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Wally Adeyemo


Wally Adeyemo is a government official serving as the United States deputy secretary of the treasure. Wally Adeyemo was 1st president of the Obama Foundation.

Early Life

On May 20, 1981, Adewale Wally Adeyemo was born in Ibadan, Negeria. He was born to Yoruba parents and raised in Southern California. As of now, he is 42 years old and has Taurus as his zodiac sign. Additionally, his father was a teacher and her mother was a nurse.

He has 2 younger siblings whose name is yet not revealed. In 1999, he graduated from Eisenhower High School. Later, he received a bachelor’s degree in art from the University of California, in 2004. Similarly, he received a juris doctor degree from Yale Law School.

Wally Adeyemo – Net Worth 2023

Wally Adeyemo has been contributing to the government sector for years. Also, he has been working faithfully due to which he has been earning a good sum of money. Therefore, his net worth estimated of Wally Adeyemo is $3 million.

Personal Life

There is not much information regarding Wally Adeyemo’s personal life. But, as per the sources, he is married to Florence Olajire Adeyemo.

His wife is an Inisha lady and a former grade II teacher at Ibadan. The couple met at the Seventh Day Adventist Seminary of West Africa.

Professional Life

For the John Kerry 2004 presidential campaign, Wally Adeyemo served as the director of African-American outreach. It happened in California and was based in the San Francisco office.

He worked as an editor at the Hamilton Project, Prior to joining the Obama administration. Later on, he worked as senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to Jack Lew in the United States Department of the Treasury. On the Trans-Pacific Partnership, he worked as a negotiator.

Wally Adeyemo

Caption: Wally Adeyemo in Obama Foundation. Source: Getty Image

Moreover, he was the first chief of staff of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under Elizabeth Warren. Thus, he was nominated to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Markets, in November 2014. Likewise, at the same time the incumbent assistant Secretary, Marisa Lago, was nominated. It was to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative.

In September 2015, he appeared before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Unfortunately, the committee did not advance his nomination to the full Senate. Hence, the nomination was withdrawn by President Obama in December 2015. For International Economics and deputy director of the National Economic Council in 2015, he was instead selected to concurrently serve as Deputy National Security Advisor.

More About Career

Moving on, he was the president’s representative to the G7 and G20, during his tenure. It has held several senior management positions at the Department of the Treasure. Whereas it includes senior adviser deputy chief of staff, and chief negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. From the year 2017, he worked at BlackRock for two years, serving as a senior advisor. Previously, he has been interim chief of staff for the firm’s CEO, Laurence D. Fink.

He was selected as the first president of the Obama Foundation, on August 1, 2019. The was an announcement made that he would be nominated to serve as United States Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, in November 2020. The nomination was in the Biden administration. Likewise, his nomination was submitted to the Senate for confirmation, on January 20, 2021.

On February 23, 2021, a hearing before the Senate Committee on Finance was held. Moreover, his nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote on March 3. Thus, he was confirmed by the Senate, also by voice vote, on March 25, 2021.

He was sworn into office by Secretary Janet Yellen, on March 26, 2021. He as a Deputy Secretary has been heavily involved in sanctions enforcement in 2022. Also, he has been visiting and speaking with foreign regulators to encourage their cooperation.

Wally Adeyemo – Social Media

Wally Adeyemo is only active on his Instagram account named @Wallyadeyemo and has 36.5k followers.

Body Measurements

Wally Adeyemo is 5 feet 10 inches tall (177 cm) and weighs about 82 kg (160 lbs).

Similarly, Wally has a black eye colour and black hair colour. besides that, there is no particular information about his body status.