What is Doug Emhoff's net worth? Second Gentleman rocks all-black outfit for stroll
Vice President Kamala Harris and First Gentleman Doug Emhoff opted to spend the new year away from the hustle of Washington DC, instead returning to their Brentwood, California home. On January 1, Emhoff was pictured going for a stroll in the town, along with a massive entourage. As many as 14 secret service agents and three police officers accompanied Emhoff, not to mention the six cars.
But that wasn't what got some people's attention. Instead, a few chose to focus on Emhoff's simple attire for the stroll. Despite being worth a few million, and currently serving as America's first-ever Second Gentleman, Emhoff opted for an all-Black look of a hoodie and sweats, completed with a pair of Nikes. Fondly called 'Second Dude', we wondered if Emoff would ever become the fashion icon other White House spouses like Michelle Obama did, and it seems we might have an answer after all.
Emhoff's outfit didn't exactly break the net, but it did get a few people talking. It's a sharp contrast to his usually well-tailored (and no doubt very expensive) suits we've seen him in. It got us wondering - what exactly is he worth? So we decided to do some digging.
What is Doug Emhoff's net worth?
As we revealed back in April 2020, Harris and Emhoff have a combined net worth of over $6 million, including assets such as their Brentwood home, and homes in Washington DC, and San Fransisco. Thanks to public disclosures, we know Harris alone is worth over $1.7 million, so does that mean Emhoff is worth nearly $5 million? It does certainly seem to be the case, as Forbes noted in 2020 he "generated more than three-quarters of the couple’s" income.
According to IBTimes, Emhoff made $1.5 million from his partnership stake at DLA Piper and Venable LLP in 2018, which jumped up to $2.8 million in 2019. Most reports indicate a large chunk of Emhoff's net worth is tied to DLA Piper where he worked prior to Harris being appointed VP. He left the firm in November 2020, when it was confirmed Joe Biden and Harris won the 2020 Presidential Elections. Bloomberg reported he also has a further $250,000 to $500,000 in a capital account at Venable, where he was a partner before DLA Piper. Beyond that, Emhoff also "holds small amounts of a handful of sector funds" well below the $50,000 threshold.
It's unclear where else the Second Gentleman makes his money from. Unlike Harris or the President, the money trail for Emhoff is not as clear. One thing we do know for sure is that he paid $2.8 million for the couple's home in Brentwood, which he purchased in 2012. The other homes were purchased jointly with Harris. Given that he wasn't elected to the position, we may never really know what Emhoff's actual net worth is, or where his money comes from. Any estimates will have to be based on Harris' disclosures.
But for someone worth at least $5 million, it does seem pretty impressive they'd opt for a simple hoodie and Nikes when we've seen other celebrities rock some truly crazy looks even for walks.