Joe Biden is a long time Senator from Delaware and the 47th Vice President of the United States serving under President Barack Obama, with an estimated net worth of $500,000 dollars. Biden was a United States Senator from Delaware from January 3, 1973 until January 15, 2009, following his election to the Vice Presidency. Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and lived there for ten years before his family moved to Delaware. Biden became an attorney in 1969. Biden was first elected to the Senate in 1972. Biden ran for the presidential nomination unsuccessfully in 1988 and 2008. Biden was a former chairman and long-time member of the Foreign Relations Committee. Prior to his taking the office of Vice President, Biden was the fourth most senior senator at the time of his resignation, and he is the 14th longest serving Senator in Senate history.