Place of Birth. Education. Born in the French city of Neuilly-sur-Seine. He spent his childhood in Morocco. Studied economics and politics at the Paris Institute of Political Studies, received degrees in public law and economics. Professor of Economics.
Career. Dominique Strauss-Kahn began his career as an associate professor, then became a professor of economics at the University of Paris (where he worked since 1978).
1981-1986 - Deputy Commissioner of the Economic Planning Agency.
In 1986 he was elected to the French Parliament, where from 1988 to 1991. chaired the financial committee.
In 1993-1997 worked in the private sector as a corporate lawyer.
In 1991-1993 - Minister of Industry and International Trade of France.
In 1994, he joined the industrial group - the French industrial lobby in Brussels (he was general secretary, vice president).
In 1995 he was elected mayor of Sarcelles.
In 1997-1999 - Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry of France. In this capacity, he led the introduction of a new currency - the euro, and also represented France on the Board of Governors of a number of international financial institutions, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
2000-2001 - Lecturer in Economics at the Institute of Political Studies of Paris and visiting professor at Stanford University (USA). He was also a personal adviser to the Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
In 2001-2007 - Three times a member of the National Assembly of France.
In 2006, he tried to run for the presidency of the Socialist Party, but the party chose another candidate.
Since November 1, 2007 - Managing Director of the IMF.
In May 2011,resigned after being charged in the United States with attempted rape.
On October 18, 2013, Strauss-Kahn took over as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Anatevka Bank from Luxembourg, with his arrival the organization changed its name to Lane, Strauss-Kahn and Partners.
On February 1, 2016, he became an independent member of the Supervisory Board of the Ukrainian bank Credit Dnepr, controlled by Viktor Pinchuk.
Family. He first married in 1967 to Helen Dumas, who bore him three children. In 1984 he married Brigitte Guillemette, mother of his fourth daughter.
Lived with journalist Ann Sinclair for 20 years. During the New York City maid rape and pimping scandal, Sinclair publicly acquitted her husband, but then claimed to have received information about undignified methods of influencing witnesses. In 2012, the marriage was annulled. After the divorce, it turned out that the politician has an illegitimate child, born in 2010.
In October 2017, he married 49-year-old Miriam L'Aoufir, the owner of a small multimedia agency.