John Briceño Net Worth 2024, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Parents, Salary

John Briceño net worth

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John Briceño is a Belizean politician who is the fifth and current prime minister of Belize since 12 November 2020, and the leader of the People’s United Party (PUP) since 2016. He was Leader of the Opposition from 2008 to 2011 and from 2016 to 2020. From 1998 to 2007, he served as the deputy prime minister under Prime Minister Said Musa.

Early life

NameJohn Briceño
Net Worth$2 million
Age64 years
John Briceño net worth

John Antonio Briceño was born on July 17, 1960 (age 63 years) in Orange Walk Town, British Honduras (now Belize). His father Elijio Briceño was a government minister in the 1980s, but in 1985 was convicted of conspiring to smuggle marijuana and cocaine into the United States, with the indictment naming a brother and a nephew as co-conspirators; in September 1985, his father was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Briceño graduated from Muffles College in 1978. He earned an associate degree in business administration from St. John’s College in 1980, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985. In 1990, Briceño and his brother Jaime founded Centaur Communications, a cable television provider which later branched out into Internet service, television news, and radio.


John Briceño was first elected to the Belizean House of Representatives from the Orange Walk Central constituency in 1993; in 1994 he successfully ran in the town council elections of Orange Walk Town.

Briceño was elected in 1994 as Co-Chairman of the People’s United Party; in 1996, he was elected Deputy Party Leader. When the PUP won the 1998 elections, Briceño was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Natural Resources and the Environment.

In August 2004, he led a group of ministers, known as the G-7 alliance, who made a number of reform demands, including the dismissal of Ralph Fonseca from the Cabinet. When Prime Minister Said Musa failed to meet these demands, the group resigned; however, Musa subsequently agreed to all of the demands except for the dismissal of Fonseca and the G-7 ministers remained in the Cabinet.

He also gained an additional portfolio, the Ministry of Finance. Briceño was later one of the ministers who opposed Musa’s proposal to settle the country’s Universal Health Services debt; as a result of this, Musa attempted to demote Briceño from his position as Deputy Prime Minister, but Briceño refused to accept the lesser posts in the Cabinet that he was offered and instead resigned from the Cabinet on 5 June 2007.

At a national convention of the PUP in July 2007, Briceño was re-elected as one of the party’s deputy leaders. In the February 2008 general election, in which the PUP was defeated, Briceño was re-elected in his constituency of Orange Walk Central; he was one of only six successful PUP candidates.

On 30 March 2008, John Briceño was elected as the leader of the PUP at a party convention in Belmopan, succeeding Musa. He defeated Francis Fonseca, who was considered to be the candidate preferred by the party establishment, receiving 330 votes against 310 for Fonseca.

Citing unspecified health issues, Briceño abruptly resigned as both PUP and opposition leader in October 2011 without leading the party in a general election. He retained his seat in the National Assembly. He was succeeded in both leadership positions by Fonseca.

In March 2015, shortly after the PUP’s decisive defeat in municipal elections, a recording was made public of Briceño sharply criticizing the 1998–2008 Musa government. In the recording, Briceño accused Musa and Ralph Fonseca of stealing “millions, tens of millions of dollars”, and stated, “… had this been another country they would have been in jail right now”.

Briceño also claimed he went deeply into debt personally as PUP leader on the party’s behalf, and blamed Francis Fonseca for losing the 2012 general election and local elections. Briceño claimed the recording was made without his consent and refused to comment on it. Francis Fonseca characterized the incident as an “internal party matter”.

On 11 November 2020, the People’s United Party, led by Briceño, won government in the 2020 general election, defeating the United Democratic Party, led by Patrick Faber. He took office as Prime Minister of Belize on 12 November 2020. He is the first prime minister who is not from Belize City.

In July 2021, Briceño’s government passed legislation establishing a fixed seven-year term for the Governor-General of Belize. During the debate on the bill, he stated that Belize should begin to consider the replacement of the monarchy with a republic.


John Briceño is married to Rossana Briceño. His wife is a 1986 graduate of Muffles College and together they have three sons. On 24 November 2020, two weeks after starting his term as prime minister, he declared he was diagnosed with COVID-19 and was doing well. On 1 February 2022, it was announced that Briceño tested positive for COVID-19 again. As of 2024, John Briceño and his wife Rossana are still married.

John Briceño net worth

How much is John Briceño worth? John Briceño net worth is estimated at around $2 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a politician. John Briceño’s salary per month and other career earning are over $80,000 dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the richest and influential politicians in Belize. He stands at an appealing height of 1.75m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.