Since 2004, Lee Hsien Loong MP has been in power and occupied the position of the prime minister of Singapore (as at the time this post was written). 2020 made it Lee’s 16th year ruling Singapore as the PM.
He also happens to be the son of Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew. His father ruled for 31 years and Lee Hsien Loong took over from his father’s successor, Gok Chok Tong.
Lee Hsien Loong Biography and Education
Lee was born into the family of Lee Kuan Yew on February 10, 1952 at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore. He was raised in Singapore and his father was the first prime minster.
He attended the University of Cambridge where he studied mathematics and graduated with a first-class degree in 1974. After his undergraduate studies, he proceeded to Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government to earn himself a Master’s degree in public administration in the year 1980.
He joined politics in 1984 by becoming a member of his father’s political party but before then he had served in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) from 1971 to 1984. In the army, he rose to the rank of brigadier general.
Under his father’s successor, Gok Chok Tong he served as deputy prime minister from 1990 to 2004. In 2004, he both PM and Secretary General of the People’s Action Party, two posts he has held since 2004 till now (November, 2020). He was also the finance minister from 2001 to 2007.
The foreign policy under him as been a neutral one. In the ongoing competition between China and the United States of America, Singapore has chosen to stay neutral.
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Lee Hsien Loong Children
He is blessed with four children and they are making major strides in different fields. He has three sons and a daughter.
- Li Yipeng
- Li Hongyi
- Lee Haoyi
- Li Xiuqi
Lee Hsien Loong Salary
The salary of the Prime Minister is S$2.2 million which is around $1.7 million USD as at the time this post was written. Thus, Lee Hsien Loong is earning close to $2 million annually.
Lee Hsien Loong Net Worth
The PM has an amazing net worth of about $50 to $80 million USD. Quite impressive!