Emmanuel Macron is a French politician, and since 2017 he has served as President of France. He is also 1 of the Co-Princes of Andorra. Before his presidency, Emmanuel served as Minister of Economics, Industry, and Digital Sovereignty between 2014 and 2016.
After graduating, Emmanuel worked as a senior civil servant at the Inspectorate General of Finances. Further, he became an investment banker at Rothschild & Co.
Emmanuel was appointed Élysée deputy secretary-general by President François Hollande in 2012. Further, in August 2014, he was appointed Minister of Economics, Industry, and Digital Sovereignty, and after 2 years, Emmanuel launched a campaign for the 2017 presidential election. He ran in the election under the name of En Marche.
Emmanuel topped the ballot in the first round of voting against The Republican nominee François Fillon and later was elected President of France on 7th May 2017 with 66.1% of the vote defeating Marine Le Pen of the National Front. At 39, Emmanuel became the youngest president of French. Further, in June, his party La République En Marche! (LREM) secured a majority in the National Assembly.
In the 2022 presidential election, Emmanuel was elected to a 2nd term defeating Le Pen and became the 1st French presidential candidate to win reelection since 2002. However, his political coalition lost its absolute majority in the 2022 legislative election, resulting in a hung parliament.
During his presidency, Emmanuel has overseen several labor laws, pensions, and tax reforms and has pursued a renewable energy transition. Since 2020, he has led France’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its vaccination in France. Emmanuel called for foreign policy reforms to the European Union (EU) and also signed bilateral treaties with Germany and Italy. Further, during the China–United States trade war, he conducted $ 45 billion trade and business agreements with China. He oversaw a dispute between Australia and the United States over the AUKUS security pact. In the war against the Islamic State, Emmanuel continued Operation Chammal and joined in 2022 in the international condemnation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Is Emmanuel Macron’s wife a former teacher from his high school?
On 19th December 2022, a Reddit user posted the following claim: “French president Emmanuel Macron is 25 years younger than his wife. They first met when he was a 15-year-old high school student and she was his teacher at La Providence, a school in Amiens, France.
Emmanuel met his future wife, Brigitte Trogneux. At the time, she was a married mother of three (39). Her 1st husband, Andre Louis Auzière, died in 2020 and was a banker.
Emmanuel’s parents, interviewed for Fulda’s book, originally thought he was dating Brigitte’s daughter, Laurence, Emmanuel’s classmate. However, the truth was that he was dating her mother and his teacher, who was also a family friend, resulting in his parents sending him away to another school.
They married in 2007 when he was 29 and she was 54. On that day, he became a youthful stepfather to her 3 adult children.
Brigitte’s son Sébastien was born in 1975 and is Emmanuel’s only stepson; she has two daughters named Laurence and Tiphaine, born in 1977 and 1984, respectively.
Emmanuel Macron Early Life:
Emmanuel was born on 21st December 1977 in Amiens, Somme, France. His family has traces from Picardy, Bristol, and Gascony. Emmanuel was raised in a non-religious family, but at age 12, he was baptized a Catholic by his request. In June 2018, Emmanuel identified himself as an Agnostic Catholic before meeting Pope Francis.
In 1999, after graduation, Emmanuel worked as an editorial assistant to Paul Ricoeur; he worked mainly on the notes and bibliography. Later, he became a member of the editorial board of the magazine Esprit.
Emmanuel plays tennis and enjoys boxing.
In August 2017, he and Brigitte (his wife) adopted Nemo, a black Labrador Retriever-Griffon dog.
Emmanuel is a football lover and a fan of the French club Olympique de Marseille. During the 2018 World Cup, Emmanuel attended the semi-final match between France and Belgium, along with the Belgian King Philippe and Queen Mathilde.
Emmanuel Macron Family Background:
Emmanuel is the son of Françoise Macron, a physician, and Jean-Michel Macron, a professor at the University of Picardy in the neurology department. His parents divorced in 2010, and their first child was stillborn.
Emmanuel has two siblings, Laurent (born in 1979) and Estelle (born in 1982).
Emmanuel commonly visited his grandmother Germaine, whom he called “Manette,” who lived in Bagnères-de-Bigorre. She died in 2013.
Emmanuel Macron Education:
Emmanuel attended the Jesuit institute Lycée la Providence, and later for his last year of school, his parents sent him to the elite Lycée Henri-IV in Paris. Emmanuel completed the undergraduate program with a “Bac S, Mention Très Bien.” At the same time, he received his diploma in piano studies at Amiens Conservatory and was nominated for the national-level high school competition in French literature.
Further, he attended the Paris Nanterre University and earned a master’s degree in public affairs at Sciences Po. Later, in 2004, he graduated from the École Nationale administration.
