Juan Manuel Santos – Winner of Nobel Peace Prize 2016
Juan Manuel Santos, the name is no more unknown to the world platform. Nobel Peace Prize 2016 is going to be bagged by Juan and he is sole receiver of 2016
|Name||Juan Manuel Santos|
|Date of Birth||August 10, 1951 (age 65), Bogotá, Colombia|
|Parents||Enrique Santos Castillo,Clemencia Calderón Nieto|
|Siblings||Enrique Santos Calderón, Luis Fernando Santos, Felipe Santos|
|Education||John F. Kennedy School of Government,University in Cambridge, Massachusetts|
|Spouse||María Clemencia Rodríguez Múnera (m. 1987)|
|Childern||Esteban Santos, Martín Santos, María Antonia Santos|
|Net worth||$215 Million|
Nobel Peace award. Juan is holding the position of President of Colombia. He is the 32nd President of Colombia. Juan is an economist by his profession and also a renowned journalist.
Childhood of Juan Manuel Santos
Santos took birth in Bogota, Colombia on 10th of August in 1951. He belongs to a significant political family. His uncle served as president of Colombia from 1938 to 1942. Santos family had founded El Tiempo, one of the renowned as well as largest newspapers of Colombia. He went to Colegio San Carlos school since 1967.
Early Life of the Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Then he had enlisted his name in Colombian Navy and took transfer to Admiral Padilla Naval Cadet School, Cartangena. Jaun continued his Navy till 1971 and he left navy as naval cadet NA-42 139.
After taking his leave from navy, Jaun got admission into University of Kansas in United States. He completed his graduation from the university in 1973 in Bachelor in Economics and Business Administration.
Later, he moved to London and joined National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia. During this period, he joined and spent 2 years of his life at London School of Economics and Political Science. In 1975, he got Master Degree in Economic Development.
His rail of education not ended here. He got a Master of Public Administration degree at Harvard University from JFK School of Government.
He was Fulbright visiting fellow of Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Career Before being a President
In 1981, he moved back to Colombia and served El Tiempo as columnist as well as sub-director. Within 2 years, he got the position of Director of newspaper and had been serving the post for 8 years.
He held the position of Minister of Foreign Trade of Colombia from 1991 to 1994. He was president of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in VII Conference.
Juan Manuel Santos also set up Good Government Foundation and in 2005 he had founded Social Party of National Unity. He served the leader position of Colombia Liberal Party.
He was the Minister of Finance and Public Credit from 2000 to 2002 while Andres Pastrana Arango was president.
He also served his nation as Minister of Defense from 2006 to 2008. He resigned from the position in 2009, May.
In the year 2010, June, he was nominated as President of Colombia. He was again elected as President of Colombia in 2014, June.
Achievement & Winning Moement
In the month of October, 2012, he was awarded by Shalom Prize as he has committed to regain peace in his own country and over the world. The award was given by Latin American chapter of World Jewish Congress.
Book by Juan
Juan wrote “La Tercera via: Una Alternativa para Colombia” with Tony Blair. The book narrates the way how politically centered policies also benefit Colombia in prolific way.
Personal & Family Life
Juan Manuel Santos got married with Silvia Amaya Londono and got divorced after 3 years.
Then in 1987, he got married to Maria Clemencia Rodriguez Munera. With this married he has three children.