Quick Facts of Mercy James

Mercy James

In todays’ era where many people are stealing the limelight through their parents’ popularity. Mercy James also lies in the same category. She rose to stardom as an adopted daughter of an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, and record executive Madonna.

Moreover, Mercy’s mother is famous for films like A Certain Sacrifice. Desperately Seeking Susan, Who’s That Girl, Dick Tracy, and A League of Their Own. What she’s doing now? There’s a lot more to know about this cute little Mercy, so if you are interested then we suggest you read the whole article.

About Mercy James

Mercy James was born as Chifundo Mercy James in the year 2006 to the Malawian family in the village of Zaone. Her biological mother is Mwandida Maunde. James’ maternal grandmother, Lucy Chekechiwa worked as the midwife during her birth in their humble rural home.

Mercy James in her childhood days
Mercy’s childhood picture with her mother Madonna, Picture Source: Marriedbiography

Eight days after her birth, her fourteen-year-old mother died from complications.


Mercy’s biological father, James Kambewa, then eighteen, was not told of the successful birth of the infant, until years later when he found out by the media during  Madonna’s adaptation battle. Just like her mother Madonna, she has taken arts and loves playing the piano.

Enjoys a Lavish Life

Despite belonging to a poor family background, Mercy got a chance to enjoy a lavish life. Ever since she came to Madonna‘s life, James is living a rich lifestyle. She is still young and she doesn’t make money for now. While, on the other hand, her mother has earned a massive fortune from her successful career. Her celebrity mom is an American best-selling recording musical artist and entertainer.

As of 2020, Madonna has a net worth of $850 million. She collected such a big chunk of money from her successful career. Her debut singles, Sire, Everybody(1982), and Burning Up(1983) became club hits in the United States. Her second album, Like a Virgin (November 1984) became her first album number one, and a female’s first album to sell more than five million copies in the US.

Other Assets

Madonna spends $9 million for an 18th-century mansion on 5.5-acres in Sintra, Portugal. She owned 6000 sq ft New York City apartment until she sold it for $16 million in 2013. Moreover, she paid $32 million for a 12000 sq foot townhouse that has a two-car garage, NINE fireplaces, a wine cellar, and an elevator.

Madonna's House
Mercy James’s house in the US, Photo Source: Virtual Globetrotting

She also owns a 50-acre equestrian property in Bridgehampton, New York that was acquired over two transactions in 2010 for $7 million.

Mercy James’s Siblings

Ever since Mercy became part of Madonna, she has five siblings. Her eldest sister Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon was born to Madonna and her personal trained Carlos Leon. Similarly, she has a brother Rocco Ritchie who was from her marriage to Guy Ritchie, whom she divorced in 2008. Like Mercy, Madonna adopted three more children. Jame has another brother name David and sisters, Esther and Stella.

Mercy James with her siblings
Mercy James with her mother and siblings, Photo Source: Madonna’s Instagram

Although, David and Mercy were from different orphanages, the singer met them at about the same time and was vowed to look after them. Once in an interview, she shared that,

“And when I held each of them in my arms, I whispered in their ears, that I would look after them. And I promised them that they would grow up into strong and healthy adults.”

Talking about David, he has a passion for soccer and he is fully focusing on his career building. In the same way, their sister, Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon is currently focussing on her career as an actress and a model. She studied at La Guardia School of Performing Arts, New York.