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Thaksin Shinawatra

Thaksin Shinawatra

Full Name Thaksin Shinawatra
Date of Birth July 26, 1949
Age 74 years, 7 months, 23 days
Profession World Leader
Country Thailand
Horoscope Cancer

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Thaksin Shinawatra Biography

Thaksin Shinawatra is one of the most popular and richest World Leader who was born on July 26, 1949 in Thailand. In the 1990s, as the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand In the late 1990s, he founded in the late 1990s, the Thai Rak Thai political party. From 2001 to 2006, the Thai Rak Thai was the twenty-third Thai Prime Minister however, he came under suspicion of corruption, and was eventually removed by the coup d’etat.

His successor was He succeeded Chuan Leekpai as Prime Minister of Thailand. as the Prime Minister of Thailand.

The sister of his, Yingluck Shinawatra was elected president of Thailand in 2011 and served in office until 2014. His wedding with Potjaman Na Pombejra was in place from the year 1980 to 2008 and gave birth to a daughter and a son.

NameThaksin Shinawatra
First NameThaksin
Last NameShinawatra
OccupationWorld Leader
BirthdayJuly 26
Birth Year1949
Place of Birth
Home Town
Birth CountryThailand
Birth SignCancer
Full/Birth Name
FatherNot Available
MotherNot Available
SiblingsYingluck Shinawatra, Yaowapha Wongsawat, Payap Shinawatra, Udorn Shinawatra
SpousePotjaman Na Pombejra
Children(s)Peathongtarn Shinawatra, Pintongtha Kunakornwong, Panthongtae Shinawatra

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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Thaksin Shinawatra Net Worth

Thaksin Shinawatra is one of the richest World Leader from Thailand. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Thaksin Shinawatra's net worth $1.6 Billion.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

Before he entered politics He founded an extremely profitable Thai mobile phone business called Advanced Info Service and also was an officer in police officers from the Royal Thai Police.

After finishing the Thailand’s Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School He then attended Eastern Kentucky University and Sam Houston State University (both located in Sam Houston State University in the United States).

Net Worth (2024)$1.6 Billion
Net Worth in 2023$1.6 Billion
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeWorld Leader
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
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Thaksin Shinawatra's Height & Physical Stats

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Who is Thaksin Shinawatra Dating?

According to our records, Thaksin Shinawatra married to Potjaman Na Pombejra. As of February 1, 2024, Thaksin Shinawatra’s is not dating anyone.

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Facts & Trivia

Thaksin Ranked on the list of most popular World Leader. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in Thailand. Thaksin Shinawatra celebrates birthday on July 26 of every year.

Where is Thaksin Shinawatra now?

Thaksin was overthrown in a military coup on 19 September 2006. His party was outlawed and he was barred from political activity. Thaksin has since lived in self-imposed exile except for a brief visit to Thailand in 2008.

What did Yingluck Shinawatra?

On 7 May 2014, the Constitutional Court of Thailand removed Yingluck Shinawatra from the office of caretaker prime minister and defence minister following months of political crisis. The court found her guilty of charges of abuse of power over the removal of national security chief Thawil Pliensri in 2011.

Is Yingluck Shinawatra married?

Anusorn Amornchat

How old is Thaksin?

72 years (July 26, 1949)

What is Thaksin Shinawatra worth?

1.9 billion USD (2022)

Key Events

  1. Thaksin's great-grandfather, Seng Saekhu, was an immigrant from Meizhou, Guangdong, China, who arrived in Siam in the 1860s and settled in Chiang Mai in 1908..

  2. Thaksin's father, Loet, was born in Chiang Mai in 1919 and married Yindi Ramingwong..

  3. Chiang's eldest son, Sak, adopted the Thai surname Shinawatra in 1938 because of the country's anti-Chinese movement, and the rest of the family also adopted it..

  4. Thaksin Shinawatra (Thai: ทักษิณ ชินวัตร; RTGS: Thaksin Chinnawat; pronounced [tʰák.sǐn t͡ɕʰīn.nā.wát]; Chinese: 丘達新; Montenegrin: Taksin Šinavatra; born 26 July 1949) is a Thai businessman, politician and visiting professor..

