How rich is Maurice Strong?
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|Birth date:||April 29, 1929|
|Birth place:||Oak Lake, Canada|
|Awards:||Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding, U Thant Peace Award|
|Books:||Where on Earth Are We Going?|
Maurice Strong net worth, wiki & biography:
Maurice Strong is a Canadian entrepreneur and former United Nations under secretary general that has an estimated net worth of $100 million. Produced Maurice F. Strong on April 29, 1929 in Oak Lake, Manitoba, he started as an entrepreneur in the Alberta oil patch. He was also the president of Power Corporation of Canada until 1966. He was the secretary general of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in the early 70’s and later the first executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Maurice Strong Net Worth $100 Million
From 1976 to 1978, Strong was the chief executive officer of Petro Canada upon his return. He was the head of Ontario Hydro, one of North America’s largest power utilities, and also the American Water Development Incorporated. He was also the national president and chairman of the Extension Committee of the World Alliance of YMCA’s. Between 1985 and 1986, he was the under secretary general of the United Nations and Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Office for Emergency Operations in Africa. In 1986, he served as the commissioner of the World Commission on Environment and Development. The International Union for Conservation of Nature afterward acknowledged him as a leader in the international environmental movement. In June 1995, he was named the Senior Advisor to the President of the World Bank.
With his efforts, he was the recipient of many honors, awards and medals including the Order of Canada along with the Swedish Royal Order of the Polar Star along with 53 honorary doctorate degrees and honorary visiting professorships at seven universities. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society (UK), the Royal Society of Canada, along with the Royal Architectural Society of Canada.
Morris Strong was the president of the council of the University for Peace between 1998 and 2006. From 2003 to 2005, he has additionally served as the private envoy to UN Secretary General Kofi Anan. Today, he is an active honorary professor at Peking University and also the honorary chairman of its own Environmental Foundation. He is in addition the chairman of the advisory board for the Institute for Research on Security and Sustainability for North-east Asia.