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Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskiy short-biography

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.
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