Ulrich Merkel

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Sat Jun 26 2021
By   Manish Khanal

Relationship Timeline Of Ulrich Merkel

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Ex-wife : Angela Merkel
Ulrich Merkel Married To Angela Merkel In 1977 And 1982

Some people come to limelight after tying their knot with reputed personal or sometimes some rise to fame after being adopted by the famous family. Ulrich Merkel shares a different story as being the first husband of the famous German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.


Ulrich Merkel was born in 1953 in Germany. Much information about Ulrich is not available to the media, as he came to be the topic of research only after his first wife, Angela Merkel became the Chancellor of Germany since 2005. 

Short-Lived Relationship History of Ulrich and Angela

In the age of technology, we can get to know about whatever we want with just connecting with the Internet. Following information available on the Internet, Ulrich seems to be single as of now. Ulrich was first married to his girlfriend, Angela Merkel.

Angela Merkel with her first husband
Image: Ulrich Merkel along with his former wife, Angela Merkel
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Ulrich Merkel tied his knot with Angela Merkel in 1977. Much information about marriage has not been shared with the public. The two of them first met in 1974 as both of them were physics students of Karl Marx University. It did not take time for the friendship to turn in the relationship. 


This relationship did not last long and ended just after five years of the marriage. The reason for the has not to divorce been shared with the press. After this divorce, Ulrich has remained away from the reach of media persons. In these five years of their marriage, they did not have any child. 

Angela's Relationship History

Although Angela separated from her first husband but did not change her name after since. After the couple officially separated in 1982. Angela started dating, Quantum Chemist and professor Joachim Sauer. They met for the first time in 1981. 

Angela Merkel Attends Wagner Opera Festival With Husband


The love birds exchanged their wedding vows on December 30, 1998, at a private wedding. Angela has ever since lived in a happy relationship with Sauer. Angela never had a child but is living happily along with two adult sons from Sauer's first marriage. 

How rich is Ulrich Merkel?

Ulrich Merkel's net worth has not been shared with the public. As Ulrich is living a private and secret life on his own, his net worth is not available to the media. As Ulrich is a molecular biophysicist, he must be earning a hefty sum through his career. 

Angela Merkel, the German chancellor
Image: German Chancellor, Angela Merkel at a event 
Source: Daily Express

On the other hand, Ulrich's first wife, Angela Merkel, has an estimated net worth of $11.5 Million which is similar to Rhonda Worthey. She has accumulated most of her net worth through her governmental service as the Chancellor of  Germany since 2005. The salary of the Chancellor as of 2020 is $369,727. She is in her fourth term as the Chancellor. She was elected as Chancellor in 2018. 

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