Kirstjen Nielsen
Kirstjen Nielsen
Real Name/Full Name Kirstjen Michele Nielsen
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Kirstjen Nielsen
Birth Place: Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 14 May 1972
Age/How Old: 51 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 54 Kg
In Pounds – 119 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father – Phyllis Michele Nielsen
Mother – James McHenry Nielsen
Siblings: Ashley and Fletcher
School: Berkeley Preparatory School.
College: Georgetown School of Foreign Service
University of Virginia
Nanzan University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: American politician and attorney
Net Worth: $1.5 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

Kirstjen Nielsen, whose birth name is Kirstjen Michele Nielsen, is a renowned former United States secretary of homeland security forces. She retired while working for Donald Trump. After controversy regarding a task she was given by Trump on the family separation policy, she stepped down from her position in April 2020.

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Biography and Early Life

Kirstjen Nielsen’s birth name is Kirstjen Michele Nielsen. She was born on the 14th of May 1972 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S. She was born to her parents Phyllis Michele Nielsen and James McHenry Nielsen. Her parents were both United States physicians.  While her father’s ancestry was Danish, her mother’s ancestry was German.

Kirstjen was later brought up in Clearwater, Florida after they shifted there later on in her life. She was brought up together with her two siblings, namely Ashley and Fletcher. After finishing her schooling, Nielsen would, later on, join her career in the political world, where she served under the George W Bush administration.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Kirstjen Nielsen in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Kirstjen Nielsen’s age is 51 years old as of today’s date 23rd April 2024 having been born on 14 May 1972. Though, she is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 119 lbs in Pound and 54kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Black and hair color is Blonde.


For her schooling, Kirstjen went to the Berkeley Preparatory School. Later on, she joined the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. From the university, she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree.

Later on, she joined the University of Virginia at its school of law. In 1999Nielsen received her Juris Doctor from the university. Her studies did not end here since she undertook Japanese studies at the Nanzan University located in Nagoya, Japan.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Nielsen has chosen to keep her personal information to herself as well as away from the public eye. However, she has not been seen to be in any marriage relationship or any relationship for that matter. Additionally, Nielsen doesn’t have any children. Currently, Nielsen recites in Virginia, where she stays together with her parents.

Is Kirstjen Nielsen Lesbian?

Kirstjen’s sexual orientation is straight. She has not displayed any lesbian, gay or bisexual behavior in her life. However, she has managed to keep her private life away from the eye of the public. Thus, she has no confirmed relationship engagements or affiliations. There are no rumors or controversies surrounding her sexual status.

Professional Career

Nielsen first worked with President George Bush’s administration. While in this administration, she was the special assistant to the president in addition to being the senior director for safeguard. Her previous roles in the administration included being the Chief of Staff of John Kelly at the Homeland Security department.

After leaving Bushe’s administration, Nielsen would then founded Sunesis Consulting, a company she was the president as well as the only employee. This company won a federal contract in 2013 tasked with providing policy and legislation, technical writing, and organizational development at the cost of $450,000 to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Later on in the Trump administration, she was given the role of being the United States Secretary of Homeland Security. Having been nominated, she got nomination voted for on 5th December 2017, and she won with 62 votes against 37, thus becoming the United States Secretary of Homeland Security. She was sworn into the office the following day on the 6th of December 2017

After the controversial family separation policy that excluded parents and children who are treated for crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without any warrant, Nielsen would then resign from her post of being the United States Secretary of Homeland Security in April 2019. Her position was replaced in an acting position by Kevin McAleenan.

In her history, she was criticized for being the cruelest secretary in the history of the department, thus affecting her removal. Further on, Trump gave appointed her to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council.


Nielsen has not been a musician or an actor field, which are flooded with awards and nominations for various awards. However, she has achieved a lot in her career. She was nominated and won the nomination for being the United States secretary of homeland safeguard, a position she served from 2017 to 2019. In Kelly’s administration, Nielsen served as Chief to Staff. Additionally, she was Trump’s White House deputy chief to staff.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Kirstjen Nielsen in 2024

Kirstjen Nielsen Net Worth
Kirstjen Nielsen Net Worth

As of 2024,  Kirstjen has been able to amass an estimated net worth of about 1.5 Million dollars. She has earned this much from the involvement as an employee of the state at different positions at Kelly’s administration, Bush’s administration, as well as on the administration of Trump. Additionally, she has earned a bunch through her company Sunesis Consulting that one time won a federal contract worth $450,000.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • She is known to wear a strict and no-nonsense face, especially when you are not serious about your work.

Kirstjen Nielsen has been privileged to work with various leaders in different positions in their administrations. Through this, she has earned a lot. On the other hand, she leads a quiet personal life away from the public.


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