You Won't Believe What Jobs These 10 Leaders Did in Past

Sep 27, 2023, 04:14 PM IST

You Won't Believe What Jobs These 10 Leaders Did in Past

Tanisha Rajput

Narendra Modi

Indian Prime Minister Modi before becoming the face of the country used to sell tea.

Canadian PM Trudeau became a teacher at secondary schools after his graduation. He also starred in the two-part CBC Television miniseries The Great War where he portrayed his cousin who was killed during the Battle of Passchendaele.

Volodymyr Zelensky

The Ukrainian Prime Minister was formerly a comedian and an actor.

Vladimir Putin

Russian President Putin worked as a KGB foreign intelligence officer for 16 years, moving up the ranks to become lieutenant colonel before resigning in 1991. He then began his political career and moved to Moscow in 1996 and joined the administration of President Boris Yeltsin.

Vladimir Putin

Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev used to teach civil and Roman law in his early career. His students used to refer to him as a strict teacher.

Barack Obama

After completing his studies in New York, the former US president first joined a global consulting firm as a community organiser in Chicago. Later, he served as Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004 and a US senator representing Illinois from 2005 to 2008.

Nicolas Sarkozy

The French politician who also served as the country's president from 2007 to 2012, completed his education in business and family law. He was one of former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi's French lawyers.

Silvio Berlusconi

An Italian business tycoon and former prime minister, Silvio studied law. He also served the compulsory one year in the army. Before entering politics, his business career began in the 1970s after he built several residential infrastructures.

Tony Abbott

Australia's 28th prime minister, Tony, after briefly training to be a Jesuit priest, worked as a journalist, press secretary to Liberal leader John Hewson and the Executive Director of Australians for a Constitutional Monarchy before being elected to the federal seat of Warringah in 1994.

Nicolas Maduro

The Venezuelan President found early employment as a bus driver for many years for the Caracas Metro company. His political career began in the 1980s when he became an unofficial trade unionist representing the bus drivers of the Caracas Metro system.