Quick Facts of Maya Lakshmi Harris

  • Full NameMaya Lakshmi Harris
  • Date of Birth1967 /01 /30
  • NicknameMaya
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplaceChampaign-Urbana, Illinois, U.S.
  • EthnicityMixed
  • ProfessionPolitician
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Eye colourBlack
  • Hair colourBlack
  • BuildSlim
  • SpouseTony West ​(m. 1998)​
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Facebook and Twitter
  • Children1
  • HoroscopeAquarius

Maya Lakshmi Harris aka Maya Harris is an American lawyer and television commentator. Harris is famous for being a political analyst for MSNBC. Moreover, Harris was formerly a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. Maya was Vice President for Democracy, Rights, and Justice at the Ford Foundation.

Not just that, she has also served as the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California. Apart, Maya is also popular for being a younger sister of American politician and attorney Kamala Harris. If you are interested to know more about Maya then we suggest you read the whole article.

About Maya Harris

Maya Harris was born as Maya Lakshmi Harris on January 30, 1967, in the United States of America. She is the daughter of Shyamala Gopalan Harris and Donald Harris. Her mother was a breast cancer researcher who emigrated from Chennai and her father was a Standford University economics professor.

Maya Harris's childhood picture with her sister
Maya Harris with her sister Kamala Harris in their childhood days, Picture Source: Maya’s Instagram

Maya earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989. The same year, she attended Stanford Law School.

Career Overview

Soon after graduation, she worked as a law clerk for United States District Judge James Ware in the Northern District of California. In 1997, she was named one of the Top 20 Up and Coming Lawyers Under 40 by the San Francisco Daily Journal. In addition, she worked as a law professor at the University of San Franciso School of Law. Not just that, Harris also taught contract law at New College of California School of Law and Lincoln Law School of San Jose.

Maya was a senior associate at PolicyLink, a national research and action institute dedicated to advancing economic and social equity. Harris served as the Northern California American Civil Liberties Union’s Executive Director. Harris managed and organized litigation, public relations, lobbying, and grassroots organizing work in her position as the head of the ACLU’s largest affiliate office.

What’s her Net Worth?

Maya Harris accumulates an impressive earning out of her profession as a political commentator. She has a net worth of over $500 thousand as of 2020. Harris earned most of her fortunes from her long professional career as a politician and a television commentator. She has been working as a political analyst for MSNBC for a long time now. So far, she might have earing an excellent amount of money from there.

As per the reports, the reporters working in MSNCB gets $62000 per annum. Since Maya is working in the field for a very long time now, her net worth might be in six digits figure. Besides, there are no exact details about her salary and earnings in the media.

Her Marital Status

Moving into Maya’s personal life, she is a married woman. Moreover, Maya is happily living with her husband Tony West whom she married in 1998. The love birds were in the same class of 1992 at Sandford Law School. The two became good friends and their friendship turned into a relationship soon after they graduated.

Maya Harris with her husband
Maya Harris with her husband at their wedding, Picture Source: Maya Harris’s Instagram

Talking about Tony, he is an American attorney and former government official serving as the Chief Legal Officer of Uber. The couple is enjoying a delightful life even after being together for more than two decades. There is no news and rumors regarding their separation as of now.

Maya Harris with her daughter
Maya Harris with her daughter Meena, Picture Source: Meena’s Instagram

Although the couple does ‘t have their biological kids, Maya has a daughter from her past relationship. Harris hasn’t shared the proper identity of her ex-boyfriend. She gave birth to her daughter Meena Harris on October 20, 1984.