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Nicolas Sarkozy Facts

23rd French President and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra

  • Nicolas Sarkozy was born as Nicolas Paul Stephane Sarkozy de Nagy-Bocsa on 28 January 1955.
  • Sarkozy became the President and assumed office on 16 May 2007 after defeating the Socialist Party candidate Segolene Royal.
  • He is the first French president to have been born after World War II.
  • He served as the Mayor of Neuilly-sur-Seine between 1983-2002. He was then the youngest mayor of any town in France with a population of over 50,000.
  • As a child, he was abandoned by his father and hence he has spent much of his childhood at his grandfather's home.
  • The family lived in a mansion owned by Sarkozy's grandfather, Benedict Mallah, in the 17th Arrondissement of Paris.
  • He used to feel inferior to the wealthier and taller classmates at school.
  • He married Marie-Dominique Culioli and they later separated. He later married former fashion model and public relations executive Cecilia Ciganer-Albeniz. The two divorced in October 2007, soon after he became the French President. He later married Italian-born singer Carla Bruni.
  • According to his life insurance policies, Sarkozy has a net worth of 2 million euros.
  • La Conquete is a biopic on themed on the alleged mocking the political career of Sarkozy.
  • Vanity Fair named him to be the 68th best-dressed person in the world.
  • He graduated with an MA in Private law, and later with a DEA degree in Business law.
  • He completed his military service as a part time Air Force cleaner.
  • After passing the bar, he became a lawyer specializing in business and family law, and was one of Silvio Berlusconi's top French advocates.
  • According to ecological magazine, Terra Economica, President Nicolas Sarkozy has a carbon footprint equivalent to that made by 1,000 of his fellow French citizens.
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