If you followed the US elections from outside the states or you do live in the United States of America, surely you must have heard of Kamala Harris.
Kamala Harris is currently a US Senator (as at November 2020, when this post was written) but elected into the office of the US Vice President. She was the 2020 running mate of Joe Biden.
Harris currently holds the record of being the first black woman to become the elected VP of the US. Many women across the world see her as a symbol of hope and at the same time, strength.
Kamala Harris Biography
She was born on the 20th of October, 1964 in Oakland, California. For her education, she attended and graduated from both Howard University and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Her parents were both immigrants to the US. Her mum moved from Tamil Nadu, India in 1958 while her father came all the way from British Jamaica in 1961. They both got divorced when Kamala was just seven.
While growing up, she had her own fair share of racism but that didn’t deter her from success. At UC Hastings, Harris served as president of its chapter of the Black Law Students Association.
Some of her achievements include being the 32nd Attorney General of California, the 27th District Attorney of San Francisco and now the Vice President-elect of the United States succeeding Mike Pence.
In January 2015, Sen. Barbara Boxer announced she wouldn’t run again after more than twenty years of serving as a Senator. This prompted, Harris to run and she became a top contender. She eventually won in the November 2016 elections.
In November 2020, she won the the controversial elections as VP and is expected to be sworn in on January 20th, 2021.
It is possible to connect with her on Twitter here (@KamalaHarris).
Kamala Harris Husband and Children
Her husband’s name is Douglas Craig Emhoff. He was born the 13th of October, 1964. He is a lawyer practicing in the US and was a partner at DLA Piper from 2017 until 2020. Emhoff would be setting a record of being the first Jewish spouse of a U.S. vice president.
Harris has two step children who are both Emhoff’s kids. They are both named Cole and Ella.
Kamala Harris Parents and Sister
Her parents names are:
- Donald Harris (Father)
- Shyamala Gopalan Harris (Mother)
Kamala has a younger sister. Her sister’s name is Maya Harris.
Kamala Harris Age
She was born on the 20th of October, 1964. In 2020, she is 56 years of age.
Kamala Harris Net Worth
Her net worth as at 2020 is estimated to be around $6 million.