Mother: Jacqueline Fellus, a journalist
Marriages: Anne Sinclair (November 26, 1991-2013, divorced); Brigitte Guillemette (1984-date unknown); Helene Dumas (1967-date unknown)
Children: with Brigitte Guillemette: Camille; with Helene Dumas: Vanessa, Marine and Laurin
Education: HEC Paris (École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris), Public Law, 1971; Paris Institute of Political Studies (Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris), Political Science, 1972; University of Paris, PhD, Economics, 1977
His 2010 IMF salary was tax free, amounting to more than $500,000 with perks.
Was considered to be the leading contender to run against Nicolas Sarkozy
for the presidency of France.
November 1, 2007-May 18, 2011 -
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
2008 - Is reprimanded by the IMF for a relationship with a subordinate, Piroska Nagy.
May 14, 2011 - Is escorted off an Air France flight headed to Paris and taken to a Manhattan police station for questioning about the alleged sexual assault of a Sofitel Hotel housekeeping employee. The hotel employee says that Strauss-Kahn attempted to force himself on her when she came to clean his room. By the time police officers arrived, Strauss-Kahn had already left the hotel.
May 14, 2011 - Is charged with attempted rape and imprisonment of the hotel employee.
May 16, 2011 - Is denied bail and transferred to New York's Rikers Island jail.
May 18, 2011 - Resigns his position with IMF. His 2007 contract includes a severance package with a $250,000 one-time payout and a smaller annual pension.
May 19, 2011 - Is indicted on seven counts: two counts of a criminal sexual act, two counts of sexual abuse, and one count each of attempt to commit rape, unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching.
May 19, 2011 - Is granted bail based on these conditions: home confinement, the surrender of his travel documents, and the posting of $1 million in cash bail and a $5 million bond.
June 6, 2011 - Pleads not guilty to all seven charges.
July 1, 2011 -
Is released from house
arrest after prosecutors disclose that the accuser admitted to lying about certain details.
July 4, 2011 - French journalist Tristane Banon's lawyer says that he will be filing a complaint claiming Strauss-Kahn attempted to rape Banon in 2003. In anticipation of the filing, Strauss-Kahn files a counterclaim against Banon for "false declarations."
July 5, 2011 - Tristane Banon files a criminal complaint against Strauss-Kahn, alleging attempted rape.
August 8, 2011 - Nafissatou Diallo files a civil lawsuit against Strauss-Kahn.
September 3, 2011 - Leaves New York to return to France.
September 18, 2011 - In an interview with French television station TF1, Strauss-Kahn says the incident at the Sofitel Hotel was "not only an inappropriate relationship, but more than that -- an error, a mistake, a mistake concerning my wife, my children, my friends, but also a mistake that the French people placed their hope in change on me."
October 13, 2011 -
French prosecutors announce that charges will not be filed
against Strauss-Kahn for the alleged sexual assault of Tristane Banon due to a lack of sufficient evidence and a statute of limitations that applies to the case.
February 21-22, 2012 -
Is questioned by French police about an alleged prostitution ring possibly operated out of luxury hotels.
March 26, 2012 - Strauss-Kahn is warned that he is under investigation for "aggravated pimping" for his alleged participation in a prostitution ring.
May 14, 2012 - Files a countersuit for at least $1 million against Nafissatou Diallo, the Manhattan maid who accused him of sexual assault.
May 21, 2012 - A French investigation into Strauss-Kahn's alleged involvement in a prostitution ring widens. Authorities say that police will open a preliminary inquiry into acts that allegedly took place in Washington in December 2010, which they believe could constitute gang rape.
October 2, 2012 - A French prosecutor drops the investigation connecting Strauss-Kahn to a possible gang rape in Washington. The testimony on which the investigation is based has been withdrawn and the woman is declining to press charges.
December 10, 2012 -
Nafissatou Diallo and Dominique Strauss-Kahn reach a settlement in her civil lawsuit
against him. Terms of the settlement are not released.
July 26, 2013 - Prosecutors announce that Strauss-Kahn will be tried on charges of "aggravated pimping" for his alleged participation in a prostitution ring.
September 17, 2013 - It is announced that Strauss-Kahn has been appointed as an economic adviser to the Serbian government.
March 2014 - Mohamad Zeidan, CEO of LSK & Partners investment firm, which Strauss-Kahn helped form in 2013, announces that Strauss-Kahn is hoping to raise $2 billion for a hedge fund.
October 23, 2014 - The apparent suicide of LSK co-founder Thierry Leyne puts an end to the potential hedge fund as LSK later declares itself insolvent.
February 2, 2015 - The trial concerning "aggravated pimping" charges against Strauss-Kahn begins.
February 17, 2015 -
A prosecutor tells a French criminal court that Strauss-Kahn should be acquitted of aggravated pimping charges because of insufficient evidence. The Lille prosecutor's office had said in 2013 that evidence didn't support the charges, but investigative magistrates nevertheless pursued the case to trial.
February 20, 2015 -
The aggravated pimping trial against Strauss-Kahn draws to a close.