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Kajsa Ollongren is a Dutch-Swedish politician. She is currently serving as the Netherlands’ Minister of Defence since 10 January 2022. A member of the Democrats 66 (D66), she previously served as Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and second Deputy Prime Minister in the third Rutte cabinet (2017–2022), and briefly as Mayor of Amsterdam (October 2017).
|Net Worth||$3 million|
Jkvr. Karin Hildur “Kajsa” Ollongren was born on May 28, 1967 (age 55 years) in Leiden, Netherlands. She is the daugter of Jhr. Alexander Ollongren, a Dutch East Indies-born astronomer and computer scientist, and his Swedish wife Gunvor Lundgren. The Dutch Ollongren, originating from the Russian branch of the Finnish-Swedish noble family (originally named Ållongren), was incorporated into the untitled Dutch nobility in 2002, thereby giving her the noble predicate “jonkvrouw”. Because of her Swedish mother, she also has Swedish citizenship.
Ollongren grew up in Oegstgeest, where she attended the secondary school Rijnlands Lyceum between 1979 and 1985. She then went to the University of Amsterdam, where she initially studied economics between 1985 and 1986, but switched her field of study in 1986 to history, in which she obtained an M.A. degree in 1991. She subsequently studied public administration at the École nationale d’administration in Paris and foreign relations at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael.
Kajsa Ollongren started her career in the civil service at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, becoming a policymaker in the area of Central and Eastern Europe there in 1992, in which capacity she trained young political parties of the newly established democracies in the area.
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Ollongren was head of parliamentary affairs within the ministry until 2001, and director of European Integration and Strategy from 2001 to 2004, and became Deputy Director General of the ministry in 2004.
In 2007, Ollongren moved to the Ministry of General Affairs, the department headed by the Prime Minister, becoming Deputy Secretary General. She became Secretary General of the ministry in 2011.
After the 2014 local election, in which the Democrats 66 became the largest party of Amsterdam and entered the city’s government, Ollongren became an alderwoman and first deputy mayor in Amsterdam, taking office on 18 June 2014.
Kajsa Ollongren’s portfolio as an alderwoman was extensive, including economic affairs, seaport, airport, participation, art, culture, local media, monuments and the city center.
On 18 September 2017, the city’s mayor Eberhard van der Laan announced in an open letter to the people of Amsterdam that he would step back from his public responsibilities due to ill health, leaving Ollongren to exercise these responsibilities in his stead from 19 September onward. The day after his death, on 6 October, Ollongren became acting Mayor of Amsterdam.
Kajsa Ollongren was appointed on October 26, 2017, as Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations in Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s third cabinet, succeeding Ronald Plasterk. She also became the second of the cabinet’s three Deputy Prime Ministers, serving alongside Hugo de Jonge and Carola Schouten. From 1 November 2019 to 14 April 2020, she was on a medical leave of absence.
Ollongren (D66) and Annemarie Jorritsma of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) led the initial exploratory talks of the government formation following the 2021 general election. Both of them stepped down on 25 March 2021 after Ollongren was photographed carrying notes with confidential information visible. The talks had been suspended earlier that day because Ollongren had tested positive for COVID-19.
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Early in her tenure, Ollongren agreed to a Ukrainian request to supply 200 FIM-92 Stinger air defense rockets and 50 Panzerfaust 3 anti-tank systems with 400 rockets in response to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Kajsa Ollongren is married to her husband Irene van den Brekel, they had their wedding in the Netherlands. Her husband is a television producer and together they have two children.
Kajsa Ollongren net worth
How much is Kajsa Ollongren worth? Kajsa Ollongren net worth is estimated at around $3 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as a politician. Kajsa Ollongren’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $350,000 dollars annually. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and most influential politicians in the Netherlands. She stands at an appealing height of 1.68m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.