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Former IMF head – Casanova with Porsche

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Dominique Strauss – Kahn, who lost the high-ranking International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) head post due to rape charges, has always felt weakness for women and luxury.

Strauss – Kahn was born in a European family in Paris suburbs. However, he spent his childhood in constant trips. He managed to experience life in Morocco, where he and his mother (journalist) and father (public official on tax matters) moved to during his early years. When the boy turned 10, the family went back to Europe, reports Postimees.

During the school and university years, Strauss – Kahn showed exceptional abilities in business, economic, legal and political sciences, finally becoming a teacher and working at the university.

Having distanced from politics for a while, he returned to become a finance minister. After a couple-years-long corruption scandal and prolonged investigation discovering proof of his being innocent, he engaged in politics once more.

Strauss – Kahn’s former colleagues describe him as a very eloquent, talented and manipulative person, playing with people like chess figures.

The loss in 2006 presidential elections was a big blow for him, although polls showed people wanted to see him as the next President of France.

In 2007 he was elected head of IMF and extensive reforms resulted in his becoming widely-known in the global politics arena.

At the same time, the IMF chief was also constantly criticized for his weakness for luxury apartments and cars, expensive suits, watches and works of art.

Many considered his house with five bedrooms and six bathrooms, a number of luxurious apartments in France and large property in Morocco as unacceptable.

Moreover, Strauss – Kahn, who loves to flirt, has consistently improved his appearance through cosmetic surgeries.

Similarly to his political career, he also focused on his private life. Journalists point out relationship with women is Strauss – Kahn’s Achilles heel.

At one point he had an affair with his subordinate, but soon after this relationship came to light, the woman left her post at the IMF. She announced that Strauss – Kahn has a serious problem to hinder team work with women.

He has always been surrounded by women. Strauss – Kahn experienced the first serious love at 14 and married four years after starting the relationship. The marriage has given him three children.

In quest for his own place in the political arena, he met a communications specialist, thanks to whom he changed his appearance – got rid of the beard and the old-styled glasses, changing his wardrobe as well.

Strauss – Kahn also divorced his youthful-day love and married the communications expert. After a year they had a child. However, in just two years’ time he married yet for the third time – with a millionaire’s granddaughter, well-known television journalist, with whom he is still together and who has always supported her husband despite all the scandals.

Currently, she is doing everything possible to save her husband’s reputation.

However, the announced charge of rape attempt is not the only one for the former IMF chief. In 2002, a journalist was involved in a similar case. Moreover, it is known that, when residing in New York, Strauss – Kahn used prostitute services, paying about 1 000 dollars per hour and treating them beastly.

While Strauss – Kahn’s biographer points out the politician is a famous seducer, but has never been violent.


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