Emmanuel Macron is a French politician who first became the president of France on 14 May 2017 and has been the president of France since then.
French President Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron CNN was born in Amiens on Wednesday, December 21, 1977 (age 44 years; as of 2022.) He is a Sagittarius. He attended a Jesuit institute called the Lycée la Providence in Amiens for most of his schooling before his parents sent him to complete his final year of studies at the prestigious Lycée Henri-IV in Paris, where he graduated with the highest distinction The same year, he was nominated for the “Concours général” of French literature and obtained a diploma from the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique d’Amiens. After studying philosophy at the University of Amiens, Macron continued in 2004 with a master’s degree in public affairs at Sciences Po and a graduate degree in business administration at the National School of Administration. Alternatively, he studied philosophy at the University of Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense, where he obtained a DEA in which he completed a thesis on Machiavelli and Hegel. CNN He trained in a Nigerian embassy and in an office in Oise before graduating.
Height (approx): 5’9″ (1.75m)
Eye color: Blue
Hair color: Brown
Family and ethnicity
Parents, Brothers, and Sisters
Françoise Macron (née Noguès), doctor, and Jean-Michel Macron, professor of neurology at the University of Picardy, are his parents. Their marriage ended in divorce in 2010. He has two siblings, Laurent, born in 1979, and Estelle, born in 1982. Françoise and Jean-Michel’s first child was stillborn.
Wife & Children
Mr. Macron married Brigitte Trogneux in 2007, a former teacher at La Providence high school in Amiens who is 24 years older than him and was married at the time when he met her. She had three children from a previous marriage; he has no children from his own marriage. Trogneux’s role in Macron’s 2017 presidential campaign has been called pivotal.
Macron has three step-children named Sébastien Auzière, an engineer, Laurence Auzière-Jourdan, a cardiologist, and Tiphaine Auzière, a lawyer.
One of his paternal great-grandfathers, George William Robertson, was English and was born in Bristol, United Kingdom. His maternal grandparents, Jean and Germaine Noguès (née Arribet), are from the Pyrenean town of Bagnères-de-Bigorre, Gascony.
A graduate of the ENA, Macron has since been an inspector at the General Inspectorate of Finance (IGF), an agency of the Ministry of Finance. Macron was mentored by the former director of the International Growth Forum, Jean-Pierre Jouyet. In his capacity as finance inspector, Macron gave courses during the summer at the prep’ENA (special preparatory school for the entrance examination to the National Academy of Sciences) of IPESUP (fr), a school elite private school that prepares students for entrance examinations to Grandes Ecoles, such as HEC. His first job offer came in 2006 from Laurence Parisot, CEO of the Mouvement des Entreprises de France, which is the largest employers’ association in France. However, he refused. He was chosen as deputy rapporteur for the “Commission to liberate French growth” set up by Jacques Attali in August 2007. Macron bought himself out of his government contract in 2008 with €50,000. In his position at Rothschild & Cie Banque, he earned a high salary as an investment banker. In March 2010, he was appointed a member of the Attali Commission.
In September 2008, Macron was hired by Rothschild & Cie Banque after resigning from his position as finance inspector. In 2011, Macron was named chief executive of Nestlé, which acquired one of Pfizer’s biggest baby-drinks subsidiaries. With the 9 billion euros he earned from the deal, Macron became a millionaire.
Macron has been a member of the Socialist Party since the age of 24 but only renews his subscription once every five years (from 2006 to 2009). During the 2007 legislative elections in Picardy, Macron tried to run under the label of the Socialist Party for a seat in the National Assembly. His application was rejected. Macron was offered to become Prime Minister Francois Fillon’s deputy chief of staff in 2010 but did not accept.
Deputy Secretary-General of the Élysée
Since May 15, 2012, Macron has been Deputy Secretary-General of the Élysée, a high-ranking position in the administration of President François Hollande.On June 10, 2014, it was announced that Macron had resigned and Laurence Boone had replaced him. Jean-Yves Jouyet explained that Macron had left to pursue his own personal goals and create his own financial advisory business. Later reports indicated that Macron planned to create an investment company that would try to finance educational projects. Following Macron’s graduation, Alain Minc, an English businessman, installed him at the University of Berlin. Eventually, Macron was appointed as a researcher at the university. Macron was given the chance to stand in the municipal elections in Amiens, his hometown, in 2014. However, he declined. Macron was supposed to become a budget minister under Manuel Valls, but Francois Hollande rejected the idea because Macron had never been elected before.
