Christian Kern

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Christian Kern was born on 4 January, 1966 in Vienna, Austria. Discover Christian Kern’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 54 years old?

Popular AsChristian Kern
Age54 years old
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Born4 January 1966
Birthday4 January
BirthplaceVienna, Austria

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Christian Kern Height, Weight & Measurements

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Who Is Christian Kern’s Wife?

His wife is Karin Wessely (m. 1985–2001), Eveline Steinberger-Kern

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WifeKarin Wessely (m. 1985–2001), Eveline Steinberger-Kern
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ChildrenNikolaus Kern

Christian Kern Net Worth

He net worth has been growing significantly in 2018-19. So, how much is Christian Kern worth at the age of 54 years old? Christian Kern’s income source is mostly from being a successful . He is from Austria. We have estimated Christian Kern’s net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2020$1 Million – $5 Million
Salary in 2019Under Review
Net Worth in 2019Pending
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Timeline of Christian Kern


In September 2018, Kern announced that he would resign as national party leader and instead run as top candidate for the Austrian Social Democrats in the European Parliament elections. However, he announced to resign from politics completely in October 2018. His successor as party leader is Pamela Rendi-Wagner and Andreas Schieder was presented as top candidate in the EU Parliament elections.


In June 2017, Kern criticized the draft of new U.S. sanctions against Russia that target EU–Russia energy projects, including Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. In a joint statement Kern and (Germany)’s foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel said that “Europe’s energy supply is a matter for Europe, and not for the United States of America.”

In October 2017’s snap general election, Kern’s SPÖ got defeated by Sebastian Kurz’ ÖVP. Kurz decided to form a coalition with the FPÖ. From December 2017 Kern was leader of the opposition.


Kern was sworn in as Chancellor of Austria on 17 May 2016, vowing to continue the “Grand coalition” with the People’s Party (ÖVP), but promising a “New Deal” that would bring about more jobs by cutting red tape while ensuring ordinary workers receive a share of economic prosperity. Kern criticized the Austrian political elite as being power-obsessed and devoid of a meaningful political agenda about the country’s future.

Half a year later, when on 9 May 2016 Chancellor Faymann resigned from all his posts, Kern was again named one of the candidates alongside Time Warner manager Gerhard Zeiler and former Siemens manager Brigitte Ederer [de] . On a 12 May party session, the Social Democrats agreed on nominating Kern for the country’s highest executive office. He was announced to be appointed the new chancellor by 17 May, and to be nominated as party chairman at the upcoming party congress on 25 June. Kern was sworn into office on 17 May by outgoing President Heinz Fischer.


In the course of the 2015 migrant crisis, Kern organized the transport of hundred thousands of migrants coming from the “Balkan route” across the country. He is considered a supporter of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s migration policy. Leading Austrian trade unionist Roman Hebenstreit [de] , who is also chairman of the ÖBB’s works council described Kern in 2016 as “the first ÖBB boss to really stand by his workers.”


Since 2014, Kern was repeatedly named as one of the possible successors for Werner Faymann’s chancellor post. In 2015, Austrian news magazine profil referred to him as the “Chancellor of hearts” and the Federal Railways he led as “the only state institution that flawlessly worked amidst the refugee crisis.”


In 2012, ÖBB celebrated the 175th anniversary of the Nordbahn, the earliest predecessor company marking the start of rail transport in Austria. Kern inaugurated an exhibition on the company’s complicity with the Third Reich, named “The Suppressed Years – Railway and National Socialism in Austria 1938–1945”. He referred to that period as “the darkest part of our company’s history,” adding that “We are obliged to commemorate and with this documentation we would like to further contribute to coming to terms with the past. No matter how incredible these events may seem to us today, we need to clearly accept these times as part of our ÖBB history.” The exhibition later went on tour and was presented at the European Parliament’s parliamentary building in Brussels. For his extraordinary engagement accounting for the company’s past, in June 2013 the Vienna Israelite Community awarded Kern the Marietta and Friedrich Torberg Medal.


In 2010, Kern was selected to take over the post as CEO of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). He was appointed chairman of the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) in 2014. Kern has been a board member of FK Austria Wien since 2009.


In 1997, Kern moved to the largest Austrian electricity supplier, the Verbund AG, where from 1999 he oversaw marketing and sales. In 2007 he was appointed a senior manager overseeing foreign mergers & acquisitions, investments, and the Austrian high-voltage transmission grid


A business journalist by profession, the member of Austria’s Social Democratic Party served as spokesman of the SPÖ’s parliamentary group leader in the mid-1990s, before he became a senior manager in Austria’s leading electricity company Verbund AG. In 2010, Kern was appointed CEO of the state-owned Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), chairing the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) from 2014 onwards. Following the resignation of Werner Faymann amidst the presidential election, the governing Social Democrats nominated Kern for the office of chancellor.


Kern started his career in 1989 as a business journalist writing for the Wirtschaftspressedienst and Austrian business magazine Option. In 1991, he became an assistant of the Federal Chancellery’s undersecretary of state for civil service, Peter Kostelka [de] . When Kostelka became chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SPÖ) parliamentary group in 1994, Kern remained his chief of office and spokesman.


In 1985 Kern married Karin Wessely, with whom he has three sons. In 2001, his marriage with Wessely, who is a local SPÖ politician in Mödling, a district capital south of Vienna, ended in divorce. Wessely however supported his nomination as successor to Faymann, and highly praised him as a charismatic personality, who is able to unite the more left-aligned and the more right-aligned factions of their party. With his second wife, Eveline Steinberger, he has a daughter.


Christian Kern (Austrian German pronunciation: [ˈkrɪstja:n ˈkɛrn] ; born 4 January 1966) is an Austrian businessman and former politician who served as Chancellor of Austria from 17 May 2016 to 18 December 2017 and chairman of the Social Democratic Party from 25 June 2016 to 25 September 2018.