Tulsi Gabbard - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 13, 2022

Tulsi Gabbard
Profession: Politician
Best Known For: Hawaii's 2nd congressional district officer
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $500K

Personal Details

Born on : April 12, 1981 (age 42)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Tulsi Gabbard
Birth Place: Leloaloa, Maoputasi County, American Samoa, USA
Horoscope: Aries
Father's Name: Mike Gabbard
Mother's Name: Carol Gabbard
Siblings: 4

Bhakti Gabbard (older brother)
Jai Gabbard (older brother)
Aryan Gabbard (older brother)
Vrindavan Gabbard  
(younger sister)

High School: Homeschooled
University: Hawaii Pacific University, Accelerated Officer Candidate School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (German, Samoan, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Cornish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: April 9, 2015
Husband's Name: Abraham Williams

Eduardo Tamayo (2002 - Jun 5, 2006)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.73 meter (5 feet 8 inch)
Weight: 60 kg (132.28 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 8.5 US
Dress Size: 8 US
Breast Size: 35 inch
Waist Size: 24 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 36
Cup Size: C

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Who is Tulsi Gabbard?

Tulsi Gabbard is a politician by profession, Hindu by religion, and American by nationality. She has been serving as the U.S. Representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district since 2013. She is a Democrat and is running for President of the United States in 2020.

Tulsi Gabbard – Age, Parents, Siblings

Tulsi Gabbard’s birth took place on April 12, 1981, in Leloaloa, Maoputasi County, American Samoa, USA. She was born to her Hindu mother Carol Gabbard (née Porter) and her catholic father Mike Gabbard, also a politician. 

She is not the only child of her parents and has four siblings, three older brothers-  Bhakti Gabbard, Jai Gabbard, and Aryan Gabbard, and a younger sister Vrindavan Gabbard.

Source: Instagram (Tulsi Gabbard with older brothers and younger sister)

Education, Ethnicity

Mike Gabbard is of Samoan and European ancestry while Carol Gabbard is of German descent. Tulsi Gabbard was homeschooled. She later enrolled at Hawaii Pacific University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in 2009.

Growing up, she loved martial arts, gardening, and surfing and was an accomplished athlete and a martial arts instructor. Her ethnicity includes German, Samoan, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and Cornish.

Tulsi Gabbard – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Gabbard married her longtime boyfriend Eduardo Tamayo in 2002. But they soon divorce on June 5, 2006, and she cited "the stresses war places on military spouses and families" as a reason for their divorce.

She went on to date Abraham Williams, a freelance cinematographer, and editor. The couple soon got engaged in February 2015 and married on April 9, 2015. She is currently happily married to her husband. Tulsi Gabbard does not have children from any of her relationships or marriages yet.

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Source: Instagram (Tulsi Gabbard, Abraham Williams weds)

Tulsi Gabbard – Career

As a politician

Gabbard, who was only 21, ran the 2002 elections to represent the 42nd House District of the Hawaii House of Representatives. 

She won the election making her the youngest legislator ever elected in Hawaii's history and the youngest woman ever elected to a U.S. state legislature. She served until 2004.

In 2011, she ran for a seat on the Honolulu City Council and won. Tulsi Gabbard was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2013, the position she still serves to date.

In 2016, Gabbard was mentioned as a possible presidential candidate. On February 2, 2019, she officially launched her 2020 presidential campaign.

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Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Tulsi Gabbard)

In military

While still serving in the State Legislature, Tulsi Gabbard enlisted in the Hawaii Army National Guard in April 2003. She served in a field medical unit as a specialist in a combat zone and has been deployed to Iraq from 2004 to 2005, and to Kuwait from 2008 to 2009.

In March 2007, she graduated from the Accelerated Officer Candidate School at the Alabama Military Academy, making her the first woman to finish as a distinguished honor graduate. On October 12, 2015, she was promoted from captain to major.

Tulsi Gabbard – Awards, Honors

On November 25, 2013, she was awarded John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award and on July 15, 2015, Gabbard received the Friend of the National Parks Award from the National Parks Conservation Association.

From the Hawaii Army National Guard, she has earned Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and Army Combat Medical Badge.

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Source: vetsforbernie (Tulsi Gabbard promoted from captain to major in 2015)

Tulsi Gabbard – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth is estimated at $500,000 while details of her annual salary have not been shared with the public.

Tulsi Gabbard – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Tulsi Gabbard is active on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter with thousands of followers. She also has a YouTube channel and an official website - tulsi2020.com.

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