Who is Herman Cain? Bio, Age, Wiki, Died, Career, Wife, Children, Net Worth

Herman Cain Bio – Wiki

Herman Cain was an American business executive, syndicated columnist, and Tea Party activist. He was born on December 13, 1945, in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S

The former Republican presidential candidate and business executive Herman Cain, has died at age 74 after being hospitalized for COVID-19. Less than two weeks before Cain was diagnosed with coronavirus, he was captured on video without a mask at President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


He was the son of Lenora Davis Cain, a cleaning woman and domestic worker, and Luther Cain, who was raised on a farm and worked as a barber and janitor, as well as a chauffeur for The Coca-Cola Company President Robert W. Woodruff.


Cain grew up on the west side of Atlanta, attending school and the Rev. Cameron M. Alexander’s Antioch Baptist Church North in the neighborhood now known as The Bluff. Eventually, Cain’s father saved enough money and the family moved to a modest brick home on Albert Street in the Collier Heights neighborhood. He attended Archer (public) High School, graduating in 1963.

In 1967, Cain graduated from Morehouse College with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. In 1971, he received a Master of Science in Computer Science from Purdue University, while working full-time as a ballistics analyst for the U.S. Department of the Navy as a civilian.


After completing his master’s degree from Purdue, Cain left the Department of the Navy and began working for The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta as a computer systems analyst. In 1977, he moved to Minneapolis to join Pillsbury, soon becoming director of business analysis in its restaurant and foods group in 1978.

During the 1980s, Cain’s success as a business executive at Burger King prompted Pillsbury to appoint him as chairman and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, in which capacity he served from 1986 to 1996.

Cain was chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Omaha Branch from 1989 to 1991. He was deputy chairman, from 1992 to 1994, and then chairman until 1996, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. In 1995, he appointed to the Kemp Commission, and in 1996, he served as a senior economic adviser to Bob Dole’s presidential campaign. From 1996 to 1999, Cain served as president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association.

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In May 2011, Cain announced his 2012 presidential candidacy. By the fall, his proposed 9–9–9 tax plan and debating performances had made him a serious contender for the Republican nomination. In November, however, his campaign faced allegations of sexual misconduct—all denied by Cain—and he announced its suspension on December 3.

He remained involved in politics afterward. In the 2020 election cycle, Cain was a co-chairman of Black Voices for Trump.

Wife And Children

Cain married Gloria Cain, of Atlanta, soon after her graduation from Morris Brown College in 1968. They have 2 children.


In 2006, Cain diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in his colon and metastases to his liver and given a 30 percent chance of survival. Cain underwent surgery and chemotherapy following the diagnosis, and the cancer was subsequently reported to be in remission.

Herman Cain Died

Cain admitted to an Atlanta-area hospital on July 1, 2020, for treatment of COVID-19, two days after he told he tested positive for the virus. His staff said there was no way to be certain where or in what way he contracted the disease. He had attended a Trump rally in Tulsa 11 days earlier without wearing a mask or socially distancing.

Earlier on the same day, he went to the hospital, Cain praised South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem for not requiring masks at an upcoming Trump campaign event, saying “Masks will not be mandatory for the event, which will be attended by President Trump. PEOPLE ARE FED UP!” Four weeks later, he was still hospitalized and being treated with oxygen. Cain died of complications of COVID-19 on July 30, 2020.

Net Worth

Disclosures filed during his campaign in 2011 categorized Cain’s wealth at that time as being between $2.9 and $6.6 million, with Cain’s combined income for both 2010 and 2011 being between $1.1 and $2.1 million.

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