Minister of Economy and Industry
During the second Valls cabinet, on August 26, 2014, he was appointed Minister of Economy and Industry in place of Arnaud Montebourg. Macron declared independence in August 2015, announcing that he was no longer a member of the Socialist Party.
2017 French presidential candidacy
Formation of En Marche and resignation from the government
In March 2015, Macron was introduced to the French public following an appearance on a French TV show called “Des Paroles Et Des Actes”. His first public appearance in March 2015 in Val-de-Marne, France, was before Macron formed his political party En Marche. Macron created the independent political party En Marche in Amiens on April 6, 2016, amid tensions and deteriorating relations with the current government. En Marche is a liberal and progressive political movement that has garnered significant media attention. Both Macron and the party were reprimanded by President Hollande after its creation, raising questions about Macron’s loyalty to the government. Support for Macron and En Marche began to grow in the media in June 2016, with major publications such as L’Express, Les Echos, Le 1, and L’Opinion expressing public support for his movement. In the aftermath of several controversies surrounding the trade unionists and their protests, major newspapers began to publish articles on Macron and En Marche with mostly positive reviews. Both the far left and the far right in France have come under heavy criticism, with the term “Macronite” coined to describe pro-Macron influence within the press. Macron resigned from the government before the second round of the 2017 presidential election to devote himself to his En Marche movement. It had been reported since early 2015 that he was seeking to leave the Valls government, as tensions within the government grew. Following the cancellation of Macron’s “Macron 2” law, Macron had originally planned to leave, but after meeting François Hollande he decided to stay in France, and an announcement was scheduled to announce Macron’s commitment to the French government (although it was postponed because of the attacks in Nice and Normandy).
The first round of the presidential election
Initially, Macron expressed his intention to run when the En Marche party was formed, but after resigning from the government, he was given more time to devote himself to the En Marche movement. In April 2016, Macron announced that he was considering running for president. After months of speculation, Macron officially announced his candidacy for the French presidency on November 16, 2016. In 2016, Macron published a book called “Revolution” to support his electoral campaign. When it was printed, the book sold nearly 200,000 copies, and it was one of the best-selling books in France. On May 7, 2017, Macron supporters celebrated his victory at the Louvre.
The second round of the presidential election
Macron was elected President of France on May 7, 2017, with 66.1% of the vote against Marine Le Pen with 33.9%. In this election, a record 25.4% of the votes were absent and 8% of the ballots were blank or invalid. As president of En Marche, Macron resigned and was replaced by Catherine Barbaroux as interim leader.
President of France
After winning the first round of the election on April 23, 2017, Macron qualified for the second round. According to preliminary results, he won the second round of the presidential election on May 7 by a large margin, forcing Marine Le Pen, the National Front candidate, to give in. He became the youngest French president in history and the youngest head of state since Napoleon. In an official ceremony on May 14, Macron became president. President Macron appointed Jean Castex as the new French Prime Minister on July 3, 2020.
