He was born on April, 25, 1946 in Almaty, Kazakh SSR, USSR.
In 1964-1970 v student of the Institute of Eastern languages (attached to the Moscow State Institute). Basically studied Turkey and the Turkish language.
In 1965-1967 v student of the marxism-leninism University, department of international relations.
In 1970-1972 v served in the Military Forces (in Tbilisi City).
In 1972-1977 v student of the Law department of the Moscow State University.
In January-May, 1975 v interpreter at the economic department of the High School of trade union movement.
Since the beginning of perestroika began his political activity.
In 1989 he began building his own party.
In 1991 he officially registered the liberal-democratic party.
From December, 1993 to December, 1999 deputy of RF State Duma of the 1st ans 2nd sessions.
In 1996 v stood for the Russian president elections, but he placed fifth in the first round of voting, with only 5.7 % of the vote..
He ran for president again in 2000, placing fifth once more, with just 2.7 % of the vote.
He was elected deputy speaker of the Duma in 2000 and in 2004.
The LDPR nominated Zhirinovsky as their presidential candidate in the 2008 presidential elections, and he came in third with just more than 9% of the vote.
In 2012 he stood again for the Russian presidency, with only about 6% of the vote according to official results.
To the question about his parents- nationality Zhirinovsky answered: "Mother is Russian, father is lawyer".
Father - Volph Isaakovich Eidelstein.
Up to June, 10, 1964 Vladimir Volphovich had his father-s surname v Eidelstein, then changed it to his mothers.
Wife Galina Alexandrovna Lebedeva. Graduated from Moscow State university. Master of biological sciences.
They got married in 1970, after Zhirinovsky-s coming back from Turkey.
Son Igor Vladimirovich Lebedev, born in 1972. Graduated from the Law Academy. Married. Has 2 children.