Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is a politician and former President of Nigeria who ruled between the years 2010 and 2015.
Goodluck, before becoming the President of Nigeria, had rich history in the world of Nigerian politics.
Goodluck Jonathan Net Worth
The renowned Nigerian politician 2007, declared his assets to be worth a total of N295,204,420 (US$8,569,662).
Goodluck Jonathan Early Years And Education
Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was born and had his early years in Bayelsa state. He is from the Ijaw minority ethnic group in Bayelsa state. Born on 20 November 1957 in Ogbia, he was raised in a Christian family of canoe makers. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan didn’t grow up with a silver spoon. He had his own fair share of struggles in life. However, despite his poor background, Goodluck Jonathan was very bright and sharp academically.
After his primary education at both Saint Stephen Primary School, Otuoke (now State School, Otuoke) and Saint Michael Primary School, Oloibiri, Mr Jonathan proceeded to Mater Dei High School, Imiringi where he finished in 1975. Having completed his primary and secondary education, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan proceeded to have his bachelor’s degree in zoology, from which he graduated with second-class honours. Being a scholar, he didn’t rest on his oars, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan went further to clinch a masters degree and a doctorate in hydrobiology and fisheries biology, and zoology respectively from the prestigious University of Port Harcourt.
Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Career
Goodluck Ebele Jonathan didn’t begin his career as a politician. He was the Assistant Director at the now defunct Oil Mineral Producing Areas Development and Commission, OMPADEC. He also worked as an education inspector and a lecturer. By diligence and consistency, he rose to become the Head of the Environmental Protection Sub-Department of the Commission, before voluntarily resigning his appointment in 1998.
His journey into Nigerian politics dates back to 1999. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is an active member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He served as Deputy Governor of Bayelsa state until December 2005, after being sworn in on 29th May 1999. On 9 December 2005, Jonathan, who was the deputy governor at the time, was sworn in as the governor of Bayelsa State upon the impeachment of the current Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.
After his tenure as Governor, Goodluck Jonathan became the Vice President of Nigeria with Umarj Miss Yar’adua as the President. He became the Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 9 February 2010, due to incessant medical treatment trips of the President. He was named the substantive President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 6 May 2010, following the demise of President Yar’adua.
A year later, on 29 May 2011, he was sworn in as President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, becoming Nigeria’s 14th Head of State. He lost the presidency office to Muhammadu Buhari during the 2015 elections.
Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Family
Goodluck Jonathan is married to Dame Patience Jonathan, and the union is blessed with kids. They have two children, Ariwera (Son) and Aruabai (daughter).
Goodluck Jonathan Cars
Seated in his garage is a luxurious fleet of cars. Most of his cars are bulletproof to give extra politicians to him and his family. Below is a list of aome of the cars owned by GOODLUCK Jonathan;
Bulletproof Mercedes Benz S550
It is reported that Goodluck Jonathan owns two of these models, perhaps one belongs to his wife. The Mercedes Benz S550 is the luxury sedan used by him for many official duties. Under the hood of the S-550 is either a 429-hp turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six-cylinder engine on the S500 or a 496-hp twin-turbo 4.0-litre V-8 on the S580. Both powertrains are supplemented by a 48-volt hybrid system (called EQ Boost) and pair with a nine-speed automatic transmission and 4Matic all-wheel drive.
This sedan is armoured with reinforced shock bumpers to withstand major impact such as bashing through an improvised roadblock without damaging the radiator. The body frame is made with ballistic nylon, steel, polymer, and armoured glass to give protection against bullets.
Bulletproof Range Rover Sport
Range Rover Sport is a statement of luxury and influence. Anyone with millions in his or her bank account wouldn’t mind buying a Range Rover Sport. This car has a starting price of 70 million NGN. The powerful 5.0 litre V8 Supercharged Petrol engine in the Range Rover provides outstanding performance and driver engagement.
Rumours have it that Goodluck Jonathan has a BMW i3. His BMW i3 has a gorgeous interior with the BMW’s iDrive 6 infotainment interface and Apple CarPlay is standard. Key safety features include Available automated emergency braking, Available forward-collision warning, Available adaptive cruise control etc.
Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Houses
Goodluck Jonathan built houses in Abuja and outside Nigeria. He has houses in his hometown in Bayelsa and they worth millions of Naira.