Brian Deese Net Worth 2022, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Salary

Brian Deese

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Brian Deese is an American economic and political advisor who is the 13th Director of the National Economic Council, serving under President Joe Biden. He also served as a senior advisor to President Barack Obama. Earlier in the Obama administration, Deese served as the deputy director and acting director of the Office of Management and Budget. Deese also served as deputy director of the National Economic Council. Deese served as the Global Head of Sustainable Investing at BlackRock.

Early life

NameBrian Deese
Net Worth$5 million
OccupationEconomic and political advisor
Age44 years
Brian Deese net worth

Brian Christop her Deese was born on February 17, 1978 (age 44 years) in Belmont, Massachusetts, United States. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Middlebury College in 2000 and a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 2009. In 2002, Deese was named a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship, though he was not ultimately selected.


Brian Deese worked as a junior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and as a research assistant at the Center for Global Development, hired by founder Nancy Birdsall, according to The New York Times, where he co-authored the book Delivering on Debt Relief. Later he worked as a senior policy analyst for economic policy at the Center for American Progress, under Gene Sperling.

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Deese joined Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign as her economic policy director after the Center for American Progress. After Clinton was defeated in the primaries, Deese went to work as an economic advisor to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Following the 2008 presidential election, he served as a member of the Economic Policy Working Group for the presidential transition.

At the start of the Obama presidency, Brian Deese was appointed as a special assistant to the president for economic policy, serving in the National Economic Council (NEC). According to The New York Times, he emerged as “one of the most influential voices” in the auto industry, and specifically the Chrysler and GM bailout. Deese argued against the government letting Chrysler liquidate based on concern around the impact on industrial communities across the mid-west.

In 2011, Brian Deese was named deputy director of the NEC. In this role, he coordinated policy development for the White House on taxes, financial regulation, housing, clean energy, manufacturing, and the automotive industry. According to The New Republic, he was among Washington’s “most powerful, least famous people”.

Brian Deese was named deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget in the summer of 2013. He briefly served as the acting director in the summer of 2014, between the departure of Sylvia Mathews Burwell and the appointment of Shaun Donovan. Following the departure of John Podesta, Deese took over his brief on climate and energy. Unlike Podesta, who served as a Counselor to the President, Deese was promoted to the position of Senior Advisor to the President.

In this position, Deese played an influential role in negotiating the Paris Climate Agreement in December 2015. Along with Katie Beirne Fallon, Deese helped to negotiate the 2015 Bipartisan Budget Act, which replaced the budget sequestration and increased federal spending by $80 billion over two years. In February 2016, the President tapped Deese to oversee the Supreme Court nomination process, which led to the President’s nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court on March 16, 2016.

BlackRock and salary

Brian Deese was Global Head of Sustainable Investing from October 2017 until December 2020, Deese led BlackRock’s Sustainable Investing Team which “is focused on identifying drivers of long-term return associated with environmental, social and governance issues.” In an interview with The Weather Channel, Deese was asked about BlackRock’s “heavy investments” in the fossil fuel industry.

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Deese said that BlackRock’s role is to provide clients with “more choices and more options” in investments and “this is not just about excluding entire industries or entire classes of companies, but it’s also about getting to understand, again, which of these companies is better positioned for the transition.” During this time his salary was at least $2.3 million, with the possibility that through BlackRock’s restricted stock plan, Deese could have made an additional $2.4 million.


Brian Deese is married to his wife Kara Arsenault, they had their wedding in 2017. His wife is a private person and they haven’t disclosed much information about the children. However, Deese stands at an appealing height of 1.75m and has a good body weight which suits his personality. As of mid-2022, Brian Deese and his wife Kara Arsenault are still married and living a happy life with each other without facing any problems, tension and misunderstanding.

Brian Deese’s net worth

How much is Brian Deese worth? Brian Deese net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His primary source of income is from his working career as an economic and political advisor. Brian Deese’s salary per month with other career earnings is over $1 million dollars annually. He is one of the richest and most influential economic/political advisors in the United States. His remarkable career achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips.