Kolinda Grabar- Kitarović Biography

(Politician and diplomat)

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović is a Croatian politician and diplomat. She is married to Jakov Kitarović.

Relationship Facts of Kolinda Grabar- Kitarović

  • Kolinda Grabar- Kitarović is married to Jakov Kitarović {Compare Couple}.
  • She is mother of Two (Katarina, and Luka).
  • Kolinda Grabar- Kitarović is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Kolinda Grabar- Kitarović?

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović is a married woman. She is married to Jakov Kitarović. He is an engineer by profession. The pair married in 1996.

They have two children from this relationship, Katarina, and Luka. Katarina is a professional figure skater and Croatia’s national junior champion.

The couple’s marriage is going strong as there is no news regarding any extramarital affairs at present.

Who is Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović?

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović is a Croatian politician and diplomat. She serves as the 4th and current President of Croatia.

Additionally, she is the first and youngest woman to be elected to the office. Previously, she held a number of governmental and diplomatic positions.

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović’s Early Life, Childhood, and Education

Kitarović was born in Rijeka, Croatia on April 29, 1968, to parents Dubravka(mother) and Branko Grabar(father). Her birth name is Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović.

Throughout most of her childhood years, she grew up in her parents’ village of Lopača. Her family owned a butcher shop and a ranch. The world of politics always intrigued her as a child. She is of Croatian nationality. Furthermore, she belongs to Croatian ethnic background.

Talking about her education, Kitarović entered a student exchange program. Additionally, she graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1986.

After returning to Yugoslavia, she also attended the Faculty orvf Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. Furthermore, she also attended the Diploma Course at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.

She obtained a master’s degree in international relations in 2000.  In addition, Kitarović also attended George Washington University as a Fulbright scholar.

She received a Luksic Fellowship for the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She began her doctoral studies in international relations in December 2015 at the Zagreb Faculty of Political Science.

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović’s Career, Salary, Net Worth

Kitarović initially became an advisor under the international cooperation department of the Ministry of Science and Technology. She later joined the Croatian Democratic Union in 1993.

Additionally, in 1997, she began to work at the Croatian embassy in Canada as a diplomatic counselor.

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Caption: Kolinda Grabar (Source: Pinterest)

Tonino Picula began serving as the Minister of Foreign Affairs after the Social Democratic Party of Croatia came to power after 2000 elections.

After two years, Kitarović joined the Croatian Parliament from the seventh electoral district. Soon, she became the Croatian Ambassador to the United States on 8 March 2008.

Furthermore, she left the post in 2011 and became Assistant Secretary General of NATO for Public Diplomacy on 4 June 2011.

Kitarović won 37.2% of the vote in the 2014–15 Croatian presidential election’s first round. Next, she won 50.7% of the vote on 11 January 2015. She then became Croatia’s first female post-independence head of state.

Kitarović expressed her support for the Life Partnership Act. Additionally, she has spoken in support of green initiatives along with the dangers of climate change. In addition, she is in favor of abortion rights.

Kitarović has not revealed her current salary. Additionally as of 2022, there are no details available regarding her net worth at present.

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović’s Rumors, Controversy

Kitarović’s became part of a controversy in 2018 after she made controversial WWII remarks in Argentina. Additionally, Kitarović has often been mistaken with an adult actress, Diamond Foxxx, and US model, Coco Austin.

Her sporty spirit during the WorldCup 2018 towards the opposition players even after Croatia lost was highly appreciated by people all over the globe.

At present, there are no rumors concerning her life and career.

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović’s Body Measurement

Talking about her body measurement, Kitarović has a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.73 m).

Additionally, she weighs around 70 kg. Her hair color is blonde and eye color is brown.

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović’s Social Media

Kitarović is active over social media. She has a huge number of followers on social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

She has more than 73k followers on Twitter. In addition, she has over 150k followers on Instagram. Similarly, her Facebook page has more than 560k followers.

Also, learn more about another popular Croatian Robert Herjavec.

References: (ndtv.com, mirror.co.uk, thesun.co.uk)