Salva Kiir Mayardit Net Worth Health Wife

Salva Kiir is a South Sudanese politician who has been the president since the country independence on 9 July 2011. In 2005,

He was named the commander in Chief of the Sudan People’s Liberty Army, after the death of Dr. Joh Garang. He was the president of the Southern Sudan Government, and the first vice president before the independence.

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His Excellency Salva Kiir Mayardit, during a U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit dinner at the White House, Aug. 5, 2014.

Early Life

Salva Kiir was born into a pastoral Dinka family in Akon village, Awan-Chan Dinka Community, Gogrial County- South Sudan. He is the eighth of nine children.

His Father Kuethpiny Thiik Atem belonged to Payum Clan, was a cattle herder and had three wives. He passed away in 2007. His mother, Awiei Rou Wol was the first wife of Thiik Atem and belonged to Payii clan.

Political life

Salva Kiir joined the Anyanya battalion in the First Sudanese Civil war that took place in 1960s. He was working as a low- ranking officer by the time Addis Ababa Agreement was set up in 1972. In 1983, he joined Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in the second civil war.

He rose to become the head of the military, after Dr. John Garang death in 2005. He also succeeded Dr. John Garang as the first vice president of Sudan, after the helicopter crash killed Dr. John. Years later in 2011, South Sudan became an independent state with Salva as the president.


Kiir is married to Mary Ayen Mayardit and they have two children, Munuti Salva Kiir and Adut Mayardit. A strife took place between Salva Kiir first daughter Adut and Nyuon Bany, the late William Nyuon Bany daughter.

It was alleged that Salva Kiir was secretely married to Alluel William. The family of the president later requested for privacy on matters related to the president marriage.

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Net Worth

The Southern Sudan president net worth estimation is $5 Million.

Quick Facts

Date of Birth31 September 1951
Place of BirthGogrial, South Sudan
CountrySouth Sudan
ProfessionPresident of South Sudan since 2005
SpouseMary Ayen Mayardit,
Children Munuti Salva Kiir and Adut Mayardit
Net worth$ 5 Million
Education Graduate of Sudan Military College
Political PartySudan People’s Liberation Movement
BooksSalva Kiir Mayardit: The Joshua of South Sudan : President Kiir’s Speeches After Independence (2011 – Present)
Quick Fact

Health issues: Salva Kiir accidentally pees on himself

On 14 December 2022, Kiir was trending in twitter after he unknowingly peed on himself during the recitation of the national anthem. Unfortunately, the event was telecasted on live TV hence nothing could be done about the embarrassing moment. The president is believed to be suffering from a urinary tract infection which is quite common in older men.

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