Vanita Gupta Biography

Vanita Gupta

Quick Facts About Vanita Gupta

Celebrated Name Vanita Gupta
Age 46 Years
Nick Name Vanita
Birth Name Vanita Gupta
Birth Date 1974-11-15
Gender Female
Profession Politician
Birth Nation United States
Place Of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Ethnicity Indian-American
Horoscope Scorpio
Best Known For President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Father Rajiv L. Gupta
Mother Kamla Varshney
Siblings 1
Sisters Amita Gupta
Marital Status Married
Married Date 2003
Husband Chinh Q. Le
Children 2
College / University Yale University
Education Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude
University New York University School of Law
Educational Qualification Juris Doctor Degree
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $42 million to $187 million
Body Type Slim
Height 5ft. 6inch(1.68m)
Weight 57kg(126 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Links Twitter

Vanita Gupta is an American civil rights attorney who is well known to be the current president and chief executive officer of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. She is even the first woman ever to run the largest civil and human rights coalition in the United States.

She previously served as the principal deputy assistant attorney general and head of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice for 3 years from 2014 till 2017. 

She was previously appointed by the former US President Barack Obama to lead the Civil Rights Division as the Chief Civil Rights Prosecutor in 2014. The history repeated when President Joe Biden nominated Gupta to serve as Associate Attorney General on January 7, 2021, and she was confirmed by the Senate on April 21, 2021.

She is also recognized as the daughter of Rajiv L. Gupta, an Indian-American businessman and the current chairman of an auto parts company, Aptiv. Besides, she has over 149k followers on Twitter: @vanitaguptaCR.

What is Vanita Gupta Famous for?

  • Famous as the Current President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

Vanita Gupta Associate Attorney General

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Where is Vanita Gupta From?

Vanita Gupta was born on November 15, 1974, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Her birth name is Vanita Gupta. Her nationality is American. Gupta belongs to Indian-American ethnicity while Scorpio is her zodiac sign. 

Born as the youngest daughter to Indian immigrant parents; Rajiv L. Gupta(father) and Kamla Varshney(mother). Her father, Rajiv is a successful Indian-American businessman who currently serves as the chairman of Aptiv, an auto parts company. He is even a former executive with Rohm and Haas, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals while her mother, Kamla is a housewife. She was raised in a secular environment along with her elder sister, Amita Gupta. 

Belonging to a family with good academic conditions, Vanita also was a tentative student since her childhood that she finished off her education earning a Juris Doctor. She graduated from Yale University receiving her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude. She then received her Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law in 2001.

Vanita Gupta's Career Highlights

  • Vanita Gupta started off her career initially working for her first case, the LDF which involved 16 people been convicted by all-white juries of dealing drugs.
  • With her talent supremacy, she won the release of her clients in 2003, four years after they were jailed, even negotiated a $6 million settlement for them. 
  • She then became the staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union in 2007 under whom she improved the nation's immigration detention system. 
  • A few years later, she was appointed as the deputy legal director of the Union, where she oversaw its national criminal justice reform efforts. 
  • In 2014, she got appointed as the United States Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights and also the head of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division by former President Barack Obama. 
  • Under her leadership, she oversaw a wide range of efforts including prosecuting hate crimes and human trafficking, promoting disability rights, protecting LGBT rights. 
  • It brought several tactful changes under her leadership of 3 years till 2017. 
  • She has also served as Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. 
  • On January 7, 2021, President Joe Biden nominated Gupta to serve as the United States Associate Attorney General. 
  • Three months later, on Paril21, she was confirmed by the senate to the position winning with a 51-49 vote.

Vanita Gupta husband

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Vanita Gupta's Husband

Vanita Gupta is a married woman. She has been married just once till date to her only husband, Chinh Q. Le. Chinh is also a Vietnam-American legal director of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia who is championing the justice of people living in poetry in Columbia. 

The couple got married in 2003 and has been together for over 18 years now. They even share two sons together. 

Vanita Gupta's Net Worth

Vanita Gupta has quite good earnings from her professional career as a civil rights attorney and her high reputed governmental positions. Having her career started as a civil rights attorney in 2002, Gupta has managed to come a long way up becoming the President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and even the Associate Attorney General. 

With her position in the governmental officials and also through her parents, Gupta reportedly owns $42 million to $187 million in assets and properties 

Most of her assets come from her shares in companies linked to her father that she even owns between $11 million and $55 million in shares of Avantor and also around $1 million shares of Aptiv. 

With her million worth of fortune, she is even thus far the Biden administration's wealthiest political nominee that has publicly released a financial disclosure form.

Vanita Gupta's Height

Vanita Gupta is a beautiful lady in her 40s. She stands tall with a height of 5ft. 6inch.(1.68m) while her body weighs around 57kg(126 lbs). She has a brown complexion with black hair and brown eyes. 

Did You Know?

  • She is the youngest daughter of her parents.
  • Her father, Rajiv is a successful Indian-American businessman who currently serves as the chairman of Aptiv, an auto parts company.
  • She is thus far the Biden administration's wealthiest political nominee that has publicly released a financial disclosure form.