Mikhail Gorbachev Net Worth

Mikhail Gorbachev Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachyov net worth is
$5 Million

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachyov Wiki Biography

Born Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev on the 2nd March 1931, in Privolnoye, Stavropol Krai, then Russian SFSR, Soviet Union, he is a lawyer and politician, best known to the world as the last President of the Soviet Union who instituted perestroika and glasnost, and serving in the position from 1990 to 1991.

Have you ever wondered how rich Mikhail Gorbachev is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Gorbachev’s net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned largely through his successful political career, which has been active since the ‘50s.

Mikhail Gorbachev Net Worth $5 Million

A son of Ukrainian and Russian migrants, he endured the Soviet famine of 1932-1933. He was primarily raised by his maternal grandparents, since his parents were busy working, as his mother was a kolkhoz worker, while his father worked as a harvester operator, but also later served in World War II. During his teens, Mikhail followed in the footsteps of his father, working on collective farms and operating combine harvesters. After finished high school, Mikhail enrolled at the Moscow State University, from which he graduated in 1955, earning a law degree. Mikhail then moved to Stavropol; even before graduation, Mikhail had joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and with the start of the ‘60s he became more and more involved in politics. In 1963 he was named as Head of the Department of Party Organs in the Stavropol Regional Committee, and seven years later became the First Party Secretary, and by that became one of the youngest people of the party to hold such a position. During his stint as First Party Secretary of the Stavropol Regional Committee, Mikhail focused on improving the lives of simple people, mostly farmers, since he himself had lived the life of a farmer, before making progress as a politician.

After several years of success, Mikhail was named as the Deputy to the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union, and also the Chairman of the Standing Commission on Youth Affairs, while in 1978 he was promoted to the Central Committee’s Secretariat for Agriculture position. Little by little Mikhail was becoming one of the most influential people of the party, and then in 1980 became a full member of the CPSU. Just four years later he was made General Secretary of the CPSU following the deaths of Yuri Andropov and Konstantin Chemenko, becoming the youngest party leader. His power and influence became to rise, and he instituted several new policies that improved the lives of the people of the Soviet Union.

He became known for “perestroika”, and “glasnost”, giving his people the freedom of speech. His popularity rose through the roof, and in 1988 he was made the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union, and then in 1990 he was elected as the first executive President of the Soviet Union, earning 59% of the votes of the Deputies. Unfortunately, his reign didn’t last long as his new laws and policies led quite deliberately to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Following the end of his presidency, Mikhail remained active in Russian politics, forming two parties along the way, Social Democratic Party of Russia (2001-2004), and Union of Social Democrats (2007-2014), but didn’t have much success.

Thanks to his largely successful career, Mikhail received numerous awards and honors, including Order of St. Andrew in 2011, then Order of Lenin three times, then Nobel Peace Prize in 1990, while in 1989 he was the recipient of the Otto Hahn Peace Medal award, among many other recognitions, which include several honorary doctorates from prestigious universities, including Durham University, Trinity College, Cambridge and the University of Liège.

Regarding his personal life, Mikhail met his wife, Raisa Titarenko, during his studies at Moscow State University. The two married in 1953 and had their only child in 1957, a daughter Irina Mikhailovna Virganskaya. His wife passed away in 1999, after losing the battle to leukemia.

