Deb Haaland Net Worth: Debra Anne Haaland prioritizes public service over wealth accumulation, as reflected by her zero net worth.
Unbelievable right? Well, that is it for Deb. During an interview with The Today Show in 2019, the politician Deb Haaland admitted that she did not have any savings account. To authenticate her statement, Forbes reviewed her publicly declared financial records and concluded that Deb Haaland has a net worth of $0.
Deb Haaland Net Worth
Deb Haaland is an American politician and member of the Democratic party who has an estimated net worth of $0 (zero dollars).
As a federal appointee, she is required to disclose all of her assets, liabilities, and sources of income on a report that the Office of Government Ethics collects, but does not audit. It was revealed that Haaland’s current net worth value results from the $50,000 student loans she has to pay and a $175 annual tribal payment.
What’s also interesting is that she lives with her partner in a New Mexico home worth more than $1 million. However, she doesn’t own the place.
|Full Name||Debra Anne Haaland|
|Age||63 years old|
|Birth Date||December 2, 1960|
|Birth Place||Winslow Arizona|
|Parents||Father: Late Major John David “Dutch” Haaland |
Mother: Mary Toya (also deceased)
|Siblings||Two sisters |
|Alma Mater||Highland High School|
University of New Mexico
University of California
|Current Office||United States Secretary of Interior|
|No. of Offices held||3|
|Children||1 (Name: Somáh Haaland)|
Deb Haaland Biography
Deb Haaland was born in Winslow, Arizona, on December 2, 1960. She is a native American citizen and comes from the Laguna Pueblo tribe.
Regarding her educational background, Haaland went to 13 public schools in the United States. This resulted from her frequent moves with her parents, who were military officers.
Finally, they settled close to family members in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There, she attended Highland High School. After high school, Haaland attended the University of New Mexico, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in English, graduating in 1994.
Haaland, however, is not done with school yet as she currently works on completing her masters in American Indian studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Haaland was born into a military home. Her father “Major John David “Dutch” Haaland” was a combat marine who served for 30 years. He was awarded the Silver Star Medal for saving six lives in Vietnam. He was buried at the Arlington National Cemetery in 2005 with full military honors.
On the other hand, Haaland’s mother “Mary Toya” was a Navy veteran who served for 25 years at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. She passed away in October 2021.
Still talking about family, Haaland has two sisters, a brother, and two half-sisters as siblings.
Deb Haaland Political Career
Deb Haaland began her career in politics in 2012 when she served as the state’s director of votes for Native Americans during Barack Obama’s presidential reelection campaign.
After Barrack Obama’s campaign, she then served a one-year term (from 2012 to 2013) as the Chairperson of the Democratic Party of New Mexico Native.
In April 2015, she was elected to serve a 2-year term as the Chairperson of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. During her service, Haaland was praised for her hard work and for her ability to pay off the 7 years of debt from previous administrations.
In 2018, Haaland contested the U.S. House of Representatives election, which she won with 59.1%, defeating former New Mexico State Representative Janice Arnold-Jones.
Also, in 2020, she ran for the United States House of Representatives elections in New Mexico District 1 and won 58.2%, defeating retired police detective Michelle Garcia Holmes.
On March 16, 2021, Haaland was sworn in as the 54th United States Secretary of Interior. She is the first Native American to serve as the Cabinet secretary and the second person after the republican vice president. She won the election by a vote of 51 – 40.
Deb Haaland became a single mother 4 days after graduating from the University of New Mexico. Her child’s name is Somáh. However, the father of Somáh still remains a mystery.
Currently, Haaland is married to Skip Sayre. The couple tied the knot on August 28, 2021.