Jet Bussemaker

Inside Biography


Jet Bussemaker is a Dutch Politician. of the Labour Party (PvdA). She became the Minister of Education, Culture, & Science in the second Rutte cabinet on 5th November 2012.

Bussemaker is married to Garth Sybling and has a daughter named Sacha Bussemaker.

Early life and education

Jet Bussemaker was born on 15th January 1961, in Capelle aan den IJssel, Netherlands. She belongs to white ethnicity & holds a Dutch nationality.

Bussemaker did her primary & secondary education from the local school of Oegstgeest. She completed her MSc degree in political science from the University of Amsterdam.

Furthermore, Bussemaker earned her Ph.D. degree in political & social-cultural sciences from the same university in 1993.


After completing the graduation, Bussemaker worked as an a s sistant professor of political science at the University of Amsterdam between. She joined the University in 1993 & worked there until 1998.

Bussemaker also became the member of GreenLeft party. But left the party to join the Dutch Labour Party.

During the 1998 elections, Bussemaker was chosen to the House of Representatives. In 2000, she became the co-initiator of a proposal to allow conscientious objection to working on Sundays. The following proposal became law in 2002.

Furthermore, Bussemaker remained an a s sistant professor during her membership at House of Representatives, now at VU University of Amsterdam.

Later in January 2011, there was an announcement that Bussemaker would be part of the Board as well as dean of the Hogeschool Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam.

Bussemaker and the board received heavy criticism for not being able to check widespread diploma fraud at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam.

Bussemaker also received strong criticism from MPs and fellow Cabinet members after she stated that she supported 2008 American Presidential candidate, Barack Obama and would consider the election of his Republican competitor, John McCain to be a disaster.

Personal life

Jet Bussemaker, age 56, is married and has a daughter. She has earned a fame through her political career. She is married to Garth Sybling. The couple has a daughter named Sacha Bussemaker. 

Bussemaker and her husband Garth has attended several events. The duo attended a Gala dinner ahead of abdication of Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands on April 29, 2013. 

Bussemaker and her husband also attended the final concert by conductor Mariss Jansons with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra on March 20, 2015, in Amsterdam.

Besides, there are no any records of her past affairs. Furthermore, there are no any rumors regarding her other relationships & divorce.

Net worth

Bussemaker is a well-known politician. She earns a good amount of salary from her political career. As per some online sources, her current net worth is 2.3 million. ?

by ab-sandip, 30 Oct, 2017

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