Born in Guatemala City, Guatemala in 1950. The Guatemalan politician, retired military officer and current president of Guatemala has an estimated net worth of $400 thousand. He has been been the President of Guatemala since January 14, 2012.
In the ’90s, prior to his political involvement, he worked as Director of Military Intelligence, Presidential Chief of Staff under President Ramiro de Leon Carpio and as chief representative of the military for the Guatemalan Peace Accords. While serving in the Guatemalan Army, he joined the special troops called Kaibiles which was known for their cruelty. In the general election in November 2003, his party (Patriotic Party) formed a collusion with two other parties in the Grand National Alliance. While 2007 saw his failure in claiming the presidential seat as the Patriotic Party candidate, Molina won in 2011. He is the first ex-military official to be chosen for the presidency since Guatemala’s return to democratic elections in 1986. During his presidency, he has made controversial call for the legalization of drugs. Over the course of his political participation, Molina has met a number of adversities resulted in fear and injury of his family members and the death of many people around him.