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Bjarni Benediktsson
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Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs
Assumed office
30 November 2017
Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir
Preceded by Benedikt Jóhannesson
In office
23 May 2013 – 11 January 2017
Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson
Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson
Preceded by Steingrímur J. Sigfússon
Succeeded by Benedikt Jóhannesson
27th Prime Minister of Iceland
In office
11 January 2017 – 30 November 2017
President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson
Preceded by Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson
Succeeded by Katrín Jakobsdóttir
Leader of the Independence Party
Assumed office
29 March 2009
Preceded by Geir Haarde
Personal details
Born 26 January 1970 (1970-01-26) (age 51)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Political party Independence Party
Spouse(s) Þóra Margrét Baldvinsdóttir
Children 4
Alma mater University of Iceland
University of Miami
Nickname(s) Bjarni Ben

Bjarni Benediktsson (born 26 January 1970), known as Bjarni Ben, is an Icelandic politician. He was the Prime Minister from January to November 2017. He has been the leader of the Icelandic Independence Party since 2009. He was Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs from 2013 to 2017, a post he later retained under Katrin Jakobsdottir.

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