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Prince Joel Dawit Makonnen was born on 5 May, 1982 in Rome, Italy, is a member of the Ethiopian Imperial Family. Discover Prince Joel Dawit Makonnen's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 38 years old?

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Occupation attorney, businessman, philanthropist
Age 39 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born 5 May 1982
Birthday 5 May
Birthplace Rome, Italy
Nationality Italy

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Prince Joel Dawit Makonnen Net Worth

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On August 10, 2018 Makonnen wrote an op-ed for True Africa about political change, national unity, and social progress in Ethiopia.

In November 2018, Makonnen and his wife launched Old World/New World Productions, a media company that produces documentaries, feature films, and television shows focused on Africa and the African diaspora.


Makonnen met American philanthropist Ariana Austin, daughter of Bobby William Austin, at Pearl nightclub in Washington, D.C. in December 2005. They got engaged in 2014. Makonnen and Austin were married on September 9, 2017, in an Ethiopian Orthodox ceremony at Debra Genet Medhanealem Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church in Temple Hills, Maryland. Their wedding was featured in The New York Times and went viral, receiving international attention. The wedding was officiated by thirteen priests and included a coronation ceremony where both the bride and groom were crowned. Their wedding reception was held at Foxchase Manor in Manassas, Virginia. Over three hundred guests attended the five days of wedding festivities, which correlated with the Ethiopian New Year, starting on September 5 and ending on September 10th. Guests included Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie, Prince Paul Makonnen, Prince Phillip Makonnen, Prince Beedemariam Makonnen, Princess Mary Asfaw Wossen, Johnnetta Cole, Sharon Pratt, and Brandon Todd.


In 2009 Makonnen began working as the director of grants for Humanities DC, a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He was a legal intern at the United Nations in 2011 before working as a law clerk in international trade and equal opportunity employment in 2013. From 2016 until 2017 Makonnen was a compliance project manager at a real estate corporation. Since 2017 he has worked for Otsuka Pharmaceutical as a legal aid and corporate counsel. Makonnen is the board director and a co-owner of the Wabe Shebelle Hotel in Addis Ababa. He is also a co-founder and the country director of Alchemy World Projects USA, a non-governmental organization focused on creating schools and entrepreneurship curriculums for impoverished youth in Ethiopia.


Makonnen was educated in Switzerland and France, having attended the Collège du Léman in Geneva and a boarding school in Haute Savoie. In 1999 he moved to Ethiopia and attended the International Community School of Addis Ababa until 2001. In 2001, he enrolled at the Euro-American Institute of Technology in Sophia Antipolis, France. He transferred to American University in Washington, D.C. in 2003 where he earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a focus on international business from the Kogod School of Business. In 2015 he obtained a Juris Doctor from Howard University's School of Law.


Prince Joel David Makonnen Haile Selassie of Ethiopia (Yoel Dawit Makonnen Haile Selassie; born 5 May 1982 in Rome) is an attorney, businessman, philanthropist and member of the Ethiopian Imperial House of Solomon. He is the great-grandson of Haile Selassie I, the last Emperor of Ethiopia. Under the terms of the 1955 Constitution of Ethiopia he is currently fifth in the line of succession to the former Imperial Ethiopian throne.

Makonnen was born in exile in Rome, Italy in 1982. His parents, Prince David Makonnen and Princess Adey Imru Makonnen, were exiled from Ethiopia during the 1974 communist revolution, while other members of the family were also exiled, imprisoned, or executed. He is the youngest child of Prince David and Princess Adey. He has an older brother, Prince Yokshan Makonnen. His paternal grandparents are Prince Makonnen Haile Selassie, Duke of Harar and Sara Gizaw. His great-grandparents, Haile Selassie I and Menen Asfaw, were the last Emperor and Empress of Ethiopia. His father died from health complications in 1989 while in exile in Switzerland. In 1993 Makonnen came to Ethiopia for the first time to visit his family after members of the Imperial family were released from prison and their properties were restored to them. In 1999 Makonnen moved to Addis Ababa with his mother, who was working with the United Nations, and lived there for two years.


Makonnen formally uses the style His Imperial Highness with the title Prince Joel David Makonnen Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. According to the terms set in the 1955 Constitution of Ethiopia, he is currently fifth in the line of succession to the former Imperial Ethiopian throne.