Nikki Haley is a popular American politician and philanthropist. She is the 29th and the present United States Ambassador to United Nations. She was elected as the 116th Governor of South Carolina and was active in the office from 2011 to 2017. She represented the Lexington County in the South Carolina House of Representatives from the years 2005 till 2011.
Haley has been honoured with the title of the youngest governor in the United States who became one at the mere age of 44. She was also the first woman governor of South Carolina. Apart from all of these, she is also the second Indian-America after Bobby Jindal to have been the governor in the United States.
Following elections, Haley was re-elected as the governor of South Carolina and her tenure ends in 2019. Reports have it that the President-elect Donald Trump has decided to elect Haley as the United Nations’ Ambassador after he gets all the power in the office.
Early life and Education
Nikki Haley was born on January 20, 1972 in Bamberg, South Carolina as Nimrata Randhawa to Ajit Singh Randhawa and Raj Kaur Randhawa. Her family are immigrants from the Amritsar district in Punjab. Their entire family moved to Canada after her father was offered a scholarship from the University of Columbia. The family finally settled down in California after Haley’s father landed a job as a professor in Voorhees College.
Haley has two brothers, Mitti and Charan and a sister Simran. Haley completed her school life from Orangeburg Preparatory School and later enrolled herself in the Clemson University from where she graduated with her bachelor degree.
Nikki Haley – Husband
Nikki married Michael Haley in September 1996 with both the Sikh and Christian rituals. They have two children, son Nalin and daughter, Rena.
Following her graduation from the Clemson University, Haley joined a waste management and recycling company named FCR Corporation. She resigned the company after working for a few months and later joined her mother’s clothing line, Exotica International in the year 1994. Presently, the company has a net worth in millions.
Haley became a member of the Board of Directors of the Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce in 1998. She has also been the treasurer of the National Association of Women Business Owners and later became the President of the organisation in the late 2004.
She ran for the House of Representatives in the year 2004 representing South Carolina. She won later and was designated as the first ever Asian-American women to run the office as a governor in South Carolina.
Haley has been very active with making the promises that she vouched for. After coming to power, she lowered the taxes in the area and even started looking out for ways to better the community. She even instigated some ideas to action and passed bills to look out for the proper investment of the money in education so every single person can afford it. Having immigrant parents was the sole reason that she has always been in favour of immigration laws from the very start.
Nikki Haley – Salary and Net Worth
Nikki Haley has an estimated net worth of $1.6 million. Even though she still hasn’t been officially elected as such, the salary for the U.N Ambassador is set around $179,000 which is her estimated salary. Haley received a salary amount of $106,078 as the governor of South Carolina.