Who is Eric Adams? Age, Wife, Family, Height, Wiki, Net Worth

Eric Adams is an American politician and former law enforcement officer serving as the 110th mayor of New York City since January 1, 2022. He served as an officer in the New York City Transit Police and then the New York City Police Department for more than 20 years, retiring at the rank of captain.

He served in the New York State Senate from 2006 to 2013, representing the 20th Senate district in Brooklyn

Eric Adams Age, Family, Early Life

Eric Adams was born on September 1, 1960 (age 62) in New York City, the U.S. He holds an American Nationality and belongs to the black ethnicity. His Zodiac sign is Virgo.

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Eric Adams’s mother, Dorothy Mae Adams-Streeter, worked double shifts as a housecleaner and had received only a third-grade education. His father was a butcher who struggled with alcohol abuse. Both of his parents moved to New York City from Alabama in the 1950s. Adams was raised in a rat-infested tenement in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and his family was so poor that he often brought a bag of clothes to school with him in case of a sudden eviction from his home.

By 1968, however, his mother managed to save up enough money to buy a house and move the family to South Jamaica, Queens. He was the fourth of six children and as a young boy, he worked as a squeegee boy.

Eric Adams Wife, What about his Children?

Adams has never been married but has a kid, Jordan Coleman, with his previous girlfriend Chrisena Coleman. His son is a graduate of American University and is a filmmaker and television performer.

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Adams is currently in a relationship with Tracey Collins, the Senior Youth Development Director for the New York City Department of Education.

Eric Adams Career, What is his profession?

Adams served as an officer in the New York City Transit Police and in the New York City Police Department (NYPD) for 22 years. He has explained his motivation to serve as a reaction to the abuse he endured by NYPD in his youth and separately indicated that he was encouraged to join to spearhead reform from within. He attended the New York City Police Academy and finished second in his class in 1984.

In 1995, Adams served as an escort for Mike Tyson when he was freed from jail following his r*pe conviction. That same year, in response to the election of Rudy Giuliani as Mayor, he co-founded 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care, an advocacy group for black police officers that sought criminal justice reform and routinely spoke out against police brutality and racial profiling.

The group also organized tutorials that educated black male teenagers on how to cope with the police if they are detained, which included turning on the car’s dome light, putting their hands on the wheel, and de-escalating the situation. However, several activists, notably Al Sharpton, attacked Adams’s efforts, stating that he was essentially teaching young black people how to “live under oppression.”

Political Career

In the 1990s, Adams began to seek a political career, with the ultimate objective to become the Mayor of New York City. He spoke to William Lynch Jr., who was an advisor to Mayor David Dinkins, about a political career. Lynch pushed Adams to first get a bachelor’s degree, progress within the NYPD’s ranks, and successfully run for a lower governmental office.

During the 1993 mayoral race, Adams, a supporter of the incumbent candidate for mayor, David Dinkins, made a contentious comment regarding a contender for New York State Comptroller, Herman Badillo. Adams claimed that if Badillo — who was Puerto Rican — were worried about the Hispanic population, he would have married a Hispanic woman and not a white Jewish woman. These words became a point of instability in the election and produced controversy for Dinkins who ultimately lost the election.


In 1994, Adams campaigned for Congress against incumbent Major Owens in the Democratic primary for New York’s 11th congressional district, criticizing Owens for denouncing Louis Farrakhan but failing to obtain enough valid signatures to make the ballot. Adams claimed his petition signatures had been taken by someone on behalf of Owens, but investigators discovered no evidence of any such thing.

Adams registered as a Republican in 1997, before transferring back to the Democratic Party in 2001, according to the Board of Elections. He has indicated his transfer to the Republican Party was a protest movement against what he perceived as failed Democratic leadership.

How much is Eric Adams Net Worth?

Eric Adams’s net worth is estimated at 5 – 10 million dollars according to reliable sources such as Forbes and Google.

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Which school and college did he go to?

Adams graduated from Bayside High School in Queens in 1978 but struggled to retain decent grades. He began studying college while working as a mechanic and a mailroom clerk at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, getting an associate degree from the New York City College of Technology, a bachelor’s degree from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and an M.P.A. from Marist College.  

Adams experienced an academic turnaround that he owes to a dyslexia diagnosis in college: “I went from a D student to the dean’s list.”

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

Eric Adams is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has 9K+ followers on Facebook, 105K+ followers on Instagram, and 1.6M+ followers on Twitter.

Interesting facts about Eric Adams’s should be knows

Zodiac signVirgo
Relationship StatusIn a relationship