Jennifer Rene Psaki, popularly known as Jen Psaki, is a member of the Democratic Party who is presently serving as the White House press secretary in the Biden administration. She held the same position when Barack Obama was the president of the United States. As of 2022, Jen Psaki has a net worth of $2 million.
Raised in Stamford, Connecticut, Jen’s birthday is on December 1, 1978. Her mother, Eileen, is a psychotherapist, and her father, Dimitrios, worked as a real estate developer. She is of Irish and Polish descent.
For her education, she went to Greenwich High School and graduated in 1996. Psaki then attended the College of William & Mary to study English and sociology.
She earned her degree in 2000. At college, she was a part of a sorority named Chi Omega. For two years, she also entered school competitions for backstroke swimming.
In 2001, she started her career assisting in the re-election efforts of Tom Harkin and Tom Vilsack. After that, Psaki worked as the deputy press secretary for the presidential campaign of John Kerry.
Psaki joined Obama at the White House as deputy press secretary. In December 2009, she was appointed Deputy Communications Director. She left the position for some time only to return as press secretary in 2012.
Later on, Jennifer Psaki started working as a CNN political pundit in February 2017. She left the multi-national news network when Biden became president in early 2021.
In an interview on May 6, 2021, Jen stated that she would leave her role as press secretary in roughly a year. She stated that it was time for someone else to take the mantle.
The reason for this is her 3-year contract with the news-based cable channel MSNBC. It is speculated that she will have a position as a TV host. However, this is not yet confirmed.
Other rumors say that she will potentially leave her office in May 2022. For now, Jen Psaki is still active with her duties as the United States’ 34th press secretary.
Net Worth and Salary
Psaki is entitled to a pay package of $180,000 for her service at the White House. Jen Psaki will be supplied with subsidized power, 24-hour security, and other benefits as part of her employment. Apart from her primary career, she also earns from her real estate investments.
She currently owns seven properties that have a combined value of approximately $30.65 million. Jen is also projected to earn up to $14 million with MSNBC in the future, which can increase her wealth considerably. But for now, her net worth is still at $2 million.
Psaki married political assistant Greg Mecher in May 2010. In 2006, the two were introduced to each other at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
The secretary’s husband once served Congressman Steve Driehaus as chief of staff. He also had the same job working for Congressman Joe Kennedy. Today, Jen and Greg are happily married with two kids.