Jovenel Moïse (French pronunciation: [ʒɔvənɛl mɔiz]; Haitian Creole pronunciation: [ʒovɛnɛl mɔiz]; 26 June 1968 – 7 July 2021) was a Haitian entrepreneur and politician who served as the President of Haiti from 2017 until his assassination in 2021.
|Birthdate ( Age)||26 June 1968|
|Place of Birth||Married|
|Wife/Partner||Martine Marie Etienne Joseph (m. 1996)|
|Children||Jomarlie Moïse, Joverlein Moïse, Jovenel Junior Moïse|
|Parents||Lucia Bruno ( Mother), Etienne Moïse ( Father )|
|Profession||President of Haiti|
|Net Worth||$5 Million – $10 Million|
Jovenel Moïse Biography
Jovenel Moïse was a Haitian entrepreneur and Politician who was President of Haiti from 2017 until his assassination in 2021. Final official results had shown him as the selected winner of the November 2016 election.In 2019, political unrest and calls for his resignation became a crisis.
In the early morning of 7 July 2021 he was assassinated and his wife, Martine, injured during an attack on their private residence in Pétion-Ville. Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph stated that he was in control of the country,though the legalities of succession are unclear.
Jovenel Moïse Family and Early Life
Jovenel Moïse was born in Trou du Nord, Nord-Est, Haiti, on 26 June 1968. In July 1974, his family moved to Port-au-Prince, where he continued his primary studies at École Nationale Don Durélin, and followed up with his secondary studies first at Lycée Toussaint Louverture, and then at Centre Culturel du Collège Canado-Haïtien.In 1996, he married his classmate, Martine Marie Etienne Joseph.That same year, they left the capital and established in Port-de-Paix to develop rural areas.
Jovenel Moïse Wife
Jovenel Moïse is married with Martine Marie Etienne Joseph in 1996.The Couple have three children together name Jomarlie Moïse, Joverlein Moïse, Jovenel Junior Moïse
Jovenel Moïse Professional Career
With little investment capital, Moïse launched his first business in Port-de-Paix, JOMAR Auto Parts, which is still in operation today. That same year, he began development of an agricultural project of organic banana production from a plantation extending to over 25 acres of land in the Nord-Ouest department.
In 2001, Moïse partnered with Culligan to start a drinking water plant for distribution to the Nord-Ouest and Nord-Est departments. In 2012, he founded AGRITRANS SA, introduced the agricultural project NOURRIBIO to Trou du Nord, and helped create Haiti’s first agricultural free trade zone, a 2,500-acre banana plantation in Nord-Est.
This project was supposed to export bananas to Germany, for the first time since 1954; however, only two containers were ever sent. This nonetheless led him to be nicknamed Nèg Bannann (Banana Man). Agritrans intended to create about 3,000 jobs;however, it created only 600 jobs by March 2015.
In 2015, President Michel Martelly designated Moïse as the presidential candidate of the political party Martelly founded, the Haitian Tèt Kale Party (PHTK). In his campaign, Moïse promoted bio-ecological agriculture as an economic engine for Haiti, whose population is over 50% rural.He also expressed support for policies pursued by Martelly: universal education and health care, energy reform, rule of law, the creation of sustainable jobs, environmental protection, and development of Haiti as a destination for ecotourism and agritourism.
Moïse received 32.8% of votes in the first round of the 2015 elections held on 15 October 2015, qualifying for a runoff with the second-place finisher, Jude Célestin.However, an exit poll conducted by the Haiti Sentinel showed Moïse receiving only 6% of the vote,and many observers called the results fraudulent. Thousands of people took to the streets in violent protest, forcing the postponement of the runoff election.
On 27 November 2016, election officials said Moïse had won the 2016 election in the first round based on preliminary results, with an estimated voter turnout of 21%. On 7 February 2021, Jovenel Moïse faced challenges to his mandate, from opposition leaders who believed that Moïse’s mandate should end from the date of the inconclusive 2015 elections.
However, in February 2016 special elections were held to install Jocelerme Privert as interim President until new elections could be held.At the presidential level for the November 2016 elections, Jovenel Moïse of PHTK came in first place with 55.67 percent of the vote.
Moïse secured the presidency without having to compete in a second-round election. In second, third, and fourth place were Jude Celestin of LAPEH with 19.52 percent, Jean-Charles Moïse of the Platfom Pitit Dessalines (PPD) with 11.04 percent, and Maryse Narcisse of Fanmi Lavalas (FL) with 8.99 percent. Jovenel Moïse was sworn in on 7 February 2017 for a five-year term.
Jovenel Moïse Net Worth
Jovenel Moïse was a Haitian entrepreneur and politician who was President of Haiti from 2017 until his assassination in 2021 who has an estimated Net Worth of $5 Million – $10 Million in 2021.
Jovenel Moïse, President of Haiti Assassination
On 7 July 2021, Moïse was killed when unidentified gunmen attacked his residence in Pèlerin 5, a district of Pétion-Ville.Martine Moïse, the First Lady of Haiti, was hospitalized due to wounds sustained during the attack.A press release issued later that day from the office of acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph blamed the attack on “a group of unidentified individuals, some of whom spoke in Spanish”.