Olafur Ragnar Grimsson

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Birthday
14, 1943
Birthplace
Isafjorour, Iceland
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
14, 1943 (age 76)
Birthplace
Isafjorour, Iceland

About

After serving as his country's Minister of Finance, this People's Alliance Party-turned-Independent politician took office as fifth President of Iceland. He won his first election in 1996 and, in 2012, began his fifth presidential term.

Before Fame

After receiving his doctorate in political science from the University of Manchester, he began teaching at the University of Iceland.

Trivia

During the late 1970s and early 1980s, he served the Reykjavik constituency in the Icelandic Althing (parliament).

Family Life

Following the death of his first wife, Guorun Katrin Porbergsdottir, he married Israeli businesswoman Dorrit Moussaieff. His first marriage resulted in twins named Guorun and Svanhildur.

Associated With

In the early 1980s, he was one of several prominent liberal thinkers to enter into a well-publicized debate with the conservative American economist Milton Friedman.