Goodluck Jonathan Net Worth

Net Worth:$12 Million
Date of Birth: November 20, 1957 (66 years old)

What is Goodluck Jonathan’s net worth? How does Goodluck Jonathan make his money? Below is the current net worth of Goodluck Jonathan and how Goodluck Jonathan makes his money.

What is Goodluck Jonathan’s Net Worth?

Goodluck Jonathan is a Nigerian politician who has a net worth of $12 million. In the year 2005, he won the gubernatorial election and became the governor of Bayelsa State and was in office for two years.

Goodluck Jonathan became the vice president of Nigeria between 2007 and 2010. In May 2010, President Umaru Musa Yar-Adua died after a long illness and Goodluck Jonathan became the president. In 2015, in the Nigerian presidential election, he lose the election and stepped down.

Early Life

On 20 November 1957, Goodluck Ebere Jonathan was born in the Eastern part of Nigeria, which is now known as Ogbia. He is from Ijaw ethnic tribe. He came from a poor background and they are skilled in canoe making and fishing.

He faced lots of hardship and difficulties as a child as his parents were not rich enough to cater to all his basic needs. He is a Christian by religion. He got admission into the University, and since then he has gotten three degrees in his name.

Goodluck Jonathan obtained three degrees from the University of port Harcourt. He studied Zoology and has a bachelor’s degree, he later proceeded for a master’s degree in Fisheries Biology Hydrobiology, and a doctorate degree in Zoology.

With all these qualifications he is been counted as one of the learned people in the country.


Goodluck Jonathan worked as a lecturer, an environmentalist, and as been an education inspector, in 1993 he was the assistant director of the Oil Mineral Producing Areas Development Commission a position he held for 5 years.

On May 2007, Goodluck Jonathan made public his net worth which was $8.5 million as of then all thanks to his effort and unflinching determination for success. He is among the richest and most popular personalities in Nigeria.

He has been accused of being an introvert who keeps his private life from the public and this has caused him lots of verbal attacks from people for not disclosing his wealth.

Regarding this allegation in 2014, The Office Of The President debunked the news of his undisclosed wealth to the public and his high estimated net worth and promised to punish any websites found guilty of such a crime.

Political Career

Goodluck Jonathan was the deputy governor of Bayelsa state in 1999 and became the governor of the state in 2005 as the result of the impeachment of the then governor who was charged with embezzlement and misappropriation of funds.

Afterward, he became the vice president of Nigeria he became the acting president and played a very significant role and attended lots of council meetings in the country. When talking of important significant personalities in Nigeria his name is always on the list.

Personal Life

He married Dame Patience and together they have two children a boy and a girl.


Goodluck Jonathan had lots of challenges in his administration as the president of Nigeria. during his regime as the president, they were a series of reports of misappropriation and embezzlement of funds from the nation’s economy.

During his time the rate of incessant insurgencies and terrorism were at their peak in the country and his leniency toward this crime was alarming. The terrorists kept terrorizing the peace of the country in his regime.

A greater number of Nigerians strongly believed that his defeat in the election was a result of the various incessant crimes and insurgencies that faced the country during his regime. He signed into law the rejection of Same-Gender marriage in the country.

After his defeat in the presidential election, in 2019 he became a symbolic special adviser to the Bayelsa Education Trust Fund Board and also became the chairman International Summit Council for Peace.

Goodluck Jonathan became the diplomat of the Economic Community of West African States in 2020. His losing the presidential election has not deterred him from soaring higher.

The Nigerian icon has held significant positions and has made a name globally since he left office in 2015.  He is one of the Nigerians that has gained popularity and recognition around the globe due to his involvement in and outside the country.

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