Hakeem Jeffries is a politician, lawyer, and member of the House of Representatives for the state of New York. He became the first African American to serve as one of seven House Impeachment Managers in the Senate trial of President Donald Trump.
Further, Hakeem is a member of the Democratic party, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, and the House Budget Committee. He is also the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus since November 2018.
Hakeem Jeffries Age, Birthday, Parents, Religion
Born as Hakeem Sekou Jeffries to his parents, father Marland Jeffries, and mother Laneda Jeffries, Hakeem is 50 years old now. He was born on 4th August 1970 in Brooklyn and is a Christian by religion.
Hakeem’s father was a state substance-abuse counselor and his mother was a social worker. His younger brother, Hasan Kwame Jeffries, is also a well-known public figure.
Hasan is an associate professor of history at the Ohio State University in Columbus. He is also known for his books Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt. Moreover, Hakeem is the nephew of Leonard Jeffries, a former professor at the City College of New York.
Hakeem Jeffries Education
Hakeem attended Midwood High School and is the proud product of New York City’s public school system. After graduating high school, Hakeem then enrolled in the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1988 to attain his BA in political science in the year 1992.
Later, Jeffries attended Georgetown University in 1992 for his Master’s Degree in Public Policy. He earned his degree in 1994 after which he joined New York University Law School from where Hakeem graduated with magna cum laude in 1997.
Hakeem Jeffries Career Bio: Election
Hakeem practiced law after graduating from college before turning his attention to politics. Then, Jeffries clerked for the Honorable Harold Baer Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. After that, he served as a lawyer for several years working at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. He also served as counsel for Viacom Inc. and CBS. In its litigation department. He also served as counsel for Godosky & Gentile.
In July 2003, after the murder of Jeffries’s close friend James Davis, Hakeem was considered to be a potential successor to Davis on the New York City Council. However, the nomination went to Davis’s brother Geoffrey. In 2006, Hakeem ran for the 57th district again and this time he won the Democratic primary.
In 2008, Hakeem won the re-election to a second term in which he defeated the Republican candidate Charles Brickhouse, with 98 percent of the vote. Later in 2010, Hakeem won the re-election for the third time, this time defeating the Republican candidate Frank Voyticky. In 2012, he ran for the House of Representatives and won by over 90% of the vote.
Hakeem defeated California Congresswoman Barbara Lee on November 28, 2018, to become Chair of the House Democratic Caucus. He won the re-election to the U.S. House in New York’s 8th Congressional District in November 2020.
Hakeem Jeffries Net Worth, Salary, Income & Earnings 2021
In 2012, the net worth of Hakeem was estimated to be between $103,013 and $410,000. In 2016, he received a total of $1.65 million from Godosky and Gentile, a Manhattan personal injury firm as contingency fees even after he left the firm in 2012. Later in 2018, Hakeem showed that he had total liabilities of between $300,000 and $500,000 including the mortgage debt of up to $500,000.
He reported his total assets between $500,000 and $1.4 million including $400,000 in mutual funds, $800,000 in brokerage/retirement accounts, $100,000 in cash, and $100,000 in real estate. He also owns stakes in Northwestern Mutual Whole Life and Bank Of America Na Rasp.
So, currently, Hakeem Jeffries’ net worth for 2021 is estimated at 1.5 million dollars.
Hakeem Jeffries Wife, Married Life, Children
Talking of Hakeem’s conjugal life he is a happily married man. Currently, Hakeem Jeffries is married to his beautiful wife Kennisandra Arciniegas-Jeffries who is also a social worker with 1199 SEIU’s Benefit Fund.
Meanwhile, the exact date of their wedding isn’t known, but Hakeem and his wife have been married for over 20 years now. Together they have become parents of their two sons, Jeremiah born in 2001, and Joshua born in 2004. The family now resides in Prospect Heights.
Hakeem Jeffries’ wife worked as a social worker at St. Vincent Hospital for a long time. And at this moment, the mother of two is named as a member at National Benefit Fund as a Wellness and Member Assistance person. The place she works for right now is still a mystery, but most of the time, Hakeem Jeffries’ wife is seen with her husband, walking behind him and supporting him.
Hakeem Jeffries Social Media
Hakeem has shown his presence on Twitter as @RepJeffries since January 2012. to date, he has 314.9k followers and mostly tweets about his political news, his views, and his work for the people.
On Instagram, Hakeem is active as repjeffries with 130k followers. He has defined himself as Brooklyn Congressman, Chair @HouseDemocrats.
Hakeem Jeffries @hakeem.jeffries is his Facebook account that is liked by 18,428 people and followed by 20,007 people. He has shared his own story about how it was difficult for him to grow up in Brooklyn in the late 80s and early 90s.
His official YouTube channel Rep. Jeffries has to date 5.18K subscribers. He joined YouTube on Jan 16, 2013, and has received a total of 1,531,224 views.
Quick Bio Facts and Information on Hakeem Jeffries
|Full Name/Real Name||Hakeem Sekou Jeffries|
|Date of Birth/Birthday||4th August 1970|
|Hometown||Crown Heights, Brooklyn|
|Parents||Father Marland Jeffries and mother Laneda Jeffries|
|Siblings||Hasan Kwame Jeffries|
|Profession||Lawyer and Politician|
|Education(college/university)||Binghamton University (BA)
Georgetown University (MPP)
New York University (JD)
|Children||2 sons Jeremiah and Joshua|
|Social Media||Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram|
|Net Worth||1.5 million dollars|
|Height in Feet||5 ft 10 in|
|Height in Meter||1.77 meters|