What is Nikki Haley’s net worth?
Nikki Haley is an American politician, diplomat, businesswoman, and author who has a net worth of $6 million. Nikki Haley is best known for being the former Governor of South Carolina. Haley served as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from the 87th district from January 2005 to January 2011. She served as the 116th Governor of South Carolina from January 2011 to January 2017. Nikki Haley served as the 29th United States Ambassador to the United Nations from January 2017 to December 2018. She became the first female Indian-American governor in the U.S. and the first female governor of South Carolina. While she was U.N. ambassador she affirmed the United States’ willingness to resort to military force to respond to future North Korean missile tests and was a supporter of Israel.
In February 2023 Nikki announced her candidacy for President as a Republican in the 2024 race.
According to a financial disclosure released in late 2018, at that point Nikki and her husband’s net worth was potentially as much as negative $1 million thanks to some loans and mortgages taken out to pay for a vacation home and tuition. The same disclosure showed Nikki earned just $9,759 serving as Governor of South Carolina in 2017 before she joined Donald Trump’s administration, had a bank balance of $15,000 – $50,000 and earned $50,000 – $100,000 in rental income.
The financial disclosure she released in May 2023 painted a much rosier picture for the Haleys. This disclosure showed that Nikki earned somewhere in the range of $1 million to $12 million from speaking engagements in in the previous year. The filing showed fees for single speeches ranging in the $100,000 – $1 million range. The filing showed she earned between $100,000 and $1 million in royalties from her 2022 book “If You Want Something Done,” $100,000 – $1 million in consulting fees and owns hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stock in companies like Boeing and United Homes.
Early Life and Education
Born Nimrata Nikki Randhawa on January 20, 1972, in Bamberg, South Carolina, Haley is the daughter of Indian Sikh immigrants. Raised in a multiracial household, Haley grew up embracing both Indian and American cultures. She graduated from Clemson University in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Prior to entering politics, Haley worked in the private sector, helping manage her family’s clothing business.
Entry into Politics
Haley’s political journey began in 2004 when she was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing the 87th District. During her tenure, she served on multiple committees, including the Labor, Commerce, and Industry Committee. Haley was known for her fiscal conservatism, advocating for lower taxes and limited government.
Governor of South Carolina
In 2010, Haley made history by becoming South Carolina’s first female governor and the second Indian-American governor in U.S. history. Her governorship was marked by economic success, with South Carolina experiencing significant job growth and economic development during her tenure. Haley also navigated the state through several crises, including a historic flood in 2015 and the tragic Charleston church shooting the same year.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
In 2016, President Donald Trump nominated Haley as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, a position she held from January 2017 to December 2018. As ambassador, Haley represented the United States on the global stage, voicing U.S. interests on various international issues including the North Korean nuclear threat, the Syrian Civil War, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Haley was known for her assertive approach, often pushing for strong action against countries seen as violating international norms.
2024 Presidential Race
In February 2023 Nikki announced she was running for President. In doing so, she put herself in the race against her former boss, Donald Trump.
In October 2019 Nikki and Michael Haley paid $2.4 million for a home on Kiawah Island, South Carolina.