B. S. Yeddyurappa Wiki, Age, Height, Biography, Wife, Net Worth

Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yeddyurappa is an Indian politician and candidate of BJP for the position of upcoming assembly polls of Karnataka. He was also the 19thChief Minister of Karnataka in 2008 when he led BJP to victory in the Karnataka Assembly elections and the current president of Karnataka BJP. As a matter of fact, he was the first person to become the Chief Minister of a South Indian state from the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Net Worth

The net worth of Yeddyurappa is estimated at 11 crores.

Income Source

The main source of income for Yeddyurappa is the salary he receives from the government of India.

Real Name

The real name of this politician is Yeddyurappa.

Date of Birth: 27th February 1943 

Age: 75 Years 


The information about height and weight of Yeddyurappa is not available.

Marital Status

Yeddyurappa got married to Maithra Devi and he has two sons and three daughters.

Personal Background

Talking about the personal background of Yeddyurappa, it is known that he was born in Mandya District in Karnataka. It is believed that he was named Yeddyurappa after the presiding deity of a Shiva temple that was constructed by the great saint Siddalingeshwara in Tumkuru district. The name of his father was Sri Siddalingappa and the name of Yeddyurappa’s mother was Smt Puttathayamma. Apart from this, he also has four siblings. Talking about the education, he completed his Pre-University College education from PES College, Mandya. In the year 1967, he got married to Maithra Devi and the couple raised five children together. Unfortunately, his wife breathed her last after falling into a sump while drawing water.


Talking about the career of Yeddyurappa, it is known that he started his career as a first division clerk in the social welfare department and later set up his own hardware shop in Shivamogga. Since he was associated with Rashtriya Swamasevak Sangh from 1970, but he started his political career as the president of the Taluk Unit of the Jana Sangh in the year 1972. He was elected as Councillor of Shikaripur Municipal Council (Shimoga District, Karnataka) on 16th August 1975. And then later in February 1977, he was elected as President, Shikaripur Municipal Council. During the year 1980, he was elected as president, Shikaripur Taluk Unit of Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP) and then he entered Karnataka Legislative Assembly after he got victorious in the 1983 elections. This election was responsible for bringing a turning point to his public life and his entire political career got shaped because of this victory. From 1985 to 1988 he served as Shimoga District BJP President and then in 1985, he was elected to Karnataka Legislative Assembly for the 2nd time. He then worked as Karnataka State BJP President during the year 1988 and then for the third time, he was elected to Karnataka Legislative Assembly in 1989 elections. He also worked as Secretary for All India BJP during the year 1992. In 1994, he got elected to Karnataka Legislative Assembly for the 4th time and worked as the Opposition Leader in Karnataka Legislative Assembly. In 2006, he was appointed as the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka in the JD(S) and BJP Coalition Government led by Sri H.D.Kumaraswamy. As a Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister, he took new Initiatives for the upliftment of families under BPL. He was selected as Karnataka’s Chief Minister in 2007 and then in 2008.

Properties and Cars

The details about Yeddyurappa’s cars and properties are not listed on the web.

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