Harlan Mandel is an American businessman popularly known as the husband of famous American lawyer and civil rights activist Maya D. Wiley. Harlan is the CEO of Media Development Investment Fund.

Quick Info
Birth Name
Harlan Mandel
Birth Date1971
Birth Place
United States
Current CityNew York
EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania,
Columbia University School of Law,
Harvard Business School

6 feet or 1.82 meters
Sexuality Straight
SpouseMaya Wiley
Kai and Naja Wiley Mandel
Social Media
Twitter, Linked In
ProfessionCEO Of An Investment Company
Net Worth$2 million
Harlan Mandel
ource: MDIF


Harlan was born in 1971 in the United States. He is an American with white ethnicity. He hasn’t mentioned further information about his parents and family members. But we believe he grew up in a wealthy and educated family, looking at his professional background.


Where did Mandel go to College?

Harlan Mandel is an educated and hard-working person. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in International Relations and Asian Studies in 1985. After completing his Bachelor’s, he received his degree as Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Columbia University School of Law in 1986 and completed it in 1989. He also attended an executive program at Harvard Business School in 2014.


How did Harlan start his Career?

Mandel as a businessman, has quite an impressive resume. He started his career as an associate for Morrison & Foerster Company, where he worked for 7 years. After that, he started working for Deputy General Counsel at Open Society Institute for 2 years. He also worked in Media Development Investment Fund as Deputy Managing Director since 1998. Between those times, he started working for Malaysiakini as a member of the Board Of Directors in 2011.

Mandel has also been a member of the Board OF Directors in Scroll Media, and he is the board member of Colab and Mail & Guardian since 2020. The same year, he became the chairman of The Board for Grupa Eurozet in 2020. Since 2019, he has been a Global Future Council (GFC) member on Media, Entertainment, and Culture for the World Economic Forum. In 2011, Mandel was chosen as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Media Development Investment Fund. He has been working for over 10 years and 5 months now.

Harlan Mandel with his wife and daughters
Harlan with his wife and daughters Source: New York Post

When did Harlan and Maya Wiley marry each other?

Harlan Mandel met the love of his life while he was attending Columbia University School of Law. His future wife-to-be, Maya Wiley, was also preparing for her degree in Juris Doctor. Although much information hasn’t been revealed regarding their love life before their marriage, they are now happily married.

They tied their knot somewhere between the 1990s, and Maya gave birth to two beautiful daughters Kai and Naja Wiley Mandel. The couple currently resides in Brooklyn along with their daughters.


Body Measurement

Harlan Mandel is currently in his 50s. He is a fine gentleman with a height of 6 feet, about 1.82 meters tall, and weighing 176lbs. He possesses a slim body build and has black hair and eyes.


Social Media

Harlan Mandel is not much of a social media user, but he does have his personal Twitter account, where he occasionally makes comments about his work-related kinds of stuff. He has gained over 1.3 thousand followers on Twitter, where he can be connected by @HarlanMandel. Mandel further owns his professional Linked In account, where he has over 500 connections.

Harlan Mandel and Maya Wiley
Harlan and Maya Wiley Source: New York Post

What is the current net worth of Mandel?

Harlan Mandel has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2021. He is successful in his career and has a wide field of works. His company has provided over $145 million investments in different companies of the markets and has invested in over 110 media companies in several countries worldwide.

His wife, Maya, is no less than Harlan. She has a net worth estimated between $1-3 million as of 2021. Harlan resides in a huge mansion in New York and is leading a successful and luxurious lifestyle.



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