Name: Nimrata Randhawa
Born: January 20, 1972
Nikki Haley was born in Bamberg, South Carolina on January 20, 1972. She is the daughter of Ajit Singh Randhawa, a former university professor, and Raj Kaur Randhawa, an entrepreneur and former attorney. She has three siblings: Mitti, Simran Singh, and Charan.
Nikki studied at Orangeburg Preparatory Schools, and later graduated from Clemson University, earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
She has been married to Michael Haley, an officer in the South Carolina Army National Guard, since September 1996. The couple have two children: Rena and Nalin.
One of her first jobs out of university was at FCR Corporation, a waste management and recycling business. Nikki would then join her family’s business, Exotica International, an upscale clothing firm, where she was controller and chief financial officer (CFO). Years later, she would serve on many boards of Chambers of Commerce in Orangeburg County and Lexington as well as the Lexington Medical Foundation, West Metro Republican Women, and the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Nikki decided to run for the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004 as a Republican. She was victorious in both the primaries and general election, and would go on to serve three terms. In 2010, Nikki ran for governor of South Carolina, and would serve two terms. Many had thought Nikki would be the running mate for presidential candidates Mitt Romney (2012) and Donald Trump (2016) – she endorsed Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Texas Senator Ted Cruz for president in 2016 – but she turned the offers down.
In November 2016, President Trump tapped Nikki as Ambassador to the United Nations. She was confirmed in the Senate with a vote of 96-4.
Some of her political positions include supporting lower taxes, enforcing immigration laws, restricting abortion laws, supporting Israel and implementing voter ID laws.
We estimate that Nikki Haley’s net worth is $1.5 million (2017).
So how much is $1.5 million really?
$1.5 million would cover a fraction of how much the United States gives the United Nations every year ($8 billion). $1.5 million would also pay about five to seven years of an ambassador’s salary.