Graça Machel Mandela Biography, Net worth, Age, Marriage, Husband, Wiki, Children, Trust

History was made when Graça Machel got married to two presidents from  Mozambique and South Africa respectively. She is a Mozambican politician, humanitarian, and international advocate for women’s and children’s rights In this article we will reveal basic information about her to you, such as Her age, biodata, Net worth, marriages, Career and childhood.


Early Life

Graça Machel Mandela was was born on October 17, 1945, in a village called Incadine in Mozambique. She grew up in a large family with several siblings, there she grew into a beautiful and attractive Lady under her parents watch. She went to school with her siblings and age mates.


Career and Education

Machel began her education in her home country Mozambique where she attended both primary and secondary  in a Methodist mission school in her village.

After completing her secondary education, Graça Machel attended the University of Lisbon in Portugal, where she studied German and psychology.

She later went on to earn a post-graduate degree in psychology from the University of Geneva in Switzerland.

Machel began her career as a teacher in Mozambique and quickly became a recognized lady in the country’s anti-colonial struggle.

This made her to join the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) in the early 1970s.

She was appointed Minister for Education and Culture, this happened after Mozambique gained independence from Portugal in 1975.

She continued her teaching work in Mozambique and Tanzania where met her first husband, Samora Machel.

Machel was also a one time Minister for Education and Culture of Mozambique after it gained independence from Portugal in 1975. She played vital roles in the country’s independence.



Graça Machel set the record as the only lady to marry two presidents from different countries. She was the First Lady of both Mozambique and South Africa. She was married twice in her life.

  • First marriage – was to Samora Machel, who was the first President of Mozambique after it gained independence from Portugal in 1975. They married in 1975 and had two children together. However, Samora Machel died in a plane crash in 1986.
  • Second Marriage – She later married Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa and anti-apartheid revolutionary, in 1998, becoming his third wife. They remained married until Mandela’s death in 2013.


She is known as one of the most powerful female advocate for women’s and children’s rights for many years. Ma founded the Graça Machel Trust, an organization that works to promote the rights and welfare of women and children across Africa. The trust focuses on issues such as education, health, and economic empowerment.

List Of Awards won

Due to her participation in Human rights activities, Here are some of the awards and honors she has received:

  • Grand Cross of the Order of Prince Henry (Portugal, 1990)
  • Decoration for Merit in Gold (Austria, 1991)
  • Gold Medal for Merit in the Social Field (Spain, 1992)
  • Golden Plate Award (American Academy of Achievement, 1993)
  • The Nansen Medal for Refugee Service (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 1995)
  • The Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger (Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, 1999)
  • The Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development (India, 2006)
  • The Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights (University of Michigan, 2008)
  • The Global Treasure Award (Global Forum for Health Research, 2011)
  • The Laureate of Africa Prize for Leadership (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, 2016)
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award (African Women in Leadership Organisation, 2019)


She is currently 77 years old. Graca was born on 17 October 1945. (as of 2023).


Net Worth

She is considered a millionaire in dollars. Graca machel is worth $5  Million. Her source of income is philanthropy, politics and inheritance.


Ethnicity & religion

The information from public news platforms Says that Graca Machel’s ethnicity is Black and a probably Christain.


Family and Children

She has two Children by name, Josina Z and Malengani Machel.

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