  5. In 1968, Loet Shinawatra entered politics and became an MP for Chiang Mai..

  6. He served in the Thai Police from 1973 to 1987, and was the Prime Minister of Thailand from 2001 to 2006. .

  7. Graduating in 1973, he joined the Royal Thai Police..

  8. He is a former university lecturer at Royal Police Cadet Academy in 1975–1976..

  9. He received a master's degree in criminal justice from Eastern Kentucky University in the United States in 1975, and three years later was awarded a doctorate in criminal justice at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. .

  10. Loet Shinawatra quit politics in 1976..

  11. Thaksin married Potjaman Damapong in July 1976.: 38  They have one son, Panthongtae and two daughters, Pinthongtha and Paethongtarn..

  12. Thaksin lectured at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of Mahidol University in 1979..

  13. In 1982, he established ICSI..

  14. Advanced Info Service (AIS) was given a monopoly contract by Thaksin's military contacts in 1986 and used the GSM-900 frequency band..

  15. In April 1986, he founded Advanced Info Service (AIS), which started as a computer rental business..

  16. Returning to Thailand, he reached the position of Deputy Superintendent of the Policy and Planning Sub-division, General Staff Division, Metropolitan Police Bureau, before resigning his commission in 1987 as a Police Lieutenant Colonel and leaving the police..

  17. Thaksin founded the mobile phone operator Advanced Info Service and the IT and telecommunications conglomerate Shin Corporation in 1987, ultimately making him one of the richest people in Thailand..

  18. The Shinawatra Computer and Communications Group was founded in 1987 and listed in 1990. .

  19. In 1987 Thaksin resigned from the police..

  20. In 1988, he joined Pacific Telesis to operate and market the PacLink pager service, a modest success, though Thaksin later sold his shares to establish his own paging company..

  21. In 1989, he launched IBC, a cable television company..

  22. In 1989, Thaksin established a data networking service, Shinawatra DataCom, today known as Advanced Data Network and owned by AIS and TOT..

  23. In 1990, Thaksin founded Shinawatra Satellite, which has developed and operated four Thaicom communications satellites. .

  24. Thaksin entered politics in late 1994 through Chamlong Srimuang, who had just reclaimed the position of Palang Dharma Party (PDP) leader from Boonchu Rojanastien..

  25. In a subsequent purge of Boonchu-affiliated PDP cabinet ministers, Thaksin was appointed Foreign Minister in December 1994, replacing Prasong Soonsiri..

  26. In May 1996, he and four other PDP ministers quit the Banharn Cabinet (while retaining their MP seats), prompting a Cabinet reshuffle..

  27. Many have claimed that Thaksin's move was designed to help give Chamlong Srimuang a boost in the June 1996 Bangkok Governor elections, which Chamlong returned from retirement to contest..

  28. Thaksin and the PDP pulled out of the Banharn-government in August 1996..

  29. In a subsequent no-confidence debate, the PDP gave evidence against the Banharn government, and in September 1996 Banharn dissolved Parliament. .

  30. Thaksin announced he would not run in the subsequent November 1996 elections but would remain as leader of the PDP..

  31. Thaksin left Palang Dharma along with many of its MPs in 1996, and founded the populist Thai Rak Thai (TRT) party in 1998..

  32. Thailand's National Counter Corruption Commission (NCCC) submitted an indictment to the Constitutional Court accusing Thaksin Shinawatra, the prime minister-in-waiting at the time, for failing to disclose assets worth about 2.37 billion baht ($56 million) while he was deputy prime minister in 1997 and a year afterward..

  33. However, by-elections were needed for 40 TRT candidates who failed to win the minimum 20 percent required by the 1997 Constitution in uncontested races..

  34. One of Thaksin's educational reforms was school decentralisation, as mandated by the 1997 Constitution..

  35. Thaksin's economic policies helped Thailand recover from the 1997 Asian financial crisis and substantially reduce poverty..

