Kamala Harris Father Donald Harris: Top Facts To Know

Donald Harris

Donald Harris is a famous man known as the father of Kamala Harris, the first female VC in the USA. in fact, he is also a very famous economist and a professor of economics. it’s worth noting that Kamala’s father Donald had some harsh words to say about his daughter during the campaign trail. So, that’s why a lot of people want to know more about Kamala’s father.

To know about Donald Harris, it’s worth mentioning that he has both Jamaican and Indian roots. Though he is from Jamaica, later on, he has become a US citizen now. According to the sources, he is quite famous for bringing post-Keynesian economics into developmental economics.  

A Quick Kamala Harris Family Bio/Wiki and review

Real Name Donald Jasper Harris
Nickname N/A
Net Worth $2-3 Million USD
Date of Birth 23 August 1938
Age 84 Years Old ( as of 2022)
Birthplace Browns Town, Jamaica
Current Residence USA
Nationality American, Jamaican
economist and professor emeritus at Stanford University
Spouse Shyamala Gopalan Harris (m. 1963–1971)
Children Kamala Harris, Maya Harris
Religion Christianity
Zodiac sign Virgo


So, if you wish to know more about the man, then it’s time to go through this article. Here we will share some riveting facts about Kamala Harris’ father, Donald.

Here Are A Few Facts To Know About Donald Harris

As we mentioned earlier, a lot of people know the person as the father of the first female Vice president of the US, Kamala Harris. So, in order to know more about his life, it makes sense to go through some facts. Well, without further ado, let’s take a look at some riveting facts about the person.

 Donald Wasn’t Happy About Kamala Harris’ Jamaican Pot Smoking Joke

Someone asked Kamala Harris whether she has smoked pot when she was young or not. In reply to the question, she said, “Half my family’s from Jamaica, are you kidding me?’ Well, it seems that her father didn’t like the joke. 

In fact, Donald Haris saw that joke as a slam at the name of his family. So, that’s why gave a statement to the press. He condemned the joke that somehow he felt tarnished his family name. 

Kamala Harris Father Is An Emeritus Professor Of Economics

A lot of people may like to know that Kamala Harris’ father is a professor of economics at the prestigious Stanford University. According to the sources, he at Stanford, “was a leader in developing the new program in Alternative Approaches to Economic Analysis as a field of graduate study. For many years he also taught the popular UG course in Theory of Capitalist Dev.”

Moreover, it’s also worth noting that he spent a lot of time on his research. In fact, for that, he had to travel widely, consulting various people. In addition, he had to give lots of seminars and lectures as well, in places like the Caribbean, Canada, England, Holland, etc.

He Was The Professor At Wisconsin & Went To Berkeley College

According to the sources, we can tell you that Donald Harris joined as a professor at Stanford in the year 1972. So, before that, he was a professor at Wisconsin University as well. In fact, it’s also worth noting that he is a graduate of the University of California. However, he has retired now and earned the title of Emeritus professor. He had to take retirement in the year 1998. 

Donald & His Wife Have Taken Divorce 

So, as we have mentioned earlier, Kamala belongs to Jamaican and Indian roots. While his father is a Jamaican person, his mother is Indian. The name of her mother is Shyamala Gopalan. 

Well, the facts tell us that Kamala’s mother is from Chennai, India. She had come to California University to pursue a doctorate in her subjects. So, Donald Harris met Shyamala in the college and then after dating for a time, exchanged the vows. However, they have gone their lone ways now.

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