Full NameMikhail Gorbachev
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 2, 1931
Place Of BirthPrivolnoye, North Caucasus Krai, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Stavropol Krai, Russia]
Height5' 9" (1.75 m)
ProfessionFormer General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
EducationMoscow State University
SpouseRaisa Gorbacheva (m. 1953–1999)
ChildrenIrina Mikhailovna Virganskaya
ParentsMaria Panteleyevna Gorbacheva, Sergey Andreyevich Gorbachev
AwardsNobel Peace Prize, MTV Europe Music Free Your Mind Award, Indira Gandhi Prize, Ronald Reagan Freedom Award, Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children, Otto Hahn Peace Medal in Gold, Grand Cross Special Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Harvey Prize for Outsta...
1Birthmark on his head
1My life's work has been accomplished. I did all that I could.
2We are not abandoning our convictions, our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs.
3Certain people in the United States are driving nails into this structure of our relationship, then cutting off the heads. So the Soviets must use their teeth to pull them out.
4If current technological processes continue without change, the environment will change, and we, the human species, will either have to mutate or even die, to disappear, as many species have disappeared.
5Every country should conduct its own reforms, should develop its own model, taking into account the experience of other countries, whether close neighbours or far away countries.
6I don't think Russia is setting this as a goal; I don't think this should be Russia's goal. I think even the United States doesn't need to be a superpower. China doesn't need to be a superpower. It's a different world.
7You cannot put Russia down on its knees and hold it there because Russia will ultimately pull out.
8I believe, as Lenin said, that this revolutionary chaos may yet crystallize into new forms of life.
9The market is not an invention of capitalism. It has existed for centuries. It is an invention of civilization.
10It seems that the most important thing about Reagan was his anti-Communism and his reputation as a hawk who saw the Soviet Union as an 'evil empire.'
11There should be competition and exchanges between different countries, but there are certainly certain universal values, and that is freedom and democracy.
12I grew up in a family of peasants, and it was there that I saw the way that, for example, our wheat fields suffered as a result of dust storms, water erosion and wind erosion; I saw the effect of that on life - on human life.
13Political leaders still think things can be done through force, but that cannot solve terrorism. Backwardness is the breeding ground of terror, and that is what we have to fight.
14Starting reforms in the Soviet Union was only possible from above, only from above. Any attempt to go from below was suppressed, suppressed in a most resolute way.
15I couldn't wait to get to the most powerful position, because I thought then I would be able to fix problems that only the leader can fix. But when I got there, I realized we needed revolutionary change.
16I think we need more young people; we need to elect young people to government. We need to give them a chance, in the media, in politics, in democracy.
17I think God has some mechanism that he uses to punish those that make mistakes.
18I paid too heavy a price for perestroika.
19Ex-Presidents of the United States get state subsidies. Not so in Russia. You get no government support.
20What about Jesus Christ? I say that he was a precursor of idealists; a precursor of socialists.
21Surely, God on high has not refused to give us enough wisdom to find ways to bring us an improvement in relations between the two great nations on earth.
22The soviet people want full-blooded and unconditional democracy.
23If people don't like Marxism, they should blame the British Museum.
24I say again that I am an atheist. I do not believe in God.
25Democracy is the wholesome and pure air without which a socialist public organization cannot live a full-blooded life.
26I think the environmental problem will be the number one item on the agenda of the 21st century... This is a problem that cannot be postponed.
27Democracy must learn to defend itself.
28Sometimes when you stand face to face with someone, you cannot see his face.
29Imagine a country that flies into space, launches Sputniks, creates such a defense system, and it can't resolve the problem of women's pantyhose. There's no toothpaste, no soap powder, not the basic necessities of life. It was incredible and humiliating to work in such a government.
30Sometimes people ask me why I began perestroika. Were the causes basically domestic or foreign? The domestic reasons were undoubtedly the main ones, but the danger of nuclear war was so serious that it was a no less significant factor.
31The market came with the dawn of civilization and it is not an invention of capitalism. If it leads to improving the well-being of the people there is no contradiction with socialism.
32More socialism means more democracy, openness and collectivism in everyday life.
33Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind.
34I am a Communist, a convinced Communist! For some that may be a fantasy. But to me it is my main goal.
35It is better to discuss things, to argue and engage in polemics than make perfidious plans of mutual destruction.
36It would be naive to think that the problems plaguing mankind today can be solved with means and methods which were applied or seemed to work in the past.
37On the day I became Soviet leader, in March 1985, I had a special meeting with the leaders of the Warsaw Pact countries and told them: 'You are independent, and we are independent. You are responsible for your policies, we are responsible for ours. We will not intervene in your affairs, I promise you.'
38If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven't done much today.
39What we need is Star Peace and not Star Wars.
40The world will not accept dictatorship or domination.
41America must be the teacher of democracy, not the advertiser of the consumer society. It is unrealistic for the rest of the world to reach the American living standard.
42If not me, who? And if not now, when?
43Without perestroika, the cold war simply would not have ended. But the world could not continue developing as it had, with the stark menace of nuclear war ever present.
44We could only solve our problems by cooperating with other countries. It would have been paradoxical not to cooperate. And therefore we needed to put an end to the Iron Curtain, to change the nature of international relations, to rid them of ideological confrontation, and particularly to end the arms race.
45Sometimes it's difficult to accept, to recognise one's own mistakes, but one must do it. I was guilty of overconfidence and arrogance, and I was punished for that.
46A society should never become like a pond with stagnant water, without movement. That's the most important thing.
47My whole life I worked to perfect our system. I couldn't wait to get to the most powerful position, because I thought then I would be able to fix problems that only the leader can fix. But when I got there, I realized we needed revolutionary change. The only way things got done was if you knew somebody or you paid somebody under the table. So what system did we have? It was time to dismantle the whole thing.
1His name translates as "Michael of the Humpback Whales".
2His prominent birthmark is called a port-wine stain. It results from a vascular anomaly. The scientific name is nevus flammeus.
3President of Green Cross International, a Swiss-based environmentalist organization. [2003]
4Was briefly overthrown in August 1991 by a group of Communist Party hard-liners angered by his policies but returned to power a couple of days later due to widespread opposition to the coup throughout the country.
5Merited a place in Time magazine's Special Issue "Heroes of the Environment" (Leaders & Visionaries section) with a tribute penned by Alexei Yablokov, Chairman of the Green Russia political caucus (Issue October 29, 2007).
6Appeared in a commercial for Pizza Hut, making him the only Communist Party official to do advertising work. [1998]
7He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990. He resigned as USSR President on Christmas Day, 1991.
8Former leader of USSR.


