Donald Harris Kamala Harris Father, Bio, Wiki, Age, Parents, Race, Family, Shyamala Gopalan, Stanford, and Net Worth

Donald Harris Biography and Wiki

Donald Harris is a British Jamaican–born American economist best known for applying Post-Keynesian ideas to development economics and professor emeritus at Stanford University. He came into the international limelight as the father of former presidential aspirant and current Democratic Party nominee for Vice-President who is also the current junior United States Senator from California, Kamala Harris.

Donald Harris Age

Harris was born in 1938 in Jamaica which was then a colony of Britain. He is 82 years old in 2020.

Donald Harris Race

He was born in 1938 in British Jamaica to parents of African descent. Therefore, he belongs to the black race and his ethnicity is African-American.

Donald Harris Parents | Family

Harris is a naturalized citizen of the United States since he is originally from Jamaica. Not much is known about his family history apart from the fact that he is the father of Kamala Harris and Maya Harris, father-in-law to Kamala Harris’ husband Douglas Emhoff, and the grandfather to Meena Harris, Cole Emhoff, and Ella Emhoff. However, Harris claimed to be a descendant of slave owner Hamilton-Brown in a 2018 article written in Jamaica Global.

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Harris (left) Kamala Harris (right)

Donald Harris Shyamala Gopalan | Wife

Harris met his future wife Shyamala Gopalan (1938–2009) at Berkeley where they were both involved in the civil rights movement. The two got married in 1963. They were blessed with two children, both daughters, Kamala Harris and Maya Harris. Unfortunately, the marriage ended in divorce in 1971 when Kamala was just seven years old. His wife Shyamala was an Indian-American cancer researcher who was born in India to Indian parents but immigrated to California in 1960.

Donald Harris Kamala Harris | Father of Kamala Harris

Harris is the father of the junior United States Senator, Kamala Harris. He lived a quiet life as an academic until he attracted global attention when his oldest daughter Kamala became a prominent public figure. Kamala is currently the nominee for Vice-President as the running mate of former Vice President Joe Biden of the Democratic Party.

According to reports, Kamala’s parents separated when she was only five and divorced when she was seven. Kamala Harris was majorly raised by her mother and maternal family together with her younger sister Maya.

Donald Harris Education

Harris attended the University of London from where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1960. He then proceeded to the University of California, Berkeley completing a Ph.D. in 1966.

He became an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and at Northwestern University before becoming an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1968.

Donald Harris Stanford

Harris joined the faculty of Stanford University in 1972 as a professor of economics. He retired in 1998 from Stanford University to become a professor emeritus. During his time as a professor, he worked at the University of the West Indies where he directed the Consortium Graduate School of Social Sciences 1986–1987 and was a Fulbright Scholar in Brazil in 1990 and 1991, and in Mexico in 1992.

Donald Harris Net Worth

Harris is a distinguished scholar whose career spanned over four decades. There is no doubt that he accumulated a good fortune over the years of an illustrious career in academia. Harris estimated net worth is $5 milli0n