Irina Bokova Net Worth, Wiki, Bio, UNESCO, Twitter, Biography

Published Date   29th Aug. 2017, 01:34 am
Irina Bokova Net Worth, Wiki, Bio, UNESCO, Twitter, Biography
Quick Info
Birth Name: Irina Bokova
Nationality: Bulgarian
Net Worth: US$ 3 million

Irina Bokova is a prominent Bulgarian politician who has gained wide recognition for her work as the Director-General of UNESCO. Irina Bokova net worth is known to have been amassed from her remarkable work as a member of the National parliament, and deputy minister of foreign affairs and minister of foreign affairs ad interim under Prime Minister Zhan Videnov. Irina Bokova UNESCO career has made her recognized as one of the world’s most powerful women.


The distinguished and talented Bulgarian politician Irina Bokova is known best for being the Minister of Foreign Affairs ad interim in Bulgaria. Irina Bokova net worth is known to be high and sourced from her work in UNESCO and the Bulgarian administration. Irina Bokova is regarded as one of the world’s most powerful women. Irina Bokova twitter account has details of her personal and professional life.

Early Life

Irina Georgieva Bokova was born on 12 July 1952 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Irina was born to Georgi Bokov who was the communist-era politician and also the editor-in-chief of Rabotnichesko Delo. Irina comes from the Bulgarian descent.


Irina Bokova received her education from the First English Language School in Sofia. Irina Bokova then went on to attend Moscow State Institute of International Relations and graduated in 1976 with an MSc degree in international relations. She eventually joined the University of Maryland, School of Public Affairs, Washington, D.C., Program on US foreign policy decision-making process. She has also taken part in Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government for the Executive Program in Leadership and Economic Development.

Early Career

Irina Bokova began her work in the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a third secretary in 1977. She then went on to become the acting minister (ad interim) of Foreign Affairs under the Prime Minister Zhan Videnov.

Irina Bokova went on to join the Bulgarian communist party. Irina Bokova’s membership went on to get canceled when the party was renamed Bulgarian Socialist Party since the law at the time needed the employees of several ministries including the Foreign Affairs, should not be members of any political party. Bokova was two terms member of the Bulgarian Parliament in the 7th Grand (Constitutional) National Assembly and during the 39th National Assembly.


Irina Bokova UNESCO career began when she was elected as the Director-General of UNESCO in September 2009. Irina Bokova was elected in the 35th session of the General Conference as the tenth Director-General. She was nominated for the second term as Director-General on 4 October 2013 by the Executive Board of UNESCO. Irina Bokova UNESCO career has led her to launch the campaign aiming to create a global movement named Unite4Heritage. Unite4Heritage was activated by the obliteration of cultural heritage lead in Iraq and Syria since 2014.  It happened after the events such as the circulation of videos of looting at Mosul Museum, destruction in the city of Nimrud and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hatra. During her position at UNESCO, Irina Bokova also went on to help block the trade in Syrian and Iraqi cultural artifacts to fund ISIS and other radical Islamist groups. This subsequently helped the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2199 in February 2015.

United Nations Secretary-General Candidacy

Irina Bokova was nominated to be the official candidate of Bulgaria for the United Nations top job by the Bulgarian government. The candidacy was confirmed by the new Bulgarian government in January 2015. Irina Bokova went on to place between a third and sixth place in five informal polls at the UN Security Council. After that, the Bulgarian government announced that they would be nominating the European commissioner Kristalina Georgieva for the candidacy in September 2016.

Net Worth & Salary

Irina Bokova net worth is known to be huge as per various media outlets. Irina Bokova net worth has been amassed from her remarkable career as a politician and through her work in UNESCO.

Irina Bokova net worth has been sourced from her salary as Director of UNESCO which is $146,000. Irina Bokova is known to have earned US$ 780,000 during her work in an office as Director General of UNESCO. Irina Bokova salary was € 3,000 a month when she worked for four years as Bulgarian Ambassador in Paris. Irina Bokova net worth also is divided in her property based in Manhattan which is known to be worth more than US$ 3 million.

Body Measurements

Irina Bokova age at present is 65. However, Irina Bokova age exceeds her youthful looks. Irina Bokova has blonde hair that she likes to put short most of the time. Irina has a slim figure.

Personal life

Irina Bokova is a married woman. She is married to her husband Kalin Mitrev. Her husband Mitrev is known to be a longtime representative of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) based in Bulgaria. Together with her husband, Irina has a son named Pavel and a daughter named Naya. The couple lives in the United States. Irina is fluent in languages such as Bulgarian, English, French, Spanish and Russian.

Awards and Recognition

Irina Bokova is known to have been honored many times for her remarkable contribution to the Bulgarian politics and UNESCO. She has received the Doctor honoris causa of Ewha Womans University from Seoul, Korea, Moscow State Institute of International Relations in Moscow, Russian Federation, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy, St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria and more. Furthermore, Bokova has also received Doctor honoris causa in universities around the world such as National University of San Martín, Law of Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Philippine Normal University, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration Studies.  Some universities like Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, University of Algiers, Herzen University, Durham University, Laval University, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam have honored her with Doctor Honoris.

Irina Bokova has won the Quadricentennial Golden Cross Award of the University of Santo Tomas, Honorary Distinction of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Honorary Distinction of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Honourable Medal, and Diploma of National Academy of Sciences and KOÇ-KAM Semahat Arsel Distinguished Fellow of Koç University.

Also she has been given the titles such as Grand Cross of the Order of the Sun of Peru, Grand Chancellor of the National Order of Chad, Title of Commander of the National Order of Benin, Officer of the Order of Cultural Merit, Grand Officer of the Condecoracion de la Orden Jose Matias Delgado, Grand Officer of the Order of Valour of Cameroon, Title of Commander of the Legion of Honour, and more. She has received the orders such as Order of the People’s Friendship of the Republic of Bashkortostan, National Order “Juan Mora Fernández”, Order of Diplomatic Service Merit, Order of Friendship, Order of Stara Planina (1st class), French Order of the Legion of Honour, and more. Irina has also been awarded Hilal-i-Pakistan Award, Medal “Magtymguly Pyragy”, and Bulgaria’s highest national honor – the Order of Stara Planina. Irina Bokova twitter account has 31.6 thousand followers. The very talented and renowned Irina Bokova bio can be found on various social media sites like Wikipedia, twitter, facebook, and more.

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