Raymond Barre Net Worth

Raymond Barre was born on April 12, 1924 in St-Denis, France, French, is Former Prime Minister of France. Raymond Octave Joseph Barre was French politician and economist. He served as the Prime Minister of France from 1976 until 1981. In his early life, he had to give up a career in medicine as he was called for duty by the French army during World War II. After returning from the war he studied law and economics instead of medicine and taught economics at the University of Paris and other places. Though he was politically an unknown figure, President Giscard was impressed by his expertise and knowledge in economics and appointed him as the Prime Minister. The economic reforms introduced by Giscard and Barre were considered detrimental to the French economy during their tenure in the government but as per Barre it was absolutely essential for its revival. Despite stiff opposition from trade unions he cut thousands of jobs, reduced the spending of government departments and in general tried to restructure the failing economy. He exhorted people to do hard work instead of grousing or holding rallies. He had to give up his post and also the reform process when President Giscard lost the 1981 presidential elections. He made an unsuccessful attempt for the post of President in 1988. He was probably the only Frenchman who became Prime Minister without having any party membership previously.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Former Prime Minister of France
Birth Day April 12, 1924
Birth Place St-Denis, France, French
Died On 25 August 2007(2007-08-25) (aged 83)\nParis, France
Birth Sign Taurus
President Jean Rey Franco Maria Malfatti Sicco Mansholt
Preceded by Robert Marjolin
Succeeded by Wilhelm Haferkamp
Political party Union for French Democracy (Before 1981) Independent (1981–2007)

💰 Net worth: $20 Million

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From 1959 to 1962, he was Director of Jean-Marcel Jeanneney's staff, in the ministry of Industry and Trade. Then, in 1967, President Charles de Gaulle chose him as vice-president of the European Commission for Economic & Financial Affairs. He stayed in Brussels until January 1973, serving in the Rey, Malfatti and Mansholt Commissions. Having come back to France, he joined the cabinet as minister of the External Trade in January 1976.


Minister of Economy and Finance : 1976–1978.


At the head of the cabinet, he was faced with the conflict which divided the parliamentary majority between the "Giscardians" and the neo-Gaullist Rally for the Republic (RPR) led by his predecessor Jacques Chirac. The right majority unexpectedly won the 1978 legislative election.


On several occasions, Raymond Barre made remarks that were interpreted as antisemitic, or at least supportive of antisemitism. In 1980, when he was prime minister, a bombing was attempted against the Union Libérale Israélite de France, a synagogue in the rue Copernic, Paris; however the bomb detonated in the street when the Jews attending shabbat were inside the synagogue, and not when they were out; but as a result some non-Jewish bystanders were killed. Raymond Barre then famously denounced:


Member of the National Assembly of France for Rhône (department) : 1981–2002. Elected in 1981, reelected in 1986, 1988, 1993, 1997.


Member of the Urban Community of Lyon : 1995–2001.


After his departure from the head of the cabinet, he was elected deputy of Rhône département under the label of the Union for French Democracy (UDF). He held his parliamentary seat until 2002.


Barre retired from active politics in June 2002. He was being treated at a hospital for a heart condition since April 2007 when he died on 25 August 2007. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


Minister of Foreign Trade : January–August 1976.