Nikki Haley is a very famous American personality. She is the first ever woman to hold the position of a Governor of South Carolina.

Personal life

Nikki Haley was born on 20th January, 1972 in Bamberg, South Carolina in an Indian-American Sikh family. Her parents Raj Kaur Randhawa and Ajit Singh Randhawa had emigrated from the state of Punjab in India. While her father used to be a professor at Punjab Agricultural University, her mother had a degree in law from the prestigious University of Delhi. Nikki’s parents had shifted to Canada years ago when her father Ajit Singh Randhawa had earned a scholarship from the University of British Columbia. Haley has two brothers and a sister.

When Nikki Haley was young, her mother used to own a ladies’ clothing shop. Nikki used to help her mother with the bookkeeping in the shop while she was only twelve years of age. There is no denying that Nikki showed clear signs of wisdom since a very young age itself. She graduated from Orangeburg Preparatory Schools in 1989 and then from Clemson University with an accounting degree.

Nikki Haley married her boyfriend Michael Haley in September 1996 as per Methodist and Sikh ceremonies. Today, Nikki is known to be a Christian but nonetheless, she follows Sikh customs and traditions as well. Michael Haley serves the South Carolina Army National Guard team as an officer and was sent on a year’s deployment to Afghanistan few years ago. The couple has been blessed with two kids named Rena and Nalin. Nikki Haley is an avid social media user who has posted over 1.6k pictures on her instagram till date.


Nikki Haley has worked with multiple organizations and small businesses during her lifetime before establishing herself as a successful Governor of South Carolina. Soon after she graduated from Clemson University, Nikki began working for FCR Corporation which happens to be a recycling and waste management company. After finding success in this job, she moved on to help her family in their clothing business. Subsequently, she became the chief financial officer and controller of Exotica International. Needless to say, Nikki’s expertise in Accountancy showed up at several occasions in her life.

Nikki Haley was named to the Board of Directors of two different Chambers of Commerce firstly in the year 1998 and then in 2003. At first, it was the Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce and then it was the Lexington Chamber of Commerce. She became the President of the National Association of Women Business Owners in the year 2004 before being appointed as its treasurer the previous year. She then chaired the Lexington Gala so as to raise finances to the hospitals in the town.

She also served for various charities including the Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation, Lexington Medical Foundation and West Metro Republican Women. She was appointed as the chairperson of a campaign called ‘Friends of Scouting Leadership Division’ in 2006. As she has worked for so many institutions, it is of no surprise that her net worth today is $1.6 million.

Last Modified: 26 Mar, 2018

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