The Indian-American politician, who holds the honor of being a governor in US, Bobby Jindal is an American politician of Indian origin. In 2007, he set the record by becoming the youngest ever governor in US history, at 36. Presently, he is with Republican Party and serving as the 55th governor of Louisiana. Read on to know more about Bobby Jindal’s net worth in 2019 and his political career.
Bobby Jindal was born as Piyush Jindal on June 10, 1971 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Amar and Raj Jindal. His parents emigrated from Punjab and were newly settled when Bobby was born. His father was a civil engineer while his mother worked at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in India. As he was born in Louisiana, he attended Baton Rouge Magnet High School and later moved to Brown University. He also attended New College, Oxford and Oxford University for his higher studies and research.
Moving on to his personal life, Bobby is of Indian descent and is American by the nationality. He married to Indian origin girl Supriya Jolly in 1997. Supriya was born in Delhi but moved to US as a child. The couple had three children together.
Bobby learned political science in New College, Oxford and received a M. Lit degree in the same. This helped him to make a career in politics. After completing his education, he worked on a health care policy for a brief period of time. At that time, he came in touch with Jim McCrery, the representative of Louisiana, who introduced him to state governor Murphy Foster in 1993. As Bobby was a well-educated man, Murphy appointed him as the secretary of Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. He managed to impress Murphy with his exceptional management.
In 2001, he was appointed as assistant secretary of health and human services. He worked in this position for next 2 years but resigned in 2003 in order to run for the governor election of Louisiana. He lost this election but garnered a huge public attention. In 2007, he once again tried his hands in state governor election and this time, he made it happened. He won the election and was highly praised for his dynamic tenure. In 2015, he has announced his candidacy for Republican Party.
Award & achievements
Bobby Jindal is often considered as an influential leader. He has won Samuel S. Beard Award. In 2011, he has also bagged Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award for his outstanding public service as a politician.
Net worth of Bobby Jindal
Bobby Jindal’s political career hasn’t been so long. Though he achieved a quick success and reached to the higher positions, he still has a long way to go when it comes to net worth. The dynamic leader has a fair net worth of $6.5 million at present. The only source of his income is obviously his politics career. In coming years, his net worth will surely upsurge as his political career is just started.
Being a son of immigrant parents, Bobby Jindal has really achieved a great success. He not only became the youngest governor in US but also managed to impress the people with his works.