Net Worth: $11.5 Million
- Source of Wealth Politics
- Birth Place Bronx, New York
- Marital Status Married to Dr. Sharon Malone
- Full Name Eric Himpton Holder Jr.
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth January 21, 1951
- Ethnicity African-American
- Occupation Attorney General
- Children three children
Eric Holder is the 82nd Attorney General of the United States and he was in office since 2009. He has an estimated net worth of $11.5 million. He was born Eric Himpton Holder Jr. on January 21, 1951 in the Bronx, New York, to parents with roots in Barbados. He grew up in East Elmhurst, Queens and attended public school until the age of ten. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan in 1969. He attended Columbia University where he played freshman basketball and became co-captain of the team. In 1973, he earned an A.B. degree in American history and he received a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School in 1976. He worked with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund during his first summer and the United States Attorney in his second summer.
Holder joined the US Justice Department’s new Public Integrity Section during an interval lasting from 1976 to 1988 after he graduated from law school. He assisted in the prosecution of Democratic Congressman John Jenrette who was charged with bribery discovered in the Abscam sting operation. He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to serve as a judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and United States Attorney.
Eric Holder prosecuted Congressman Dan Rostenkowski, a Democrat from Illinois. He was charged with corruption related to his role in the Congressional Post Office scandal. He then became Deputy Attorney General of the Unites States and has worked at the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. He was a senior legal advisor to Senator Barrack Obama during his presidential campaign. He was one of the three members of Obama’s vice-presidential selection committee. He is the first African-American to hold the position of US Attorney General and he is serving in the administration of President Obama.