Meet The World’s 7 Youngest Presidents and Leaders Presently Serving

World's Youngest Presidents and Leaders, 2017

We all know how the leadership of many nations is reserved for older people with more experience, especially in Africa, where more than eleven of African Presidents/Leaders are older than 70 years old. President Mugabe of Zimbabwe is 94 years old. But in recent times, younger people have been breaking that barrier. 

These youngest seven Presidents and Leaders listed below came into power very young. Vanessa D’Ambrosio is now on top of the list of world’s youngest presidents, while the Supreme Leader of North Korea moves to the second position. Their reign is a gradual revolution of the young generation of leaders around the globe.

Take a look at the profiles of the World Youngest Presidents and Leaders:

Vanessa D’Ambrosio of San Marino, Europe

1. Vanessa D’Ambrosio of San Marino, Europe

Born: April 26, 1988, Serravalle
Age: 29

Office: Captain Regent of San Marino

Declaration Date: April 2017

Vanessa D’Ambrosio tops the list of world’s youngest leaders and she is currently the second youngest woman who becomes Captain Regent in the history of San Marino after Maria Lea Pedini-Angelini, who was sworn in at the age of 25. Since December 2016, D’Ambrosio is the Head of Delegation for San Marino to the Council of Europe.

 Kim Jong-Un of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

2. Kim Jong-Un of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Born: January 8, 1983, Pyongyang, North Korea

Age: 34

Office: Supreme Leader of North Korea

Declaration Date: December 17, 2011

Kim Jong-un is the Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea). Kim inherited leadership from his father, Kim Jong-Il and grandfather, Kim Il-sung.

Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qata

3. Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar

Born: June 3, 1980, Doha, Qatar

Age: 36

Office: Emir of Qatar

Coronation Date: June 25, 2013

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is the eighth and current Ameer of the State of Qatar, the fourth son of the previous Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Tamim became Emir of Qatar on 25 June 2013 after his father’s abdication.

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Kingdom of Bhutan

4. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Kingdom of Bhutan

Born: February 21, 1980, Thimphu, Bhutan

Age: 37

Office: Druk Gyapol (King of Bhutan)

Coronation Date: December 9, 2006

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is the fifth and current reigning Druk Gyalpo or “Dragon King” of the Kingdom of Bhutan, after his father Jigme Singye Wangchuck abdicated the throne in his favour. He became King at the age of 25, adding him to the list of one of the world’s youngest presidents (leaders) of a small nation.

Emil Dimitriev of Macedonia

5. Emil Dimitriev of Macedonia (FYROM)

Born: March 19, 1979, Probištip

Age: 38

Office: Acting Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia

Declaration Date: January 15, 2016

Dimitriev was nominated in an interim capacity as prime minister of Macedonia and he assumed office on January 18 following the arranged pre-electoral resignation of Nikola Gruevski, as part of the Przino Agreement.

Saleh Ali Al-Sammad of Yemen

6. Saleh Ali Al-Sammad of Yemen

Born: January 1, 1979, Sahar District

Age: 38

Office: President of the Supreme Political Council of Yemen

Declaration Date: August 14, 2016.

After the Houthi (a political movement) takeover of the government, Saleh Ali Al-Sammad became the senior Houthi leader in Sana’a. Meanwhile, he previously served as a political adviser to President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, appointed in September 2014.

Emmanuel Macron of France

7. Emmanuel Macron of France

Born: December 21, 1977, Amiens, France
Age: 39

Office: President of France

Declaration date: 14 May 2017

Emmanuel Macron is the President of France and ex-officio Co-Prince of Andorra, having assumed these offices on 14 May 2017. A former civil servant and investment banker, he studied philosophy at Paris-Nanterre University, completed a Master's of Public Affairs at Sciences Po, and graduated from the École Nationale D'administration (ENA) in 2004. He worked as an Inspector of Finances in the Inspectorate General of Finances (IGF), then became an investment banker at Rothschild & Cie Banque.



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