Name: Julian Castro
Born: September 16, 1974
Julian Castro was born in San Antonio, Texas on September 16, 1974. He is the son of Jessie Guzman, a mathematics teacher, and Maria Castro, a professional political activist. He has one sibling, Joaquin, who is his identical twin brother and serves as a Democratic Representative.
He attended Thomas Jefferson High School and then studied at Stanford University. In 1996, Julian graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science and communications. Four years later, he received a J.D. from Harvard Law School. During college, he interned at the White House during the President Bill Clinton administration.
He has been married to Erica Lira, an elementary school teacher, since 2007. The couple has two children: Carina and Cristian Julian.
One of his first jobs out of law school was working for Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld. He and his brother soon after launched their own law firm. He was tapped as the Dean’s Distinguished Fellow and Fellow of the Davila Chair in International Trade Policy at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
In 2001, Julian flirted with municipal politics, running for and winning a seat in the San Antonio City Council. Eight years later, he ran for mayor of San Antonio, winning the election with 56% of the vote. He served for five years until former President Barack Obama nominated him to helm the Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
He endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016.
In December 2018, Julian announced that he will be seeking the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2020. So far, his announcement has flown under the radar, compared to some of the biggest announcements from the likes of Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
He is also the author of the memoir, “An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up from My American Dream.”
We estimate that Julian Castro’s net worth is $580,000 (2018).
So how much is $580,000 really?
$580,000 can pay for the annual salary plus benefits for a sitting U.S. president. $580,000 can also cover the food costs of running a presidential campaign.