Mercy James Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 25 Nov, 2018
Facts of Mercy James
Birth Nation: Malawi
Birth Name Mercy James
Father James Kambewa
Mother Mwandida Kambewa
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Malawi
Ethnicity Black
Net Worth $800 million
Affair with N/A
Girlfriend N/A
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Mercy James is the adopted daughter of Madonna who is popularly known as the queen of pop. She was four years old when Madonna adopted her. James is originally from Malawi, a small landlocked country with more than 1 million children and adults suffering from HIV.

Early Life And Education Of Mercy James

Mercy James was born on 22nd January 2006 in Malawi. She is Black in ethnicity and holds American nationality. She was born to her Malawian parents James Kambewa and Mwandida Kambewa. Her mother Mwandida Kambewa passed away eight days after James' birth. 

James has three siblings namely David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie, Lourdes Leon, and Rocco Ritchie. Madonna was concerned about James as an addition to her big family.

Mercy James' Career

Mercy James is focused on her studies at present. She became popular after Madonna adopted her. Madonna is an American singer and actress. 

Madonna talked about Mercy in an interview saying:

 I met Mercy soon after I met my son David... Mercy was suffering from malaria, and David from pneumonia. And when I held each of them in my arms, I Whispered in their ears, that I would look after them.

Madonna had to face a lot of troubles while adopting James. She discussed it in her speech,

This time, the judge who was oresiding said no. I was recently divorced, and she informed me, as a dovorced woman, I was not fit to raise children and that Mercy James was better of growing up in an orphanage.

Madonna fought for over three years to win the right to adopt Mercy James. Madonna took James to her home to start a new life together. James' original family was heartbroken and struggled to give their child away.

James' original family has claimed they have no contact with the child since her adoption. Madonna, however, said Mercy James has never been kept away from her culture and heritage. She is taken to Malawi every year to visit her family, friends and to learn about her roots.

However, Mercy's parents along with her mother's best friend are collecting evidence and witnesses to go against the adoption and bringing James back to her original place.

Mercy James' Net Worth

Mercy James is studying to build her future career. She might have a net worth around $1 million at present, as her mother Madonna currently shares the net worth of $590 million.

However, her mother Madonna has earned a huge amount of money as an actress and singer and had a net worth around $800 million in the past, as she is one of the top-selling female artists in America.

Madonna's half-billion-plus net worth has once again earned her a spot on our list of America's Richest Self-Made Women, which appears in the latest issue of FORBES. She ranks No. 26, behind moguls such as Oprah Winfrey and Tory Burch.

Mercy James' Personal Life

Mercy James is currently twelve years old and is too young to get involved in relationships. Currently, she is studying and enjoying her time with Madonna along with her siblings.

The family is seen spending a vacation to different destinations, as Madonna shares their moments on social networking sites.

In addition, Madonna has opened the country's first ever pediatric surgery and intensive care center, The Mercy James Institution for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care.

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