Heidi Cruz Biography
Heidi Suzanne Cruz (Nelson) is an American managing director at Goldman Sachs, the position she has held since 2012. She served in the Bush White House. During her tenure in the administration she served various roles roles including economic director for the Western Hemisphere at the National security council and as economic policy adviser to George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign.
How old is Heidi Cruz? Age
The American managing director is 48 years old as of August 2020. She was born on August 7, 1972 in San Luis Obispo, California in the United States.
Heidi Cruz Family
The American managing director was born to Suzanne Jane, a dental hygienist, and Peter Christian Nelson, a dentist. Nelson was raised as a seventh-day Adventist. Her father is of Danish and Irish descent, and her maternal grandfather was born in Finland. Nelson was interested in business as a child, and sold homemade bread with her brother, Scott.
Heidi Cruz Marriage – Husband
In 2001, the American managing director married U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and both were blessed with two daughters, Caroline and Catherine. Since 2011, She characterizes herself as a primary breadwinner of the family. During the winter storm of February 2021, She and her family decided to vacation in Cancun, Mexico; Cruz reportedly messaged friends and neighbors to propose a stay at the Ritz-Carlton, partly on the grounds that the $309 nightly rate was attractive.
Heidi Cruz Career
In 2000, Nelson worked as an economic policy director on the Bush for president campaign, where she met her future husband Ted Cruz. She began as a top deputy to U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Zoellick, focusing on economic policy.
In 2003, Cruz reported directly to National security Advisor for the Western Hemisphere on the National security council where she “had Rice’s ear”. After communicating between Washington, D.C and her husband’s home state of Texas for a year, she moved to Texas in 2004, where she briefly worked for Merrill Lynch.
In 2005 to 2011, She began working for Goldman Sachs as a private wealth manager. She was an active member of the Independent Task Force on North America that in 2005, published a repot entitled “Building a North American community”. After seven years at Goldman Sachs, she was promoted in 2012, to regional head of Southwest United States for the Investment Management Division in Houston. In 2019, the Trump Administration interviewed Cruz as a finalist for the position of president of World Bank.
Role in 2016 presidential campaign
Cruz took a leave of absence without pay to participate in her husband’s 2016 presidential campaign. Early in the Campaign her role was fundraiser, making calls to potential donors, seeking to ‘Max out’ investments to Cruz campaign. Cruz’s call list included donor names provided to her by a super PAC.
Beginning in August 2015, Cruz regularly attended presidential debates in which her husband participated. During a two-day trip to Alabama in November 2015, she delivered signatures and payment required for her husband to appear on that state’s ballot at the Alabama Republican party headquarters in Hoover. On December 3, Cruz returned to Texas to file paperwork for her husband’s name to appear on the state ballot. She stumped for her husband in lowa ahead of the 2016 republican caucuses, appearing in the state multiple times.
Cruz substituted for her husband in Fayetteville, North Carolina, speaking at Fayetteville Technical community college in promotion of him, and jointly appeared with her husband in Wisconsin. Weeks before the state primaries, she appeared in Indiana. Ted Cruz dropped out of the primary after a loss in Indiana to Donald Trump on May 3, 2016.
Heidi Cruz Net worth
The American managing director net worth is unknown, while her husband Ted Cruz, has estimated net worth of $4.6 Million lately.