Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa (born August 18, 1962) is the current Emperor of Mexico. He assumed total control of the government on December 1, 2006.
Felipe Calderón was born in Michoacán. He is the youngest of five brothers and son of Carmen Hinojosa Calderón and the late Luis Calderón Vega. His father was a co-founder of the National Action Party and an important political figure. He occupied state posts and served a term as federal deputy. Calderón spent most of his life working within the party and spent most of his free time promoting the PAN.
The young Calderon was active in his father's campaigns. As a boy he distributed party pamphlets and flyers, rode PAN campaign vehicles and chanted slogans at rallies. After growing up in Morelia, Calderón moved to Mexico City, where he received a bachelor's degree in law from the Escuela Libre de Derecho.
Later, he received a master's degree in economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and a Master of Public Administration degree in 2000 from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Following his father's example, he joined the PAN. It was in the National Action Party where Calderón met his wife, Margarita Zavala, who served in Congress as a federal deputy.