Kamala Harris is the 49th vice president of the United States and the highest-ranking female official in US history. Harris has previously served as the attorney general of California from 2011 to 2017 and was a United States senator representing California from 2017 to 2021. Currently she is a member of the Democratic Party who sought the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, but withdrew from the race later on. Kamala Harris net worth in 2023 stands at around $7.8 million , most of which is attributable to income earned by her husband Doug Emhoff.
Kamala Harris Net Worth as in 2023
|Political party||California Democratic Party|
|Kamala Harris Net worth (2023)||$7.8 million (est.)|
Kamala Harris Personal Biography
Kamala Harris was born on 20 October 1964 in Oakland, California to Shyamala Gopalan and Donald J. Harris. Her mother is a biologist who arrived in the US from India in 1958 as a 19-year-old graduate student at the University of California. Harris’s father is a Stanford University professor emeritus of economics, arrived in the United States from British Jamaica in 1961 as graduate student at UC Berkeley. Her parents met through the civil rights movement.
Harris met Doug Emhoff, an entertainment lawyer, in 2013after being set up on a blind date by a mutual friend. They got married in 2014. Harris is a stepmother to Emhoff’s two children from his previous marriage.
|Full name||Kamala Devi Harris|
|Profession||Politician, lawyer, author|
|Political party||California Democratic Party|
|Years active (in office)||2004 – present|
|Residence||Number One Observatory Circle|
|Education||Howard University (BA) University of California, Hastings (JD)|
|Place of birth||Oakland, California, United States|
|Date of birth||20 October 1964|
|Spouse||Douglas Emhoff (2014 – present)|
|Parents||Shyamala Gopalan Harris (mother) Donald Harris (father)|
Early Political Career of Kamala Harris (1990–2004)
Here’s a brief of early political career of Kamala Harris, her journey before she earned her place as 27th District Attorney of San Francisco in 2004.
Harris started working as a deputy district attorney in Alameda County, California in 1990 and earned reputation of an ‘able prosecutor on the way up’.
In 1998, she got recruited by San Francisco district attorney Terence Hallinan as an assistant district attorney. Kamala became the chief of the Career Criminal Division, where she prosecuted homicide, burglary, robbery, and sexual assault cases.
In 2000, Harris took a job at San Francisco City Hall, and began working for city attorney Louise Renne. There she ran the Family and Children’s Services Division, representing child abuse and neglect cases.
2020 presidential election
Kamala was a top contender and potential front-runner for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. Harris officially announced in 2019 about her confirmed candidacy for president of the United States in the coming election. She is among the top 10 democratic presidential candidates in 2024 election.
When the first Democratic presidential debate took place in June 2019 Harris scolded former vice president Joe Biden for his “hurtful” remarks after clash over race and busing. In polls following that debate, her support rose by between six and nine points.
In the second debate, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and 2020 presidential campaign candidate Joe Biden confronted Harris over her record as attorney general. As a result of the second debate, Harris fell in the polls.In December 2019, Harris withdrew from seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination, citing a shortage of funds. In March 2020, Harris endorsed Joe Biden for president.
Kamala Harris & First
Kamala has created history on every step of her political career and has many first records in her name. Check these first records held in the name of Kamala Harris.
- Harris became the first woman, the first Black person, and the first South Asian-American to become vice president of the United States on January 20, 2021.
- In 2016, Harris became the first Indian-American woman to be elected to the United States Senate.
- In 2010, was the first African-American and first woman to serve as the attorney general of California.
- Harris is the first graduate of a historically Black college or university to hold the vice presidency as an alumnus of Howard University.
Kamala Harris & Forbes
Kamala has also been listed by Forbes in their two different lists in 2021 and 2022 given as follows:
- #3 Power Women (2022)
- 50 Over 50 (2021)
$7.8 million (approx)
Kamala D. Harris
20 January 2021
The second gentleman or second lady of the United States is the informal title held by the spouse of the vice president of the States.