Eleni Kounalakis

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Eleni Kounalakis (Eleni Tsakopoulos) was born on 3 March, 1966 in Sacramento, California, United States, is a 50th Lieutenant Governor of California. Discover Eleni Kounalakis’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 54 years old?

Popular AsEleni Tsakopoulos
Age54 years old
Zodiac SignPisces
Born3 March 1966
Birthday3 March
BirthplaceSacramento, California, United States
NationalityUnited States

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Who Is Eleni Kounalakis’s Husband?

Her husband is Markos Kounalakis (m. 2000)

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Eleni Kounalakis Net Worth

She net worth has been growing significantly in 2018-19. So, how much is Eleni Kounalakis worth at the age of 54 years old? Eleni Kounalakis’s income source is mostly from being a successful . She is from United States. We have estimated Eleni Kounalakis’s net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2020$1 Million – $5 Million
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Timeline of Eleni Kounalakis


Before accepting President Barack Obama’s nomination to an ambassadorship, Kounalakis was President of AKT Development Corporation, one of California’s largest housing development firms, which was founded by her father. Kounalakis earned her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and an Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Kounalakis served for nearly ten years as a Trustee of the World Council of Religions for Peace. In recognition for her work with the WCRP, she was awarded the medal of St. Paul, the Greek Orthodox Church of America’s highest honor. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom appointed her to serve as a Trustee of the War Memorial and Performing Arts Center. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee appointed her to serve on the Port Commission Board.

She served four times as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention and as an at-large member of the California State Democratic Central Committee. She also served as a member of the First 5 California Commission, and the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism. She served as a Trustee of Robert Redford’s Sundance Preserve and on the Conservation Fund’s National Forum on Children and Nature. She is also a Senior Advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group.


After Kounalakis announced her candidacy in 2018 for the lieutenant governorship, she visited all 58 counties in California during her campaign. Her grassroots campaign earned the recognition of Time magazine for engaging hundreds of volunteers to text over 1 million voters before Election Day. On November 6, 2018, Kounalakis became the first female elected Lieutenant Governor of California in history; Mona Pasquil was appointed in an acting capacity in 2009 following the resignation of John Garamendi but was not elected to the post.


On April 24, 2017, Kounalakis announced her bid for the office of Lieutenant Governor of California in the 2018 election. She came in first place on June 5, 2018 in the top-two statewide primary; Democratic State Senator Ed Hernandez placed second. On November 6, Kounalakis was elected by a 56.6% to 43.3% margin against her opponent. Kounalakis, along with then Governor-elect Gavin Newsom, took office on January 7, 2019.


Kounalakis and her husband, Markos, have two teenage sons, Neo and Eon. She is the daughter of Angelo Tsakopoulos, a Sacramento developer. Kounalakis is of Greek descent and grew up a member of the Greek Orthodox Church. In 2011, she received an Honorary Doctor of Law from the American College of Greece.


Kounalakis previously served as the United States Ambassador to Hungary from 2010 to 2013. She was sworn into office on January 7, 2010, and presented her credentials to President László Sólyom on January 11, 2010. On April 24, 2017, Kounalakis announced her bid for the office of Lieutenant Governor of California in the 2018 election. She came in first place in the June 5, 2018 primary election; she was elected on November 6, 2018.


Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis (born March 3, 1966) is an American politician, businesswoman and former diplomat serving as the 50th lieutenant governor of California since 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, she is the first woman elected to the office.