Asma al- Assad is the wife of 19th and the current president of the Syria, Bashar al- Assad. Her parents are Sunni Muslims and of Syrian origin, hailing from the city of Homs. She was most recently seen publicly in an English-language interview with Russia 24, a state-backed station in Russia. Here’s what you need to know about Asma Al-Assad.
1. Asma Was Born in the U.K. & Is Still a Citizen
Asma was born Asma Akhras in 1975 in London by Syrian parents and studied French at King’s College.
2. She Worked for Deutsche Bank & J.P. Morgan
She first worked at Deutsche Bank Group as an economics analyst in hedge funds. After that, she was hired by J.P. Morgan.
3. Asma & Assad Have 2 Sons & a Daughter
Asma and Assad are the parents of three children.They named their first son Hafez, after Assad’s father, and was born in 2001. Their daughter Zein was born in 2003 and son Karim in 2004.
4. Vogue Famously Dubbed Asma ‘A Rose in the Desert’
In 2011, Vogue published a poorly-timed profile on Asma and the Assad family called “A Rose in the Desert.” It was later removed from the website.
5. Designer Clothes, Jewellery And Home Decor
In March 2012, leaked e-mails published by The Guardian showed that she had been spending tonnes of thousands of dollars on designer clothes, jewellery and home decor.
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