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Mona Sahlin

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Age 67
Birthday March 91957
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City Sweden
Country Sweden
Profession Politician

Mona Sahlin is a famous Politician, born on March 9, 1957 in Sweden. As of December 2022, Mona Sahlin’s net worth is $5 Million. In the mid-to-late 1990s, she temporarily left politics to work as a broadcast journalist. She subsequently chaired the European Council Against Racism.

Parents Hans Andersson, Siv Andersson
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Siblings Janne “Japop” Andersson, Lena Ridemar, Eva Maria
Spouse Bo Sahlin
Children(s) Jenny Sahlin, Gustav Sahlin, Ann-Sofie Sahlin, Johan Sahlin

Mona Sahlin Biography

This Swedish Social Democratic Party politician represented the Stockholm County constituency in the Swedish Parliament from 1982 until 1996 and again from 2002 until 2011. During the second half of her tenure, she served as both Chairman of her party and Leader of the Opposition. Mona Ingeborg Sahlin (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈmôːna saˈliːn] ; née Andersson; born 9 March 1957) is a Swedish politician who was leader of the opposition and leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party from 2007 to 2011..

Born Mona Ingeborg Andersson, she grew up primarily in Stockholm County, Sweden. An early relationship with a Chilean national named David Peña resulted in a child named Ann-Sofie; her later marriage to Bo Sahlin produced a daughter named Jenny and sons named Johan (who died as an infant) and Gustav.

Sahlin was born Mona Ingeborg Andersson in Sollefteå, Västernorrland County, Sweden. Her father, Hans Andersson, worked at different ungdomsvårdsskolor (community homes or reformatories), forcing the family to move frequently. In the mid 1960s they moved to Järla in Stockholm County where they remained. Her father later became an advisor to former Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson.

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In 1964, at the age of seven, Sahlin founded the Swedish “Barbie Club” (Barbieklubben). During her childhood she also enjoyed soccer and music. In Melodifestivalen 1969 (the selection for the song to represent Sweden at the 1969 Eurovision Song Contest) Sahlin performed as one of the back up singers to Jan Malmsjö. The song was written by Benny Andersson and Lasse Berghagen and it came in second place.

Mona Sahlin Net Worth

Mona Sahlin is one of the richest Politician & listed on most popular Politician. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Mona Sahlin‘s net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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In her younger years, she worked for the Swedish National Union of State Employees and, at the age of twenty-five, was elected to the Riksdag (the Swedish Parliament).

In 1964, at the age of seven, Sahlin founded the Swedish “Barbie Club” (Barbieklubben). During her childhood she also enjoyed soccer and music. In Melodifestivalen 1969 (the selection for the song to represent Sweden at the 1969 Eurovision Song Contest) Sahlin performed as one of the back up singers to Jan Malmsjö. The song was written by Benny Andersson and Lasse Berghagen and it came in second place.

At age 13, Sahlin joined the Swedish support group for the Viet Cong. Sahlin’s political career began in the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League in Nacka, Stockholm County, in 1973, at the age of 16. This was during the Vietnam War, and already as a 13-year-old Sahlin had joined the Swedish FNL group.

In 1976, Sahlin met the Chilean David Peña at a Social Democrat youth camp in Kramfors. Their daughter Ann-Sofie was born in 1978, but the relationship only lasted for a few years. In 1982 she married her current husband Bo Sahlin, with whom she has had three children: Jenny (b. 1983), Gustav (b. 1989), and Johan who died after ten months as a result of heart failure. Sahlin has talked openly about the death of her son Johan.

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In October 1995, the newspaper Expressen following an investigation led by Christian Democratic Spanish-Swedish Public Auditor Carlos Medina de Rebolledo revealed that Sahlin, who was then serving as Deputy Prime Minister and was widely seen as the main candidate to succeed Ingvar Carlsson as Prime Minister, had charged more than 50,000 Swedish kronor for private expenses on her working charge card, which was only for working expenses. At a news conference she admitted that she had used a Government credit card to buy groceries. She further confessed to having failed to pay 19 parking tickets and several bills for her children’s day care on time. Later, she apologized in a Stockholm newspaper. A preliminary investigation was initiated by the chief prosecutor Jan Danielsson, as a result of the transactions, and was closed in early 1996 when it came to the conclusion that there was no infringement. She eventually paid the bills (and an extra of 15,000 kronor) to the Treasury. The controversy was dubbed as the “Toblerone affair” due to the inclusion of Toblerone bars on the credit card statement.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Politician. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Sweden. Mona Sahlin celebrates birthday on March 9 of every year.

In the Swedish general election of 1982 Sahlin was elected to the Riksdag as the youngest member of parliament at that time. In 1990, she became Minister for Employment, but after the Social Democrats lost power in the 1991 election, Sahlin began to serve as chairman of the Riksdag’s Committee on the Labour Market and as spokesman for the Social Democrats on labour market issues. From 1992 to 1994 she was party secretary. During this period, she openly criticized government reforms, particularly on social welfare and employees’ rights, maintaining they needed to be reversed. She left her position to rejoin the government as Minister for Gender Equality and Deputy Prime Minister, when the Social Democrats regained power in the 1994 election.

From 1996 to 1997, Sahlin worked as a self-employed owner of a small company and as a television reporter. In 1997 she was elected chairman of the European Council Against Racism and in 1998 she became the head of the Social Democratic youth education school Bommersvik.

Sahlin returned to national politics in 1998 when then Prime Minister Göran Persson appointed her as Minister without Portfolio. She served first in the Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communication from 1998 to 2002, then from 2002 to 2004 in the Ministry of Justice as the “Minister for Democracy and Integration”, and from 2004 to 2006 in the Ministry of Sustainable Development as the “Minister for Sustainable Development”. In 2004, she was the Social Democratic minister for integration of refugees and her public positions indicated an opposition to proposed restrictions on asylum seekers, arguing the all refugees entering Sweden must have the same rights and obligations.

Speaking in 2005 at a Swedish mosque, Sahlin said that “many Swedes are envious of immigrants because they have a culture, a history, something that binds them together. Swedes have only Midsummer Night and such silly things.” Karen Jespersen, a former Minister of Integration in Denmark, commented: Cultural self-denial cannot easily be more monstrous and ghastly.” After the terrorist action in Brussels in March 2016, Sahlin, who was then serving as national coordinator against violent extremism, maintained in an op-ed that such atrocities were the fault not only of the terrorists themselves but of critics of Islam whose remarks in online chat rooms, in comments fields, and on social media “give the extremists their nourishment.” Commentator Jenny Sonesson called for her to be dismissed from her position, saying that she “knows nothing about Islam.” Writing in Expressen, Sakine Madon also criticized Sahlin for her refusal to address the reality of jihadism.

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