  36. D. 1997)..

  37. During a censure debate on 27 September 1997, Democrat Suthep Thaugsuban accused Thaksin of profiting from insider information about the government's decision to float the baht, but the next Democrat party-led government did not investigate the accusations. .

  38. On 15 August 1997, Thaksin became Deputy Prime Minister in Chavalit Yongchaiyudh's government, after the Thai baht was floated and devalued on 2 July 1997, sparking the Asian financial crisis..

  39. He founded the Thai Rak Thai Party (TRT) in 1998 and, after a landslide electoral victory, became prime minister in 2001..

  40. Thaksin founded the Thai Rak Thai (TRT) ('Thais Love Thais') party in 1998 along with Somkid Jatusripitak, PDP ally Sudarat Keyuraphan, Purachai Piumsomboon, and 19 others. .

  41. D. 1999), which was just announced on November 18, B..

  42. D. 1999) and (6) in the confidential letter dated November 14th, 24th, and 30th, B..

  43. In 1999, the Shinawatra family spent some one billion baht establishing Shinawatra University in Pathum Thani..

  44. D. 1999), the accused has the responsibility to submit the accounting according to the current constitution from the day it is mandated, which is October 11th, B..

  45. D. 1999) was announced on November 18, B..

  46. Thailand's Gini coefficient, a measure of income inequality, fell from .525 in 2000 to .499 in 2004 (it had risen from 1996 to 2000)..

  47. In 2000, Thaksin acquired the ailing iTV television station from the Crown Property Bureau, Nation Multimedia Group, and Siam Commercial Bank..

  48. After Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai dissolved parliament in November 2000, TRT won a sweeping victory in the January 2001 elections, the first held under the Constitution of 1997..

  49. D. 2000) to the Chairman of the Audit Committee, the accused (Thaksin Shinawatra) had already explained the list of assets and debts and the reasons why they were not shown in the accounting, considering the notification of additional asset lists as part of the three times submitted accounting..

  50. Public sector debt fell from 57 percent of GDP in January 2001 to 41 percent in September 2006..

  51. After facing fiscal deficits in 2001 and 2002, Thaksin balanced the national budget, producing comfortable fiscal surpluses for 2003 to 2005..

  52. Income in the northeast, the poorest part of the country, rose by 46 percent from 2001 to 2006..

  53. GDP grew from 4.9 trillion baht in 2001 to 7.1 trillion baht in 2006..

  54. A key component of Thaksin's administrative reform policy, the "CEO-governors" epitomised what was called his "transformation of the operating style of the traditional bureaucracy into a more results-oriented instrument that would be responsive." Piloted in 2001 and introduced in all provinces in October 2003, CEO-governors were put in charge of planning and co-ordinating provincial development and became accountable for overall provincial affairs..

  55. In 2001, Thailand's Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) score was 3.2 (ranked 61), whilst in 2005, the CPI was 3.8 (ranked 59)..

  56. Levels of corruption were perceived to have fallen, with Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index improving from 3.2 to 3.8 between 2001 and 2005..

  57. Thaksin became Prime Minister of Thailand on 9 February 2001. .

  58. Attacks after 2001 concentrated on police, the military, and schools, but civilians (including Buddhist monks) are also regular targets..

  59. C. based Carlyle Group until he resigned upon becoming Prime Minister in 2001..

  60. A resurgence in violence began in 2001 in the three southernmost provinces of Thailand with their Muslim, ethnic Malay majority..

  61. Pojaman na Pombejra insisted that tens of billions of baht of her wealth had been given to her children and relatives well before Thaksin took office in 2001 and denied that her children and relatives were nominees of her and her husband..

  62. After a historic election victory in 2001, he became prime minister, the country's first to serve a full term..

  63. Thaksin and his wife had declared assets totalling 15.1 billion baht when he took office in 2001, although he had transferred many of his assets to his children and associates before taking office..

