Senator Bernie Sanders, who’s usually in the limelight for his vocal opinions on the rich of the American societies, has now been labeled a hypocrite because of his net worth. However, as per reports, his net worth is nothing exceptional in terms of the other Congress members.
It’s quite a journey of Senator Sanders on how he became a millionaire. Even though the Senator is a recent addition to the millionaire’s club, he’s criticized for his net worth, lifestyle, assets, and spending. Let’s start from the top and relive Bernie Sanders’ journey.
Who is Bernie Sanders? Biography/Wiki
He is the son of a Polish immigrant father and mother who belonged to a lower-middle-class background. His brother, Larry confessed to NPR in 2015 about their family’s financial problems, “They didn’t know whether they’d have the rent the following month,” who later also added, “And I think what Bernard and I took from that is that financial problems are never just financial problems. They enter into people’s lives in very deep and personal levels.” This speaks a lot about the Senator’s lifestyle before and after.
The Senator then climbed the ladder from the lower middle class to the upper-middle-class status by doing a diverse variety of jobs, from a carpenter to a preschool teacher.
Subsequently, he rose to his current status as a millionaire. Later, in 1981 Sanders was elected as the major of Burlington, Vermont, until 1989. Then, he was elected to the House in 1990 and to the senate in 2006.
Bernie Sanders Net Worth
In summer 2019, two different estimates were revealed Senator’s net worth. While Forbes said it was over $2.5 million, Politico stated that the value was a little under $2 million. In fact, a more precise number is between $729,030 and $1,837,701, says The Center for Responsive Politics.
What is the secret behind the wealth of Bernie Sanders? Where does it come from?
Senator Sanders’ wealth is no secret, and neither is the ace it’s coming from. Most of his income is recently procured. He has published three books consecutively in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
His books: Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In, Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution, and Where We Go From Here: Two Years in the Resistance have been really successful in the market which has led the self-proclaimed democratic socialist with really good book royalties. For instance, he gained $850,000 in both 2016 and 2017, whereas he made $390,000 in 2018.
This isn’t all; Sanders receives his salary of $174,000 per year and is authorized of two pensions, the first being federal government and other being the city of Burlington. (check: Nick Cannon Net Worth.)
What are the assets of Bernie Sanders?
Well, senator Sanders has three homes with his wife, Jane O’Meara Sanders. Firstly, a four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home in Burlington for $405,000 in 2009q. The Second House is a row house in Washington, D.C. which was bought in 2007 at $489,000. The Last House is a one-bedroom cabin as a vacation home in the North of Burlington, bought in cash ($575,000).
These numbers seem really high, but it is not adequate for congressmen as per their standards. So, Senator Bernie is still a running competitor in the congress total worth race. (check: Kevin Hart Movies.)
Bernie Sanders Wiki/Bio
|Net Worth:||$3 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Sep 8, 1941 (78 years old)|
|Profession:||Politician, Writer, Researcher, Carpenter, Film Director|
|Nationality:||United States of America|