Nikki Haley Biography
(29th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (2017-2018))
Birthday: January 20, 1972 (Aquarius)
Born In: Bamberg, South Carolina, United States
Nikki Haley is an American Republican politician who became the first woman to serve as Governor of South Carolina, and the second Indian American governor in the United States, after Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. Before becoming the governor, she represented Lexington County in the South Carolina House of Representatives for several years. Born in South Carolina to immigrant Sikh parents from India, she grew up to be an intelligent and ambitious girl. She graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and worked for sometime before joining her family business which grew to become a multimillion-dollar company over the years. She ran for a seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, in 2004. She won the seat, becoming the first Indian-American to hold office in South Carolina. She proved to be a popular politician with her stated goals of lowering taxes and more effective management of funds allocated for public education. She was easily re-elected twice because of her stance on such issues. Ever ambitious, she successfully ran for the seat of Governor of South Carolina in 2010 and assumed office in 2011. Haley was re-elected in 2014. She has been touted as a potential vice-presidential nominee for the Republican ticket in 2016.