Famous Bhutanese Leaders

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 1 Jigme Singye Wangchuck

Jigme Singye Wangchuck
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Famous As: Former King of Bhutan
Birthdate: November 11, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dechencholing Palace, Thimphu, Bhutan
Jigme Singye Wangchuck had taken over as the king of Bhutan when he succeeded his father in 1972, at age 16. Interestingly, Wangchuck had married four sisters in a "Royal Wedding." He is known for promoting Gross National Happiness instead of Gross Domestic Product as the goal of Bhutan.

 2 Tshering Tobgay

Tshering Tobgay
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Famous As: Prime Minister of Bhutan
Birthdate: September 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haa District, Bhutan

Former prime minister of Bhutan, Tshering Tobgay co-founded the People's Democratic Party. He has also been the opposition leader of Bhutan for 5 years. Educated in Kalimpong in India, Tobgay also boasts of a master’s degree from Harvard University. A TED speaker, he advocates for Gross National Happiness.

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 3 Jigme Thinley

Jigme Thinley
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Nepal
Birthdate: September 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bumthang, Bhutan

Jigme Thinley is a Bhutanese politician who served as the country's prime minister from 2008 to 2013. The recipient of several prestigious honors, such as the Druk Thuksey medal, Coronation medal, and Druk Wangyal medal, Jigme Thinley has been an important politician for Bhutan over the years. 

 4 Jigme Palden Dorji

Jigme Palden Dorji
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 14, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bhutan House, Dungra Khasmahal
Died: April 6, 1964

 5 Khandu Wangchuk

Khandu Wangchuk
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Famous As: Prime Minister, Politician
Birthdate: November 24, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paro,Bhutan

 6 Sonam Tobgye

Sonam Tobgye
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Famous As: political
Birthdate: November 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bhutan

 7 Sangay Ngedup

Sangay Ngedup
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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: July 1, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Punakha, Bhutan
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 8 Lhendup Dorji

Lhendup Dorji
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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: October 6, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kalimpong, India
Died: April 15, 2007

 9 Kinzang Dorji

Kinzang Dorji
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Famous As: Prime Minister, Politician
Birthdate: February 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chhali Gewog, Bhutan

 10 Yeshey Zimba

Yeshey Zimba
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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: October 10, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bhutan