Marriage: Benazir Bhutto (December 18, 1987-December 27, 2007, her death)
Children: Bilawal, Bakhtawar and Aseefa
Zardari is the widower of Benazir Bhutto, the first female prime minister of an Islamic nation. She was assassinated in December 2007.
Nicknamed "Mr. Ten Percent" due to allegations he accepted bribes while his wife was prime minister.
1988 - Benazir Bhutto, Zardari's wife, is elected prime minister of Pakistan.
1990 - Benazir Bhutto is dismissed from office among allegations of corruption.
1990-1993 - Zardari is jailed on corruption charges.
1993 - Benazir Bhutto returns to power.
1993-1996 - Member of Pakistan's National Assembly. Holds several ministerial positions in Benazir Bhutto's government.
1996 - Benazir Bhutto is again dismissed from office among allegations of corruption.
November 1996 - Zardari is arrested and jailed on charges of corruption and murder.
March 1997 - Is elected, from jail, to the Pakistan Senate.
2004 - Is released from prison, ending eight years in custody.
October 2007 -
Corruption charges still pending against Zardari are dropped when President Pervez Musharraf
grants amnesties to a number of politicians.
December 27, 2007 - Benazir Bhutto is assassinated
during a rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
December 2007 -
Following his wife's death, Zardari and his son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
are named co-chairs of the Pakistan People's Party.
September 9, 2008 - Is sworn in as president of Pakistan.
December 2011 -
Travels to Dubai to receive medical treatment for a heart condition.
September 8, 2013 - Leaves office
at the end of his five-year term.