Neera Tanden Net Worth-Full Name, Career, Earnings, Lifestyle & Bio

Neera Tanden is among the most influential political scientists in the United States. She is the president of American Progress Center, a public research and Advocacy Company based in Washington, D.C. and has served in the role since 2011 November before becoming the chief operating officer in 2010.  She later served as Hillary Clinton’s advisor during her bid for president in 2016. Neera is also one of the wealthiest American political scientists with a spot on the most famous political scientist list and list of famous people born on 10th September 1970. Her estimated net worth is around $1.5 million USD.

NameNeera Tanden
Real NameNeera Tanden
Date Of Birth10th September 1970
NationalityDual (Indian-American)
EthnicityMixed (South-Asian-Indian)
Birth PlaceBedford, Massachusetts, U.S.
ProfessionPolitical Scientist
CollegeUniversity of California
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseBen Edwards
Zodiac SignVirgo
Height5 feet 3 inches (162cm)
Weight65 kg (143 Ibs)
Hair colorDark Brown
Eye colorDark Brown
Years Active1998- present
Net Worth$1.5 million

Early Life

Neera Tanden was born on 10th September 1970 in Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S. His parents are Maya Tanden and Mr Tanden, and they were Indian immigrants. When Neera was five years old, their parents separated, and her mother was on welfare for almost two years before she secured a travel agent job. Neera has a brother named Raj, with whom they grew up together.

Neera went to school in her hometown. After graduation, she joined the University of California, Los Angeles in 1992, to pursue a bachelors’ degree in Arts. Later in 1996, she attended Yale Law School, where she attained a Juris Doctor degree. After graduation, she began working in the political environment.

Neera also met her future husband, Benjamin Edwards, at the University of California as a freshman. In 1988, both were volunteers on Michael Dukakis’ run for the presidency. Tanden worked in the Bel Air district as a precinct leader, where most households contributed to Michael’s Campaign.

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Neera Tanden Career

When Neera Tanden graduated from Yale Law School, she relocated to Washington DC to work on domestic policy on Capitol Hill, for senatorial and Democratic presidential campaigns and in think tanks. Neera was part of the team that supported NATO-led military Libya invention. She argued that Libya should forcefully hand over oil revenue to the Libya military invention as reimbursement.

Working with Hillary Clinton

Neera Tanden and Hillary Clinton

Neera Tanden had been Hillary Clintons’ personal friend, and her career journey is significantly defined by working with the Clintons. She worked for Bill Clinton’s Campaign as the Domestic policy director on new health care reforms and energy policies. She was also the domestic advisor in the office of the first lady. When Bill Clinton won the election, Neera became the legislative director of the Clintons from 2003-2005. Neera continued being Clinton’s associate, and in 2008, she became the policy director for the Hillary Clinton campaign and helped shape its policy proposals.

In 2016, Neera was an unpaid Clinton’s adviser during the primary season nomination. However, they lost to Donald Trump during the general election when Hillary secured the Democratic nomination in 2016 for the president. If Hillary had won, Neera was one of the top candidates for the White House job.

Barrack Obama Administration and Election Campaign

When Barrack Obama got nominations as the Democratic presidential candidate, Tanden became his Campaign’s domestic policy director. When Barrack Obama won the presidential elections in 2008, Neera became his senior administration advisers to the Department of Human and Health Services. However, the legislation was later withdrawn by public opinions. Neera also helped gain passage of Obama’s health care legislation and negotiate with stakeholders and Congress on several bill provisions_ she is a vital planner of the Affordable Care Act.

Center of American Progress

In 2003, Neera Tanden got a role in the Centre of American Progress founding. She was the Domestic Policy’s senior vice president and the Academic Affairs senior vice president. In 2011, Tanden took over the leadership of John Podesta and became CAP’s CEO and president. In 2016, John Podesta’s private email account was hacked, and exchange between Podesta and Neera was leaked. The leaked information was an exchange done on august 11th, 2015, about a Harvard University law professor exploring the democratic nomination bid. Neera noted that the leak of her personal information featuring a blunt examination is a painful ordeal to endure.

Neera Tanden Relationship status and personal life

Neera Tanden is a happy family woman. She resides in Washington DC with her husband Benjamin Edwards, an American writer and visual artist and their two kids. Neera and Edwards met at the University of Los Angeles during Neera’s freshman year. They started dating, and after a couple of years, they got married in 1999 at the White House East Wing’s Yellow Oval Room.  The couple has since then lived happily, and there is no information of their divorce up to date.

They were both volunteers at Michael Dukakis’ 1998 unsuccessful presidential campaign. Neera and Edward are also blessed with two amazing children named Jaden, born in 2005 and Alina Edwards, born in 2002. Benjamin is a loyal family man, and great mutual understanding makes them a great couple. During the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, they spent quality time together and were living a blissful life.

Neera Tanden Weight, Height, Eyes color

Physical appearance is among the many factors to look into when looking for information regarding a renowned person. Neera Tanden’s body measurement statistics are among the most searched for information. When it comes to her height, she isn’t blessed as she belongs to the Asian root. She stands 5 feet 3 inches and 162 cm in centimeters and weighs 65 kg in kilograms and 143 Ibs in pounds. Her body is average, and she has amazing dark brown eyes.

Neera Tanden Net Worth and Earning

As of 2021, Neera Tanden’s estimated net worth is $1.5 million and an annual salary of 731k. Her professional career as a political scientist mainly contributes to her wealth and being the Center for American Progress head. Neera earns extra income from retirement accounts, speaking engagements, and mutual funds.