Who Are Tony Leon Siblings: Does Tony Leon have any siblings

Tony Leon Siblings

Tony Leon is a South African politician who served as leader of the opposition from 1999-2007 as leader of the Democratic Alliance.

Tony Leon Siblings

His siblings if he has any are unknown.

He was born to Sheila Schulz and Ramon Leon. His father was an Advocate and later a judge.

Tony Leon Biography

He was born on 15 December 1956 in Durban, South Africa.

Leon attended the University of the Witwatersrand, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History. He then went on to obtain a Bachelor of Laws degree from the same university.

His wife is Michal Leon.

In 2000, Leon married Michal (formerly Even-Zahav) from Israel, the mother of his two stepchildren, Noa and Etai Even-Zahav.

Leon has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

Although still a member of the DA, he served as the South African Ambassador to Argentina under the ANC government from 2009 to 2012.

Leon began his political career in 1989 when he was elected to the South African Parliament as a member of the Democratic Party. He served as the party’s leader from 1999 to 2007. During his tenure, he was credited with helping to build the Democratic Alliance into a major political force in South Africa.

In 2008, Leon was appointed South Africa’s Ambassador to Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay. He served in this role until 2012.

Leon is currently the Chairman of Resolve Communications, a public relations and communications firm. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the South African Institute of International Affairs.

Shortly after former President Nelson Mandela’s death in December 2013, Tony Leon published yet another book, this time concerning Mandela’s presidency and leadership from the perspective of the parliamentary opposition. ‘Opposite Mandela: Encounters with South Africa’s Icon’ was published in May 2014 by Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Leon retired as leader of the DA on 5 May 2007. He was succeeded by Helen Zille who was elected as the new party leader on 6 May 2007.

Since 2012, Leon has been a contracted columnist to Times Media Group Ltd, with his columns appearing weekly or monthly in Business Day, Sunday Times, and the Times respectively.

In August 2009, President Zuma appointed Leon as Ambassador to Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. After receiving diplomatic training, Leon took up his post in September. Leon followed many DA and Democratic Party members who became ambassadors, such as Harry Schwarz, Zach de Beer, Douglas Gibson and Sandra Botha.

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