Nikki Haley is a politician, an accountant, an author and was the 116th governor of South Carolina. She was also the U.S ambassador to the United Nations and the FIRST female governor in South Carolina. She was the youngest governor and the second person of Indian background to be a governor after Bobby Jindal. She was also the first Asian-American governor and a first Indian American woman in a presidential cabinet.
She has two published books, ‘Can’t Is Not an Option: My American Story‘ and ‘With All Due Respect: Defending America with Grit and Grace‘. She has also won awards like the leader in Liberty Award, the Indian American Pride award, State Leadership Award, Ambassador of the Year Award, and many more.
Nikki Haley net worth is around $2 Million
Nikki Haley has had a wonderful career and has earned a great amount of money. According to a few sources, Nikki Haley who is best known for her tenure as a governor has a net worth of $2 Million as of the year 2020.
Nikki Haley integrity questioned by Donald Trump Jr
In recent events, Nikki Haley was accused of Lack of Action by Donald Trump Jr, the eldest son of now ex-president of America. He voiced out his concern as to how she was not speaking up against the apparent case of fraud and were sitting on the sidelines.
He was responding to a Twitter user who wrote
“Where are the so-called future of the GOP? Nikki Haley is doing what?”
Earlier days of Nikki Haley
Nirmata Nikki Randhawa, more professionally known as Nikki Haley was born in Bamberg, South Carolina to a Punjabi-American Family. Her parents, Ajit Singh and mother Raj Kaur were migrants from Amritsar, India. Her father was a professor at Punjab Agricultural University and her mother was a law graduate.
Nikki Haley has three siblings, one sister and two brothers. She attended school at Orangeburg Preparty School and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Clemson.
Nikki Haley’s journey into American politics.
She was first elected to be a representative from South Carolina in 2004 and during her third year of service she was elected as the governor of South Carolina. She also won the election again in the year 2014.
President Donald trump in 2016 elected Nikki Haley to be an ambassador for the United States of America in the United Nations. She was sworn in to UN in 2017 and was an important person in the 2017 North Korea Crisis. She was also a supporter of Israel. However, this post did not hold for long as Nikki Haley quit her job at UN in 2018.
She is also regarded as on of the probable future candidates for the president of the United States.
She is someone who strongly opposes the idea of abortion and supports that the laws of immigration should be enforced in the United States. She had a strong belief that a salary of a teacher should be based on performance and evaluations and not only on their educational qualifications.
She was also against the legalization of same sex marriages nor was she in support of the LGBTQ community and in an interview said
“These are not instances that… y’all haven’t reported on anything. I haven’t heard anything that’s come to my office. So when I look at South Carolina, we look at our situations, we’re not hearing of anybody’s religious liberties that are being violated, and we’re, again, not hearing any citizens that feel like they are being violated in terms of freedoms.”
Nikki Haley and her personal Life
In the year 1996, September Nikki Randhawa married her boyfriend, Michael Haley. The couple got married in both, a Hindu and Christian ceremony.
The couple has two children, Rena Haley and Nalin Haley. In the year 1997, after her marriage. Nikki Haley converted to Christianity. The couple goes to church at The United Methodist Church and she also tends to her Sikh duties letting the world know that she never let go of her roots.