Born in Denver, Colorado in 1969 and raised in Boise, Idaho. American politician Jim Messina has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. He graduated from University of Montana and played a main part in managing the successful re-election campaign for Democratic Mayor Dan Kemmis of Missoula, Montana. He began his political career by working for U.S. Senator Max Baucus of Montana back in 1995 and four years later he became Chief of Staff to U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy of New York. Messina is generally known for his role as White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations under President Barack Obama between 2009 and 2011. From 2002 to 2004 he was the Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota and was Chief of Staff for Baucus in 2005. He served as President Obama’s campaign manager for the 2012 Presidential Election and became head of Organizing for Action in 2013, using the Obama For America database and other resources to support President Obama’s legislative agenda in his second term. He was also hired as a campaign strategy advisor for the British Conservative Party in the same year.