Ever wondered how most successful politicians get the advice to make wise decisions? Wonder no more because that is what Huma Abedin is paid to do. The George Washington University graduate is Hillary Clinton‘s trusted advisor particularly on the affairs concerning the Middle East.
Huma also worked for Clinton as her deputy chief of staff while she was the U.S. Secretary of State. Over the years, she has gradually grown to become one of Hillary’s closest associate as she is now popularly referred to as “Hillary Clinton’s secret weapon”.
Who Is Huma Abedin?
Huma was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on July 28, 1976. Being a U.S citizen, Huma is of Indian descent as her father Syed Zainul Abedin and mother Saleha Mahmood Abedin hail from India. She has two siblings, a brother and a sister. When Huma was two years old, her parent decided to move to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia where she alongside her siblings got a bit of their basic education before they finally moved to the United States.
Huma’s dad was born in New Delhi, India and he attended the University of Pennsylvania where he got his PhD. He was the founder of Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs and the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. He established these organizations to facilitate the study of Islam in non-Islamic countries. Her Mum was also a scholar just like her Dad. She attended the same school as him but was born in Pakistan.
Before Huma got her prestigious work as one of Clinton’s aides, she attended George Washington University where she graduated with a BA degree in journalism major with a minor in political science. It was during her intern at the White House in 1996 that she got to work for Hillary Clinton who was then, the First Lady of the United States of America.
Salary and Net Worth
The Michigan-born political staffer has an overall net worth of $2 million. Most of her wealth was made from her work at the Clinton Foundation and as Clinton’s adviser. In 2016, she was mentioned as the highest paid staffer in the US presidential campaign as she bagged an annual salary of more than $277,000. This was for her role as the vice chair in Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Alongside her financial achievements and popularity as Clinton’s right-hand woman, Huma won the Cinema Eye Honors Award for ‘Weiner’ in 2017. In 2010, she was featured in Time magazine’s 40 Under 40’s list of upcoming politicians in the US.
Huma Abedin is somewhat a fashion enthusiast. She loves to wear the latest outfits from notable garments makers when she attends important events. Some of her favourite designers include Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs and Prada.
Her Husband and Son
Huma Abedin got married in July 2010 to Anthony Weiner who was a one time U.S. House of Representative member from the 3rd of January in 1999 to the 21st of June in 2011.
Weiner was born on September 4, 1964, in Borough, Brooklyn, located in New York City. His parents are Jews. Right from his days as a youth and student, he had interest in politics and had won the title of the most effective student senator.
It is historic to note that his marriage to Huma Abedin was officiated by the then President of the United States, Bill Clinton. Sadly, their marriage got dissolved in 2017.
The estranged couple has a son whose name is Jordan Main Weiner. He was born in December 2011. Jordan Weiner’s birth came at a time his father’s political career came to an end due to the scandals hanging around his neck.
Anthony Weiner married his political activities with sending sexual images of himself to a female brunette. This led to him being sentenced to prison. After their official separation, their son, Jordan was left in the custody of his mother.
Where Is Huma Abedin Now?
Huma Abedin was recently faced with serious allegations pertaining to a security breach of protocols. Early this year (in February 2018), the United States President, Donald Trump tweeted that she should be jailed for the allegations against her. Fortunately for Huma, the investigations carried out by the FBI failed to come up with any fact that incriminated her.
Huma has been spotted in several occasions organised by garment industries after Clinton lost her campaign for Presidency in 2016. She was seen on April 17, 2018, attending a celebrity party together with Sienna Miller.