Olaf Scholz is a famous politician from Germany. He is serving as Chancellor since December 8, 2021. He is also a member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD). Before becoming a Chancellor, he was the Vice Chancellor who works under the “Grand Coalition” government of Angela Merkel.
Scholz is also the first mayor of Hamburg and served for 7 years from 2011 to 2018. He was also appointed as both Finance minister and Chancellor after the entry of the Social Democratic Party into the Fourth Merkel Government.
Who is Olaf Scholz?
Olaf Scholz is the first mayor and second Chancellor from Germany.
Olaf Scholz’s Bio, Age
Olaf Scholz was born on June 14, 1958 in Osnabruck, Lower Saxony, Germany. But, he was raised in Hamburg’s Rahlstedt district. He is currently 64 years old as of 2022. His zodiac sign is Gemini. Olaf is not involved in any church and with other regions because he was raised Protestant.
Scholz was still a child when he along with his parents moved to Hamburg. His whole family owns and works in the textile industry. He grew up with two younger brothers named Jens Scholz who is now an anesthesiologist and Ingo Scholz who is a tech entrepreneur.
Talking about Scholz’s education, he first attended the Bekassinenau Elementary School but later transferred to Großlohering Elementary School. For further education he joined the University of Hamburg in 1978. He completed his law degree in 1985.
What happened to Olaf Scholz?
Olaf Scholz has said that country will get through this winter as he accuses Russia of breaking the contract. Germany has expected of receiving large revenue by tapping windfall profits that are generated by energy companies.
Olaf Scholz’s Career
Olaf Scholz entered the Bundestag where he represented the constituency of Hamburg-Altona in 1998. His party SPD was trying to sweep the 16 years government of Christian Democratic Union Chancellor Helmut Kohl. But, he stopped his term in Bundestag in 2001 to serve as an interior senator in the Hamburg government.
He returned to Bundestag in 2002 and he became the general secretary of SPD which he served till 2004. SPD started to perform poorly in the regional elections of 2005.
After that, Angel Merkel from the CDU became Chancellor and Olaf became the first secretary of Parliament representing SPD. Later in 2007, Scholz joined Merkel’s cabinet where he served as labor minister and social affairs.
Olaf Scholz used the note Kuezarbeit or “Short-time work” which helps to control unemployment. The SPD was a success as a junior partner in a “Grand Coalition” which worked at the Ballot box in 2009.
He has also sent a proposal for a bid for the 2024 Olympic Games but it was voted down in a popular referendum.
In October 2018, CDU was dismissed in regional elections but Merkel has said that she will retire in 2021. SPD’s rating was also decreasing. Scholz’s political influence was zero during the COVID-19 period. In 2020, he suspended the Schwarze Null also known as “Black Zero”.
He has made available of COVID-19 vaccines in 2021 and also allowed to reopen the economy. He also became the face of the administration’s economy during the time of the pandemic. His party started to become popular and votes for his party also started rising.
SPD had a victory over CDU on September 26, 2021, and Scholz ruled out a continuance of the grand coalition. As of September 2022, Scholz is serving the nation as a Chancellor.
How old is Olaf Scholz?
Olaf Scholz is 64 years as of 2022.
The Chancellor Olaf Scholz
Olaf Scholz became Chancellor on December 8, 2021. He is the second Chancellor of Germany who stated during the oath that the first Chancellor was his mentor.
When the pandemic occurred in Germany and cases started increasing, the government of Scholz struggled to address the hesitancy among one-fourth Germans who needs to take vaccine.
Recently, Russia invaded Ukaraine and Russian President Vladimir Putin initiated troops and equipment then Scholz started to build commercial links with Russia, which was a vital supplier of gas.
When Russia finally invaded Ukraine, Scholz has already suspended certification of Nord Stream 2 which is controversial to Russia to Germany gas pipeline. Scholz also announced that he will provide funds of 100 billion to improve the military of Germany.
What is the Net Worth of Olaf Scholz?
Olaf Scholz is a great politician and the current Chancellor of Germany. He has earned a good amount of money from his political career. Olaf Scholz’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million to $10 million as of 2022.
Is Olaf Scholz Married? Wife, Kids
Olaf Scholz is a married person. He was married to his wife Britta Ernst. Her wife Ernst is the Education minister of SPD. He met Britta in the mid-1980s and tied the knot in 1998. The couple together have three sons but they haven’t revealed their names in the media.
Olaf and Britta currently live in Potsdam located in Brandenburg State Capital. Olaf’s reason for doing exercise is his wife Britta. He used to hate sports but now, he does jogging.
Olaf Scholz’s Social Media
Olaf Scholz is active on Instagram where he has over 200k followers. He is also on Facebook which has over 119k followers. Olaf uses Twitter to tweet about current political situations. His Twitter account has around 580k followers.
Olaf Scholz’s Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Olaf Scholz is 5 feet 5 inches of 170 cm tall. His weight is 67 kg or 148 lbs. His hair color is dark brown and has blue eyes.