Asif Ali Zardari is a common name that you might have heard quite a few times as he is a respected politician in Pakistan and also the co-chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party. He rose as a prominent face in the political field after he got married in 1987 to Benazir Bhutto and hence became the First Gentleman. Between the years 1993 to 1996, he held various positions in the cabinet such as Federal Investment Minister and also chairperson of PAEC. This politician has an estimated net worth of $1.8 Billion.
The Bhutto Government collapsed when he was charged of being corrupted and he was finally released from imprisonment in 2004. Zardari submitted himself to self-exile and went to Dubai, but finally returned in December 2007 and led PPP or Pakistani People’s Party to victory in the general elections of 2008.
He targeted an alliance that forced the former president Musharraf to submit resignation, and Zardari was then elected as the President on 6th September 2008. Some of his massive achievements include the 18th Amendment being passed and he is also the first known president to address joint session meetings of the Parliament for six recorded times. But most of all, he is famous for being the first Pakistani president who had been elected democratically and has successfully fulfilled his tenure of five years.