Jakob Ellemann-Jensen Net Worth $1.5 Million

Jakob Ellemann-Jensen (born 25 September 1973) is a Danish politician who has served as Leader of the Opposition and Leader of Venstre since 2019. A member of the Folketing since the 2011 general election, he served as Minister for Environment and Food under Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen from 2 May 2018 to 27 June 2019. He was spokesman on political affairs for Venstre from 2015 to 2018 and again briefly in 2019.

Ellemann-Jensen was born on 25 September 1973 in Hørsholm, which lies approximately 25 km (15.5 mi) north of Copenhagen. He is the son of former Foreign Minister Uffe Ellemann-Jensen and former editor-in-chief Alice Vestergaard.

Ellemann-Jensen graduated from N. Zahle’s School in 1992. He went on to complete his BSc at the Copenhagen Business School in 1999, as well as his MSc in 2002, also at Copenhagen Business School. From 2000 to 2002, he worked as a legal advisor for PricewaterhouseCoopers and from 2002 to 2005 as a lawyer at IBM Denmark, where he later became head of the contract and negotiation department. From 2007 to 2011, he worked as a corporate lawyer for GN Store Nord.

Ellemann-Jensen was first elected into parliament in the 2011 election, receiving 7,786 votes. He was reelected in the 2015 election with 8,678 votes. After the election Venstre became the governmental party, with party leader Lars Løkke Rasmussen becoming prime minister. During the term Venstre joined into a coalition with Conservative People’s Party and Liberal Alliance. In this cabinet Ellemann-Jensen became the new minister for Environment and Food, after a scandal involving former minister Esben Lunde-Larsen.

Ellemann-Jensen was elected again in the 2019 Danish general election, receiving 19,388 votes. After Lars Løkke Rasmussen stepped back as Venstre’s party leader after the election, the party elected Ellemann-Jensen as the new leader. Under his leadership, the party have turbulent times, which concluded in the impeachment of former Deputy Leader of Venstre, Inger Støjberg.