41-year-old comedian Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelensky was elected Ukraine’s president after a runoff election on Sunday, 21 April 2019.
PovoNews.com previously reported that Zelenskiy won the Ukraine presidential election with 73% defeating incumbent Petro Poroshenko.
Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelensky short-biography
- Born on 25 January 1978 (age 41 years) in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine
- His father, Oleksandr Zelensky, is a professor at the Kryvyi Rih Institute of Economics
- His mother, Rimma Zelenska, used to work as an engineer.
- Law degree from the Kyiv National Economic University
- Started comedy aged 17
- Married Olena Zelenska (née Kiyashko) in September 2003
- Owner of the production company, Kvartal 95.
- Screenwriter, actor, comedian, director
- Acted the role of President of Ukraine in the TV series Servant of the People
- Founded the political party Servant of the People in March 2018
- Supported by Ukraine self-exiled oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky who own the TV station Zelensky airs his shows.