Kirsten Gillibrand

Kirsten Gillibrand

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Updated On February 16, 2022

Kirsten Gillibrand is an American lawyer. Kirsten Gillibrand is currently serving as Junior United States Senator since 2009 and also a representative from the US state of New York.

Early life

Kirsten Gillibrand’s full birth name is Kirsten Elizabeth Gillibrand. She was born on December 9, 1966, and is currently 54 years old. Kirsten was born in Brunswick, New York, United States, and therefore holds American citizenship. Similarly, she follows Christianity and her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Talking about her family details, Kirsten was born to her father Douglas Paul Rutnik, and her mother Polly Edwina (Noonan). Both her parents were attorneys. However, her parents divorced in the late 1980s. Furthermore, she has an elder brother named Douglas Rutnik and a younger sister named Erin Rutnik.


Recalling her educational background, Kirsten did her schooling at Emma Willard School. She completed her graduation Magna cum Laude at Dartmouth College in both Beijing and Taiwan. Likewise, she got her JD from UCLA School of Law. In addition, she had the nickname “Tina” during her college days.

Professional Life and Career

 Legal Career

Kirsten Gillibrand started her career as an associate at “Davis Polk & Wardwell” in 1991. Similarly, she joined as a law clerk to Judge Roger Miner in Albany in 1992. Kirsten was a part of a defense team of tobacco company “Philip Morris” while working at “Davis Polk”. She also led the “Women’s Leadership Forum” launched by DNC (Democratic National Committee) during that.

Political Career

Kirsten began her political career in 1999. She assisted Hillary Clinton’s 2000 US Senate campaign. She focused to promote Hillary among women at first so that more females vote for her. Similarly, in 2000, she worked as a special counsel for “Housing and Urban Development” secretary Andrew.

From 2001-2005, Kirsten served as a partner in the Manhattan office of the law firm. Similarly, she directed Sandy Treadwell (NY secretary of state) in 2008 re-election. Kirsten was the first Congress member to maintain an official schedule and to provide proper documents.

Kirsten became the youngest elected senator after winning the election in 2010. During that, she focused on “Armed Services”, “Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry”,  and “Environment and Public Works”. Likewise, she revoked the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy of the US military. She has also introduced few bills related to sexual harassment into the US Senate. In 2014, Kirsten published her book titled “Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World”.

Kirsten represented the “Democratic Party” in the presidential run in 2020. Due to lack of support, she withdrew her nomination in August 2020.

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Caption: Kirsten giving her speech (Source:

Net Worth and Achievements

Kirsten Gillibrand has earned a decent amount of money from her lawyer and political career. However, there is no exact net worth available on online sources. Her net worth is estimated to be around $600,000 to $1 million US dollars.

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Caption: Kirsten on her car (Source:

Relationship Status

Moving towards her marital status, Kirsten Gillibrand is married to Jonathan Gillibrand. The couple met each other on a blind date. They got married in 2001 at a Catholic church. The couple shares two sons together; Theodore (born in 2003) and Henry (born in 2008). The family has a house in Brunswick, New York. Though, they are living in Washington DC because of her job as a senator.

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Caption: Kirsten with her husband Jonathan (Source:

Body Measurements and Social Media

When it comes to her physical statistics, Kirsten is 5 feet 6 inches (1.67m) tall and weighs around 55 kg (121 lbs.). Similarly, her actual body measurement is not available. Kirsten has straight blonde hair with a pair of attractive blue eyes.

Being a politician, Kirsten has a huge fan following on social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Firstly, she has a Facebook page with over 533k followers. She has an Instagram account with more than 255k followers and 1.6k posts. Likewise, she also uses Twitter where she has a huge 1.6 million followers.

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