Aivars Lembergs was born on September 26, 1953 in Jēkabpils, Latvian SSR.
1977 - graduated from Latvian State University (now - University of Latvia) where he studied economics;
1988 - after working in various positions in the Communist Party of Latvia becomes mayor of Ventspils. Stays in this position after the obtaining the independancy by Latvia and has been re-elected five times.
1994 - founder and leader of Latvijaj un Ventspilij (For Latvia and Ventspils) party;
2006 - For Latvia and Ventspils entered into an alliance with the Union of Greens and Farmers and Lembergs was named the candidate for the Prime Minister of Latvia;
2008 - since this year Lembergs, being a notorious oligarch, faces a long-running process of investigation for bribery, money laundering and more. Lembergs denies all charges.