Leo Varadkar Ethnicity, Wife, Father, Bio, Family, Net Worth

Leo Varadkar Ethnicity, Wife, Father, Bio, Family, Net Worth


NameLeo Eric Varadkar
Date of BirthJanuary 18, 1979
Age45 years old
Place of BirthDublin, Ireland
Country Ireland
Nationality Irish
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Ethnicity Mixed (Asian-Irish)
Religion Non-religious
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Profession Politician
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Leo Eric Varadkar (/vəˈrædkər/ və-RAD-kər; born 18 January 1979) is an Irish politician who has served as Taoiseach since December 2022, and previously from 2017 to 2020. He was leader of Fine Gael from June 2017 to March 2024. He served as Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment from June 2020 to December 2022, Minister for Social Protection from 2016 to 2017, Minister for Health from 2014 to 2016 and Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport from 2011 to 2014.



FatherAshok Varadkar
MotherMiriam (Howell) Varadkar
No of Siblings2
SistersSophia and Sonia
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HusbandMatthew Barrett
No of ChildrenNone

Physical Appearance

  • In Centimeters - 193 cm cm
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  • In Feet Inches - 6 feet 4 inches
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  • Leo Varadkar's Family Background:
    • Born to Ashok Varadkar (father) and Miriam (Howell) Varadkar (mother)
    • Father born in Mumbai, India, moved to the UK in the 1960s
    • Mother born in Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland
    • Parents met while Miriam was a nurse and Ashok was a doctor in Slough, UK
    • Married in 1971 in the UK, eldest sister Sophia born in Leicester
    • Family moved to India where Leo's other sister, Sonia, was born
    • Moved to Dublin in 1973 where Leo Varadkar was born
  • Leo Varadkar's Education and Early Life:
    • Attended St Francis Xavier National School in Blanchardstown, then The King’s Hospital
    • Studied law at Trinity College Dublin before switching to the School of Medicine
    • Demonstrated leadership skills from an early age
    • Vice-President of the Youth of the European People’s Party
    • Elected to the Washington Ireland Program for Service and Leadership
  • Professional Journey:
    • Graduated in 2003 and worked at KEM Hospital in Mumbai
    • Non-consultant hospital doctor at St. James’s Hospital and Connolly Hospital


  • Leo Varadkar: Irish politician and physician
  • Appointed Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment in 2020
  • Succeeded Enda Kenny as leader of Fine Gael Party in June 2017
  • Nominated as Taoiseach by Dáil Éireann and approved by the president of Ireland
  • Previously served as health minister (2014-2016), minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport, and minister of Social Protection
  • Son of an Indian immigrant
  • Publicly came out as gay in 2015, becoming the first openly gay Irish government minister and the first Irish minister of Indian origin
  • Active in politics since college, elected to Dáil Éireann in 2007
  • Earned reputation for intelligence, honesty, and hard work
  • Significant appointment as prime minister due to being the first openly gay Taoiseach, youngest, and of Indian origin in Ireland's political history


Irish politician, Leo Varadkar is an active social media user with 466.1K followers on his Twitter account and 206K followers on his Instagram account.

  • Leo Varadkar's Partner:
    • Currently in a relationship with Matthew Barrett, a doctor at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
  • Leo Varadkar's Sexual Orientation:
    • Publicly acknowledged being gay during an interview on RTE Radio
    • Stated that his sexual orientation doesn't define him
    • Advocated for same-sex marriage referendum


Frequently Asked Questions

How old is Leo Eric Varadkar?

Currently, Leo Eric Varadkar is 45 years old (Jan 18, 1979).

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The height of Leo Eric Varadkar is m. (6 feet 4 inches).

What is the name of Leo Eric Varadkar’s Wife?

Leo Eric Varadkar was married to Matthew Barrett.

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