Matteo Renzi was born on the 11th January 1975 in Florence, Tuscany Italy, and is an Italian politician, best known for representing the Italian government by serving as its Prime Minister since 2014, becoming the youngest Prime Minister as he was only 39 years and 42 days old. He has been active in politics since 1996.
Have you ever wondered how rich Matteo Renzi is? Sources estimate that his net worth is over $1 million; it is known that his salary is $125,000.
Matteo Renzi Net Worth $1 Million
Matteo grew up in Rignano sull`Arno, a commune 20 km far from Florence, as his father, Tiziano Renzi, was a municipal councilor there. Matteo attended the Classical Lyceum Dante Alighieri, finishing his final exam with 60 out of 60 points, but eventually risking receiving his diploma, because, as student`s representative he fought against cancellation of the school`s newspapers in which were described harsh behavior of some professors.
After graduation, he enrolled at the University of Florence, from which he received a law degree based on his thesis on Giorgio La Pira, who was a former Christian Democratic Mayor of Florence. His political beginnings trace back to his high school, where he acted as student`s representative. Anyway, his political career actual began in 1996, when he became one of the founders of the committee which supported Romano Prodi`s candidacy for Italian Prime Minister in the 1996 elections. Later that year, Matteo joined the People`s Party, and ever since, his career has gone only forward, and helped his net worth
In 1999, Matteo became Provincial Secretary of the People`s Party, increasing his net worth by a large margin. Two years later, Matteo became a member of the Daisy Party, led by Francesco Rutelli, and consisting of the members of the People`s Party, which had fallen apart. In 2004, Matteo became the President of Florence Province, winning with 59% of the votes, and also becoming the youngest President of an Italian Province. It seems that his political career has only just begun, since he implemented new laws, while serving as the President, reducing taxes and decreasing the numbers of employees in the Province`s government.
Serving five years as the President of Florence Province, Renzi decided to take a step further, and became a candidate for Florence Mayor, winning 48% of votes, to his opponent, Giovanni Galli’s 32%.
To speak further of his successful career, in 2013, after Pier Luigi Bersani decided to resign from the position of the Secretary of Democratic Party, Matteo expressed his desire to enter the elections for Secretary of Democratic Party. Matteo was soon supported by colleagues such as Marina Sereni, Dario Francheschini and Walter Veltroni among others.
The elections were held in December 2013, and Renzi carried the day with an eponymous 68% of votes in comparison to 18% and 14% by his opponents Gianni Cuperlo and Giuseppe Civati. However, the peak of his career happened the next year, precisely on 22nd February 2014, when he assumed the position of Prime Minister of Italy, after Enrico Letta resigned, making it the main source of his net worth. Since his appointment, Renzi has been subject to what has become the usual complications of Italian politics, as well as financial problems besetting much of southern Europe, so he is certainly not completely secure as Prime Minister as of early 2016.
When it comes to his personal life, Matteo has been married to Agnese Landini since 1999; the couple has three children. Mateo and his wife are devoted Christians, and on account of that speaks the fact that they are members of the Association of Italian Catholic Guides and Scouts. Matteo is also a big fan of his home town football team Fiorentina.