|Celebrated Name:||Raul Castro|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Raul Modesto Castro Ruz|
|Age:||92 years old|
|Birth Date:||3 June 1931|
|Birth Place:||Biran, Cuba|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Vilma Epsin (m.1959)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Mariela Castro, Alejandro Castro Espin, Nilsa Castro, Deborah Castro)|
|Is Raul Castro Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$150 Million|
|Last Updated:||December 2023|
Raul Castro has been a very popular politician when it comes to the world of Communism. He was a Cuban politician who served as the first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba. Raul Castro’s brother Fidel Castro had also been a leading figure in communism. Raul succeeded his brother Fidel in April 2011.
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Early Life & Biography
The son of a Spanish immigrant, Raul wasn’t privileged in his old days. Raul had three brothers and four sisters. None of his siblings and he were allowed to attend classes. Later Raul and Fidel insisted on attending the Jesuit school of Colegio Dolores in Santiago and Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Havana.
Raul mainly focused on social science in his undergraduates. He became an active socialist and joined the youth section of the Soviet oriented Cuban Communist Party. Being an activist in violent student actions, he tied close hands after the Cuban revolution as a result of which in 1953, Raul served as a member of the July movement that attacked the Moncada Barracks. Raul had also spent 22 months behind bars.
Castro married Vilma Epsin, daughter of a reputed lawyer for Bacardi Rum Company. Vilma was a chemical engineer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After tying knots on 26 January 1959, Vilma became the president of the Cuban Federation of Women. Alejandro Castro Epsin is their only son, and they have three daughters- Deborah, Mariela, Nilsa, respectively.
Presently Mariel Castro supervises the Cuban National Center for Sex Education. Vilma Epsin passed away on 18 June 2017. According to sources, Raul Castro often quotes himself as – “warm, open, energetic and sharp of wit.”Till his death, Castro considered Christ a communist, stating,” I think that why they killed Jesus, for being a communist, for doing what Fidel defined as revolution…changing the situation”.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 3 June 1931, Raul Castro is 53 years old as of today’s date 4th December 2023. His height is 1.75 m tall, and his weight is 76 kg.
On 24 February 2008, Raul Castro was elected as the President of the Council of state and Ministers. Under the administration of Raul Castro, people witnessed economic reforms. He increased food production and allowed the farmers to lease the state-owned land. Raul Castro also negotiated many death sentences between 2008 and 2010. Around the midseason of 2008, he reformed the salary structure, which insisted high wage salary for hard-working employees.
His government also removed restrictions against cell phones. Again in April 2011, he reduced state expenditure, increased foreign investment methods, and also cut off on presidential terms. In 2013, Miguel Diaz Canel had been appointed as his vice president. Castros’ power on Presidential terms ceased in 2018 when Miguel took over as President of Cuba. Nevertheless, Raul Castro is the first secretary of the central committee of the communist part.
Awards & Achievements
Raul Castro is hailed as the Hero of the Republic of Cuba. Castro received the Jubilee Medal “in commemoration of the 100th anniversary since the birth of Vladimir il’ ich Lenin”.He has been given the Order of the October Revolution (2 June 1981), Order of the Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow(19 October 2008), Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise(26 March 2010), Order of Lenin(USSR). Castro is also known as the Grand Collar of the Order of the Liberator(Venezuela). Raul Castro received Medal of Friendship from the People’s Republic of China on 29th September 2019.
Net Worth & Salary of Raul Castro in 2023
Raul Castro worked for the mass since the time he was elected as the President of Cuba. Raul Castro is considered to have an approximate worth of $150 million as of December 2023.
Raul Castro is a well-known politician and revolutionary who became the President of Cuba in 2008 after the demise of his dearest brother, Fidel Castro. He has been an active supporter of the Communist movement and has keenly participated in reforms in his state.he is looked upon by most active communist groups all over the world.