Ilhan Abdullahi Omar is a politician who came in from Somalia and presently she is a sitting representative of the US Department of State in Minnesota Congress District. Well, if you want to see more of her, just watch “Girls Like You” from Maroon 5 as she is featured in its music video. Further, her political commentary goes against Israel, and hearing that, it looks weird that how could she play with Gal Gadot in “Girls Like You”.
Back in 1982, Omar was born in Mogadishu, where Operation Serpent was carried out in the early nineties. That was the fourth day of October when she was born. Nur Omar Mohammad is her father who worked as a teacher trainer in Somalia and Fadhuma Hussein is her mother who passed away when Omar was just 2. Further, they are 7 siblings and besides Omar, Sahara Noor is another prominent personality from this family.
Since her childhood, she has been a phenomenal member of her family. In 1992 the family moved to the United States and demanded asylum. After they successfully got one, the family stayed and worked there with the children getting educated. Her school days were hard as she had been bullied and ragged for wearing hijab.
Omar started off with a career of nutrition educator in Minnesota. After three years she got a job to coordinate the reelection in Minnesota. Her successful job enabled her to start a career in the education department as a nutrition coordinator for children. Following a successful career with effort and hard work is never obvious to earn healthy fruits. At times the rotten ones even come in as the reward.
Omar was beaten and severely injured during a political meeting in 2014. A progressive index followed her success in the political status when she ran a campaign on DFL ticket, winning after some dramatic happening and securing the office. She is the first-ever Somali born American holding a legislation office in the US. A year later she also became the first Somali born American to hold a seat in the US Congress.
The views she has could qualify her as a philanthropist. Though they embarked on a series of threats against her, she remained subtle. She criticizes Israel for its violence and inhumane acts against Palestine. Further, LGBT rights are very important to her and doing so she introduced legislation for Brunei to cancel their law for punishing the homosexuals to death.
Omar runs in a triangular relation. Back in 2002, she married Ahmed Hirsi, but the marriage was not approved by law. While she had two kids with him. Over a dispute, the couple separated and just after a year, she married Ahmed Elmi. Well, that relationship could only live for three years and then was the divorce again. But after the divorce, she married her first husband while their wedding was recognized in 2018.
As of the latest report, Omar has a net worth of $2.15 million that she has earned through her nutrition coordination and political career.