Omarosa Manigault is a former American reality show participant and political advisor with an African-American background, particularly Nigerian ethnicity. She gained fame through her appearances on the reality show The Apprentice, Celebrity Apprentice, and All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, in addition to her work in President Donald Trump’s administration as White House Communications Director for the Public Relations Office.
Learn more about this superwoman in the following sections.
Biography of Omarosa Manigault
Omarosa, as she is known mononymously, was born on February 5, 1974, in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Theresa Marie (née Walker) and Jack Thomas Manigault Sr. Her father was murdered in 1981 at the age of seven, just as her older brother named Jack Thomas Manigault Junior was murdered in 2011 in an alleged “fatal lover’s quarrel”. Her older sister Gladys Louise Manigault died a natural death on February 20, 2016. She has a younger brother named Lester Midge Walker, who is the youngest of the siblings she has.
She attended Rayen School in Youngstown, Ohio, from where she studied at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism in 1996. As a young woman with ambitions, she moved to Washington, DC, where she received her master’s degree from Howard University and also earned a doctorate in communications, but did not receive it.
She began her career in the 1990s during the Clinton administration in the office of Vice President Al Gore as a scheduling correspondent but often referred to herself as the Deputy Assistant Director of Presidential Personnel. However, due to her chronically bad and disruptive attitude, she was transferred from her official position to the White House Personnel Office and later to the Department of Commerce.
It was also known that she had received biblical training at the Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio. In 2009 she enrolled for a doctorate of ministry at the United Theological Seminary in Ohio and received her pastor’s license in February 2011 from Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California. Omarosa was ordained a Baptist pastor on 27 February 2012 and became an assistant pastor in her church. This came as a surprise to many people who were surprised by her notoriously bad attitude.
The hotheaded journalist and pastor gained more attention when she participated in the debut season of NBC’s reality television series, The Apprentice. She also appeared on Celebrity Apprentice and All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, all hosted by President Donald Trump.
She also appeared on television as a contestant on NBC’s Fear Factor in 2005, starring in the fifth season of VH1’s The Surreal Life (2005). She hosted the first season of the reality dating game show The Ultimate Merger in 2010 and has had numerous other television appearances such as Girls Behaving Badly, uh lm
The credits include Knock ’em Dead in 2014, Touched (2015) and We Are Family (2017). In 2018 she was cast in Celebrity Big Brother as a guest of Ross Mathews, Shannon Elizabeth, and Ariadna Gutierrez.
Omarosa’s appearance in all three series of The Apprentice had introduced her to Donald Trump. But before Trump, she had worked in the White House and was a member of the Democratic Party until 2015.
From 2000 to 2004 she worked as a political advisor in Washington D.C. and in 2008 she became managing partner of Access America Enterprise Corporation. She ran for the 2014 District 1 seat on the Los Angeles United School District Board of Education but lost in the special primaries.
Because she was a good interpreter of the political times, she changed party affiliation to the Republican Party in 2015 and was appointed director of African-American Outreach for the 2016 presidential campaign by Donald Trump. She moved further into the Trump administration when she was sworn in as Communications Director for the Public Relations Office on January 20, 217.
Her stay here was short-lived, however, as her resignation was controversially announced by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on January 20, 2018. CNN’s White House correspondent, April Ryan, reported that the White House Chief of Staff, John F. Kelly, fired Omarosa. However, Omarosa denied the account and insisted that she resigned.
Family – Husband
Omarosa Manigault married Aaron Stallworth in 2000 but separated and divorced him 5 years later. In August 2010, she confirmed the date with actor Michael Clarke Duncan, but he later suffered a cardiac arrest in July 2012 and died on September 3 of the same year.
On April 8, 2017, she married her current husband John Allen Newman in Trump’s Washington, DC, at the Hotel Trump’s Washington, DC. Her husband is the senior pastor of The Sanctuary at Mt. Calvary, a church in Jacksonville, Florida. It is not yet known that they have delivered a child.
Omarosa Manigault: Net Worth
Several sources have estimated her net worth at $3.5 million. She reportedly made $179,000 while working at the White House.