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Harlan Mandel - Maya Wiley's husband

chand Published On Wed Nov 03 2021   Modified On Wed Nov 03 2021
Harlan Mandel - Maya Wiley's husband

Harlan Mandel is CEO of Media Development Investments Fund. He is mostly known for his marriage with Maya Wiley who is a civil rights activist, professor, and lawyer.

The couple are together for more than 3 decades now. Harlan possesses two Bachelors's degrees from different universities in the United States of America. 

To know more about Harlan Mandel's personal life stay with us

About Mandel 

Mandel was born to his American parents in the USA  in 1971. Othe information on his family isn't available as he likes to keep his family out of media exposure.

Harlan Mandel.
Harlan Mandel.
Source: Twitter/ @HarlanMandel

Net worth

Harlan Mandel has a net worth of approximately around $3 million. He is able to earn the majority of his income from his career as a Cheif Executive Officer and also from his investment in different companies. 

Whereas, his wife's estimated net worth is around $2 million. She earns her salary from her career as an activist, but rather than just earning money she is interested in giving back to society.

Educational Background

In 1985, Mandel attended the University of Pennsylvania and completed his BAchelor's degree in International Relations and Asian Studies. 

Then after four years, he graduated with his Bachelor's degree as a Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law. He was also involved in an executive program related to Private Equity & Venture Capital held in Harvard Business School

Lovestory and Marriage 

The duo met in Columbia University School of Law, where they both were students at the time. From there they started to know each other, fell in love, and after dating for some time they got married in 1990. They currently live in Brooklyn with their daughters.

Harlan Mandel with his wife Maya Wiley.
Harlan Mandel with his wife Maya Wiley.
Source: Instagram/ @mayawiley4nyc

Wife - Maya Wiley

Maya Wiley is a civil rights activist, professor, and lawyer who was born on 2 Jan 1964 in Syracuse, New York.

She graduated with her Psychology degree from Dartmouth College and her Juris Degree from Columbia Law School. 

Currently, she is working at Th Milano School of Management regarding Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy besides, she is a candidate for New York Mayor since 2020.

Before, she has worked in a post like Co-Chair, Legal Analyst, Univerity professor, counselor to the mayor, and many more. 


From marriage with Maya Wiley, Harlan Mandel is blessed with two beautiful daughters Kai Mandel and Naja Mandel.

Maya Wiley with her daughters Kia and Naja.
Maya Wiley with her daughters Kai and Naja.
Source: Twitter/ @mayawiley.


In 1989 Harlan Mandel started to work for Morrison & Foerster then after 7 years switched to Open Society Institue where he worked as Deputy General Counsel. 

He is a board member of Colab and Mail & Guardian, and also is Chairman of the board for Gurpa Eurozet. Furthermore, he is a member of the board of directors for Malaysiakini and Scroll Media. 

After working for 13 years as Deputy Managing Director ( 1998-2011) currently, he is working as Cheif Executive Officer at Media Development Investments Fund.

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