|Birth Day||May 25, 1940|
|Age||83 YEARS OLD|
|Succeeded by||Rilwanu Lukman|
|Alma mater||Florida Southern College|
Abdalla Salem El-Badri, renowned for his influential role in the global petroleum industry, is estimated to have a net worth of $100K to $1M by 2023. Born on May 25, 1940, in Libya, El-Badri has garnered significant wealth and recognition as the Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). OPEC, a powerful consortium consisting of twelve member countries, commands control over an astounding 1 trillion barrels of global proven oil reserves. As the head of this oil cartel, El-Badri's leadership has played a crucial role in shaping global oil policies, impacting markets, and maintaining stability in the petroleum industry.
Abdalla El-Badri was born in Ghemines, Libya, and began his oil industry career in 1965 with Esso. He graduated cum laude from Florida Southern College in 1975 with a B.S. in accounting. He served as the Libyan Minister for Oil from 1990, the post being expanded to cover electricity in 1993. In 2000, he moved to become Under-Secretary for Services, then in 2002 he became Deputy Prime Minister. From 2002 to 2004, he served as Minister for Management.
OPEC selected Nigeria's Mohammed Barkindo to succeed el-Badri as Secretary General, effective 1 August 2016. One of their predecessors was Omar el-Badri who held the position in 1970, although OPEC does not disclose any relation between its two Libyan Secretaries General with the same family name.