Have you ever wondered how most successful politicians are advised to make wise decisions? Don’t be surprised anymore, because that’s what Huma Abedin is paid for. A graduate of George Washington University, she is Hillary Clinton’s trusted advisor, particularly in Middle Eastern affairs.
Huma also worked for Clinton as her deputy chief of staff while she was US Secretary of State. Over the years, she has gradually become one of Hillary’s closest collaborators, as she is now popularly known as “Hillary Clinton’s secret weapon.
Who Is Huma Abedin?
Huma was born on July 28, 1976, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. As a US citizen, Huma is of Indian descent, as her father Syed Zainul Abedin and her mother Saleha Mahmood Abedin are of Indian descent. She has two siblings, a brother, and a sister. When Huma was two years old, her parents decided to move to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, where she and her siblings received part of her basic education before finally moving to the United States.
Huma’s father was born in New Delhi, India, and he attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his doctorate. He was the founder of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs and the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. He founded these organizations to facilitate the study of Islam in non-Islamic countries. Her mother was also a scholar, just like her father. She attended the same school as he did, but was born in Pakistan.
Before Huma received her prestigious job as one of Clinton’s helpers, she attended George Washington University, where she earned a BA degree in Journalism with a major and minor in Political Science. During her White House internship in 1996, she began working for Hillary Clinton, who was then the First Lady of the United States of America.
Salary and Net Worth
The Michigan-born political operative has total net assets of $2 million. Most of her wealth comes from her work at the Clinton Foundation and as a Clinton consultant. In 2016 she was mentioned as the highest-paid staff member in the U.S. presidential election campaign, earning an annual salary of more than $277,000. This was for her role as vice-chairwoman in the Clinton presidential campaign.
In addition to her financial success and popularity as Clinton’s right-hand man, Huma won the 2017 Cinema Eye Honors Award for ‘Weiner’. In 2010, she was included in Time magazine’s 40 under 40’s list of aspiring politicians in the USA.
Huma Abedin is a kind of fashion enthusiast. She loves to wear the latest outfits from renowned clothing manufacturers when she attends important events. Her favorite designers include Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, and Prada.
Her Husband and Son
Huma Abedin married Anthony Weiner in July 2010. He was a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from January 3, 1999, until June 21, 2011.
Weiner was born on September 4, 1964, in Borough, Brooklyn, New York City. His parents are Jewish. Since his youth and student days, he has been interested in politics and won the title of the most effective student senator.
It is historic that his marriage to Huma Abedin was arranged by the then President of the United States, Bill Clinton. Unfortunately, their marriage was dissolved in 2017.
The estranged couple has a son named Jordan Main Weiner. He was born in December 2011. The birth of Jordan Weiner came at a time when his father’s political career was coming to an end due to the scandals that were hanging around his neck.
Anthony Weiner married his political activities by sending sexual images of himself to a female brunette. This led to his sentencing to prison. After their official separation, their son Jordan was left in the care of his mother.
Where Is Huma Abedin Now?
Huma Abedin was recently confronted with serious allegations of a security breach of protocol. Earlier this year (in February 2018), the President of the United States, Donald Trump, twittered that she should be detained for the charges against her. Fortunately for Huma, the FBI’s investigation did not reveal any facts that incriminated her.
Huma was discovered on several occasions organized by the clothing industry after Clinton lost its campaign for the 2016 presidency. She was seen on April 17, 2018, when she was attending a celebrity party with Sienna Miller.