Al Franken Net Worth: Al Franken is an American politician who has a net worth of $8 million. The current US Senator from Minnesota, Al Franken is also widely recognized as writer, political commentator, and comedian. He began his professional career as a writer for "Saturday Night Live", and then went on to publish five books and host his own radio show. He took office in the summer of 2009.
Born Alan Stuart Franken on May 21, 1951, in New York City, New York, he is best known as the junior United States Senator from Minnesota, serving since 2009. Long before serving in the Senate, Franken was a Harvard student who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts cum laude degree in government in 1973. Having an inborn talent for humor, Franken first started to showcase his skills with his high school friend and long-time writing partner Tom Davis. The two were so gifted that were recruited as two of the original writers (and occasional performers) on Saturday Night Live (1975–1980, 1985–1995). After he left SNL, he appeared in several movies and television shows, as well as he hosted his nationally syndicated, political radio talk show, The Al Franken Show. Furthermore, he wrote six books, four of which are about political satires critical of right-wing politics. A member of the Democratic Party, Franken declared his candidacy for the US Senate in 2007. After a close race, he trailed incumbent Republican Senator Norm Coleman by 215 votes, but once it was made a statewide manual recount, required because of the closeness of the election, Al Franken narrowly defeated Coleman in 2008. Subsequently, the Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously upheld his victory on June 30, 2009 and Franken was sworn into the Senate on July 7, 2009.