Harry Reid is a senior U.S. Senator and a member of the Democratic Party, as well as an attorney at law and has a net worth of $5 million. Harry Reid has earned his net worth through his lucrative career in politics, and as a city attorney in his early years. He also served as Lieutenant Governor of Nevada in 1971. In 1977 he began serving as chairman for the Nevada Gaming Commission, and held this position until 1981. He also served two terms in the House of Representatives for District 1 from 1983-1987, as a United States Senator from Nevada, in 1987, a U.S. Senate Majority Whip from 2001-2003, as well as a minority whip from 1999 to 2001 and again from 2003 to 2005. He was also the chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee, beginning in 2001, until 2003. From 2005 to 2007, he held the office of a minority leader and in 2006, became a majority leader and was re-elected as majority leader in 2008.
As have other politicians, Harry Reid has had plenty of criticisms and accusations thrown his way, while in office. He's been accused of trying to increase the value of his own property by having a bridge built between Nevada and Arizona. He was also accused of using campaign contributions for personal use, and in using his political power to help a friend who is also one of his son's (an attorney) clients to build a golf course. Other accusations include taking donations from four Indian tribes during the Jack Abramoff Indian Lobbying Scandal and it was proven that Reid had a general increase in Indian contributions during that time.
Harry Reid married Landra Gould in 1959 and they are the parents of four sons, Rory, Josh, Leif and Key, and one daughter, Lana. His son Josh, was appointed by President Barack Obama, to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency's Governing Board as a presidential appointee, and is a partner in the law firm, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. Another son, Rory, (an elected commissioner for Clark Country, Nevada) was also nominated in the Governor of Nevada election. Another son put his hat in the ring for municipal office for Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Key Reid is a former attorney at the law offices of Lionel, Sawyer and Collins. Leif Reid is a lawyer dealing with administrative law, utilities, energy and commercial for the law offices of Lionel, Sawyer and Collins. There were requests that Harry Reid should resign his position in the senate, after making a racial comment during President Obama's campaign, but were told that there is no chance of that happening. Reid apologized for his comment, both publicly and to the President himself, in which President Obama accepted.
Harry Reid has a role in the film, "Casino," which has a reenactment of part of the Harry Reid-Frank Rosenthal confrontation, filmed in 1995. Reid has also appeared in the 2000 film, "Traffic" and the 2007 documentary film, "Sand and Sorrow," along with Senators, Sam Brownback and Barack Obama when he was U.S. Senator of Illinois.