Ban Ki-moon Net Worth

Ban Ki-moon Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Ban Ki-moon net worth is
$1.5 Million

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Ban Ki-moon Wiki Biography

Ban Ki-moon was born on 13 June 1944, in Eumseong, South Korea. He is a politician and statesman, best known for being the current Secretary-General of the United Nations. Prior to his present appoinment, he was a career diplomat in South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations. All of his endeavors have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Ban Ki-moon? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $1.5 million, mostly earned from his career as a diplomat and politician. According to reports, he earns an annual salary of around $227,000. He’s considered one of the most powerful South Koreans in the world, and as he continues his career his wealth will likely increase.

Ban Ki-moon Net Worth $1.5 Million

Ban attended Chungju High School and became one of the top students, including becoming really proficient in the English language. In 1962, he won an essay contest that earned him a trip to San Francisco where he stayed for several months. He met President John F. Kennedy and decided that he wanted to become a diplomat. He went to Seoul National University from where he graduated with a degree in international relations. Afterwards, he attended Harvard University to earn a Master of Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Later on, he was given a Doctor of Laws degree by the University of Maita, University of Washington, and University of Cambridge. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Loyola Marymount University.

In 1970, Ban joined the Southe Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and started to work his way up. He was assigned to New Delhi, India and served as the vice-consul during this period. In 1974, he became the First Secretary of the South Permanent Observer Mission as part of the United Nations. He then became Director of the United Nations Division after the assassination of Park Chung-hee. In 1980, he became the United Nations’ International Organizations and Treaties Bureau Director. He often worked at the South Korean embassy in Washington and he would later become Director-General for American Affairs. In 1993, he became the deputy ambassador to the United States before becoming the Deputy Minister for Policy Planning and International Organizations. In 1998, he moved to become Ambassador to Austria and Slovenia.

Ban made an unfortunate mistaken a statement about the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty which forced his resignation in 2001. Despite this, and being removed from his position, he soon became the chief of staff to general assembly president Han Seung-soo. He then became a foreign policy advisor for South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun. In 2004, he was appointed the foreign minister of South Korea, and helped with issues such as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. He helped improved the aid and trade policies in South Korea, and even travelled to the Republic of the Congo.

He then declared his candidacy for the UN Secretary-General’s post, and visited many of the countries involved, those on the security council, gaining popularity and the support of the United States. He struggled with a few countries but eventually became favored and a front-runner. Only Japan abstained from voting, but the rest of the Security Council were in favor of Ban’s campaign. He became the Secretary-General in 2007 and started to work on problems such as nuclear threats from North Korea and Iran. He addressed violence in the Middle East, international terrorism and diseases such as HIV. He also proposed major reforms in terms of the UN peacekeeping operation and the political affairs and disarmament department. He was resisted though eventually the split of peacekeeping operations from arms was approved. He continued his first term tackling issues such as global warming and war-torn countries, eventually getting a unanimous vote for a second term in 2011, to continue in what has been described as ‘the most impossible job on earth.

For his personal life, Ban Ki-moon married Yoo Soon-taek in 1971 – they had met during high school – and they have three children. Ban is not a member of any religious group or church.

Full NameBan Ki-moon
Net Worth$1.5 Million
Date Of BirthJune 13, 1944
Place Of BirthEumseong, South Korea
ProfessionPolitician, South Korean statesman, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Diplomat
EducationChungju High School, Seoul National University, Harvard University
NationalitySouth Korean
SpouseYoo Soon-taek (m. 1971)
ChildrenBan Seon-yong, Ban Woo-hyun, Ban Hyun-hee
SiblingsBan Ki-ho, Ban Gyeong-hee, Ban Jeong-ran, Ban Ki-sang
AwardsOrder of Service Merit, 1st class, Grand Cross of the Order of Rio Branco, Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold with Star for Services to the Republic of Austria, James A. Van Fleet Award
1There is a hole in the heart of Africa.
2[on the results of an investigation into the use of poison gas in Syria, 2013] The report makes for chilling reading. The findings are beyond doubt and beyond the pale. This is a war crime.
18th Secretary-General of the United Nations (2006-).
2Besides Korean, he is fluent in English and French.
3Become the eight Secretary-General of the United Nations in 2006.


Craft & Burn2012TV Series acknowledgment - 1 episode


Before the Flood2016DocumentaryHimself (as Ban Ki-Moon)
World Order2015DocumentaryHimself
Los desayunos de TVE2015TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHimself - United Nations Secretary-General
CNN Newsroom2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - U.N. Secretary-General / Himself - UN Leader / Himself - Unicef Imagine Campaign
CNN NewsCenter2015TV Series documentaryHimself - United Nations Secretary General
To Russia with Love2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Secretary General of the United Nations
Rwanda: The Untold Story2014DocumentaryHimself
The Daily Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Democracy Now!2013TV SeriesHimself
Global Citizen Festival2013TV MovieHimself
Population Boom2013DocumentaryHimself
XXX Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony2012TV SpecialHimself - UN Secretary
People and Power2011TV SeriesHimself - Secretary General - United Nations
Global Sustainability2011TV Movie documentary
Constitution Projection2010Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Presidentti Ahtisaaren Nobel-vuosi2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rwanda: Beyond the Deadly Pit2009DocumentaryHimself
Last Supper for Malthus2009DocumentaryHimself
Charlie Rose2005-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Planet U.N.2009DocumentaryHimself
United Nations Alliance of Civilizations2009Documentary shortHimself
BBC Four News2007TV SeriesHimself - UN Secretary General

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Have I Got News for You2016TV SeriesHimself
Le monde en face2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Secrétaire Général des Nations-Unies
The Rwandan Night2013DocumentaryHimself
Democracy Now!2011TV SeriesHimself
Dorfers Donnerstalk2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
Frontline2010TV Series documentaryHimself - U.N. Secretary General
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself

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