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Asma al-Assad

Investment Banker; First Lady of Syria
Female
Born Aug 11, 1975
Age 40
Religion Sunni Islam
Other Names Akhras, Asma al-

Asma al-Assad; born 11 August 1975; née Asma al-Akhras, is the British-Syrian First Lady of Syria. Born, raised and educated in the United Kingdom by Syrian-born parents, she graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science and French Literature. Following an unreported romance, she moved to Syria to marry President Bashar al-Assad in December 2000 after she previously pursued a career in investment banking.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1975 Birth Born on August 11, 1975.

TWENTIES

1996 20 Years Old 1 More Event
She was born to Syrian-born parents, raised and educated in the United Kingdom, and graduated from King's College London in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in computer science and French literature.
1998 22 Years Old After graduating, she started work as an economics analyst at Deutsche Bank Group in the hedge fund management division with clients in Europe and East Asia. In 1998 she joined the investment banking division of J.P. Morgan where she worked on a team that specialized in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.
2000 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Asma Akhras met Bashar al-Assad, the future president of Syria, while he was studying ophthalmology in London. After Syrian President Hafez al-Assad's death in June 2000, Bashar took over the presidency. Asma moved to Syria in November 2000 and married Bashar in December of that year.

THIRTIES

A serious blow was dealt to her public image since the Syrian Civil War intensified in early 2012 amid reports of her extravagant personal shopping. … Read More
2013 37 Years Old 1 More Event
She made a public appearance at the Damascus Opera House for an event called "Mother's Rally" on 18 March 2013, refuting the rumours.
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