Goodluck Jonathan’s Biography: Age: Education, Family, Marriage, Net Worth, Politics



We are checking out the history and life of one of Nigeria’s past presidents and one of the most democratic presidents this country has ever produced, history will never forget him in the role he played during the 2015 election where he concedes defeat to current president Mohammed Buhari.

Goodluck Ebele Azikwe Jonathan is from Niger Delta part of this country, he was born on the 20th of November 1957 in Ogbia Bayelsa State, he came from the Ijaw part of the Niger Delta, he came from a lineage of Canoe Makers.

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Jonathan started his early education he started from the Christian primary and secondary school in his home town of Ogbia. As soon as he concluded his primary and secondary education he forged ahead to the University of Port Harcourt in rivers state.

He graduated in 1981 with a degree in Zoology, he also holds a Ph.D. in Zoology also from the University of Port Harcourt in 1995.



He began his career at the rivers state college of education as a lecturer before he moved to the University of Port Harcourt to continue lecturing.

He also worked with the defunct government agency of oil mineral producing areas development commission as assistant director and environmental-protection officer between 1993 and 1998.

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Jonathan began his political career by joining politics, he joined the people’s democratic party (PDP) in the year 1998.

Jonathan became deputy governor of Bayelsa state alongside Governor Diepreye Alamieseiyeseigha in the year 1999. Jonathan was subsequently sworn in as governor of Bayelsa State in 2005 after Governor Diepreye Alamieseiyeseigha’s was impeached. Jonathan was governor of Bayelsa state between 2005 and 2007.

In the year 2017 he was picked to run alongside president musa yar dua as the Vice President. However he rose to become the president of Nigeria after the demise of President Musa Yar Adua. He served as president between 5th May 2010 to May 29th, 2015.


President Jonathan as fondly called by his political associates is married to Patience Jonathan, who was famous for her with reaction to crisis, poor grammatical and bold statement. They are blessed with two children.


Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is estimated to worth about $10 million.


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