There are around 1.89 billion poor people in the world but Jerome Kerviel is the most poorest person in the world. Jerome Kerviel worked as a Trader and Consultant from France.He was a former employee at one of the largest banks in Europe, Société Générale.

The most poorest person in the world attained the title after he was convicted and sent to jail for breach of trust, forgery and unauthorized use of computers.

Jerome Kerviel was born on 11, 1977 in Pont-l’Abbé, Brittany, France to Marie-Josée(a retired hairdresser) and Charles (a blacksmith). He was raised alongside an older brother named Olivier.

Jerome Kerviel had his tertiary education at the University of Nantes by studying finance. He later has his masters at Lumière University Lyon 2 in 2000 with a Master of Finance specializing in organization and control of financial markets.

As to why he is known as the poorest person in the world is because he lost everything he own and worked hard for after engaging in $73 billion in illegal agreements, forgeries, and other shady activities, leading to a debt of $6.3 billion.

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According to sources the Société Générale (SocGen) bank where he worked as a junior trader uncovered unauthorized trading linked to him on 19 January 2008.

This means Kerviel had amassed a stock index futures position of US$73 billion by January 9, 2008, which ended up costing Societe Generale (SocGen) US$7.2 billion.

Seeing what he did Kerviel started creating loss trade for the company so he can cover up his dealings.

Jerome Kerviel Net Worth

Jerome Kerviel net worth is -$6.7 billion because he still owes Societe Generale (SocGen) bank even after been arrested and jailed.

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Where is Jérôme Kerviel now?

What is Jerome Kerviel doing now? Jerome Kerviel is still in Paris, France. He landed a job at Lemaire Consultants & Associates in April 2008 but it is not known if he still works with the firm. Due to how he is indebted, Kerviel will definitely keep his employments out of the media so as not to trigger SocGen to chase him for their money.

Jerome Kerviel’s wife

Jérôme Kerviel and his wife separated in 2008 prior to his arrest. Details of his wife is not known. It is currently not known if he eventually divorced and remarried.

Poorest Person in the World: FAQs

1. Who is the poorest person in the world?

Jerome Kerviel is the poorest person on the planet.

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2. What is Jerome Kerviel’s nationality?

Jerome Kerviel is from France.

3. How many years was Jerome Kerviel sentenced to prison?

Jerome Kerviel was sentenced to three years in prison.

4. How old is Jerome Kerviel?

He is 44 years old.

5. How many poor people are there in the world?

There are around 1.89 billion poor people in the world.

6. What was Jerome Kerviel occupation?

Jerome Kerviel worked as a Trader and Consultant.

7. What were the criminal charges levied on Jerome Kerviel?

The charges were abuse of confidence and illegal access to computers.


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