The academician sector isn't the most glamorous sector, but it is indeed the wisest one. Donald J. Harris is one of the greatest assets in that world as a professor and economist who applied Post-Keynesian ideas to development economics. Besides all that, many people even know him as the father of U.S Senator from California, Kamala Harris and political commentator Maya Harris.
Donald J. Harris's Colossal Net Worth
When it comes to finances and income, the Jamaican-American economist has barely anything to worry about, thanks to his contributions to economics and academics. Specifically, Donald J. Harris owns a whopping net worth of $500,000, which allows him to live a lavish lifestyle around all sorts of modern-day amenities in his early eighties.
Donald J. Harris's major income source comes from his writings and research in the field of economics. In fact, he published several books on the economy if Jamaica like 'Jamaica's Export Economy: Towards a Strategy of Export-led Growth' and 'A Growth-Inducement Strategy for Jamaica in the Short and Medium Term.' Not just his books, but Harris taught many students as an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University.
Harris joined the faculty of Stanford University as a professor of economics in 1972 until getting retired in 1998 to become a professor emeritus. According to estimates, Harris earned a salary of around $102,402 per year, which happens to be the average income of a University Professor.
Donald J. Harris' Married Life and Children
While Donald J. Harris achieved massive fame and success from his contributions in economics, he failed to replicate similar luck in his married life as his marriage to ex-wife Shymala Gopalan ended with a divorce within eight years. Getting more into the details, the pair tied the knot with each other in July 1963, the same year when the Jamaican moved to the United States. Together, the couple shared two adorable children, Kamala Harris, and Maya Harris.
Despite being parents to two adorable daughters, Donald J. Harris and his late wife failed to sustain their relationship as they parted ways with a divorce agreement in 1971. Their daughter, Kamala, and Maya, both were kids of seven and four, respectively, when they separated.
The current generation knows Donald J. Harris' daughters more than the economist. His elder daughter Kamala Harris recently became the Democratic Party's nominee for Vice President. Meanwhile, his younger child, Maya Harris, is a political analyst for MSNBC and is a lawyer.