Business Leader Politician

Thaksin Shinawatra
(ทักษิณ ชินวัตร)

Thaksin Shinawatra<br>(ทักษิณ ชินวัตร)

Business tycoon turned politician, 23rd prime minister of Thailand

Place of Birth: Chiang Mai

Date of Birth: Tue Jul 26, 1949

Family Background:

Born to Mr. Lert and Mrs. Yindee Shinawatra, a Chinese Thai family.


  • Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School (class 10)
  • Thai Police Cadet Academy
  • Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University, USA
  • Doctorate in Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University in Texas, USA


  • 1986 founded Advanced Info Service (AIS)
  • 1990 founded Shinawatra Satellite
  • 1998 founded Thai Rak Thai Party (TRT)
  • 2001 – 06 the 23rd prime minister of Thailand

Marital Status:

Divorced Khun Ying Potjaman Na Pombejra, one son (Panthongthae), 2 daughters (Pinthongtha, Paetongtarn)