Kamala Harris Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 16 Feb, 2021
Facts of Kamala Harris
Date of Birth: 1964 , October-20
Age: 56 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Kamala Harris
Birth Name Kamala Devi Harris
Father Donald Harris
Mother Shyamala Gopalan
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Oakland, California
Religion Baptist
Ethnicity White
Profession Politician
Working For Democratic Party
Net Worth $319,000
Salary $24,000
Married Yes
Married to Douglas Emhoff (m. 2014)
Children Not Yet
Divorce Not Yet
Education Howard University UC Hastings College of Law
Awards Thurgood Marshall Award
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Kamal Harris is the face of passion, strength, hard work, and patience who has given new hope for women of every color and race in America. She is the 49th and current vice president of the United States. The first female vice president, the first African American, the first Asian American, and the highest-ranking female official in U.S. history. California’s former Junior Senator and lawyer Harris is a member of the Democratic Party. She served as the junior United States Senator from California from 2017 to2021. She is also the only second black woman to have been elected to the Senate. Harris previously served as the 32nd Attorney General of California from 2011-17. In November 2016, she defeated Loretta Sanchez in the 2016 Senate election to succeed outgoing Senator Barbara Boxer. She is the first Senator of Jamaican-Indian descent. 

Early Life And Career Of Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris was born in the year 1964 on the 20th of October and she is 56 years old as of 2021. She is a very experienced politician and an American attorney. At this age, she has achieved a lot of success in her career and has served her country very well. She is a very respectful and influential woman. She is also a member of the Democratic Party. 

CAPTION: Kamala Harris, Junior Senator from the California State SOURCE: Mic

She is the 32nd Attorney General of California which shows how powerful and successful she has been in her career. She was born in a place called Oakland which lies in California of the United States of America. She is of mixed ethnicity and her nationality is American.

The names of her parents are Donald Harris and Shyamala Gopalan and they gave birth to a real leader.

She went to the University of California for her education and she earned her Juris Doctor degree from there. Her childhood was not as perfect as her parents divorced when she was at a very early age and her mother sadly passed away in the year 2009.

Harris got an opportunity to serve and act as a Deputy District Attorney in California and she did not let that chance slip through her hands. After that, there has been no turning back in her career. She is the current Attorney General of California and she has won it all in her life. She defeated Sanchez during the Nov 2016 election and subsequently she promised to protect immigrants from the policies of Donald Trump

Harris was also mentioned as a possible nominee for the United States Supreme Court during Barack Obama's presidency. 

Current president Joe Biden selected Harris as his running mate in August 2020 and after the historic win, she began her political duties as a vice-president on January 20, 2021.

Net Worth 

Kamala Harris is one of the leading figures in the fields of politics of the US. As per Forbes, her net worth is estimated at $6 million which she shares with her husband Douglas Emhoff. The couple owns homes in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. whose total value is at $5.8 million. They also have retirement accounts worth at least $1.4 million.

During her job as district attorney of San Francisco in 2003, she earned $140,000 that year. As per the sources, over the years, Harris and Emhoff have earned about $8.2 million since they got together. In 2014, the two filed taxes jointly, they listed their combined earnings of $1.3 million.

Kamala Harris' Personal Life: Husband And Marraige

Senator Kamala Harris is a married woman. Senator Kamala Harris is married to Californian attorney Douglas Emhoff, since 2014. Harris met him on a blind date which was set by a close friend of Harris. The duo dated for few years before getting married in 2014.

CAPTION: Kamala Harris and her husband Douglas Emhoff SOURCE: Heavy

The couple married in August 2014 at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Harris is happily married to him. They appear in various functions and events.

Harris also has two step-children Cole and Ella (children of her husband with his first wife). After married to him, she has mothered them. Coley is already a graduate student and another child, Ella is a high school student.

Douglas Emhoff, a highly experienced litigator, and strategic advisor is known for tackling and resolving the toughest problems – whether by aggressively litigating high-stakes cases in the public glare or acting as a trusted advisor behind the scenes. He has proven himself in courtrooms and boardrooms across California for over two decades.

He represents large domestic and international corporations and many of today's highest-profile personalities and influencers in complex business and intellectual property litigation disputes. He has made him one of California's go-to lawyers for several decades. In March 2017, he took the bar in Washington DC.

As the couple is doing so well, there is very little chance of a divorce in their future. Their wedding was a grand event and many influential people attended it. It does not seem like the couple has yet decided to have children but in the near future, she might have some to complete their family.

Kamala Harris Famous Quotes

Here is the list of some of Harris' famous quotes that give us glimpses of her powerful personality.

1. “Even in dark times, we not only a dream, we do. We not only see what has been, we see what can be. We shoot for the moon, and then we plant our flag on it. We are bold, fearless, and ambitious. We are undaunted in our belief that we shall overcome; that we will rise up. This is American aspiration, American Aspiration is what drove the women in this nation, throughout history, to demand equal rights. And the authors of the Bill of Rights, to claim freedoms that had rarely been written down before.”

2. “To the woman most responsible for my presence here today – my mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, who is always in our hearts. When she came here from India at the age of 19, maybe she didn’t quite imagine this moment. But she believed so deeply in an America where a moment like this is possible,” I’m thinking about her and about the generations of women – Black women, Asian, white, Latina, and Native American women throughout our nation’s history who have paved the way for this moment tonight. Women who fought and sacrificed so much for equality, liberty, and justice for all, including the Black women, who are too often overlooked, but so often prove that they are the backbone of our democracy. What a testament it is to Joe’s character that he had the audacity to break one of the most substantial barriers that exist in our country and select a woman as his Vice President. But while I may be the first woman in this office, I won’t be the last. Because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities.”

3. “My mother used to tell me – she would tell my sister – my mother would look at me and she’d say, ‘Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you are not the last,’ “And that’s why breaking those barriers is worth it. As much as anything else, it is also to create that path for those who will come after us.”

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