Mauricio Macri is an Argentine politician who is now serving as the country’s president. Macri was the Chief of Government of Buneos Aires for seven years before becoming president. He was also the 30th chairman of Boca Juniors, the famed Argentine football team. Marci’s journey into politics was sparked by a tragic tragedy that occurred when he was 32 years old. He was kidnapped by a few dishonest Federal Police officers and released after a multi-million dollar ransom was paid. ‘Propuesta Republicana,’ Argentina’s first competitive political party, was created by him (PRO). Macri committed as president of the country to enhance the country’s economic soundness and repair the country’s strained international relations with other nations and multiparty institutions. He also intends to restructure Argentina’s foreign policy in order to boost commercial connections with Chile, Mexico, Columbia, and Peru’s ‘Pacific Alliance.’ His government has been successful in developing the ‘Plan Belgrano’ strategy, which focuses on supporting economic and infrastructure development in Argentina’s ten northern provinces.
Childhood and Adolescence of Mauricio Macri
Mauricio Macri was born in Tandil, Buenos Aires, on February 8, 1959, to Francisco Macri and Alicia Blanco Villegas.
Franco’s father, an Italian-born industrialist, was the founder of Macri Group, Argentina’s most powerful corporate conglomerate.
He graduated from Cardinal Newman College in San Isidro with a high school diploma.
Macri attended the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina in Buenos Aires to study Civil Engineering.
To further his interest in neoliberalism, he joined the Union of the Democratic Centre party.
He enrolled in academic courses at Columbia Baptist School, Wharton School (of the University of Pennsylvania), and Universidad del CEMA in 1985.
After being kidnapped by a gang of corrupt police officers in 1991, Macri decided to pursue a political career. He was held captive for two weeks, and his father was forced to pay a $6 million ransom.
The Career of Mauricio Macri
Macri began his work as a junior analyst at SIDECO Americana S.A., a construction firm owned by his father’s business group.
In 1984, he joined Citibank Argentina’s lending department in Buenos Aires.
He joined Socma the same year and rose through the ranks to become the company’s general manager the following year.
In 1992, he was named vice president of Sevel Argentina, an automobile firm, and in 1994, he was named president of the company.
Macri took over as president of Boca Juniors, Argentina’s most famous football team, in 1995.
In 1999 and 2003, he was re-elected. He brought in outstanding players like Martn Palermo and Juan Román Riquelme to the club, and it was under his supervision that Boca Juniors reached its pinnacle of success.
Macri entered politics in 2003, creating the centrist ‘Compromiso para el Cambio’ party.
He stood for mayor of the city of Buenos Aires the same year, but lost in a runoff election to his opponent Anbal Ibarra.
In 2005, he founded the ‘Propuesta Republicana’ (PRO), a right-wing electoral front, and stood for the Chamber of Deputies in the City of Buenos Aires, winning with 33.9 percent of the vote.
In February 2007, Macri ran for mayor of Buenos Aires for the second time. On June 2, 2007, he defeated Daniel Filmus in the first round of the election with 45.6 percent of the vote. He won again in the runoff, this time with 60.96 percent of the vote.
In 2011, he ran for mayor for the second time. On July 31, he won the runoff against Filmus again, this time with 64.25 percent of the vote.
In the year 2015, Macri ran for the position of President of Argentina. Initial surveys showed Macri, Kirchnerite governor Daniel Scioli, and Tigre mayor Sergio Massa to be in a three-way tie. Macri, on the other hand, defeated Peronist candidate Daniel Scioli with 51.34 percent of the vote on November 22, 2015.
Macri met with the presidents of Brazil and Chile, as well as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, as part of his presidential campaign.
On December 10, 2015, Mauricio Macri was elected President of Argentina. The ceremony began at his Recoleta apartment and ended at Argentina’s National Congress.
The Achievements of Marci
Marci guided Boca Juniors to several significant achievements during his tenure as president, including six biennial championships and four Copa Libertadores de América titles.
In Buenos Aires, Marci’s administration overhauled the public transportation system. A Bu Rapid Transit system was constructed, as well as numerous tunnels to improve traffic flow.
Marci’s administration lifted earlier currency controls as well as taxes on grain, meat, and fish exports as part of his economic policy reforms. The reforms drew both praise and criticism.
Personal History and Legacy
In 1981, Mauricio Macri married Ivonne Bordeu for the first time. Augustina and Gimena were their daughters, while Francisco was their son. In 1991, the couple divorced.
In 1994, he married Isabel Menditeguy, but the pair divorced in 1997.
Macri and his current wife Juliana Awada, a textiles entrepreneur, met through common friends at the Ocampo Gym. On October 10, 2011, they married. Quinta de Olivos is where the pair calls home.
Estimated net worth
Mauricio Macri is one of the wealthiest world leaders and one of the most popular. Mauricio Macri’s net worth is estimated to be $1.8 Billion, according to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.
Macri wore a fake moustache in his wedding party to imitate musician Freddie Mercury. But he swallowed the moustache by accident, and Jorge Lemus, the Minister of Health, had to save him.