|Celebrated Name:||Sonia Gandhi|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Edvige Antonia Albina Maino|
|Age:||53 years old|
|Birth Date:||9 December 1946|
|Birth Place:||Lusiana, Veneto, Italy|
|Husband/Spouse (Name):||Rajiv Gandhi (m.1968)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Rahul, Priyanka)|
|Is Sonia Gandhi Lesbian?||No|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$2 Billion|
|Last Updated:||December 2023|
Sonia Gandhi is a well-known name in the Indian political scenario as she is the President of the Indian National Congress (INC), a political party that dominated Indian politics post-independence history. She became the party leader in 1998 and remained in office for the next nineteen years. Under her leadership, the Congress party formed the Government post-2004 elections as a Coalition Government with other center-left political parties.
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Early Life & Biography
She was born in a village of Vicenza in Italy and was brought up in a Roman Catholic family. In her childhood days, she attended a Catholic School in Orbassano, a town near Turin, Italy. She completed her education from the Bell Educational Trust’s Language school in Cambridge City, England, where she received her degree in foreign languages (English and French). She met Rajiv Gandhi at the Varsity Restaurant in Cambridge in 1965, and her father was very much reluctant towards their marriage as Gandhi belonged to a completely different country.
Sonia’s father participated in World War II by fighting alongside Adolf Hitler’s army against the Soviet Military. Sonia Maino met Rajiv Gandhi in England, got married to him in 1968, and then moved into India and began her new life by living with her mother-in-law, Indira Gandhi, the then Prime-minister of India, at her residence in New Delhi.
She had a miscarriage before her first child Rahul Gandhi was born. She was also treated with cervical cancer in New York, US.
She also wrote two books in the year 1992 after the assassination of her husband Rajiv Gandhi in 1991, namely Rajiv and Rajiv’s World.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 9 December 1946, Sonia Gandhi is77 years old as of today’s date 9th December 2023. Her height is 1.63 m tall, and her weight is 62 kg.
Sonia Gandhi’s political career began after the assassination of her mother-in-law and the active participation of her husband Rajiv Gandhi as the prime minister of the country. She joined politics by joining the Indian National Congress (INC) in 1997, 6 years after the assassination of her husband in 1991. A year later, she became the party leader of the INC.
In 1999, she contested Lok Sabha elections from two places, Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, and Bellary, Karnataka, winning both the seats. She again won in the 2004 Lok Sabha elections from Rae Bareli constituency in Uttar Pradesh. In the same year, she got elected as the leader of a 15 party coalition government named United Province Alliance (UPA). She continued her winning streak from Rae Bareli constituency in successive elections in 2006, 2009, 2014 and 2019.
Throughout her political career, she, as a well-known politician, has been criticized for her involvement in covering up the Bofors Scam. There were also allegations on her for controlling the ex-prime minister Manmohan Singh during his government’s rule, and it was believed that she was acting as the Super PM. Her son-in-law was also allegedly in a real state scam. She was also accused of violating the Income Tax Act of 1961 in 2016.
Awards & Achievements
In 2006, she received the Order of King Leopold, honorary orders of knighthood from the Belgian Government. In the same year, she received an honorary doctorate from Brussels University. Further, in 2007 she was ranked as the third most powerful woman in the world by Forbes Magazine. In 2008, she received Honorary Doctorate (literature) from Madras University.
She was ranked 21st among the world’s most powerful in 2013 and 9th most powerful woman again in the same year by Forbes Magazine. She was also ranked 9th most powerful woman on the planet by Forbes Magazine in 2010.
Net Worth & Salary of Sonia Gandhi in 2023
As of December 2023, The renowned Indian politician has an estimated net worth of $2 billion. She has earned such an amount of great fortune from politics itself as she is an active member of the parliament and one of the core members of the Indian National Congress.
Sonia Gandhi is a very powerful figure in Indian Politics as she belongs to a lineage that very firmly has been participating in politics of the country, and she belongs to a party that governed the country for a good period. She held the office as a party leader for nineteen years and acted as the Super PM during the ex-prime minister’s rule. She has been in the Forbes list of powerful women and leaders for a fair amount of time. Thus, she has proved herself to be one of the greatest women leaders of contemporary India.