Gabriel Attal Biography: Age, Net Worth, Height, Education, Wiki, Nationality, Siblings

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye March 9, 2024

Gabriel Attal is the current Prime Minister of France, a position he assumed in January 2024.

He is a member of the Renaissance Party, a centrist political movement founded by Emmanuel Macron.

He is the youngest and the first openly gay person to serve as a G7 head of government. He is also one of the most popular politicians in France and a potential contender for the 2027 presidential election.

Profile

  • Full name: Gabriel Nissim Attal de Couriss
  • Date of birth: March 16, 1989
  • Age: 35 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Clamart, Île-de-France, France
  • Nationality: French
  • Profession: Politician
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Parents: Yves Attal (father), a lawyer and film producer of Tunisian-Jewish descent; Marie de Couriss (mother), a journalist of Orthodox Christian descent from Odesa
  • Siblings: Three sisters: Sarah, Judith, and Esther
  • Spouse: N/A
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship status: Single (previously in a relationship with Stéphane Séjourné, a political advisor, from 2015 to 2022)
  • Net worth: $5 million

Early Life and Education

Gabriel Attal, who is now 35 years old, was born on March 16, 1989, in Clamart, a suburb of Paris.

He grew up with his three sisters in the 13th and 14th arrondissements of Paris. He had a comfortable and privileged upbringing, but he also faced bullying at school.

He was educated at the École Alsacienne, a prestigious private school that counts many famous politicians and artists among its alumni.

He learned English early and became interested in politics in 2002 when he attended a demonstration against the far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen.

He joined the Socialist Party in 2006 and supported its presidential candidate, Ségolène Royal, in the 2007 election.

He then studied at the Sciences Po University, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public affairs. He also studied law at the University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas.

Personal Life

Gabriel Attal is openly gay and has been a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. He came out publicly in 2018 when his former classmate Juan Branco revealed his sexuality on Twitter.

From 2015 to 2022, he was in a relationship with Stéphane Séjourné, a political advisor and close ally of Emmanuel Macron. They broke up amicably and remained friends.

Attal does not have any children as of 2024. He is also half-Jewish and half-Christian and has said that his father told him he would feel Jewish all his life and would always face antisemitism because of his name.

He was baptized as a Christian but did not practice religion.

Career

Gabriel Attal began his political career in 2012 when he joined the office of the health minister Marisol Touraine as a work experience recruit.

He impressed Touraine with his skills and became her parliamentary assistant. He followed Touraine to the social affairs ministry, working as her advisor until 2016.

He left the Socialist Party in 2016 and joined En Marche!, the new centrist movement created by Emmanuel Macron. He became one of the movement’s spokespersons and a loyal supporter of Macron.

He was elected to the National Assembly in 2017, representing the Hauts-de-Seine’s 10th constituency.

He was the youngest member of parliament at the time.

He quickly gained a reputation as a talented and eloquent debater, earning him the nickname of the Word Sniper.

In 2018, he was also appointed as the Spokesperson of the Renaissance party, which now has the new name En Marche! He left his seat in parliament in 2018 when he was appointed Secretary of State to the Minister of National Education and Youth.



He became the youngest person to serve in the French government. He was in charge of implementing the national service scheme for young people, among other projects.

He was promoted to the government’s Spokesperson in 2020, replacing Sibeth Ndiaye. He was the main voice of the government during the COVID-19 pandemic, communicating the health measures and the vaccination campaign to the public.

He was also involved in the controversial global security bill, which aimed to restrict the filming of police officers.

He succeeded Olivier Dussopt as Minister of Public Action and Accounts in 2022. He was responsible for managing the public finances and the recovery plan after the pandemic.

He returned to the Ministry of National Education and Youth in 2023, replacing Pap Ndiaye. He focused on improving the quality of education, reducing inequalities, and promoting civic values.

He became the Prime Minister of France on January 9, 2024, after Élisabeth Borne resigned amid a major government crisis.

He was appointed by Emmanuel Macron, who praised his competence, loyalty, and dynamism. He became the youngest and first openly gay person to serve as a G7 head of government.

He is expected to continue Macron’s agenda, which leans to the right on security and immigration issues but also addresses the country’s social and economic challenges.

Awards

Gabriel Attal does not hold traditional awards in the realm of politics, but he has received recognition for his contributions in various ways:

  • Legion of Honour: Awarded the prestigious Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur in 2023 for his services to the nation.
  • Out100: Named one of the most influential LGBTQ+ people of 2020 by Out magazine.

GQ Men of the Year: GQ France nominated him for the Politician of the Year award in 2020.

Net Worth

According to various sources, Gabriel Attal’s net worth is around $5 million.

Most of his wealth is attributed to his earnings from his political career, particularly his tenure as the Minister of National Education and Youth.

Controversy

Gabriel Attal has faced some controversies during his political career, such as:

  • The Benalla affair: He was accused of being involved in the scandal that erupted in 2018 when Alexandre Benalla, a former security aide of Macron, was caught on video assaulting protesters. Attal was suspected of having helped Benalla obtain a diplomatic passport and a gun permit, which he denied.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic: He was criticized for handling the health crisis, especially for the delays and shortages in the vaccination campaign, the lack of transparency on the data, and the frequent changes in the restrictions.
  • The global security bill: He was one of the main supporters of the controversial bill that aimed to restrict the filming of police officers, which sparked massive protests and accusations of undermining civil liberties and press freedom.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @gabrielattal
  • X: @GabrielAttal



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