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Fidel Castro’s Net Worth And How Educated Is Former Cuban President?

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After Fidel Castro: What the future holds for Cuba

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, or more commonly known as Fidel Castro, died at the age of ninety years old on November 25, 2016. He was the illegitimate son of a rich farmer who entered politics after studying law at the University of Havana.

However, there are some parts of Fidel Castro's life that show he was as learned as anyone could be in Cuba. United States Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John Kennedy both tried to oust him from his Cuban presidency but failed.

And although he boasts of humility and frugality, Net Worth listed him as having a net worth of $900 million. This is on top of the economic conditions that Cuba experienced during his time.

Fidel Castro, as a young boy of eight years old, he attended the La Salle Boarding School in Santiago. He then transferred to the Dolores School in Santiago because of his continuous misbehaving. In 1945, he then attended El Colegio de Belen in Havana. He was interested in history, politics, reading, geography and debating at the college. He was a learned man but he did not academically excel. He spent most of his time playing sports like baseball.

Fidel Castro received a very good education regardless of his average grades. At 14 years old, he had written a letter to US President Franklin Roosevelt to congratulate him for his election win and even asked for a $10.00 bill.

Later on, he studied law at the University of Havana. He was passionate in activism and anti-imperialism. He admitted that prior to his enrollment in Havana that he was politically illiterate. After gaining knowledge of the current events, he learned more about the political veins and as they say, the rest is history.

Outside the political arena, Fidel Castro considered Ernest Hemingway's "For Whom The Bell Tolls" as one of his favorite books because it is set during the 1930's Spanish Civil War.

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