Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is a Malaysian Politician. He is the President of UMNO. He is a banker turned politician. He has held multiple positions in the government.
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Early Life
He was born on 4th January 1953 in Bagan Datoh, Malaysia to Raden Hamidi Abdul Fatah and Tuminah Abdul Jalil. He has 8 siblings- 6 brothers and 2 sisters. He is the eldest brother of all.
His mother died of a stroke and heart complication on 1st October 2011. For 6 years he was raised by a foster family when he was in elementary school. He used to sell ice cream with his Chinese foster father, Chen Jin Ting. He used to cycle for 3 kilometers away from his to sell ice-creams. His foster mother was Guo Jin Luan. His foster father died in 1999.
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Wife
He is married to Hamidah Khamis and has 5 children.
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Early Career
Before starting his political career, he worked as a banker for OCBC. He was the director of Bank Simpanan Nasional and Permodalan Nasional Berhad. He held multiple positions in various companies. He also served as the Chairman of Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB).
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Political Career
His political career started in 1986 when he was appointed as the youth minister and then Minister of Defense from 1990 until 1995.
In 1995, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi became a member of parliament after winning the Bagan Datoh parliamentary seat in Perak in the general elections. He became the UMNO Youth Chief in 1996. Later, he became the UMNO Supreme Council.
In 2004, he won the general elections for the 3rd time. He was appointed as the Deputy Tourism Minister. During the cabinet reshuffling in 2009, he became the minister of defense. During the cabinet reshuffling in 2015, he became the country’s 11th Deputy Prime Minister.
In 2018, he became the President of UMNO and the first Leader of the Opposition from the BN coalition.
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Education
He has not studied much due to poor financial conditions. He attended the University of Malaya for his bachelor’s degree. He also has a Certificate in Banking from Bank Negara Malaysia. In 2008, he got his Ph.D. in Communication at Universiti Putra Malaysia after spending seven years completing his thesis.
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Net Worth
He has a net worth of $5 million.
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Bio/Wiki
|Name||Ahmad Zahid Hamidi|
|Full Name||Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid bin Hamidi|
|Date of Birth||4th January 1953|
|Birthplace||Bagan Datoh, Malaysia|
|Political Party||United Malays National Organisation|