William Ruto Biography: Age, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Tribe, Education, News, Twitter

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William Kipchirchir Samoei Arap Ruto (born 21 December 1966) is a prominent Kenyan politician who has held various positions of power throughout his career. 

He is best known for being Kenya’s fifth and current president, a position he has held since 13 September 2022. Before becoming president, William Ruto served as Kenya’s first elected deputy president from 2013 to 2022, solidifying his role as an influential figure in the country’s political landscape.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: William Kipchirchir Samoei Arap Ruto
Stage Name: William Ruto
Born: 21 December 1966 (age 57 years old)
Place of Birth: Kamagut, Kenya
Nationality: Kenyan
Education: Kapsabet High School, University of Nairobi
Height: 1.62 n
Parents: Mzee Daniel Cheruiyot, Mama Sarah Cheruiyot
Siblings: Paulo Martim Ruto
Spouse: Rachel Ruto (m. 1991)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: June Ruto, Charlene Ruto, Nick Ruto, Abby Cherop Ruto, Nadia Cherono, Stephanie Jepchumba Ruto, George Kimutai Ruto
Occupation: Politician
Net Worth: $400 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

William Ruto is a prominent Kenyan politician, born on 21 December 1966 in Kamagut, Kenya. He was raised by parents Mzee Daniel Cheruiyot (father) and Mama Sarah Cheruiyot (mother) and has a brother named Paulo Martim Ruto

William Ruto received his early education at Kerotet Primary School and Wareng Secondary School before attending Kapsabet High School.


William Ruto swiftly ascended the political ladder, emerging as a prominent figure in Kenyan politics. He secured a seat in Parliament representing the Eldoret North constituency, a position he successfully retained in the 2002 elections. Using his parliamentary role, Ruto championed youth causes and rallied support for President Daniel arap Moi‘s reelection, pivotal in forming the Youth for KANU 1992 group.

However, his political trajectory faced a setback in 2010 when he faced suspension from his ministerial position over corruption allegations. Undeterred, Ruto aligned himself with the newly established United Republican Party (URP) and clinched the Deputy Presidency in 2013 alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta following their victory in the general elections. Despite grappling with legal proceedings at the International Criminal Court for his alleged role in the 2007-2008 post-election unrest, Ruto retained his influential status in Kenyan politics.

Throughout his career, William Ruto demonstrated political acumen and adaptability. He transitioned to various ministerial roles, including Minister of Higher Education, before making history as Kenya’s inaugural Deputy President. Additionally, he founded the United Republican Party (URP) and spearheaded the formation of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance, showcasing his adeptness at forging strategic alliances for political gain.

William Ruto‘s astute leadership and strategic manoeuvres culminated in his reelection in 2017 and his landmark victory in the fiercely contested 2022 presidential polls, propelling him to the presidency as Kenya’s 5th head of state.

Social Media

  • Twitter: @WilliamsRuto 
  • Facebook: William Samoei Ruto 

Personal Life

William Ruto, aged 57, and Rachel Ruto have been married since 1991 after meeting at a Christian Union gathering while attending university. Rachel Ruto studied education at Kenyatta University, while William pursued botany and zoology at the University of Nairobi. They have six biological children: June RutoCharlene RutoNick RutoAbby Cherop RutoNadia CheronoStephanie Jepchumba Ruto, and George Kimutai Ruto.

On 26 February 2024, William Ruto, his wife, and Charlene Ruto were among thousands who attended a mass prayer meeting by Benny Hinn, the American preacher. During the event, Hinn’s daughter requested that people donate money to support their ministry. 

The Rutos were one of many who donated substantial amounts, causing controversy and criticism from those who believed it was unethical for a public figure to support a religious leader known for extravagant spending.

Net Worth

William Ruto, the President of Kenya, has a net worth estimated to be over $400 million. His successful political career and involvement in various other activities, such as farming, have accumulated significant wealth. Ruto is known to be one of the wealthiest politicians in Kenya, with a vast array of assets and investments.

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