the plane. This was his second trip to visit Taiwan during his presidency.
President Whipps serves on the advisory council of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue which is dedicated to accelerating the innovation and adoption of trusted technology to advance freedom.