Park Geun-hye Age, Controversies, Affairs, Husband, Children, Family, Biography, Facts & More

Park Geun Hye

Real NamePark Geun-Hye
NicknameQueen of Elections
Political PartyLiberty Korea (1997–2017)
Liberty Korea Party Logo
Independent (2017)
Political Journey1998: Elected as Vice Chairman of the ‘Grand National Party’
2007: Lost to Lee Myung-bak as the presidential nominee of the ‘Grand National Party’
2012: Chosen as a proportional representative
2013: Sworn in as President of South Korea
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorDark Brown
Personal Life
Date of BirthFebruary 2, 1952
Age (as in 2018)66 Years
Birth PlaceDaegu, First Republic of Korea
Zodiac sign/Sun signAquarius
SignaturePark Geun Hye Signature
NationalitySouth Korean
HometownDaegu, First Republic of Korea
School(s)Seoul's Jangchung Elementary School
Sungshim Girls' Middle and High School
College/UniversitiesSogang University
Joseph Fourier University
Chinese Culture University
KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea
Pukyong National University
Educational Qualification(s)Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Sogang University in 1974
Doctorate in Science from KAIST
Doctorate in Politics from Pukyong National University
FamilyFather- Park Chung-hee, 3rd President of South Korea
Mother- Yuk Young-soo
Brother- Park Ji-man
Sister- Park Geun-ryeong
Park Geun Hye With Her Family
Address (official)1 Cheongwa-daero, Seoul 03048, Republic of Korea
HobbiesNot Known
Controversies• On December 9, 2016, she was suspended from the position of President as an impeachment vote took place which concluded 234 members out of 300 in favor of impeachment of Park Geun-Hye's presidential duties and rights. This happened because of her involvement and misusage of powers in 2016 South Korean political scandal.
• On 17 April 2017, she was accused of 18 charges which included mishandling of her powers, bribery, leaking government secret cases, and many more. She was arrested a month earlier and in her five pre-trial detentions, she denied off all the charges applied to her, which led to a pending trial that lasted up to six months long.
Boyfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusUnmarried
Boyfriends/AffairsNot Known
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$7 million (as in 2017)

Park Geun Hye

Some Lesser Known Facts About Park Geun-Hye

  • Does Park Geun-Hye smoke?: Yes
  • Does Park Geun-Hye drink alcohol?: Yes Park Geun Hye Drinking
  • Park was born in Samdeok-dong of Jung District, Daegu. She was the first child of father Park Chung-hee, the 3rd president of South Korea (from 1963 to 1979) and mother, Yuk Young-soo.
  • Despite being a Korean, she is multi-lingual and is fluent in English, Spanish, French, and Mandarin.
  • In 1953, her family moved to Seoul and she attended Seoul’s Jangchung Elementary school and Sungshim Girls Middle and High school over there.
  • She did her Bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from Sogang University. Park joined Joseph Fourier University but left it in between after the murder of her mother.
  • Following her mother’s death, she played the role of the first lady till the assassination of her father in 1979.
  • In 1987, she received a doctorate degree from the Chinese Culture University.
  • She served as a member of the Grand National Party for four consecutive terms from 1998.
  • In 1998, she also became the vice chairman of the Grand National Party.
  • Park earned an honorary Doctorate in Science from KAIST and then in Politics from Pukyong National University.
  • She made a visit to Harvard University in Cambridge, United States, in which she promoted a stronger and healthier relationship between the United States and South Korea.
  • Park’s father was the 3rd President of South Korea and she desired to emulate him in his success and actions.
  • She became the presidential nominee of the Grand National Party, but she lost by a very small margin to Lee Myung-Bak.
  • Lee had a commanding lead at the beginning of the primary season, but Park was able to narrow the gap through allegations of Lee’s corruption. Park won the “party members’ bid”, but she lost the “national bid”, which is a larger percentage of the total presidential bid.
  • On December 19, 2011, she was made the head of an ad hoc committee formed by Grand National Party.
  • She became the chairperson of the Grand National Party during the 2011 to 2012 time period.
  • In 2012, she won the presidential elections and on 25 February 2013, she took the oath in the Inaugural ceremony.
  • On December 19, 2012, she won the presidential election and on February 25, 2013, she made history by becoming the first woman President of South Korea. The vision of her government is “a new era of hope and happiness”.
  • She gave her inauguration speech at the National Assembly building and told her plans towards the betterment of South Korea. She expressed her ideas to maintain people’s happiness, economic prosperity, and cultural enrichment. She also urged to let North Korea give up their nuclear arms and walk on the path of peace and unity. Here’s the video of Park’s inaugural speech:

  • Park made some progressive changes to stand by her words after coming into power, which included the re-organizing of the Blue House and many more tasks.
  • On 18 May 2013, she attended the 33rd anniversary of the Gwangju massacre and paid condolence to the victims’ family members
  • She also met Barack Obama, Former President of the United States and had a mutual discussion based on the developmental and cooperation issues leading to the advancement of both the economies. Park Geun Hye With Barack Obama
  • She also visited China and met the President- Xi Jinping, where she demanded his support for some concerns related to North Korea.
  • On 8 April 2014, she signed the Australia-Korea Free Trade Agreement with Tony Abbott, Austrailia’s Prime Minister. Park Geun Hye And Tony Abbott Signing Free Trade Agreement
  • She targetted to eliminate Four Major Social Evils from South Korea, which included school violence, sexual violence, unsafe food, and domestic violence.
  • Park also formed a community named “National Unity Committee,” which will act as an advisor to the President and help in fixing the conflicts of the nation thereby cultivating prosperity in the nation.
  • On December 9, 2016, she was impeached of her presidential duties and rights because of her involvement in 2016 South Korean political scandal. After Impeachment Of Park Geun Hye
  • On February 27, 2018, at the latest hearing, the prosecution asked for a 30-year prison term, along with a fine of 118.5 billion won, but again she denied off from all the accusations connected with her. Park Geun Hye Taken For Hearing
  • If in case she finds guilty, she would become the third Korean president sentenced due to her involvements in crime. The first two were former military generals: one was involved in a 1979 coup, and the other in a 1980 civilian massacre.

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