Bernie Sanders Net Worth
Bernie Sanders net worth: Bernie Sanders is an American politician who has a net worth of $2 million dollars. According to his June 2017 Senate financial disclosure, Bernie earned around $1 million in 2016, the majority of which ($795,000) came from a book advance. When his various royalties and speaking engagement fees are combined with his $174,000 Senate salary, Bernie's total income in 2016 was $1,052,000. After taking into account mortgages and retirement accounts, Bernie estimated his net worth to be as high as $2 million.
Bernie Sanders was born in New York City, New York in September 1941. Sanders is a United States Senator representing Vermont. He is an independent and is affiliated with the Democratic and Vermont Progressive parties. He was an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the Civil Rights Movement and participated in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963. Bernie graduated from the University of Chicago in 1964. Sanders was elected Mayor of Burlington, Vermont in 1981 and served until 1989. From 1991 to 2007 he served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Vermont's At-large district. Sanders became the junior United States Senator from Vermont in 2007. In 2013 he became Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. During his term in the House of Representatives he was the only independent member for the majority of his service. He was also the longest-serving independent in the history of U.S. Congress. Sanders describes himself as a democratic socialist. In March 2014 Sanders announced that he was "prepared to run" for President of the United States in 2016. On April 30, 2015, Bernie announced his intention to seek the Presidential nomination for the Democratic Party for the 2016 election. Bernie is married to Jane O'Meara Driscoll and has four children.