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Free to Rock2016Documentary post-productionHimself
Forever and a Day2015DocumentaryHimself
Täuschung - Die Methode Reagan2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Präsident der UDSSR (as Michail Gorbatschow)
Quando c'era Berlinguer2014DocumentaryHimself
The Daily Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Channel 4 News2013TV SeriesHimself
Margaret Thatcher: The Woman Who Changed Britain2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Newsnight2013TV SeriesHimself
Der Sturz - Honeckers Ende2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Wir wollten die Republik verändern - Der Liberale Gerhart Baum2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Premiya Muz-TV 20122012TV SpecialHimself - Honorary Award: 'Za vklad v zhizn' (credit only)
Docs interdits2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Pozner2008-2011TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Turmoil & Triumph: The George Shultz Years2010TV Series documentaryGen'l Sec'y of Communist Party - Soviet Union / Gen'l. Sec'y. of Communisty Party, Soviet Union / Gen'l. Sec'y. Communist Party, Soviet Union
Nuclear Tipping Point2010DocumentaryHimself
Countdown to Zero2010DocumentaryHimself
Infrarouge2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Menschen2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Der schönste Irrtum der Geschichte - Wie die Berliner Mauer wirklich fiel2009TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Michail Gorbatschow)
Bonner Republik2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose1996-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Nous resterons sur Terre2009DocumentaryHimself
Eine Nacht im November2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Larry King Live2008TV SeriesHimself
Den 11. time2007TV SeriesHimself - Former Leader of the Soviet Union
The 11th Hour2007/IDocumentaryHimself - Founding President, Green Cross International, 1990 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
2006 Women's World Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Fabrika zvezd2006TV SeriesHimself - Honored Audience Member
Karol Wojtyla - Geheimnisse eines Papstes2006TV MovieHimself
Svoboda po russki2006DocumentaryHimself
The Battle of Chernobyl2006DocumentaryHimself
Ein Herz für Kinder2005TV SeriesHimself - Special guest
2005 Women's World Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Sandmann - Historien om en sosialistisk supermann2005TV Movie documentary
Tetsuko no heya2005TV SeriesHimself
Big Ideas That Changed the World2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Declassified2004TV Series documentarySoviet Premier, 1985-1991
2004 Women's World Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Fidel Castro. Ewiger Revolutionär2004Documentary shortHimself
Shkola zlosloviya2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - General Secretary Soviet Communist Party
Pulse2003TV Series documentaryHimself
2003 World Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Die Johannes B. Kerner Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Paul McCartney in Red Square2003TV Special documentaryHimself
2002 World Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Beckmann2002TV SeriesHimself
Der Frieden und sein Preis - Das Vermächtnis des Alfred Nobel2001TV Short documentaryHimself - Laureate 1990 (as Michail S. Gorbatschow)
Tout le monde en parle2001TV SeriesHimself
HARDtalk2000TV SeriesHimself
Water: The Drop of Life2000TV Series documentaryHimself
20 heures le journal1999TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Als die Mauer fiel. 50 Stunden, die die Welt veränderten1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Festival di Sanremo1999TV SeriesHimself
The Secret KGB JFK Assassination Files1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
On the Edge1998/IDocumentaryHimself (president of USSR, 1985-1991)
American Experience1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Cold War1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Wetten, dass..?1996TV SeriesHimself
Jonathan Dimbleby1996TV SeriesHimself
Life on Earth: A True Civilisation1996DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
7 sur 71991-1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Gulf War1996TV MovieHimself
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Dret a parlar1994TV SeriesHimself
Thatcher: The Downing Street Years1993TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Faraway, So Close!1993Himself (as Michail S. Gorbatschow)
Nový Hyperion aneb Volnost, rovnost, bratrství1992DocumentaryHimself
Strictly Propaganda1992Documentary
Ein Volk sprengt seine Mauern - 9. November 19891990TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Power Game1988TV Movie documentaryHimself

