He received a master's degree from the Institut d'études politiques d'Aix-en-Provence.
He became a history teacher, first in Goussainville[disambiguation needed], and then in Paris, teaching from 1975 to 1985. He continued his political activity, which he had started at the age of 16, during that period, being a national delegate of the Rassemblement pour la République (RPR) from 1981 to 1986.
Karoutchi was a European delegate from 1997 to 1999 and Senator from Hauts-de-Seine from 1999 to 2007.
He was very active in the 2007 presidential campaign of Nicolas Sarkozy, with whom he has a close personal relationship.
Secretary of State for Relations with Parliament : 2007-2009.
Senate of France
Senator of Hauts-de-Seine : 1999-2007 (Became secretary of State in 2007). Reelected in 2004.
Vice-president of the Regional Council of Ile-de-France : 1994-1998.
Regional councillor of Ile-de-France : Since 1992. Reelected in 1998, 2004.
Deputy-mayor of Villeneuve-la-Garenne : Since 2008.
Municipal councillor of Villeneuve-la-Garenne : Since 2008.
Municipal councillor of Nanterre : 1989-1995.
Municipal councillor of Boulogne-Billancourt : 1995-2001.
- 'Karoutchi ambassadeur auprès de l'OCDE,' 29 June 2009, Europe 1, 
- Augustin Scalbert, Un soupçon de vantardise sur les CV ministériels, Rue 89, 18 September 2007 (French)
- 'French government minister confirms he is gay', Pink News, 23 January 2009 
- Paul Parant, 'Primaires UMP : Karoutchi perd la région Ile-de-France', Têtu, 22 March 2009 
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