Sometimes politicians and their pets make quite the odd couple. In most cases, politicians tend to favor the traditional dog or cat. However, there are a few notable exceptions out there. From service dogs to animal sanctuaries with hippos, these pets have left their mark on the world.
Nayib Bukele is a Salvadoran politician and businessman and 43rd president of El Salvador. He was born on July 24, 1981. He is the first president in El Salvador in 30 years to have been elected without joining either of the major political parties: the left-wing Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) and the right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA).
Emperor Naruhito is the Emperor of Japan and the 126th monarch according to Japan’s traditional order of succession. He was born on February 23, 1960 in Tokyo as the eldest child of Akihito and Michiko. He ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne on May 1, 2019 beginning the Reiwa era.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, KG, GCVO, CD is the third child and second son of Queen Elizabeth II and member of the royal family. Prince Andrew is the eighth in the line of succession to the British throne, and oldest of the next generation under King Charles III. Much like others of the royal family, he served in the military.
Charles III, born Charles Philip Arthur George on, is the King of the United Kingdom. He held the title of Prince of Wales from July 1958 until September 8, 2022 when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, passed away. He became the King of the United Kingdom at her passing.
Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, KCVO, is a former member of the British royal family. He is the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and son to Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. Prince Harry was the sixth in the line of succession to the British throne.
Gavin Newsom is an American politician and a member of the Democratic Party serving as the 40th governor of California since January 2019.
Kamala Devi Harris is an American politician and attorney. As the 49th Vice President of the United States, she is the first female and the first person of color to become vice president. She is also the highest-ranking female official in United States history.
Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO, CD is a member of the British royal family, who is 52nd in the line of succession to the British throne as of February 2022. Michael occasionally represents the Queen at some functions in Commonwealth realms outside the United Kingdom. Otherwise, he manages his own consultancy business and undertakes various commercial work around the world.
Queen Elizabeth II (April 21,1926 – September 8, 2022) is Queen of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms. Significant events have included Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953 and the celebrations of her Silver, Golden, Diamond and Platinum jubilees in 1977, 2002, 2012, and 2022, respectively. Elizabeth is the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch, the oldest and longest-serving incumbent head of state, and the second-longest reigning sovereign monarch in world history.
Steven Mnuchin is an American investment banker and film producer who served as the 77th United States secretary of the treasury as part of the Cabinet of Donald Trump from 2017 to 2021. Previously, Mnuchin had been a hedge fund manager and investor. Mnuchin worked at Goldman Sachs for 17 years, eventually becoming its chief information officer.