Albert Rivera


Spanish politician who was elected to be the leader of the Citizens Party in 2006. He was also a member of Catalan Parliament from late 2006 until August of 2015.

Before Fame

He studied law at Ramon Llul University and worked as a legal counsel for La Caixa, a banking institution, from 2002 to 2006.


He was a high-level swimmer, winning the Catalan swimming championship at the age of 16. He also played water polo competitively.

Family Life

He was married to Mariona Saperas from 2000 to 2013 and has a daughter named Daniela. His parents are Maria Jesus Diaz and Agustin Rivera.

Associated With

Rivera is among those who oppose the Catalonian independence movement espoused by politicians such as Artur Mas i Gavarro, who has served as president of the Democratic Convergence of Catalonia.