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Legends of Tomorrow2016TV SeriesMikhail Gorbachev
HyperNormalisation2016DocumentaryHimself - URSS Leader
Ancient Aliens2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryGeneral Secretary, Communist Party of the U.S.S.R. / Himself - General Secretary, U.S.S.R.
Zero Days2016DocumentaryHimself
Els dies clau2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Deutschland 832015TV SeriesHimself
The Russian Woodpecker2015DocumentaryFormer President Russia
Belluscone. Una storia siciliana2014DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Gruen Planet2013TV SeriesHimself
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Margaret Thatcher: Prime Minister2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Untold History of the United States2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Palme2012DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Russendisko2012Himself (uncredited)
Ich, Putin - Ein Portrait2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sexocracy: The man of Bunga Bunga2011DocumentaryHimself
Ben Elton: Laughing at the 80s2011TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Iron Lady2011Himself (uncredited)
Love, Hate & Propaganda: The Cold War2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Soviet Premier
The Secret History of Eurovision2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Iron Lady: John Campbell on Thatcher2011Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Moy otets Evgeniy2010DocumentaryHimself
The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu2010DocumentaryHimself
50 años de2009TV SeriesHimself
Busting the Berlin Wall: Amazing Escape Stories2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Wall in Berlin2009DocumentaryHimself
Dorfers Donnerstalk2009TV SeriesHimself
Welcome to the 80's2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Disko ja tuumasõda2009DocumentaryHimself
L'affaire Farewell, l'espion de la vengeance2009TV MovieHimself - Soviet First Secretary of Communist Party
Double Take2009DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Shock Doctrine2009DocumentaryHimself
Hype: The Obama Effect2008Video documentaryHimself
La nit al dia2008TV SeriesHimself
La noche del fin del mundo2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Catalunya.cat2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Mikhail Gorbatxov)
Thatcher2008Video documentaryHimself
The Soviet Story2008DocumentaryHimself
William F. Buckley: Right from the Start2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Frame 313: The JFK Assassination Theories2008DocumentaryHimself - Former General Secretary, Communist Party
The Strangest Dream2008DocumentaryHimself
El disco del año 072007TV MovieHimself
Memòries de la tele2007TV SeriesHimself
Stern TV2007TV Series documentaryHimself
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesHimself
Freedom's Fury2006DocumentaryHimself
Hammer & Tickle2006DocumentaryHimself
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryHimself
50 y más2005TV MovieHimself
80s2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Lord of War2005Himself (uncredited)
WWE Hall of Fame 20052005Video documentaryHimself
Hyvinvointivaltion loppu?2005TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Megastructures2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Travels & Traditions2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Husker du...2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Star Trek: Enterprise2004TV SeriesHimself
The Doomsday Clock2004TV MovieHimself
Zero Hour2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Premier, Soviet Union
Michael Jackson: Number Ones2003Video documentaryHimself (segement 'Man in the Mirror')
Days That Shook the World2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Sendung ohne Namen2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Good Bye Lenin!2003Himself (uncredited)
Guts and Glory2002Video shortHimself
The Burning Wall2002DocumentaryHimself
Langer Samstag2002TV SeriesHimself
The 74th Annual Academy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself (taped) (uncredited)
Temps de silenci2002TV SeriesHimself
Maurizio Costanzo Show2001TV SeriesHimself
Bigbít1999-2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War2000TV Series documentaryHimself
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary
Biography of the Millennium: 100 People - 1000 Years1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - #49
WW III: World War III1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Jackal1997Himself (uncredited)
The Wall1997TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Children of the Revolution1996Himself - Handshake with Reagan (uncredited)
Islamic Fundamentalism & Democracy1993TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Fame in the Twentieth Century1993TV Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Battle for the Soul of Russia1992DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Peter's Friends1992Himself (uncredited)
The Panama Deception1992DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Pandora's Box1992TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Memories of 1970-19911991TV Series documentaryHimself
Desert Storm: The War Begins1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
November Days1991DocumentaryHimself
Hört die Signale1991TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol1990DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Counterstrike1990TV SeriesHimself
Den gode, den onde & den virk'li sjove1990TV SeriesHimself
Ceausescu: Behind the Myth1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Saved by the Bell1989TV SeriesHimself
The Abyss1989Himself (uncredited)
Kinkyû UFO genchi shuzai tokuhô: Bei seifu ga uchûjin to kôshiki kaiken! Kyôfu no himitsu kyôtei wo musundeita!?1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
Kuvia Gorbatshovista1989TV Movie documentaryHimself

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