Huma Abedin is a well-known political staffer from America. She was in the vice chair in the Presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton in 2016. She has also served as the deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton, who at that time was the United States Secretary of State. Abedin was the travelling chief during the Democratic nomination of Clinton in the 2008 presidential election. Let’s find out how much is Huma Abedin’s net worth in 2018.
Huma Mahmood Abedin was born on July 28, 1976, in Kalamazoo, Michigan to her parents Saleha Mahmood Abedin and Syed Zainul Abedin. She grew up in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia).
She returned to the USA for her college and went to a British girls’ school. She has earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the George Washington University. She was inspired by Christiane Amanpour and has always wanted to work in the press office of the White House.
In July 2010, Huma Abedin got married to Anthony Weiner, who was a US Representative. The couple has a son named Jordan Zain Weiner born in 2011. She filed for divorce in 2017. Apart from English, she also speaks fluent Hindi-Urdu and Arabic. She practices Islam.
As a university student, Huma Abedin used to work as an intern in 1996 in White House for Hillary Clinton, who was the First Lady of the United States at that time. In the same year, she became the assistant editor of Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. She served there till 2008.
She has served for many years as the personal aide of Hillary Clinton. She has successfully led Clinton in the U.S. Senate campaign in 2000 in New York. Abedin was her body woman and chief of travelling staff during the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. She has often been called “Hillary’s secret weapon”.
Abedin serves as an advisor to Clinton. She has used her expertise, particularly for the Middle East. In 2009, she was appointed as the deputy chief of staff of Clinton’s State Department. Following that, she became the consultant for the strategic consulting firm Teneo. She was also a consultant in the Clinton Foundation. At that time, she used to work from home.
In 2013, she became the director of Clinton’s transition team. Later she formed a private consulting firm called Zain Endeavors LLC. She was the vice chairwoman during the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton in 2016. She has openly criticised Donald Trump.
Awards & Achievements
One of the biggest career achievements of Huma Abedin is to be the woman behind Hillary Clinton. She appeared in the lists of “40 under 40” by Time magazine. The list was for “rising stars of American politics” and “new generation of civic leaders”. In 2017, she won the Cinema Eye Honors Award for ‘Weiner’.
Net Worth of Huma Abedin
Huma Abedin has an estimated net worth of more than $2 million. She inherited this fortune as her regular salary for being a personal aide of Hillary Clinton. She has also assisted Clinton in her private life. She was a paid consultant of the Clinton Foundation. Part of her wealth also comes by setting up the private consulting firm called Zain Endeavors LLC. In 2013, she appeared in a documentary called ‘Weiner’ along with her husband.
Huma Abedin is considered one of the most popular political staffers in the United States. She has been active in her career for over two decades and started it when she was still a student. Her popularity also made her a character on Saturday Night Live in 2015. She became a subject of FBI investigation in 2015.