They are the people kids idolise and see as role models. Most athletes are renowned for their competitiveness, athletic abilities and riches. Let’s talk about the latter, shall we? George Weah is a star as a Liberian politician, 25th President of Liberia (2018), Retired professional footballer, Field striker. Born in Monrovia, Liberia on the October 1, 1966 this person had found his passion and talents where awards and recognition came soon afterwards. A proud French, Liberian, standing at 6′ 0¾” (1.85 m), George Weah has received recognition for a lot of success on and off the field UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador (2017), A.C. Milan Hall of Fame (2015), IFFHS Legends (2016), UEFA Champions League Top Scorer (1994-1995). Throughout a decorated career, the nicknames of unknown have stuck. With regards to personal life George Weah has attended DeVry University, Miami. Timothy Weah, George Weah Jr., Tita Wealh Clar Weah Anna Quayeweah, William T. Weah Sr. are his family. So, what about the net worth? Well it is estimated that this athlete has a net worth of $85 million.
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To begin with, Weah was born in poverty in a district of Monrovia. At the age of 15, he started playing football at Young Survivors’ youth team, before moving to other teams in his country, such as Invincible Eleven and Mighty Barrole, with whom he won some domestic trophies, including the championship and The Liberia Cup. Weah matriculated from the Muslim Congress and then attended Wells Harington High School in Monrovia, abandoning the last year to focus on his football career, but actually matriculated from high school in 2006 after ending his career in football, and then attended Parkwood University in London, obtaining a sports management diploma. In 2011, Weah graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration of the University of Miami, and then obtained a master’s degree in 2013.
Concerning his professional career, Weah’s skills were discovered by Arsene Wenger, and so George moved to Europe in 1988, signing a contract with Monaco. During his stay in Monaco, he won the title of the African Footballer of the Year in 1989, the French Cup with the team in 1991, and helped the team to reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup in 1992. Weah was then transferred to Paris Saint-Germain, with whom he won the French Cup in 1993 and 1995, and the League Cup in 1995. In the 1994-1995 season, he also became the UEFA Champions League top scorer. He was once again named the African Footballer of the Year in 1994, before in 1995 signing a contract with leading Italian club AC Milan. Afterwards a period full of achievements followed, both individually and with the club team; 1995, George Weah won the Golden Balloon and was named World Footballer of the Year, becoming the first African footballer to win these trophies. Then, Weah twice reached the Italian Cup finals in 1998. and played in the Italian Super Cup. In the winter of 2000, Weah was lent to Chelsea until the end of the season, and with whom Weah won the FA Cup.
Internationally, for Liberia Weah played 60 games over 20 years, scoring 22 goals, but being a minnow in football, the country only managed to qualify for the African Cup of Nations twice, but never progressing past the group stage.
George ended his playing career in 2003.
Regarding his political career, Weah formed the political party Congress for Democratic Change in 2004, and in 2005 Weah ran for the presidency of Liberia, although at that stage poor formal education and lack of political experience were considered the main reasons why he was inappropriate to lead the country, in contrast to the main counter-candidate, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, educated at Harvard University with administrative experience both in the Liberian government and in the World Bank and the United Nations. Weah continued to be involved in politics as the leader of the CDC, leading the party in the campaign for the 2009 legislative elections. In 2012, he unsuccessfully ran for the post of vice-president losing to Joseph Boakai. In 2014, Weah was elected a senator in the Liberian Parliament, but in the three-year term, he only occasionally attended Senate meetings and contributed no legislative initiative. However, in 2017, he again announced his candidacy for the presidency. On 27th December 2017 he was elected President of Liberia, and sworn in on 22 January 2018.
Finally, in the personal life of George Weah, he is married to Kler Vea. They have three children.
- Full Name: George Weah
- Net Worth: $85 million
- Date Of Birth: October 1, 1966
- Place Of Birth: Monrovia, Liberia
- Height: 6′ 0¾” (1.85 m)
- Weight: 82 kg
- Profession: Liberian politician, 25th President of Liberia (2018), Retired professional footballer, Field striker
- Education: DeVry University, Miami
- Nationality: French, Liberian
- Spouse: Clar Weah
- Children: Timothy Weah, George Weah Jr., Tita Wealh
- Parents: Anna Quayeweah, William T. Weah Sr.
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gweah
- IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1736629/
- Awards: African Footballer of the Year (1989, 1994, 1995), Onze d’Or (1995), Ballon d’Or (1995), FIFA World Player of the Year (1995), Onze d’Argent (1996), FIFA World Player of the Year (Silver award, 1996), Arthur Ashe Courage Award (2004), Golden Foot Legends Award (2005)
- Nominations: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador (2017), A.C. Milan Hall of Fame (2015), IFFHS Legends (2016), UEFA Champions League Top Scorer (1994-1995)
- TV Shows: ESPY Awards (TV Special, 2004)
- Is a liberian politician and former international soccer player. He ran for presidential office in Liberia in 2005, but unsuccessfully lost to challenger Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.George Weah is also a humanitarian, and he won the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2004 ESPY awards. He is also a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador.While playing soccer, his clubs included: Monaco FC (1987-1992), Paris St Germain (1992-1995), AC Milan (1995-1999), Chelsea (1999-2000), Manchester City (2001) & Olympic Marseille (2001-2002).In 1995, he was awarded European Footballer of the Year, and FIFA World Player of the Year.