Faced with an imminent threat of impeachment, Governor Gavin Newsom announced on March 24, 2021, that he has elected Assemblyman Rob Bonta as California’s next attorney general, handing over one of the most powerful offices in the state to a trusted political ally who will make history as the first Filipino American to fill the position.
Bonta, a Democrat from Alameda, developed a record as one of the most liberal Democrats in the Assembly during his eight years in the Legislature and had the endorsement of prominent civil rights advocates as he sought the position often called chief police officer of the state.
Rob Bonta Bio: Parents, Ethnicity, Nationality
The Asian American patriot Bonta was born on 22nd September 1972 in Quezon City in the Philippines as Robert Andres Bonta. He is the son of the Civil Rights activist and grew up in the Central Valley, where his parents, Cynthia and Warren Bonta, helped organize farm workers alongside Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta. The family eventually moved to the Sacramento area after Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law.
At first, they lived in a trailer Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz, the United Farm Workers headquarters near Keene, California, before moving north to Fair Oaks, a suburb of Sacramento. His mother is one of the Asian and Filipino activists who fight for their homes and survival.
Bonta grew up with his sister Lisa Liagaya Bonta Sumii who is working as a psychologist in Oakland California and his brother Jonathen Marcelo Bonta who has founded the Center for Diversity and the Environment in Portland, Oregon.
Bonta has always considered his parents his real-life heroes who motivated him to fight for people. So in his early childhood, he decided to study law.
Rob Bonta Education
Bonta attended Bella Vista High school, where he was a soccer player. He graduated as a class valedictorian. After high school, Rob enrolled in Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and earned his BA in History in 1993. He also played for Yale Bulldog’s men’s soccer team. Rob then attended Oxford University for a year and studied politics, philosophy, and Economics. In 1995, he then enrolled in Yale Law School and earned his Juris Doctor in 1998.
Rob Bonta Career Bio
Bonta started his career as the commissioner of Alameda County Transportation, on the board of directors of the Alameda Healthcare District.
He became the Deputy City Attorney at San Francisco City Attorney’s Office and also became the Vice Mayor of the city of Alameda. He is now appointed as California’s next attorney general.
Rob Bonta Wife, Daughters, Son
Rob Bonta met his wife, Mialisa, while studying at Yale University. They eventually tied their knot on August 24, 1997. Bonta’s wife, Mialisa Bonta, is a member of the Alameda school board and is the director of the Oakland Promise, a group that helps children get into college. Ethics lawyers have questioned Bonta’s pattern of raising money for groups that employ his wife.
An investigation by CalMatters found that he helped his wife’s nonprofits raise more than $ 560,000, mostly by soliciting donations from companies lobbying the Legislature. He also asked interest groups to donate to a foundation he created, which in turn loaned $25,000 to his wife’s employer. The arrangement is legal but controversial.
From his over 2 decade-long marriage, Rob and his wife are parents to two daughters and a son. Reina was born in 1999, Iliana was born in 2005, and Andres was born in 2008. Rob’s eldest daughter, Reina, is also studying at Yale University and would graduate in Films and Media in 2022. She is also a part of the Yale Soccer Team. The family is currently residing in East Bay with their dog Lego.
Rob Bonta Net Worth, Salary, Earnings 2021
As the next Attorney General of California, Rob Bonta would be earning a salary of $151,127 per year. He has served as Assemblymember, 18th Assembly District of California State Assembly for which he acquired a salary of $114,877/year +.
And from his progressing career thus far, Rob has managed to make good earnings. This has resulted in Rob Bonta accumulating a net worth of around $800,000 as of early 2021.
Rob Bonta Social Media
Rob Bonta has always made sure to stay connected with people and he has also sought the help of these social media platforms for his running as Assemblymember. Through his Twitter account, he has shown his gratitude to Gavin Newsom for appointing him as the new Attorney General. He has to date 15.8k followers in his Twitter account.
However, Rob’s Instagram account lacks followers as his account has only 572 followers to date. He has shared some personal pictures of himself and his family in his Instagram account. In his Facebook account, Rob has thanked his parents for making him what he is today.
Quick Bio Facts and Information on Rob Bonta
|Full Name/Real Name||Robert Andres Bonta|
|Date of Birth/Birthday||22nd September 1972|
|Hometown||Quezon City, Philippines|
|Parents||Cynthia and Warren Bonta|
|Siblings||Sister Lisa Liagaya Bonta Sumii and brother Jonathan Marcelo Bonta|
|Children||Reina, Iliana, and Andres|
|Social Media||Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram|
|Net Worth||$800,000 dollars|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|