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Alar Karis is an Estonian biologist, civil servant and politician who served as the President of Estonia since 11 October 2021.
|Politician (President of Estonia)
Alar Karis was born on March 26, 1958 (age 63 years) in Tartu, Estonia. He is the son of botanist Harry Karis. He graduated from the Estonian University of Life Sciences and in 1999 he became a professor in the university.
Karis previously served as rector of the Estonian University of Life Sciences from 2003 to 2007, as rector of the University of Tartu from 2007 to 2012, as the Auditor General of Estonia from 2013 to 2018, and as director of the Estonian National Museum from 2018 to 2021.
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2021 presidential election
In August 2021, he was approached by the president of the Riigikogu Jüri Ratas with the prospect of nomination for the post of president of Estonia in the upcom ing autumn election. He accepted the nomination and his candidacy was subsequently endorsed by both coalition parties, the Reform Party and the Centre Party.
On 31 August 2021, Alar Karis was elected as the president of Estonia with a two-thirds majority of 72 votes in the Riigikogu. He assumed office on 11 October 2021.
Alar Karis is married to Sirje Karis. The couple has three children and five grandchildren. His wife Sirje Karis is the Tartu City Museum director, she confirmed that she had a few sleepless nights after her husband was elected the next president of Estonia because they had to be apart at a time when each other’s company could have been good.
Mrs Sirje Karis says she is a museum person because she has worked in museums for her entire life. She was the director of the Estonian History Museum for more than a decade and has been the director of the Tartu City Museum for the last three years.
Alar Karis net worth
How much is Alar Karis worth? Alar Karis net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. He is one of the richest and influential politicians in Estonia. However, before he was elected as president, Alar Karis was the director of the Estonian National Museum (ERM). A new director must now be found, but Sirje Karis said she is not a candidate. “I think the Estonian National Museum would put too much on my plate,” she admitted.