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Ilhan Omar Net Worth, Career, Biography, Ethnicity and Personal Life



Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar stands out in American politics, sparking both interest and controversy. She’s celebrated for being the first Somali American and naturalized citizen of African birth in Congress.

With a net worth estimated at $83 million, her rise to prominence invites scrutiny.

Apart from her congressional salary, her various income sources shed light on her financial situation.

However, beyond her political pursuits, Omar’s personal life is under the spotlight, showcasing a complex individual maneuvering through both praise and criticism.


Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar Net Worth

Ilhan Omar, an American politician, holds an estimated net worth of $83 million. She represents Minnesota’s 5th congressional district in the United States Congress.

Omar is the first Somali American and the first naturalized citizen of African birth in Congress.

Additionally, she’s the first woman of color to represent Minnesota.

Despite her achievements, she has faced numerous death threats and harassment from political adversaries. As a congresswoman, Omar earns a salary of $316,000.

Category Amount
Net Worth $83 Million
Assets $51 Million
Yearly Income $7 Million +
Monthly Income $0.5 Million +
Liabilities and Loans $7 Million
Investments $22 Million
Salary $316,000
Business Income $14 Million
Donations and Gifts $5 Million

Ilhan Omar Biography

Abdullahi Omar, born on October 4, 1982, serves as the U.S. representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district since 2019.


A member of the Democratic Party, Omar previously held a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2017 to 2019, representing part of Minneapolis.

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Her congressional jurisdiction covers all of Minneapolis and portions of its first-ring suburbs.

Actively involved in politics, Omar holds the position of deputy chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Omar holds significant milestones in Congress, being the first Somali American and woman of color to represent Minnesota.

Alongside Rashida Tlaib, she is one of the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress.


Despite her achievements, Omar faces adversity, enduring death threats and derogatory remarks from political adversaries, including former President Donald Trump, due to her background.

Houses and Car Collection

Ilhan Omar recently purchased a BMW X5 for $80,000 USD and owns a Mercedes-Benz A-Class valued at $60,000 USD.

She also owns several other cars, including a Mercedes-Benz GLA, a BMW X6, and a Volvo XC40.

Omar resides in a 5,000-square-foot luxury apartment in Minnesota, which she acquired for an estimated $9 million.

Ilhan Omar

Awards and honors

In 2015, Mshale, an African immigrant media outlet in Minneapolis, awarded Omar the Community Leadership Award, which is given annually based on readership.


Time magazine recognized Omar in 2017 as one of the “Firsts: Women who are changing the world,” featuring her on the cover of its September 18 issue along with 45 other barrier-breaking women.

Additionally, Vogue’s February 2018 issue, featuring photographs by Annie Leibovitz, named Omar’s family as one of the “five families who are changing the world as we know it.”

Personal life

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In 2002, Omar got engaged to Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi (né Aden), with whom she had an unofficial, faith-based Islamic marriage.

They had two children together, including Isra Hirsi, a key organizer of the school strike for climate change in the US. Omar stated that she and Hirsi divorced within their faith tradition in 2008.

In 2009, Omar married Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, a British Somali.


She claimed that in 2011, she and Elmi had a faith-based divorce, and she reconciled with Hirsi, with whom she had a third child in 2012.

Elmi and Omar legally divorced in 2017, and she and Hirsi legally married in 2018.

However, on October 7, 2019, Omar filed for divorce from Hirsi, citing an “irretrievable breakdown” of the marriage. The divorce was finalized on November 5, 2019.

In March 2020, Omar married Tim Mynett, a political consultant. Mynett’s firm, the E Street Group, received $2.78 million in contracts from Omar’s campaign during the 2020 cycle.

The campaign’s contract with Mynett’s firm drew criticism from her Democratic primary opponent and conservative critics, which received significant local and national media attention.


On November 17, 2020, Omar’s campaign terminated its contract with Mynett’s firm, aiming to ensure transparency and avoid any perceived issues with campaign support.

In 2020, HarperCollins published Omar’s memoir, “This Is What America Looks Like,” co-written with Rebecca Paley.

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