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Jesse Klaver is a Dutch politician serving as a member of the House of Representatives since 2010 and Leader of GroenLinks since 2015. Prior to this, he chaired the youth union of the Christelijk Nationaal Vakverbond from 2009 to 2010.
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Jesse Feras Klaver was born on May 1, 1986 (age 35 years) in Roosendaal, Netherlands. His father has a Riffian-Moroccan background and his mother has a mixed Dutch and Indonesian background. He grew up in a social housing project without the presence of his father. His grandparents played a large role in his upbringing. Between 1999 and 2004, he attended the vmbo at the Waldorf school Michael College in Prinsenbeek.
Between 2006 and 2009, he was a member of the board of DWARS, the youth organization of GroenLinks. First, he was a duo-chair for organization matters, later he was secretary and then he was elected chair. As chair, he supported the “freedom-loving course set by Femke Halsema” against the more communitarian elements within the party.
In addition to serving in this function, he studied social work at the Avans University of Applied Sciences and the transition program for the master’s political science at the University of Amsterdam. He quit the transition program before finishing it.
On 17 September 2009, he was elected chair of the youth union of the CNV. As chair, he announced he would put less emphasis on the Christian character of the CNV. He supported raising the retirement age to 67. On 1 December 2009, he was appointed to the Social Economic Council. Being 23 years old, he was the youngest member ever to sit on this council.
In addition to chairing the CNV youth union, he co-authored the 2010 GroenLinks election manifesto; he was a member of the board of the Christian Social Youth Congress and he was the founder of the climate NGO Youth Copenhagen Coalition.
Jesse Klaver was placed seventh on the list of GroenLinks for the 2010 elections. GroenLinks won ten seats. Klaver became a spokesperson for social affairs, employment, education and sport. His maiden speech concerned higher education.
Klaver was nominated as “political talent of the year” by political journalists in 2010. For the 2012 elections, Klaver headed the campaign team of GroenLinks and he was fourth on the list of candidates for GroenLinks. This was enough to be elected, as GroenLinks got exactly four seats. His TEDtalk on the late-night talk show Pauw & Witteman in January 2013, was chosen as the best of five young politicians.
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In 2013, Jesse Klaver co-authored the memo “Mooi Nederland” (“Beautiful Netherlands”) with Lutz Jacobi (PvdA) and Stientje van Veldhoven (D66) which set out to protect nature, the landscape, flora and fauna. In 2013, he authored a private member’s bill which through transparency sought to reduce food wastage. In 2014, he authored the proposal “Kansen voor kinderen voor het vmbo” (“Opportunities for Children in pre-vocational education”).
Klaver received international attention for opposing tax evasion in 2013. He co-authored the agreement on the student benefit with the minister of Education Jet Bussemaker and spokespersons of the VVD, D66, PvdA. He attended the inauguration of King Willem Alexander and took the oath “Zo Waarlijk helpe mij God almachtig”.
On 12 May 2015, party leader Bram van Ojik announced that Klaver would be taking over party leadership effective immediately. Until then, Klaver had acted as a spokesperson for finance, agriculture, nature, animal welfare, education, culture and science.
Jesse Klaver is a member of parliamentary committees on foreign affairs, defense, European affairs, economic affairs, finance, education, budgetary control, social affairs, health and procedural affairs.
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Klaver continued to be GroenLinks’ party leader during the Dutch general election of 2017. His party gained 10 seats, rising to an all-time high of 14, but in the 2021 election fell to 8. Thanks to his political engagement he was nominated in 2018 as a European Young Leader (EYL40). Jesse Klaver is on the 2019 TIME 100 Next List.
Jesse Klaver is married to his wife Jolein Klaver, they had their wedding on 3 May 2013. The couple has three children has three sons. However, Klaver continued to be GroenLinks’ party leader during the Dutch general election of 2017. His party gained 10 seats, rising to an all-time high of 14, but in 2021 election fell to 8. Thanks to his political engagement he was nominated in 2018 as a European Young Leader (EYL40). Jesse Klaver is on the 2019 TIME 100 Next List.
Jesse Klaver net worth
How much is Jesse Klaver worth? Jesse Klaver net worth is estimated at around $3 million. His main source of income is from his career as a politician. Klaver successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the richest and influential politicians in the Netherlands.