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Christian Lindner

Member of the German Bundestag Federal Minister of Finance

Christian Lindner is the German Federal Minister of Finance.

Born in Wuppertal on 7 January 1979

1995–present:
Member of the Free Democratic Party (FDP)

1998:
Graduated from secondary school (Städtisches Gymnasium) in Wermelskirchen

1997–2004:
Owner of an advertising agency and co-founder of an internet company

1999–2006:
Studied political science, public law and philosophy at the University of Bonn
Trained as a reserve officer; currently holds the rank of major in the German Air Force Reserve

2000–2009:
Member of the North Rhine-Westphalia State Parliament

2009–2011:
General secretary of the FDP

2009–2012:
Member of the German Bundestag

2012–2017:
Leader of the FDP parliamentary group in the North Rhine-Westphalia State Parliament

2013–present:
Leader of the FDP

2017–2021:
Leader of the FDP parliamentary group in the Bundestag

December 2021–present:
Federal Minister of Finance