Anders Fogh Rasmussen was born on 26 January 1953 in Ginnerup, Nørre Djurs, in Århus county on the east coast. He became active in politics at a young age, helping to found the Young Liberals while still in high school. The Liberals in Denmark are a center-right party and Fogh has said that he helped found the conservative youth faction of the long-established Liberal Party in reaction to the mass student leftist movements of the time—the late 1960s. He studied economics at the University of Århus, from which he graduated in 1978, and was elected that year to the Parliament. He is married and has three children.