Jen Psaki Net Worth

Jen Psaki is an American political advisor who was the White House Press Secretary for the Biden administration. She recently stepped down from the position on May 13th, 2022. She was a member of the democratic party where she previously worked in the same position while Barack Obama was President.

What is Jen Psaki’s Net Worth?

Net Worth:$2 Million
Name:Jen Psaki
Profession:Politician
Age:43 Years Old
Born:1 December 1978
Country:United States
Salary:$183 Thousand (Annual)
Last Updated2022

Early Life 

Jen Psaki was born in Stamford, Connecticut, and is of Polish, Greek, and Irish descent, and was born to parents Dimitrios R. Psaki and Eileen Dolen Medley. Jen graduated with Sociology and English and went on to pursue Double majors at William and Mary.

Jen pledged to the Chi Omega society and was a member of the William and Mary Tribe athletes throughout her time there while studying at the public university. She competed in swimming at the university for 2 years. 

Career highlights

Jen Psaki is a registered member of the Democrat and has spent a greater part of her career working for Democrat politicians. She served campaigns for Iowa’s natives in 2001. Psaki worked on re-election campaigns with Tom Harkin as well as the governor campaign for Tom Vilsack. Both the politicians succeeded in their elections.

In 2004, Psaki took the role of deputy press secretary and worked for John Kerry’s campaign during elections but subsequently lost to George W. Bush. Concluding Kerry’s campaign, she worked for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as Regional Press Secretary.

The committee worked towards appointing responsible lawmakers and simultaneously promoted Democratic candidates for available seats in Congress. For a brief period between 2005 and 2006, Psaki worked for Joseph Crowley, a congressman, as a Communications Director. 

Whilst continuing to work for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and met her now-husband, Greg Mecher. In 2008, she began to work for Barack Obama during his election campaign. She was Obama’s travel secretary and joined the Obama Administration as a full-time deputy Press Secretary and then was promoted to Deputy Communications Director.

She worked under Obama’s Administration from 2009 to 2011. She announced her leave from the administration to work for Global Strategy Group in Washington D.C, a public relations firm, as the Managing Director and Senior Vice President.

However, she was not able to keep away from politics for a long time as she returned to being Press Secretary for Obama’s re-election campaign within less than 6 months of leaving politics. 

On Barack won the subsequent term as President again, Psaki rejoined Obama Administration and was appointed as United States Department Spokeswoman. Many rumors circulated that she would soon take over the White House as the Press Secretary as Jay Carney resigned.

However, the rumors were put off, as Josh Earnst took over the position and Psaki continued her previously assigned role. Psaki was then appointed as the Communication Director once again and continued so until 2016.

In 2017, she significantly contributed to CNN’s political news and continued to work with CNN until Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential elections. 

Jen Psaki Net Worth and Salary

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris requested Jen Psaki to join the transition team and work for their administration quitting as a contributor to CNN. She was appointed as the White House Press Secretary post-Biden and won the 2020 elections.

Psaki gave her maiden briefing in January 2021, a day before Joe Biden’s inauguration. She remained as White House Press Secretary until recently, when Joe Biden announced Psaki’s leave in May 2022. Psaki’s position will be taken over by Karine Jean-Pierre, who is an LGBTQ advocate as well. 

Controversies

Psaki has constantly been in the eyes of controversies as she used to be bombarded with questions regarding Joe Biden’s answers to questions asked by the media. Questions such as the vaccine mandate, Build Back Better legislation and covid data were the questions both media and the people of the country were curious about.

Psaki is known for keeping her cool and answering diligently in front of the media, especially in front of White House Presidential Correspondents, who are not entirely supportive of the current president. 

On one occasion Psaki was berated for commenting on Virginia Gubernatorial elections in October and November 2021, by breaking the Hatch Act which was monitored by several political groups. This then calmed down after one of the candidates was beaten up by a political newcomer. Psaki has endured many such controversies throughout her political career.

Summary

As of 2022, Jen Psaki’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million. She earns a salary of around $183,000 a year as a politician in the United States.

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