Slobodan Milošević was born in 1941 in Požarevac, the Republic of Serbia.
He graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade in 1964.
He is married and has two children, a son Marko and a daughter Marija . His wife, Dr.Mirjana Marković is a full professor at the University of Belgrade.
He started his successful business career as economic adviser to the Mayor of Belgrade. Most of his professional life he worked in the economic and banking sectors. For a number of years he was at the head of the well known Yugoslav enterprise »Tehnogas« as its General Manager, after which he became President of »Beogradska Banka«, the largest bank in Serbia and Yugoslavia.
In the course of his professional political activity, which he became actively engaged in 1983, he held the most prominent political positions both in Belgrade and Serbia.
He was elected President of the Presidency of Serbia for the first time in 1989.
At the first, free, multi-party elections held in Serbia after the 2nd World War, in December 1990 a majority of the citizens of Serbia, directly expressing their will, elected him the first President of the Republic. At multi-party presidential elections carried out in Serbia in December 1992, Slobodan Milošević scored a sweeping victory and polling majority of votes of the citizens of the Republic of Serbia was elected President of the Republic.
He was elected President of the FR Yugoslavia on July 23, 1997.
He is a founder and President of the Socialist Republic of Serbia.
President Slobodan Milošević is a leading personality in the Republic of Serbia whose name is associated with the establishment of its constitutional-legal unity and the most important state and national interests of our country and its citizens.
(Socialist Party of Serbia www.sps.org.yu/eng/explorer.htm)