Markus Raikkonen (born January 16, 1985) is the 38 year-old husband of Sanni Marin, the female prime minister of Finland. He is an entrepreneur, innovator, businessman, and former soccer player.
Raikkonen’s wife has been serving as the 46th prime minister of Finland since 2019 after Antti Rinne’s resignation. The union between the duo shot Markus Raikkonen to fame even though he was known for his immense skills in playing football. He had played for TPV (Tampreen Pallo-Veikot).
Markus Raikkonen was Born 38 Years Ago
Markus Raikkonen was born in Helsinki, Finland, some 37 years ago. He was a shy kid who didn’t talk much or relate with other people when he was young. However, little is known about his family history or even his childhood days. He never mentioned anything about his siblings on any online platforms but what really brought him to the limelight is his marriage to Sarin Marin, the prime minister of Finland.
Sarin Marin entered the world of politics at 27 with a fighting spirit. She did not allow the fact that she was raised by same-sex parents to stop her from achieving her dreams. She was the first to go to college in her family. She, however, served as the vice president of the Social Democratic Youth back in 2010 and as the Deputy Chairperson of the same party in 2014 before she replaced Antti Rine, who resigned as the prime minister of Finland on December 03, 2019.
Markus Raikkonen is definitely not one who loves to share too much personal information in public spaces. There is little or no information about his educational history and background. He has not disclosed the schools and colleges he attended, but it is mostly believed that he is well-educated, judging from the career path he had chosen.
How Did Markus Raikkonen Meet His Wife, Sanni Marin?
Markus Raikkonen and Sanni Marin met in high school when they were 18, and they started dating until they got engaged in 2018. In 2020, they tied the knot in an intimate wedding ceremony with only forty guests made up of close friends and family.
Sanni Marin shared a picture with her husband on Instagram where she gushed about how they had seen and experienced a lot together, shared joys and sorrows, and have lived together in their youth. She ended by saying of all the people, Markus Raikkonen is right for her.
Before their marriage, the duo had a lovely daughter, Emma Amalia Marin, who was born in January 2018 and is now 5 years old. Sanna Marin had stated that if she had the option, she would love to relocate to the countryside. Their regular residence is in Tampere’s Kaleva neighborhood but they lived in Kesaranta during COVID-19 Pandemic.
They both seemed to enjoy their privacy a lot in their relationship, as you can hardly see them pictured together on social media platforms.
Was His Marriage Affected by Any Controversy?
Precisely on the fourth of December, 2021, a video of Markus Raikkonen’s wife Sanna Marin dancing with a pop star surfaced online. The beautiful prime minister came under fire for clubbing and partying with a possible unknown covid-19 carrier.
Worries etched in the hearts of many who eagerly awaited the result of a drug test, which Sanna said she had done as people had insuinted that she was under the influence of something while partying. Sinna, however, denied using any narcotics, but she took the test to calm the worries of both the Finnish people and her opponents. She went on to insist that right from her teenage days, she had not used any form of drugs.
A lot of people were very much interested in Markus Raikkonen’s response to the situation, but it never came. However, many believed that having been in a relationship for eighteen years, Sanna had been found in many compromising situations that could actually affect her marriage, but her marriage is still solid to date. At best, the couple is doing all that they can to curtail their excesses from spilling into the public domain.
What Does Sanna Marin’s Husband Do for a Living?
Markus Raikkonen is an entrepreneur and an innovator. He has made use of his talent to create business platforms and opportunities for young people and fellow entrepreneurs. He co-founded Prezella Ltd and Nordic Spark Oy.
He once joined a soccer team in 2019. He played the position of an attacker for a few years before he retired and worked with International Corporation Generation in 2020, where he served as a communication director and senior advisor. He is also the scientific, management, and technical consulting services industry owner.
Before this job, Markus Raikkonen had worked with talent scaling at Henrico StaffPoint, which is one of the largest personnel service firms in Finland, as it acquired smaller firms like Henrico Digital in early 2021. He now works as an investor for Headline, which is a venture capital firm that invests globally in nearly every industry of the world so long as it deems its investment profitable.
Markus Raikkonen’s Net Worth
Markus Raikkonen has been involved in numerous projects and is the co-founder of a few companies. However, he has not disclosed any of his earnings to the public. Various sources have it that he has a total net worth of around $5 million, while his wife, Sanna Marin, is estimated to be worth $4 million. The Finland politician’s salary is estimated to be over $350,000.