The veteran politician has enjoyed a career as a parliamentarian for 40 years and has served two terms as Prime Minister.
She succeeded P.J. Patterson as Prime Minister in March 2006 and was narrowly defeated by the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Bruce Golding in the general election of 2007.
She defeated the JLP’s Andrew Holness in the general election of December 2011 and again became Prime Minister in January 2012.
Holness narrowly turned the tables on Portia Simpson Miller defeating her in this year’s general election, relegating her to the Opposition’s bench.
During her career she has also headed the ministries of Tourism, Sports, Labour and Social Security and Local Government.
Earlier this month it was revealed that the new Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, had assets of J$152 million with a net worth estimated at around US$2 million, making Portia Simpson Miller worth 10 times more than her much younger political rival, according to Get Net Worth.
President of the United States Barack Obama whose second term as President is drawing to a close, was estimated by Get Net Worth to have a net worth of US$11 million. He has authored two best sellers, practiced as a lawyer, spent time as a community organizer, has also been a lecturer on constitutional law and served as a senator.
Portia Simpson Miller announced on Sunday that she will stand for re-election as President of the now opposition party, the People’s National Party (PNP).