  64. Nevertheless, public sector debt fell from 57 percent of GDP in January 2001 to 41 percent in September 2006..

  65. Foreign exchange reserves doubled from US$30 billion in 2001 to US$64 billion in 2006..

  66. From 2002 to 2006, the stock price of Shin Corporation increased from 38 to 104 baht, up 173 percent, while the stock price of Shin Satellite fell..

  67. A study of governance indicators worldwide by the World Bank gave Thailand a lower score on "control of corruption" from 2002 to 2005 under Thaksin when compared to the Democrat-led government of 1998–2000..

  68. Thaksin initiated two key healthcare policies: subsidised universal health care (UHC) in 2002 and low-cost universal access to anti-retroviral HIV medication (ARVs)..

  69. On 14 January 2003, Thaksin launched a campaign to rid "every square inch of the country" of drugs in three months..

  70. Thaksin critics point to more examples of corruption: the Thailand Board of Investment's (BOI) granting tax breaks worth a total of 16.4 billion baht to Shin Satellite for its iPSTAR project in 2003, and the Transport Ministry's decision the same year to abolish the minimum air fare of 3.8 baht per kilometre when Shin Corporation was about to consummate a joint venture with low-cost carrier AirAsia..

  71. Thaksin's Cabinet had approved the relevant executive decree in 2003. .

  72. The court also agreed to hear allegations that Thaksin, his former cabinet, and three members of the current government broke anti-gambling laws by setting up the new state lottery in 2003..

  73. King Bhumibol, in a 2003 birthday speech attempted to criticize the Prime Minister in a subtle manner by assuming some accountability for the casualties of the war on drug:.

  74. The second, in October 2004, was the killing of 84 Muslim demonstrators at Tak Bai, when the Army broke up a peaceful protest..

  75. It withdrew its troops on 10 September 2004..

  76. However, the dividend money was used to buy SC Asset shares from WinMark to the amount of 71 million baht and shares from 5 real-estate firms from 2 funds in 2004 worth 485 million baht. .

  77. Under the slogans "Four Years of Repair – Four years of Reconstruction" and "Building Opportunities", Thaksin and the TRT won landslide victories in February 2005 elections, winning 374 of 500 seats in parliament..

  78. In March 2005, Thaksin established the National Reconciliation Commission, chaired by former Prime Minister Anand Panyarachun to oversee efforts to bring peace to the troubled South..

  79. The Thai Rak Thai party won in a landslide in the 2005 general election, which had the highest voter turnout in Thai history..

  80. He was the first democratically elected prime minister of Thailand to serve a full term and was re-elected in 2005 by an overwhelming majority. .

  81. In spite of Pojaman's claim, Thaksin was the authorised signature for Ample Rich through 2005, making him the only individual authorised to withdraw funds from the company's account until he transferred the authority to his children, four years after he took office in 2001..

  82. In July 2005, Thaksin enacted an Emergency Decree to manage the three troubled provinces..

  83. On 2 October 2006 Thaksin and his former deputy Somkid Jatusipitak resigned from the TRT..

  84. On the evening of 19 September 2006, while Thaksin was visiting New York City to attend a UN summit and speak at the Council on Foreign Relations, the army took control of Bangkok..

  85. Many Thaksin-era energy policies were reversed following the 2006 coup. .

  86. On 23 January 2006, the Shinawatra family sold their entire stake in Shin Corporation to Temasek Holdings..

  87. On 31 December 2006 and 1 January 2007, several bombs exploded in Bangkok, killing three and wounding a number of bystanders..

  88. Thaksin's diplomatic passport was revoked on 31 December 2006 after the junta accused him of engaging in political activities while in exile..

  89. Thaksin was overthrown in a military coup on 19 September 2006..

  90. Protests by the People's Alliance for Democracy massed in 2006, and on 19 September 2006 a military junta which later called itself the Council for National Security (CNS) replaced Thaksin's caretaker government in a coup while he was abroad..

