Given her husband has been released form jail, why not talk about Suzanne Mubarak, wife of former president Hosni Mubarak.
She was Egypt’s firs lady from October 1981 till February 2011.
Suzanne was born in The River Nile on February 28th 1941. Mubarak graduated from American University in Cairo. She and Hosni have two grown children; she is the mother of Alaa Mubarak who is a 52-year-old businessman and Gamal Mubarak who is a 49-year-old politician for the National Democratic party.
She attended St. Claire Heliopolis in Cairo during high school years.
We can see a young Suzanne Thabet in the picture from the American University of Cairo. Being the daughter of an Egyptian pediatrician named Saleh Thabet and a British mother Lily May Palmer who was a nurse, Suzanne also followed in the footsteps and studied a career of her own.
After gaining her political science degree from the American University of Cairo in 1977 she went on to get a masters degree in sociology in 1982. Her education was put on hold since she met her future husband in her teens while he was then an officer and married the following year when she was just seventeen years old.
She returned to school 10 years later and became a sociologist.
During her years as a first lady, her work revolved around charity, social programs, different functions and and overall concern for social welfare. She was a leader for the Egyptian U.N. delegation in conferences relating to women and children.
Her labor on human trafficking and family affairs stood out and in 2008 she was nominated as a Good will Ambassador for the United Nations.
Suzanne has one brother, general Munir Thabet who was the International district governor during 2004-2005.
Mrs. Mubarak is the honorary president of Rotary Clubs of Egypt, She received the Paul Harris fellowship several times. Now on the downside she has also been criticized for her opulent image and style in contrast with her country suffering many necessities, considering more than half of Egypt’s population lives in what other countries would consider inhuman conditions.
Suzanne who was the First Lady of Egypt for twenty years has two grandsons and a granddaughter. Sadly one o the grandsons died at 12-years-old in 2009.
Last year a deposit for 10 million British pounds was made to her account as payment for her memoirs that will undoubtedly set her up for her retirement, giving her Swiss bank account and assets were frozen in 2011 by the government of Switzerland.