Gerhard Schröder is a politician from Germany.
Gerhard Schröder is a Social Democratic Party member.
Schröder served as an attorney on various high-profile matters until 1990.
He began his political career as a child and was elected to the Lower Saxony Parliament in 1986.
Schröder became the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony after his political party won the 1990 elections.
He was President of the Bundesrat from 1997 to 1998 in the late 1990s. He succeeded Oskar Lafontaine as the Social Democratic Party's Leader in 1999, a position he maintained until March 21, 2004, when he was succeeded by Franz Muntefering.
Schröder was elected Chancellor of Germany on October 27, 1998.
Following the Social Democratic Party's defeat in the 2005 federal election, Schröder eventually relinquished his position to Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union.
As Chancellor, Schröder sought to eliminate nuclear power in Germany and research alternative energy sources.
He advocated for same-sex civil partnerships and sent tens of thousands of troops to Afghanistan in support of the US.
He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nord Stream AG and Rosneft.
He was previously the global manager of Rothschild, an investment bank.
Ukraine accused Gerhard of being one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's top lobbyists in March 2018.
Gerhard is the head of the Russian state-owned oil giant Rosneft's board of supervisors.
Gerhard Schröder's net worth is currently estimated at $20 million.
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Gerhard Schröder was married to Anne Taschenmacher from 1972 to 1984.
After that, from 1984 to 1997, he was married to Hiltrud Hampel.
After that marriage, he was married to journalist Doris Schröder-Köpf from 1997 to 2018. With her he has 2 kids.
Gerhard Schröder with Doris
Now, he is married to So-yeon Schröder-Kim. They have been married since 2018.
Gerhard Schröder with his current wife So-yeon Schröder-Kim
Children: Gerhard Schröder has a son named Gregor Schröder and a daughter named Viktoria Schröder.
Gerhard Schröder’s father is Fritz Schröder.
Gerhard Schröder’s mother is Erika Schröder.
Siblings: Gerhard Schröder has a sister named Ilse Brücke and a brother named Lothar Vosseler.
His brother is an author.
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"My impression is that American policy speaks not of antagonism but rather partnership."
"Indeed, the creators of the euro envisioned it as an instrument to promote political union."
"Whatever the details of union may be, there's no doubt we need more policy coordination in Europe."
"We are seeing significant growth in foreign investment in Germany."
"We want to encourage those who are able to work, no question."
"Germany is in favor of integration precisely because we don't want dominance."
"It was with horror that I learned of the abominable terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington in which so many innocent people have lost their lives. My government staunchly condemns these acts of terrorism. The German people are at the side of the United States of America in this difficult hour. I wish to express my deep-felt condolences and complete solidarity to you and the American people. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families."
"A market that's as open as possible is the precondition for a successful economy, and a successful economy is the precondition to being able to pay for social security."
"The euro is a sickly premature infant, the result of an over-hasty monetary union."
"We must take care that globalization does not become something people become afraid of."