Vicente Fox was president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006. Originally from Mexico City, he was the second of nine children to a rancher of Irish descent, José Luis Fox, and Mercedes Quesada.
Fox was educated at Universidad Iberoamericana and began working for Coca-Cola Mexico at a young age as a route supervisor. Once Fox entered government, his upward climb on the political ladder was steady and quick.
Serving as Federal Congressman for the Third District of León, Secretary of Agriculture in the opposition cabinet, and a state governor, Fox developed a passion for working for the underprivileged, especially children.
In 2000, he was elected president, the first opposition president elected in Mexico in 90 years. His term lasted until 2006.
Fox is also the founder of the Amigo Daniel Children's Home Foundation, president of the Loyola Foundation and an avid promoter of the Lux Institute, an educational center where state residents receive training.
A devout Roman Catholic, Fox lives with his wife and has four adopted children. In 2007 he published an autobiography entitled "Revolution of Hope: The Life, Faith and Dreams" of a Mexican President.
He was also elected co-President of the Centrist Democratic International in 2007.
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