Catherine Colonna Net Worth 2023, Age, Husband, Parents, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Salary

Catherine Colonna net worth

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Catherine Colonna is a French politician. She currently serves as Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs in the government of Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne since 20 May 2022. She previously served as Ambassador of France to the United Kingdom (2019–2022), Ambassador of France to Italy (2014–2017), Permanent Representative to OECD (2017–2019) and Permanent Representative to UNESCO (2008–2010).

Early life

NameCatherine Colonna
Net Worth$5 million
Age67 years
Catherine Colonna net worth

Catherine Colonna was born on April 16, 1956 (age 67 years) in Tours, France. She is the daughter of a farmer of Corsican origin. After obtaining a master’s degree in public law at the Université François-Rabelais of Tours, she pursued her studies at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (public service) then École nationale d’administration (ENA) in the class of 1983 (Promotion Solidarité).


Catherine Colonna entered diplomatic service in 1983 and was appointed to the Embassy of France in the United States, first in the political department, then in the press and information department. Upon her return to Paris, Colonna oversaw European Law at the Legal Affairs Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1986 to 1988.

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Colonna was promoted in 1988 as Technical Advisor in Minister of Public Works Maurice Faure’s cabinet, under the presidency of François Mitterrand. In 1989, shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall, she joined the Analysis and Forecasting Centre at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she was put in charge of European Affairs.

She became spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1990, in the department of Communication and Information, a position she held for five years. In 1993, Minister of Foreign Affairs Alain Juppé and Cabinet Director Dominique de Villepin named Colonna deputy spokeswoman.

On May 1995, newly-installed President Jacques Chirac appointed her spokeswoman for the Élysée. For the following nine years, she served as the official voice of the French Republic’s presidency, then left office to work as Director General of the National Centre of Cinematography (CNC) in September 2004.

Following the European Constitution referendum, Colonna returned to diplomacy, being appointed Minister Delegate for European Affairs in Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin’s newly-formed government on 2 June 2005. She remained in position for two years, until 15 May 2007. From the autumn of 2007 until the summer of 2008, Colonna participated in the Commission on the White Paper on Foreign and European Policy of France, led by Alain Juppé.

On 26 March 2008, Catherine Colonna was appointed as the French Permanent Representative to UNESCO. Since May 2008, Colonna is a member of the Fondation Chirac’s Board of Directors and a member of the Franco-British Council. Since May 2010, Colonna also chairs the Board of Governors of the École du Louvre.

In December 2010, Colonna joined the Paris office of international financial communications firm Brunswick as a managing partner. She was appointed as the French Ambassador to Rome on 14 August 2014. She became Permanent Representative to OECD in 2017, before being appointed as the French Ambassador to London in 2019.

Amid a 2021 dispute between the United Kingdom and France over post-Brexit fishing licenses, then UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss instructed Minister of State for Europe, Wendy Morton, to summon Colonna “to explain the disappointing and disproportionate threats made against the UK and Channel Islands.”

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Catherine Colonna was named Foreign Minister in the Borne government in May 2022. She is the second woman to hold this office, after the short stint by Michèle Alliot-Marie in 2010. Early in her tenure, Colonna and Minister of the Armed Forces Sébastien Lecornu traveled to Niger together to seal a regional redeployment, making the country the hub for French troops in the Sahel region.


Catherine Colonna rarely interacts with the media about her husband and children. She hasn’t disclosed her partner to the general public as of April 2023.

Catherine Colonna net worth

How much is Catherine Colonna worth? Catherine Colonna net worth is estimated at around $3 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as a politician. Catherine Colonna’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $400,000 dollars annually. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and most influential politicians in France. She stands at an appealing height of 1.68m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.