William Ruto Biography, Age, Career, Education and Net Worth

William Ruto Biography

William Samoei Runye Arap Ruto is a Kenyan politician, businessman and the 11th deputy president of Kenya. He was appointed the deputy president in 2013 by president Uhuru Kenyatta. William Ruto was born on 21 December 1966 in Kamagut, Kenya.

William Ruto Profile


William Ruto

Real Name

William Samoei Runye Arap Ruto

Date of Birth

21 December 1966


55 years (2021)

State of Origin

Gishu County







Political Party

United Democratic Alliance (UDA)

Known for

Deputy President of Kenya




Rachel Chebet

Net Worth

$9 million

Educational Background

William Ruto Education

William Ruto attended Kerotet Primary School, Wareng Secondary School and Kapsabet Boys High School in Nandi County. He obtained a degree in Botany and Zoology from University of Nairobi, Kenya in 1990

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William Ruto holds a masters degree and PhD in Plant Ecology from the University of Nairobi in 2011 and 2018 respectively.


William Ruto Career and Business

William Ruto was elected to the Kenyan parliament in 1997 under the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).

He was the Minister for Home Affairs in 2002 and the minister for Agriculture between 2008 and 2010.

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He served briefly as the minister for Higher Education in 2010 while retaining his seat in the Kenyan parliament.

William Ruto was appointed the 11th Deputy president of Kenya by Uhuru Kenyatta in September 2013.

Personal Life

William Ruto Wife

William Ruto got married to his wife Rachel Chebet in 1991. Their union is blessed with seven children. His father was Daniel Cheruiyot and his mother Sarah Cheruiyot.

William Ruto Net Worth

William Ruto Net Worth

William Ruto net worth is estimated to be $9 million. He owns an expansive farm in Sugoi. He owns Weston Hotel and a large interest in AMACO, an insurance company.


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