Neera Tanden Husband, Salary, Parents, Bio, Net Worth

By Anmol Basnyat | Published On: 01 Aug, 2018
Neera Tanden Husband, Salary, Parents, Bio, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth September 10, 1970 Age 50 Years 10 Month(s)
Nationality American, Indian Profession Lawyer
Marital Status Married Husband/Spouse Benjamin Edwards
Divorced Not Yet Net Worth Not Disclosed
Ethnicity Asian Children/Kids Jaden (Son), Alina (Daughter)
Height N/A Education Yale University
Parents Maya Tanden (Mother) Siblings Raj Tanden (Brother)

It's never an easy task for a mother to juggle a full-time job and a family life. But Neera Tanden makes her task seamless and incorporates her work life and manages quality time with her husband and children.

Neera Tanden is an Indo-American domestic policy adviser. She is also the President of the Center for American Progress. She is the recipient of 2011 "Most Influential Women in Washington" named by the National Journal and earned the India Abroad Publisher's Award for Excellence.

Supportive American Writer Husband

The 47-year-old political analyst is married to American writer and visual artist Benjamin Edwards. The pair tied the nuptials in the year 1999.

Neera and her spouse are blessed with two children a son named Jaden and a daughter, Alina.

The lovebirds first met at the University of California, Los Angeles while she was working with former Governor of Massachusetts, Michael Dukakis. Neera on her Times of India interview back in 2007 revealed stated that her husband and children command her attention from her free time off her work.

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She also thanked her beau for being a wonderful and a very supportive husband. Neera also revealed that having her children made her obliged to have government policies; which ensure their kids to inherit a nation (United States) and the world that is better than they have today.

Neera's Parents: Divorced When Neera Was 5!

Neera comes from the family whose traditional culture and heritage are deeply rooted in India. She was born to her parents who migrated to the US. So, she belongs to Asian ethnicity (Indian). 

Her parents parted ways she was five years old. After the separation from her father, her mother, Maya Tanden worked in a welfare program for almost two years before she secured a travel agent occupation.

The political commentator on her tweet on 11 May 2018 discussed her family problems.

(Photo: Neera's Twitter)

Neera on her 2012 interview with C-Span Network chairman Brian Lamb talked briefly spoke about her fond memories with her family. The political adviser's father came to the United States in the early '50s, and her parents had an arranged marriage in India. She also further revealed that her parents had college degrees and they later settled down in Bedford, Massachusetts to the city she was born.

She also has a brother named Raj Tanden, who is five years older to her.

How Much Is Neera Tanden’s Net Worth?

Neera amassed the majority of her net worth from her political commentatory work since late 90’s. She increases her wealth as a domestic policy adviser and has worked for President Barrack Obama campaigns for Hillary Clinton's senatorial campaign in 2008.

As per Glassdoor, the average salary of a Political Adviser is estimated to be $80,184 a year, and Neera expertise on the job makes her gather remunerative wages.

She also gains income as the president of the Center for American Progress, the progressive public policy research and advocacy organization since 2011. To the 2016 fiscal year reports of the organization, Neera earned a total income of $314,550 in 2016.

Neera also relishes the net worth accumulated by her husband, Benjamin Edwards from his professional work as a visual artist and writer. According to Payscale, the annual average salary of a visual artist is $43,901, and Benjamin income should be a profitable one.

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Short Bio

The American domestic policy adviser was born on 10 September 1970 in Bedford, Massachusetts as per wiki.

Talking about her education, Neera, age 47, earned her a B.A. degree attending University of California, Los Angeles UCLA in 1992 and a Juris Doctor J.D. degree four years later from Yale University in 1996.