• Born in 1976 in Beit Ur al-Fauqa, Palestine
• Married Rashida Tlaib in 1998 and had two sons together
• Divorced in 2015 and has since kept out of public life
• Rashida has become a US House of Representative from Michigan's 13th congressional district
• Has formed the informal group The Squad with other female members of Congress and has influenced many young Palestinians to chase their dreams
Who is Fayez Tlaib?
Fayez Tlaib is somewhat unknown in the media, and only goes by being Rashida’s now ex-husband. He was born on the 1st July 1976, in Beit Ur al-Fauqa, a Palestinian village in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate in the Northern West Bank. The two married in 1998 when Rashida was just 22 years old, and eventually divorced in 2015, but not before they welcomed two sons, Adam and Yousif. Fayez has remained out of public life, and there is no information about him and where he presently is.
Rashida Tlaib Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education
Born Rashida Harbi on the 24th July 1975, in Detroit, Michigan USA, she is the oldest of 14 children born to working-class parents.
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Growing up, she tended to her younger siblings as her parents were working to provide for the family. She attended Southwestern High School, from which she matriculated in 1994. After which she enrolled at Wayne State University, from which she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1998. Then Rashida furthered her education as she obtained a Juris Doctor degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.
Rashida’s political career started in 2004 when she was an intern under Steve Tobocman.
Three years later, Steve took over the position of the Majority Floor Leader, and Rashida became a member of his staff. The following year, she ran for his seat, as Tobocman had to renounce his position due to term limits, and won the vote with over 90% to her name.
Two years later, Rashida had to fight to get re-elected as Jim Chazchorowski was her challenger. Nevertheless, Rashida had 85% of the vote, while at the general election, she had an impressive 92% of the vote, when her opponent was the Republican Darrin Daigle. Rashida continued winning the elections as in 2012 she was re-elected to the Michigan House.
Two years later, she had to decide what to do further in her career, as she couldn’t run again for the seat because of term limits. She opted for the Michigan Senate, however, she lost the election to Virgil Smith Jr.
Rashida served as a legislator from then on until she decided to run for the US House of Representative seat from Michigan’s 13th congressional district. She won the Democratic nomination in 2018 and was unopposed in the general election, thus becoming the first woman of Palestinian ancestry in Congress, and the first Muslim woman to serve in the Michigan legislature.
Rise to Prominence
By taking the congressional oath of office on the 3rd of January 2019, Rashida rose to stardom and became popular among a number of Palestinian and Palestinian-American women.
Being against the Israeli oppression against the Palestinians, she was forbidden from entering Israel, and is strongly against the current President, Donald Trump and his administration. She has openly supported the efforts of Trump’s impeachment, which only further gained her popularity.
Furthermore, Rashida has criticized Saudi Arabia’s human rights violations, and also their actions in Yemen.
Rashida Tlaib Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
Her political career has contributed a lot to her wealth. Her monthly salary is somewhere around $15,000, while her wealth is now estimated at around $800,000, as of early 2020.
Rashida Stands at 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall, while she weighs approximately 120lbs ~ 55kgs. Rashida’s vital statistics are 34-28-34, and her bra size 33B. She has dark brown eyes and black hair.
Rashida Tlaib Personal Life, Marriage, Divorce, Children
Rashida married when she was just 22 years old; she hasn’t spoken much about her marriage and life with Fayez, including at the time of their divorce, keeping all things secret until three years later.
According to reports, the two divorced in 2015 – some have reported that Rashida and Fayez are distant relatives, as her ex-husband is related to her mother, Fatmeh Tlaib.
She hasn’t entered the dating waters since the divorce, and is now focused on raising her sons Adam, who is 15 years old, and Yousif who is nine years old.
Rashida Tlaib News, Facts, Influence
Since obtaining a seat in the US House of Representatives, Rashida has been the subject of many tabloids and magazines, digging-up all about her that they could find.
She has recently appeared at the annual American Muslims for Palestine event held at the Crowne Plaza St. Louis Airport Hotel in Bridgeton, northwest of St. Louis.
Rashida has influenced a lot of young Palestinian women to chase their dreams, and this doesn’t refer only to politics but other professions. Together with Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, she has formed the informal group The Squad, consisting of women of color involved in American politics.
Now, more than 90 American Muslims are running for office, and women are also involved.
She has reached out to younger generations through her Instagram page, on which she has around 350,000 followers. and the number is increasing daily.
Because of her formidable opposition to President Donald Trump, she was arrested back in 2016 after disrupting a Trump speech in downtown Detroit. She was shouting at him “Our kids deserve better”, and saying that he should read the constitution.