Emmanuel Macron Physical stats:
Emmanuel stands 5′ 9″ tall and weighs around 73 kg. He has attractive blue colored eyes and light brown hair. Further, he has a charming personality even in his 40’s.
Emmanuel Macron Birth Signs:
According to Emmanuel’s birthdate, he falls under the zodiac Sagittarius and is currently 44 years old. Further, his birth flower is Narcissus, and his birth element is Fire.
Emmanuel Macron Net worth:
Emmanuel’s estimated net worth is around $50 million.
Emmanuel Macron Relationship Status:
Emmanuel has been married to Brigitte Trogneux since 2007. He is 24 years younger than her. The couple met during a theatre workshop; at that time, she was a High School teacher she gave when Emmanuel was a 15-year-old student. Initially, his parents tried to separate the couple by sending him to Paris and finishing the final year of his schooling. However, the couple reunited after his graduation.
Brigitte has 3 children from a previous marriage, and Emmanuel has no children from her.
Emmanuel Macron Career:
After graduating from ENA, Emmanuel became an Inspector in the IGF), a branch of the Finance Ministry. Jean-Pierre Jouyet, the then-head of the IGF, mentored him. Further, in August 2007, he was appointed deputy rapporteur for the “Commission to Unleash French Growth” of Jacques Attali. In March 2010, Emmanuel was appointed a member of the Attali Commission.
In September 2008, Emmanuel became an investment banker at Rothschild & Cie Banque. Further, in 2010, he was promoted to partner with the bank, and in the same year, Emmanuel was appointed as managing director of Nestlé. His share, which he earned through the deal, made him a millionaire. In 2012, he left Rothschild & Cie.
In February 2012, Emmanuel advised businessman and the CEO of the Avril Group Philippe Tillous-Borde.
In his youth, Emmanuel worked for two years for the Citizen and Republican Movement. He was an assistant to Mayor Georges Sarre, and since he was 24, Emmanuel had been a member of the Socialist Party. In 2006, he met François Hollande through Jean-Pierre Jouyet, and in 2010, he joined his staff. Further, in the 2007 legislative elections, Emmanuel attempted to run for a seat under the Socialist Party label in the National Assembly in Picardy; however, his application was declined. In 2010, he was offered the opportunity to be the deputy chief of staff to Prime Minister François Fillon, though he declined.
On 15th May 2012, Emmanuel became the deputy secretary-general of the Élysée. He served with Nicolas Revel and under-secretary-general Pierre-René Lemas.
On 10th June 2014, it was announced that Emmanuel had resigned. With the help of businessman Alain Minc, he was employed at the University of Berlin. Emmanuel was awarded the position of research fellow. That same year, he was offered an opportunity to be a candidate in the upcoming municipal elections in his hometown of Amiens; but he declined the offer.
On 26th August 2014, Emmanuel was appointed Minister of Economics and Industry in the 2nd Valls Cabinet. He was one of the youngest ministers of Economics. As Minister of Economics, Emmanuel was active in pushing through business-friendly reforms. In August 2015, Emmanuel said he was no longer a part of the Socialist Party and was independent.
The “Macron Law” was Emmanuel’s signature law package pushed through parliament using the 49.3 procedure. The law intended to recreate the French economy by fixing regulations based on Sunday work, public sector jobs, transport, driving licenses, and the transport market. On 10th April 2015, the law was adopted.
On 23rd April 2017, he qualified for the runoff after the election’s 1st round. On 7th May 2017, he won the 2nd round of the presidential election. At 39, Emmanuel became the youngest president in French history and the youngest French head of state.
On 14th May, Emmanuel formally became president, and he appointed Ismaël Emelien as his special advisor and Patrick Strzoda as his chief of staff. The following day, he appointed Édouard Philippe as Prime Minister. On the same day, Emmanuel made his 1st official foreign visit and attended a meeting in Berlin with Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany. Both leaders emphasized the importance of France–Germany’s relations with the European Union. In the 2017 legislative election, Emmanuel’s party La République En Marche, and its allies secured a majority, winning 350 seats out of 577.
On 3rd July 2020, Emmanuel appointed the center-right Jean Castex as the Prime Minister of France.
In the 2022 election, Emmanuel again defeated Le Pen on 24th April 2022, in the 2nd round. He is the 1st president to win a 2nd term since Jacques Chirac in 2002.
Emmanuel Macron Social Appearance:
Emmanuel is one of the popular politicians on social media platforms and has a massive fan following. On Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, he has around 9M, 4.5M, and 3M followers, respectively. Whereas on YouTube, he has around 290K subscribers.