Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Check back daily for more info on the most powerful people in your city. Nancy Pelosi has been re-elected as the House Democratic leader, defeating Representative Heath Shuler by a vote of 150-43.
Paul & Nancy Pelosi
Category: Power Couples
Company: The United States of America
What Made Them Haute: The Pelosis were on the San Francisco scene long before the 21st century when Nancy Pelosi was catapulted to a national stage, as she became the first female elected speaker of the House of Representatives in 2007. But she is only one-half of the haute equation here, as Paul Pelosi has made his own mark on the world, albeit in a different arena. In addition to family money, his career in the Bay Area as a financier and businessman brought more fortune to the Pelosi name. At the time of her historic appointment, the couple claimed a net worth that made her the ninth-wealthiest member out of 435 House representatives.
What Makes Them Haute Now: Despite an overall loss for the Democrats in the midterm elections, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was re-elected Wednesday to lead the Democrats in the new Congress. Opposed by Rep. Heath Shuler of North Carolina, Pelosi won her bid 150-43 to become minority leader in a private ballot vote during an internal caucus meeting.