The President of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, was tragically killed in a home attack this week. What was his net worth?
On Wednesday (July 7th), Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in an attack on his home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital.
As reported by The BBC, Haiti’s interim prime minister Claude Joseph revealed that the president’s home was stormed by armed men at 01:00 local time on Wednesday morning.
At the time of writing this, the reasons behind the attack are unclear, but four people suspected of killing the President have been killed and two others have been detained.
Now, everyone is keen to get to know Jovenel Moïse a little better. Let’s explore his net worth…
What was Jovenel Moïse’s net worth?
- Jovenel Moïse has a predicted net worth of between $4 and $7 million dollars.
Whilst he is most known as Haiti’s President, he is also a pretty successful entrepreneur, which is how most of his wealth has been accumulated.
Jovenel Moïse’s wealth explored
Aside from his political career, Jovenel Moïse has many different businesses.
He launched his first business JOMAR Auto Parts back in the 90s with his wife Martine, and it is still running today.
Around the same time, he also began developing an agricultural project of organic banana production that extended to over 25 acres of land, but that’s not all.
In 2001, he partnered with American water treatment company Culligan to start a drinking water plant in Haiti.
Then, in 2012, he founded AGRITRANS SA which introduced the agricultural project NOURRIBIO to Haiti and helped create the country’s first agricultural free trade zone.
It wasn’t until 2015 that Jovenel delved into politics, and his campaigns have to promoted a number of important areas including agriculture, education, healthcare, tourism.
Jovenel Moïse was accused of money laundering
In 2017, just after he became President of Haiti, Jovenel was hit with a number of money laundering allegations.
As reported by Reuters, a government institution called The Central Unit of Financial Intelligence (UCREF), concluded in a report that: “There were indications that Moise had laundered money through a personal account he held with his wife.”
However, he denied the allegations and hired a lawyer to help clear his name.
“I am a hard-working entrepreneur. I started from scratch but I have always acted with honesty and integrity. It is a political maneuver. It is a form of blackmail as we are about to form the government,” he said.