  91. A new election was ordered and later set for 15 October 2006..

  92. On 8 May 2006, the Constitutional Court ruled 8–6 to invalidate the April elections based on the awkward positioning of voting booths..

  93. Thaksin had announced on 4 April 2006 that he would not accept the post of prime minister after parliament reconvened, but would continue as caretaker prime minister until then..

  94. Thaksin announced the dissolution of parliament on 24 February 2006..

  95. The program has downsides: excessive workloads for health care providers, crowded waiting rooms, and insufficient time spent diagnosing each patient, and costs have tripled from 56 million baht in 2006 to 166 million baht in 2019, but still remain below one percent of GDP. .

  96. After the 2006 coup, the military junta appointed a committee to investigate the anti-drug campaign..

  97. After the 2006 coup, many of Thaksin's economic policies were ended, the OTOP program was rebranded, the Government Lottery Office's program was deemed illegal, and the government nationalised several media outlets and energy companies..

  98. In its final report in June 2006, the commission proposed introducing elements of Islamic law and making Pattani-Malay (Yawi) an official language in the region along with Thai..

  99. After the 2006 coup, the military junta-appointed Assets Examination Committee froze Thaksin's assets based on charges of policy corruption..

  100. The judges decided to seize 46 billion differences in value of Shin Corp. shares from the date when he came to office and the value when the shares were sold to Singapore's Temasek Holdings in early 2006..

  101. These allegations were used by the military junta to justify the 2006 coup..

  102. In January 2007, the Financial Institutions Development Fund (FIDF) complied with an AEC request to file a charge against Thaksin and his wife for their purchase of four 772 million baht plots of land from the FIDF in 2003..

  103. On 21 June 2007, now out of office, Thaksin bought Premier League club Manchester City for £81.6 million..

  104. The TRT was dissolved on 30 May 2007 by the Constitutional Tribunal, which banned over 100 of its executives, including Thaksin, from politics for five years, based on charges that two party executives (Defense Minister Thammarak and Pongsak Raktapongpaisarn) bribed a smaller party to stand in the April 2006 election..

  105. Despite a massive program of infrastructure investments, a balanced budget was projected for 2007..

  106. One of the most visible of Thaksin's administrative reforms was the restructuring of government department and ministries, labelled the "big bang." It was hailed as a "historic breakthrough" and "the first major reorganization of ministries since King Chulalongkorn set up Thailand's modern system of departmental government in 1897." Plans had been studied for years to loosen perceived rigidities and inertia of the old system but were not implemented until the Thaksin government. .

  107. In March 2007, the Office of the Attorney-General charged Thaksin's wife and brother-in-law with conspiring to evade taxes of 546 million baht (US$15.6 million) in a 1997 transfer of Shin Corporation shares. .

  108. In May 2007, Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont said Thaksin was free to return to Thailand, and he would personally guarantee Thaksin's safety..

  109. The Thailand Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions issued a second arrest warrant on 16 September 2008 against Thaksin over another of the four pending corruption cases and ordered suspension of the trial..

  110. Eriksson was later critical of Thaksin's running of the club, saying "he [Thaksin] didn't understand football – he hadn't a clue." He sold the club to investors from Abu Dhabi United Group in September 2008 for a reported £200 million..

  111. On 28 February 2008, Thaksin arrived in Bangkok after 17 months in exile..

  112. In December 2008 Thaksin obtained a residency permit for Germany which was subsequently withdrawn on 28 May 2009 when the German government became aware of the arrangement..

  113. In late 2008, Arabian Business reported that the UK froze US$4.2 billion of his assets in the UK..

  114. On 10 August 2008, Thaksin and Potjaman violated their bail terms by attending the 2008 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony in Beijing..

  115. On 10 November 2008, a Philippine spokesman said his government would "politely" turn down any request for political refuge from Thaksin due to Manila's "friendly" relations with Bangkok..

  116. On 21 October 2008, the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions ruled that Thaksin, while prime minister, abused his power to help his wife buy public land at auction, and sentenced him to two years in jail..

