Xavier Bettel

Xavier Bettel Bio, Net Worth, Luxembourg Prime Minister, Gay, Wife, Partner, Height, Age, Wiki

Xavier Bettel is a politician from Luxembourg. He has been the Prime Minister of Luxembourg since 2013, and is now serving his second term. He is Luxembourg’s first openly homosexual Prime Minister, as well as the world’s first openly gay Prime Minister to be re-elected for a second term. He also serves in the Chamber of Deputies. He was previously the Mayor of Luxembourg City. He belongs to the Democratic Party.

Xavier Bettel Famous For?

  • Current Prime Minister of Luxembourg.

Xavier Bettel Age, Parents & Nationality

On 3 March 1973, Xavier Bettel was born. His age is 49 years as of 2022. His birthplace is Luxembourg City. He was the son of Claude Bettel and Aniela Bettel. His mother is French-Russian. He finished his secondary education at Lycee Helene Boucher in Thionville. Later, he earned a master’s degree in Public and European Law, as well as a DEA in Political Science and Public Law, from Nancy 2 University in Nancy, France.

Xavier Bettel

At Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece, he also studied maritime and canon law. In 2017, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Sacred Heart University Luxembourg. He presented Sonndes em 8 on the now-defunct private t.TV television network in the early 2000s.

Celebrated Name Xavier Bettel
Age 49 Years Old
Nick Name Xavier
Birth Name Xavier Bettel
Birth Date 1973-03-03
Gender Male
Profession Politician
Place Of Birth Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Nationality Luxembourg
Father Claude Bettel
Mother Aniela Bettel
Education Aristotle University, Nancy 2 university, Sacred Heart University Luxembourg
Educational Qualification Master’s Degree in Public and European Law and a DEA in Political Science and Public Law ,
Political Inclination Democratic Party
Marital Status Married
Sexual Orientation Homosexual (Gay)
Spouse Gauthier Destenay
Married Date 15 May 2015
Salary $278,035 (annually)
Famous For Current Prime Minister of Luxembourg

Political Career

  • In the 1999 communal elections, he was elected to Luxembourg City’s communal council. He came in sixth place on the DP list.
  • In the 1999 legislative election, he stood for the Chamber of Deputies and came 10th among DP candidates in the Centre constituency.
  • The DP surpassed the Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party (LSAP) to become the country’s second-largest party.
  • As coalition partners of the Christian Social People’s Party (CSV), its members formed the majority of the new administration.
  • Lydie Polfer and Anne Brasseur resigned from their seats to pursue positions in the cabinet, while Colette Flesch did not take her seat to focus on her duties as a Member of the European Parliament.
  • As a result, Bettel was appointed to the Chamber.
  • On August 12, 1999, he began his new job. He became a lawyer in July 2001.
  • In the 2004 legislative election, he came in fourth place. He was elected to the Chamber of Deputies.
  • In the 2004 municipal elections, he finished fourth on the DP ticket.
  • He was thereafter appointed echevin in the Luxembourg City Council.
  • In October 2011, he won the municipal elections and was elected Mayor of Luxembourg.
  • On November 24, 2011, he was sworn in as Mayor. He was only 38 at the time.
  • In 2013, he was elected Democratic Party leader.

Xavier Bettel

  • In the 2013 election, he led the party to third place in legislative seats.
  • On October 25, 2013, Grand Duke Henri appointed him as the former for the future cabinet.
  • On December 4, 2013, he was sworn in as Luxembourg’s Prime Minister.
  • He also serves as Minister of State, Minister of Communications and Media, and Minister of Worship.
  • He won the general election of Luxembourg in 2018 and was re-elected for a second term.
  • He became the world’s first openly homosexual prime minister to be re-elected for a second term.
  • After forming his administration, he began his second term on December 5, 2018.
  • His cabinet maintained the First Bettel-Schneider Ministry’s traffic light coalition of the Democratic Party (DP), the Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party (LSAP), and The Greens. His government saw modest modifications.
  • Following a short bilateral discussion on the state of Brexit negotiations on September 16, 2019, Bettel resumed a news conference without British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who had unexpectedly withdrawn due to an anti-Brexit demonstration conducted by British nationals residing in Luxembourg.
  • As a result of the Bettel II government coalition agreement, all public transportation in Luxembourg became free on February 29, 2020.


  • Order of Civil Meri – Spain in the year 2007.
  • Order of Oak Crown (Knight Grand Cross) – Luxembourg in 2014.
  • Legion of Honour (Commandeur) – France in 2015.
  • Order of the Crown (Grand Cross) – Belgium in the year 2017.
  • Order of Cross of Terra Mariana (Member 1st Class) – Estonia in the year 2018.

Xavier Bettel Wife, Gay, Husband & Gauthier Destenay

Xavier Bettel has a wife. His sexual orientation is homosexual. In March 2010, he began dating Gauthier Destenay. Destenay proposed to Bettel in August 2014, and the couple later married. On May 15, 2015, they exchanged vows. The same-sex marriage legislation was enacted in June 2014 and went into effect on January 1, 2015.

Xavier Bettel Gauthier Destenay
Xavier Bettel and Gauthier Destenay

What is Xavier Bettel Net Worth?

Xavier Bettel is a politician who presently serves as Luxembourg’s Prime Minister. As the country’s leader, he is one of the world’s highest-paid presidents. His yearly remuneration as Prime Minister has been reported to be $278,035.

Xavier Bettel Height, Weight & Physical Stats

He stands a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 71 kilograms. His hair color is brown, and his eyes are dark brown. He has a toned physique and short hair. He has a lovely smile and a radiant face.

Xavier Bettel

Did You Know?

  • His father was a wine dealer.
  • He is the composer Sergei Rachmaninoff’s grandnephew.
  • He is the world’s first openly homosexual prime minister to be re-elected for a second term.
  • Having followed Iceland’s Prime Minister Johanna Siguroardottir and Belgium’s Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo, he is the third openly homosexual head of government.
  • He is one of three openly homosexual international leaders in the position, along with Ireland’s Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, and Serbia’s Prime Minister, Ana Brnabic.


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