Melissa Harris Perry: Net Worth, Salary, Husband, Age, Wiki, Bio

Life is full of struggles, and at some point, you may feel lost plus heartbreaks just mounts on the things that you aspired your journey to be. However, having faith for better things has never weakened anyone. As we know dawn is followed by a great morning; every day is a new chance of a new beginning. That’s how Melissa Harris-Perry continues to grow better, stronger and sharper achieving her dreams and handling her love life simultaneously.

Melissa Harris-Perry is an American television host, a political commentator, professor, and writer. Over the period, she has earned popularity and reputation through her endeavors and hard works.

Here, we will explore concerning details on Melissa Harris-Perry about her married life as well as her net worth in 2019 and her career, read the following article.

Quick facts About Melissa Harris-Perry

Full name Melissa Harris-Perry
Age 45 years old
Date of Birth 2nd October 1973
Place of Birth Seattle, Washington, USA
Profession Professor, Author, Activist
Parents William M. Harris and Diana Gray
Husband James Perry
Kids  Parker and Anna James
Net worth $40 million.

Short Description

Melissa Harris-Perry was formerly known as Melissa Victoria Harris-Lacewell. She is an American writer, teacher, TV host and political commentator focusing on African-American policy. From 2012 to 27 February 2016, Harris-Perry hosted Melissa Harris-Perry weekend news and opinion TV show on the MSNBC.

Early Life & Education

Melissa Harris-Perry was born on 2 October 1973. The first dean of African-Americans at the University of Virginia, William M. Harris, was her father. Diana Gray, the mother of Harris-Perry, taught and did doctoral studies in a community college. She has also worked for NGOs that provide services like daycare centers, rural community health and access to reproductive care for poor women.

Melissa was born in the Seattle region but grew up in Chesterfield Country, Virginia. She has been interested in politics since an early age and has been committed to fighting color racism.

She studied in Virginia at Thomas Dale High School. Later, she graduated in English from the University of Wake Forest and the University of Duke with a Master in political science.

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Melissa began her professional career at Chicago University as a professor and taught political science for nearly seven years until 2006. She then went to Princeton University where she worked as an Associate Professor. Melissa tried a full Princeton professorship but was dismissed. In 2011 she moved to Tulane University where she was appointed the director of the Anna Julia Cooper project. She then returned to WakeForestUniversity on 1 July 2014, where she was entrusted with political and international responsibilities. She was appointed to the Presidential Chair of the Maya Angelou University of Wake Forest.

Her multi-talented stance has given her various tasks. Based on black political thinking, she wrote the award-winning Barbershops, BET, and Bible. Melissa is a columnist outside the classroom for renowned journals like The Nation magazine, where she writes a monthly column also known as Sister Citizen. Besides, on several media platforms, she is an expert in effectively commenting on issues such as U.S. elections, racism, religion and gender discrimination.

Her scholarship is heavily motivated by her wish to remove the barriers facing Black Americans and to better understand how African Americans respond to these issues. Her work has been published and edited in journals, and her interest is to study of African American political thought, black religious conceptions and practice, and social and clinical psychology. Melissa V. Harris-Perry serves as a television host for the MSNBC eponymy show called Melissa Harris-Perry.

Award & Achievement

In 2005, Melissa won the W.E.B. Du Bois book award for her first book “Barbershops, Bibles and BET” from the Black Political Scientists National Conference. The book is also the best book in the race and ethnic politics. From her famous show, she has also achieved the GLAAD Media Award.

Net Worth

In 2019 the net value of Melissa Harris-Perry grew significantly. She is even more successful in finance. Some sources recently affirmed that the net profit of Melissa Harris-Perry is said to be at US$ 75 million. Melissa is already in the list of the world’s largest paid TV host. All her net worth of her earnings is accumulated through her hard works and efforts.

As of 2019, Melissa Harriss-Perry net worth is $40 million.

Married to community activist James Perry

Melissa Harris-Perry husband name is James Perry who is an extraordinary community activist. She has two daughters; Parker and Anna James.

Melissa Harris-Perry married to Dennis Lacewell in the year 1999, but the relationship didn’t prove to be pleasant. As a result, they legally separated after six years of marriage.

Currently, it seems that she is feeling happy with her husband and enjoying together. Their relationship is going perfect, and there is almost no place for splitting or an extra-marital affair and third person.

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Rumors & Controversies

At the beginning of 2013, some political commentators criticized Harris-Perry for making statements on her program on collective parenting. She apologized on December 31, 2013, involving former Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s family, along with his adopted black grandson, for the “pictures of the of the year.”

Her name was in the news headlines in 2015 for failing to pay the tax, which was actually worth 70,000 US$. For her overdue amount, Melissa was blamed for a series of personal crises that forced her and her husband to repay the owed amount with the speed the Internal Revenue Service usually needs.

Body Measurements

Melissa Harris -Perry’s stands tall at 5 feet and 6 inches in height. Her shoe size is 8(US).

The exact body measurements of Melissa Harris-Perry is not accessible around the internet.

Social Media Profile

Melissa Harris-Perry is quite active across online and social media. Moreover, she has an impressive number of followers and fans on her social networking sites, for example, FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

She has more than 692k followers on Twitter. Moreover, she has more than 26.3k followers on Instagram. Likewise, her Facebook page has more than 109k followers.

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