Thaksin Shinawatra Family

by Jessica Sara

The former prime minister of Thailand, Shinawatra assumed office between 9 February 2001 and 19 September 2006. He established the most successful mobile phone operating company in Thailand, called Advanced Info Service. In 1998, he set up the Thai Rak Thai (TRT) political party.

Thaksin Shinawatra

In 2006, he was overthrown in a military coup. The Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions of the Supreme Court convicted Shinawatra for using his political power to enable his wife to buy public land at an auction. As a result, he was imprisoned for 2 years.

Currently, Shinawatra is in a self-imposed exile from Thailand. If he chooses to return, he will have several criminal charges leveled at him.

Thaksin Shinawatra Family Tree

Thaksin Shinawatra family

Let us look at the family tree of the famous Shinawatra family.

Thaksin Shinawatra Parents – Lert Shinawatra and Yindee Ramingwong

Shinawatra’s father stepped into politics in 1968 and was elected as an MP for Chiang Mai and deputy head of Liberal Party, which has now disbanded. He quit all political activity in 1976 and started a coffee shop. He also cultivated oranges and flowers in San Kamphaeng district. In addition, he started movie theaters, gas stations, and automobile dealerships.

Yindee, Shinawatra’s mother, was the daughter of Wang Chuan Cheng, a Hakka immigrant. Her mother was Princess Jantip na Chiangmai, a less important member of the Lanna royal family.

Thaksin Shinawatra Siblings

Yingluck Shinawatra

Yingluck Shinawatra

Born – 21 June, 1967

Married – Anusorn Amornchat

Yingluck assumed the position of Prime Minister of Thailand between 5 August 2011 and 7 May 2014. She earned a BA from Chiang Mai University in 1988 and a MPA degree from Kentucky State University in 1991.

Yaowapha Wongsawat

Born – Unknown

Married – Somchai Wongsawat

Yaowapha was an MP of Thai Rak Thai political party led by Shinawatra. The Constitutional Tribunal banned her and 110 members of the party from politics due to their flouting of election laws.

Thaksin Shinawatra Spouse – Potjaman Na Pombejra (Ex)

Khunying Potjaman Na Pombejra

Khunying Potjaman Na Pombejra

Born – 22 November, 1956

In the 1980s, she played a major role in developing the commercial activities of Thaksin. She was married to Shinawatra between 1980 and 2008.

Thaksin Shinawatra Children

Thaksin Shinawatra Children

Panthongtae Shinawatra

Born – 2 December, 1979

Married – Unknown

The only son of Shinawatra, he became a billionaire after receiving his father’s stock in Shin Corporation.

Pintongtha Kunakornwong

Pintongtha Kunakornwong

Born – 17 April, 1982

Married – Nattapong Kunakornwong (m. 2012)

Pintongtha is a businesswoman.

Peathongtarn Shinawatra

Born – Unknown

Married – Unknown

Peathongtarn is the youngest daughter of Shinawatra.

Thaksin Shinawatra Net Worth

Thaksin Shinawatra

As of June 2014, Shinawatra and his family have been estimated to be worth US$ 1.7 billion. He has made his wealth primarily from investments. He is the 6th richest person in Thailand. He ranks #10 on Thailand’s 50 Richest Persons list. In the billionaires of the world list, he is ranked at #1092.