Jacob Zuma net worth 2024, Biography, Wiki, Age, Education, House, Cars, Spouse, Children, Salary, News, and Career Details

Real Name/Full NameJacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma
Nick Name/Celebrated Name:Jacob Zuma
Birth Place:Nkandla, Natal, Union of South Africa
Date Of Birth/Birthday:12 April 1942
Age/How Old:81 years old
Height/How Tall:In Centimetres – 168 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
Eye Color:Black
Hair Color:Black
Parents Name:Father –Geinamazwi Zuma
Mother –Nobhekisisa Bessie
Siblings:Michael Zuma and Joseph Zuma
Nationality:South African
Zodiac Sign:Aries
Sexual Orientation:Straight
Marital Status:Married
Wife/Spouse Name:Gertrude Sizakele Khumalo [1973], Kate Mantsho [1976, died 2000], Nkosazana Dlamini [1982- 1998], Nompumelelo Ntuli [2010] and Gloria Bongekile Ngema [2012]
Kids/Children Name:Gugulethu Zuma, Thuthukile Zuma, Duduzane Zuma, Mziwoxolo Edward Zuma, Mxolisi Saady Zuma, Msholozi Zuma, Duduzile Zuma, Nokuthula Nomaqhawe Zuma, Phumzile Zuma and Nhlakanipho Vusi Zuma
Net Worth:$20 million
Last Updated:March 2024

Jacob Zuma is a well-known South African politician who served as the fourth President of South Africa. Before being the President, he served as Deputy President of South Africa for six years but was dismissed by President Thabo Mbeki. After defeating Thabo Mbeki at the ANC conference in Polokwane, he was later elected as the President of the African National Congress [ANC].

Biography and Early Life

Jacob Zuma was born on 12th April 1942 in Nkandla, Natal Province, which is now [art of KwaZulu- Natal. After birth, he was named Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma by his parents Geinamazwi Zuma his father, and Nobhekisisa Bessie, his mother. His father was a policeman who died when Zuma was five years old, and his mother was a domestic worker. His middle name, Gedleyihlekisa, means ‘one who smiles while causing you harm.

Zuma grew up with two brothers, namely, Michael Zuma, the owner of Khumbula Property Services, a construction company, and Joseph Zuma.


Concerning his education, Jacob didn’t have any formal schooling. He engaged in all sorts of jobs as a child to help his family, making it impossible for him to go to school. However, he taught himself how to read and write where he learned Zulu, Portuguese, Russian, French, Swahili, Xhosa and speaks them fluently. Also, he has Soviet Union training.

Personal Life: Spouse, Wives, Children, Kids, etc.

Jacob Zuma is involved in polygamous life where he has married seven times. His first marriage was with Gertrude Sizakele Khumalo in 1973. He then married his second wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, in 1982 but divorced in 1998. His third marriage was with Kate Mantsho, who was from Mozambique in 1976 but died in 2000 after committing suicide. She was buried in Heroes’ Acre at West Park Cemetery in Johannesburg. The couple was blessed with five children.

Zuma married his fourth wife, Nompumelelo Ntuli, and together, they were blessed with three children. His fifth wife is Thobeka Stacie, and he has three children together. He married his sixth wife namely; Gloria Bongekile Ngema. Altogether, Zuma has 23 children. They include; Msholozi, Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube, Thuli Zuma, Thuthukile Zuma, Mxolisi Zuma, Duduzile Zuma, Duduzane Zuma, Phumzile Zuma, Thandisiwe Zuma, Sinqobile Zuma, among others.

Is Jacob Zuma Gay?

His marriage life is enough evidence that he is not gay. He has been married seven times. He lives a polygamous life. With his wives, he has bored twenty-three children. Also, his straight sexual orientation is also another prove he is not gay. He loves his family, where he has divorced some of her wives, and one died after committing suicide.

Professional Career

Jacob Zuma is known as the former President of South Africa. His journey to becoming a president began by serving as a politician in different ways. He served as Deputy President of South Africa from 1999 to 2005. His dismissal from that position as a deputy president was inspired by President Thabo Mbeki after Zuma’s financial adviser, Schabir Shaik, was convicted of soliciting a bribe. Zuma was later elected as the African National Congress [ANC] President after defeating Mbeki at the ANC conference in Polokwane.

Thabo Mbeki later announced his resignation after being recalled by the ANC’s National Executive Committee, which came after South African High Court Judge Christopher Nicholson ruled Mbeki had improperly interfered with the operations of the National Prosecuting Authority [NPA], including the prosecution of Jacob Zuma for corruption.

Zuma led the ANC to victory, which made him elected in the general election in 2009 as the President of South Africa. The ANC also re-elected him as their leader at the ANC conference in Mangaung. During the general elections in 2014, he remained the President of South Africa. After being elected the second time as President, his position as ANC president was given to Cyril Ramaphosa. Throughout his presidency time, he faced significant challenges where he was charged with rape but was acquitted.

In both parliament and within the ANC, he survived multiple motions of no confidence. Zuma received imprisonment, and he became the first South African President to be prisoned. Riots began in South Africa following Zuma’s sentence.

Awards and Achievements

Jacob Zuma has won countless awards and honors, which includes; The Imo Merit Award, which is the highest award in the Imo State of Nigeria and is conferred on those who have made a difference in the development of their communities, Nelson Mandela Award for Outstanding Leadership from the Medical University of South Africa which he was awarded in Washington, D.C.. He also made an honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath during a visit to the United Kingdom.

Another honor is that Zuma was invested with a chieftaincy title of the Ochiaga of Imo during his trip to the Kingdom of Eze Samuel Ohiri of Imo.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jacob Zuma in 2024

Jacob Zuma has a total estimated net worth of $20 Million. The main source of his wealth is through being the President of South Africa, where he was one of the highest-paid presidents in Africa. He also has an annual salary of $27000. His success has made him invest in different economic sectors.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  1. He is one of the highest-paid President in the whole of Africa
  2. Zuma became the first president of South Africa to be prisoned.

Jacob Zuma is one of the most successful people in South Africa. His success is a result of him being the fourth president of South Africa. Also, hard work, dedication, and determination helped him become a great pillar in Africa. His leadership is a great inspiration to all men and women all over the world.

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