- Grand Master and Grand Cross of the National Order of the Legion of Honor on May 14, 2017
- Grand Master and Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit on May 14, 2017
- Italy: Knight Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic 1 July 2021
- Côte d’Ivoire: Grand Cross of the National Order of Côte d’Ivoire 20 December 2019
- Belgium: Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold 19 November 2018
- South Korea: Grand Order of Mugunghwa of South Korea October 8, 2018
- Finland: Grand Cross of Finland of the Order of the White Rose with Collar 29 August 2018
- Denmark: Knight of the Order of the Elephant August 28, 2018
- Senegal: Grand Cross of the National Order of the Lion February 2, 2018
- Tunisia: Grand Cordon of the Order of the Republic of Tunisia 31 January 2018
- Greece: Grand Cross of the Order of the Redeemer 7 September 2017
- United Kingdom: Commander of the Order of the British Empire 5 June 2014
- Brazil: Grand Officer of the Order of the Southern Cross December 9, 2012
- The Trombinoscope (2014, 2016)
- Charlemagne Prize (2018)
- Angela Merkel presented the French president with the prize for his “European vision” (EPA)
- Champion of the Earth (2018)
- Food: Cordon bleu
- In August 2017, a photojournalist was arrested and detained by the police for six hours after he entered the private residence where Macron was vacationing in Marseille. Macron subsequently filed a complaint about “harassment”. In September 2017, he dropped the complaint “as a gesture of appeasement”. Valeurs Actuelle
- On 8 June 2021, Macron was slapped in the face during a visit to the town of Tain-l’Hermitage. The attacker was identified as Damien Tarel, who stated that he was associated with the yellow vest movement and the far-right, though he was also described as an “ideological mush”. He was sentenced to four months of imprisonment plus a suspended sentence of fourteen months. The Guardian
- Macron faced a backlash over his racist comment against the Islamic religion. He commented, “Islam is a religion that is in crisis all over the world.” It called for a boycott of French products all over the world. India Today
- Macron was in the news for using profane words in the media for the government. He said that the government wants to “piss off” (emmerder) the unvaccinated people by banning them from various public venues. Independent
Facts / Anecdotes
- Emmanuel Macron was born on December 21, 1977, and stood as the youngest candidate in the 2017 French presidential election at the age of 39.
- Before becoming President of France, Macron was an investment banker and Secretary-General at the Elysee Palace.
- Macron did not perform national service because he was pursuing his graduate studies. Born in December 1977, he belonged to the last year when service was mandatory.
- François Macron has spoken of tolerance towards Muslim immigrants, but he recognizes the threat from extremists. Talking about the possibility of completely avoiding terrorist attacks, he said that “the option of zero risk does not exist” in an April interview with RTL.
- Macron received support from former US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the presidential election.
- An award-winning pianist, he has won numerous prizes. Sounds impressive, but when did it earn him the prize? The encyclopedia is strangely silent on the subject. In an interview with ClassiqueNews.com, Macron said he would like to play again “as soon as I have the time”, expressing particular affection for Robert Schumann (“he has images and feelings that I cannot find anywhere elsewhere”) and Liszt (“this great European, resolutely modern, anchored in the great tradition — the incandescence of his Years of Pilgrimage remains intact after so many years”)
- When he was appointed economy minister in 2014, the French newspaper Le Monde proclaimed him the “Mozart of the Elysée”. This label was picked up by other European publications, including Die Welt in Germany in 2015. While she was his teacher, his wife told a friend she felt like she was working with Mozart, according to Anne Fulda, his biographer.
- Although he has written many novels, he refuses to let them be read. According to Macron, he has unpublished works including “an epistolary novel about the Aztecs, a love story, and one about a pianist who plays with time”. Obviously, this raises many questions, especially about the meaning of the word “epistolary”.
- He founded a new political party En Marche.
- His former classmates had predicted that he would succeed in politics. “Everyone who met him knew at the time that he was someone extraordinary, that he was different,” Antoine Marguet told the BBC.
- In Paris, Macron failed to gain entry to the École normale supérieure twice.
- As president of France, Macron also serves ex officio as one of the two co-princes of Andorra.
- Macron and his wife met during a theatre workshop that she was giving when he was a 15-year-old student and she was a 39-year-old teacher, but they only became a couple once he was 18.
- Some of his hobbies include skiing, playing tennis, and boxing.
- On 27 August 2017, Macron and his wife Brigitte adopted Nemo, a black Labrador Retriever-Griffon dog who lives with them in the Élysée Palace.
- A fan of football, Macron is a supporter of the French club Olympique de Marseille. During the 2018 World Cup, he attended the semi-final between France and Belgium with the Belgian King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, and at the World Cup final against Croatia, he sat and celebrated alongside Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. Macron received widespread media attention for his celebrations and his interactions with the Croatian president.
- He has a huge fan following on social media. He has 3m followers on Instagram, 8.2 m on Twitter, and 247k subscribers on Youtube as of 2022.
- He can flip a water bottle and make it land straight on the table. It was also a huge Tik Tok trend.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) April 20, 2017