  117. In January 2008 Thaksin's wife Potjaman was arrested on arrival in Bangkok but released on bail after appearing at the Supreme Court, with orders not to leave the country..

  118. Concerning the committee's results The Economist reported in January 2008: "Over half of those killed in 2003 had no links to the drugs trade..

  119. Thaksin has since lived in self-imposed exile except for a brief visit to Thailand in 2008..

  120. After the coup, Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont, drafted the royal decree on the management and preparation of budget plans for the development of provincial and district groups starting in 2008..

  121. In October 2008, the Thai Supreme Court found him guilty of a conflict of interest and sentenced him in absentia to two years imprisonment..

  122. But after visiting Beijing for the 2008 Summer Olympics, he did not return to hear the final supreme court sentence and applied for asylum in the United Kingdom..

  123. Thaksin returned to Thailand on 28 February 2008, after the People's Power Party, which he supported, won the post-coup elections..

  124. From abroad, he has continued to influence Thai politics through the People's Power Party that ruled in 2008 and its successor organisation Pheu Thai Party, as well as the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship or "Red Shirt" movement..

  125. In 2008 Thaksin was sentenced to two years' imprisonment in absentia over a corrupt land deal..

  126. They divorced in 2008..

  127. In a November 2009 interview, Thaksin told The Times that he was living in Dubai, still had access to about US$100 million of his money outside of Thailand, and was investing in gold mines, diamond polishing, and lottery licenses in various countries..

  128. On 11 November 2009, Sivarak Chutipong was arrested by Cambodian police for passing the confidential flight plans of Thaksin and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to Kamrob Palawatwichai, First Secretary of the Royal Thai Embassy in Cambodia..

  129. On 5 November 2009, both countries recalled their ambassadors..

  130. On 4 November 2009, it was announced that Thaksin had been appointed as special advisor to the Cambodian government and Hun Sen and stated that Cambodia would refuse to extradite Thaksin because it considered him a victim of political persecution..

  131. In April 2009, Privy Councilor General Pichitr Kullavanijaya reported he had been informed by former US ambassador to Thailand Ralph L..

  132. In mid-April 2009, violent protests of mostly Thaksin supporters calling themselves the National United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) led to the cancellation of the ASEAN summit in Pattaya and a declaration of a state of emergency in Bangkok..

  133. In 2009 it was announced that Thaksin had obtained Montenegrin citizenship through that country's economic citizenship program..

  134. The government revoked Thaksin's passport for his role in the UDD's protests during Songkran 2009..

  135. As of late-May 2009, he reportedly remained in Dubai..

  136. On 26 February 2010, the Supreme Court seized 46 billion baht of his frozen assets, after finding him guilty of abnormal wealth..

  137. Immediately after the events of March 2010, Abhisit Vejjajiva stated that he would talk to the red shirt leadership, but not to Thaksin..

  138. On 26 February 2010, the Thai Supreme Court was scheduled to render its verdict on whether to seize Thaksin's Thai assets, worth 76 billion baht frozen by the AEC after the coup..

  139. The UDD leaders announced that a large-scale protest was scheduled to be held on 14 March 2010. .

  140. Guido Westerwelle, German foreign minister, lifted the travel restriction banning Thaksin from entering Germany on 15 July 2011 after the election victory of Thaksin's proxy party..

  141. Thaksin's youngest sister, Yingluck Shinawatra (Thai: ยิ่งลักษณ์ ชินวัตร; RTGS: yinglak chinnawat), is said to have entered politics in 2011 at her brother's request as leader of the pro-Thaksin Pheu Thai Party..

  142. His younger sister Yingluck Shinawatra was the prime minister of Thailand from 2011 to 2014. .

  143. In 2011, the Truth for Reconciliation Commission of Thailand released a final report after two years of work, stating that all political crises were caused by the "Thaksin stock hiding case" in which the Constitutional Court acted unlawfully..

  144. She was later elected prime minister on 3 July 2011..

  145. Thaksin's police lieutenant colonel rank was revoked in September 2015..