Eric Holder
Eric Holder
Real Name/Full Name Eric Himpton Holder Jr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Eric
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 21 January 1951
Age/How Old: 73 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 179 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 79 Kg
In Pounds – 174 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Eric Himpton Holder, Sr
Mother – Miriam Holder
Siblings: William Holder
School: Stuyvesant High School
College: Colombia University
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Sharon Malone
Kids/Children Name: Yes (3)
Profession: Lawyer
Net Worth: $12 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Eric Himpton Holder Jr., better known as Eric Holder, was born on 21 January 1951 in the Bronx borough of New York, U.S. He is often recognized as The people’s lawyer. He is the first American lawyer to become the African American U.S. Attorney General. He was also a member of the vice-presidential selection team of Barack Obama.

After leaving New York, Eric went to the Columbia University to complete his graduation. After he completed his graduation, he remained in Columbia to get a law degree. During the span of three years after his graduation in 1976, he got a law degree and joined the public integrity office of the U.S. justice department. Here he solved various cases relating to government corruption.

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Biography and Early Life

Part of a family of 5, Eric Holder was born in Bronx, New York, U.S. His father’s name was Eric Hampton Holder Sr, and his mother was Miriam Holder. They belong to a middle-class family of Barbadian origin. His father was a realtor, while his mother was a telephone operator. He grew up in New York and then moved to Columbia to complete his graduation and to get the degree of law. Eric was born with intelligence from childhood.

When he was in fourth grade, he was selected to participate in the intellectually gifted student program. He was highly ambitious from his childhood. His career was highly established by him. He had always got what he had wished for. Starting from being selected in the fourth grade then becoming the first African American U.S. Attorney General, he has achieved a lot in his life.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Eric Holder in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Eric Holder’s age is 73 years old as of today’s date 21st April 2024 having been born on 21 January 1951. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 179cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 174 lbs in Pound and 79kg in Kilograms.


Eric started his schooling in New York. Until the age of ten, he attended the public school. He was selected to participate in an intellectually gifted student program when he was in his fourth grade. He completed his graduation from Stuyvesant High School in 1969, and after that, he attended the Columbia University. He reaped a bachelor’s degree in American history and a Juris Doctor degree from the Columbia Law School in 1976.

During his first summer, he worked for the leading US Civil Right Organization under the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and during his second summer in the United States Attorney, which represents the U.S. federal government. At the same time, he was still a freshman at Columbia; Eric stages in occupation of the Reserve Officer’s Training Corps Office in 1969 and renamed it as the Malcolm X Student Center.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Eric Holder With Wife Sharon Malone
Eric Holder With Wife Sharon Malone

When it comes to the personal life of Eric Himpton Holder Jr., we have come to see that he is born and brought up in New York by his parents. During his school days, he was a part of the basketball team and was a great basketball fan. Even his nephew Jeff Malone was a former NBA All-Star basketball player.

After completing his schooling from the public school, he went to Columbia for his further studies in graduation. He was then married to Sharon Malone in 1990 and gave birth to three children, mainly one son and two daughters named as Eric Holder, Maya Holder and Brooke Holder. He lives with his wife and children in Washington, D.C.

Is Eric Holder Gay?

Eric Holder, though not given any public statement, it is understood that he is most definitely not gay. His marriage to Sharon Malone, which saw the birth of three children named as Eric, Maya and Brooke Holder, indicates the fact that he is straight. Even his long-lasting relationship with his wife Sharon make it very clear that Eric Holder is definitely straight when it comes to his sexual orientation.

Professional Career

Eric Holder has seen professional success from a very early age. After he was graduated from the Columbia Law School, Eric joined the United States Justice department, where he worked for nearly twelve long years. During this time, he accused John Jenrette a Democratic Congressman, of bribery. While he was working there, Ronald Reagon, an American politician, appointed him as a judge of the superior court of the District of Columbia in 1988.

When in 1993, he was approached by president Bill Clinton for the appointment as United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, he accepts the proposal. He was the first Black American to get that post. During his tenure, he fought for a corruption case which was against Dan Rostenkowski. After that, he was appointed as Deputy Attorney General under Barack Obama’s administration in 1997. For the two consecutive years of 1996 and 1997, he also served on The George Washington University’s Board of Trustees.


Eric has marked a significant number of success when it come to his life. He has also achieved a lot of awards and popularity in his name. In the year 2008, Holder was named as one of the “Greatest Washington Lawyers of the Past 30 years” in the Legal Times magazine. He was also named as “The 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America” by The National Law Journal. In 2009, he was chosen to be the Columbia College Class Day Speaker. In May 2010, he was honoured with the Doctor of Laws degree when he addresses at Boston University.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Eric Holder in 2024

Eric Holder Net Worth
Eric Holder Net Worth

With his insanely successful professional career, Eric Holder, the first African American U.S. Attorney General, has flourished in each and every sphere of his life. He was a brilliant student from his childhood and even excelled in each and every work he took. His successful career has brought him a total net worth of $12 million as of 2024. He has even achieved great success in his overall profession.

Eric Holder Jr. was the first African American United States Attorney General. His mother was a telephone operator and a secretary, while his father was a Realtor. He is always dedicated to his work. He serves as an inspiration for a lot of people out there. He got the number two position in the justice department. He first became the Attorney General for Washington DC, and then he was confirmed as the first Deputy Attorney General under Obama’s administration. While he is no longer the Attorney General, he remains involved in politics, focusing on voting rights.


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