Kamala Harris is one of the leading Democratic candidates in the 2020 Presidential election campaign. If she wins the election, she will be the first Female President of the United States of America. Kamala has worked hard achieving her dreams as an attorney and in politics while pushing for the causes she believes in.
After graduating with a double major Bachelor Degree and a Juris Doctorate degree, Harris worked as a Prosecutor for the city of San Francisco. She was later elected as the Attorney General of California and then into the United States Senate. Since announcing her candidacy for President of the United States of America, Harris has debated fiercely with the other Democratic candidates. Here's how Kamala Harris achieved a net worth of $4 million:
It was recently reported that Kamala Harris' net worth totals $4 million. Much of her wealth comes from her salary, investments, property and retirement funds. It's been reported that Harris has between $500,000 and $2 million in assets with Wells Fargo bank. She has a large retirement fund for her work with the City of San Francisco.
It's estimated to be about $800,000. She had her husband, Douglas Emhoff own valuable real estate with homes in Brentwood, California, San Francisco, California and Washington DC. Her husband also has approximately $3.5 million in investment assets. Kamala Harris has published 3 books, a children's book, "Superheroes Are Everywhere", and non-fiction books "Smart on Crime: A Career Prosecutor's Plan to Make Us Safer" and "The Truths We Hold: An American Journey.
Early Life and Education
Kamala Devi Harris was born in Oakland, California on October 20, 1964. Her mother, Shymala Gopalon, is an Indian immigrant who graduated from the University of California, Berkley with a doctorate in endocrinology. Her mother is a breast cancer researcher. Harris' dad, Donald, is a Jamaican immigrant who is a professor of Economics at Stanford University.
Kamala Harris has a sister, Maya, who is a political analyst for MSNBC and is married to Tony West, the General Counsel for Uber. Following her parents' divorce, Kamala and her sister moved to Montreal, Canada where their mother worked in a research position at McGill University. Kamala Harris graduated from high school in 1981 and pursued a double major at Washington DC's Howard University.
She majored in political science and economics. Next, Harris studied lawat the University of California's Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. Knowing she wanted to pursue a career as a prosecutor, Harris would become Almeda County's Deputy District Attorney specializing in cases of child abuse.
Kamala's career path was guided by her parents and her belief in social justice. She was also influenced by her grandfather, P.V. Gopalon, a diplomat. While working for the District Attorney's office, Harris dated Willie Brown. Brown was the California Assembly Speaker and became a mayoral candidate for San Francisco.
She met Brown through a network of other black politicians and helped him campaign for mayor. He appointed Harris to California's Unemployment Insurance Appeal's Board and Medical Assistance Commission. Harris also taught at Stanford University. Although their relationship didn't last, it did help Harris connect with others in political and social circles.
Kamala Harris married Douglas Emhoff in 2014. Emhoff is a California attorney who once was a partner-in-charge at Venable LLP's Los Angeles. The couple do not have children together, but Harris is step mom to Emhoff's children, Ella and Cole. Kamala Harris has received two honorary degrees from Howard University and the University of Southern California.
District Attorney and Attorney General
In 2000 Kamala Harris was elected as San Francisco's City Attorney. She replaced Katherine Feinstein who was nominated as a state Superior Court Judge. As city attorney, Harris also ran the Family and Children's Service Division. A few years later Harris ran for election as District Attorney. Despite a campaign spending violation, Harris won the election.
As District Attorney, Harris helped establish the "Back on Track" Initiative, a re-entry program for non-violent offenders. Harris was re-elected, unopposed, in 2007. In 2010 Kamala Harris ran for Attorney General of the state of California. She published her first book "Smart on Crime: A Career Prosecutor's Plan to Make Us Safer" which dealt with the issues of crime and truancy prevention as well as treating children for post traumatic stress disorder. She won the election and was re-elected in 2014.
In 2016 Kamala Harris announced her candidacy for Senator of the United States. She aimed to replace retiring Senator Barbara Boxer. Harris obtained financial contributions and support from her home state of California. Harris was elected and has served on several Congressional Committees including Budget, Judiciary, Intelligence and Homeland Security.
She also serves as a member of the Black Caucus, the Asian Pacific American Caucus and the Privacy, Technology and Law Caucus. Since her election, Harris has opposed several of President Donald Trump's policies including immigration. Harris has opposed several of President Trump's cabinet choices. She's questioned several public figures in investigations.
These include Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen (on immigration policy), Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosestein (on Director of FBI James Comey's firing), Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (on interference in elections through social media), and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanough's nomination by President Trump despite accounts of sexual assault. As a Senator, Kamal Harris was the target of one of several mail bombing attempts.
Presidential Candidate and Now Vice President
Kamal Harris has received a lot of financial support since announcing her candidacy on January 21, 2019. In fact, the funds raised for her campaign the following day tied with Bernie Sander's funding after his announcement to run in the 2016 election. Harris limits corporate donations to her campaign. Harris has been a rigorous debater in the Democratic Presidential debates.
Among her political stances includes pro-choice, pro-LGBT support, pro-medical leave policy, pro-"Medicare for All", pro-gun control, increased disaster relief, opposition to the death penalty and support of environment and election security. Drawing from her experiences as a prosecutor and attorney general, Harris is in support of educational issues like busing and anti-truency, putting the blame on the parent, not the child.
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