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  • Born NameKirsten Elizabeth Rutnik
  • Birth PlaceAlbany, Newyork
  • Height5 feet 3 inches
  • Eye Colorblue
  • NationalityAmerican
  • EthnicityEnglish, Austrian, Scottish, German, and Irish ancestry.
  • ProfessionPolitician
  • HusbandJonathan Gillibrand 
  • Net Worth$500,000 dollars
  • Age51
  • Parents Douglas Paul Rutnik and Polly Edwina Noonan

The world is a harsh place and one requires great strength to stand up for their beliefs. And especially if you are a woman, the world carries a few extra obstacles. But there are women out there who are fighting those problems and fighting for equality.

Kirsten Gillibrand is a senator who is doing exactly that by using her reach and platform to empower women to fight for equality. Let us get a peek into her life along with her net worth, relationship, and wiki-bio.

What Is Kirsten Gillibrand’s Net Worth?

Kirsten Gillibrand’s estimated net worth is over $500,000 according to various sources. In terms of her assets, she has invested in the pharmaceutical sector. The value of the investment along with the value of the house, cars and real estate remains undisclosed.

Most of her earnings come from her career in politics but Kirsten also earns a good sum as the author of the book, Off the Sidelines: Speak Up, Be Fearless, and Change Your World and Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote.  The books cost ranges from $10 to $13.


Her career has seen steady growth and it has directly given rise to her income. She began at Davis Polk as the defense attorney for Philip Morris during the major litigation including civil lawsuits and civil racketeering probes.

Soon she left Davis Polk and then began working on Hillary Clinton’s year 2000 U.S. Senate campaign where she focused on reaching out to young women and encouraging them to enroll in the campaign.

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During this time, Kirsten Gillibrand and Hilary’s bond grew stronger and Hilary became her mentor. In 2006, she campaigned for the US Representative for New York’s 20th congressional district. In 2009, after Hilary left the seat as junior representative, Kirsten took her place.

Sworn in on 26 January 2009, she became the youngest senator of the 111th Congress.

Kirsten Gillibrand Relationships; Who is her Husband?

Kirsten is in a married relationship with Jonathan Gillibrand who is a British citizen and a venture capitalist.

The couple first met on a blind date and a spark ignited. Jonathan was planning to be in the United States for only a year for his Master of Business Administration at Columbia University. But he prolonged his visit because of his relationship with her.


Without much ado, the pair decided to exchange vows in 2001, at the Catholic church in Manhattan.

Together, the duo has two cute sons named Theodore Gillibrand and Henry Gillibrand. Theodore was born in 2003 and Henry was born in 2008.

She even continued to work until the day Henry was born and for this, she received a standing ovation from her colleagues in the House.

As a family, they all live in Brunswick.


Because of the requirements of her job the family spends most of its time in Washington, D.C. In 2011, the lovers sold their house in Hudson and bought a new home in Brunswick in order to be closer to Kirsten’s family in Albany.

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They are truly life partners and they share good romantic chemistry with each other. Till date, there have been no rumors of any breakups or separation and their commitment to each other stands strong.

Kirsten Gillibrand 2020 Presidential Election

Gillibrand is a possible Democratic nominee for President in 2020. But previously, Kirsten was not considering to run for it.

She nevertheless announced in January 2019 that she is launching a presidential exploratory committee.

The Senator talked about it in an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on January 15, 2019. Gillibrand made the news public that she was launching an exploratory committee to run for the Presidency in 2020. She said

“I’m going to run for president of the United States because as a young mom, I’m going to fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own.”

The announcement was on the same day the Federal Election Commission was establishing the Gillibrand 2020 Exploratory Committee. Her chief of staff, Jess Fassler, will serve as her campaign manager and the campaign will be headquartered from her hometown of Troy, New York

If elected, Gillibrand will be only the fourth sitting Senator elected president, amongst the ranks of Warren G. Harding, John F. Kennedy, and Barack Obama.

For her presidential campaign, Kirsten Gillibrand has created a self-titled website which, if clicked, redirects to a donations page. The donation starts from $25 and slowly rises up to $100, $250, $1,000, and it also has an empty slot to enter the amount you want to donate. 

Will Kirsten’s mission to “defeat President Trump, flip the Senate, and elect women” work?

Kirsten Gillibrand Wiki-Bio

Kirsten Gillibrand was born as Kirsten Elizabeth Rutnik, in Albany, New York, on 9 December 1966. Her father is Douglas Paul Rutnik and her mother is Polly Edwina Noonan.

They are both attorneys and her father was also a lobbyist. They divorced in the late 1980s.

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In terms of her siblings, she has an older brother named Douglas Rutnik and also a younger sister named Erin Rutnik Tschantret. She is of mixed ethnicity consisting of English, Austrian, Scottish, German, and Irish ancestry.

In addition, her grandmother was a political heavyweight in Albany.

Kirsten Gillibrand at the congress
Kirsten Gillibrand Source: CNN.com

In 1984, she graduated from all women’s private Emma Willard School in Troy, New York and then attended the Dartmouth College. She graduated magna cum laude in 1988.

She then interned at the Republican US Senator Alfonse D’Amato’s Albany office. While there, she received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law. She passed the bar exam in 1991.

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