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Bernie Sanders Net Worth, Biography, Wiki in 2017-2016

How rich is Bernie Sanders?

Bernie Sanders net worth:
$750,000

Bernie Sanders's salary (annual):
$174,000

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Bernie Sanders Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

American politician Bernard ‘Bernie” Sanders is now well known since challenging unsuccessfully for the Democratic party nomination to contest the US presidential election in 2016. He was born on 8 September 1941, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, to a Polish-Jewish father and a US-born mother of Russian and Polish-Jewish descent. Actually, Bernie’s political stance during most of his career has been consistently independent.

So just how rich is Bernie Sanders? Authoritative sources estimate that Bernie’s net worth is over $750,000, including a residence, based on public disclosures made as a member of the US Senate, a modest amount accumulated mostly during his lengthy career in politics.

Bernie Sanders Net Worth $750,000

Bernie’s father Eli was born in Poland, and migrated to the US in 1921; but many relatives of his father disappeared during the holocaust. His mother, Dorothy née Glassberg, was born in New York City. Sanders attended elementary school in Brooklyn – and a Hebrew school completing his bar Mitzvah in 1954 – and then James Madison High School. He was something of a sportsman, playing basketball and captaining the track team. Even then he was apparently interested in politics, running unsuccessfully for student council president. Sanders then studied at Brooklyn College for a year, before transferring to the University of Chicago in 1962, graduating with a BA degree in political science in 1964.

During university and the following years, Sanders was a civil-rights activist, campaigning against racism and segregation, the Vietnam War (but not veterans), and heavy-handed police in Chicago. He also stood as an independent, Liberty Union candidate in Vermont for the US senate in 1972 and 1974, and Governor of Vermont in 1972 and 1976.

Being unsuccessful in his political endeavours, and short of funds, Sanders worked as a writer and the director of the non-profit American People’s Historical Society (APHS) for a number of years, until in 1980 he stood against the long-term incumbent Democratic mayor of Burlington, and won a cliff-hanger election. He was subsequently re-elected three times, defeating major party candidates each time with an absolute majority. His stance in local politics was as a democratic socialist, in particular standing for ‘the people’ against major developers, extensively revitalising the city such that today it is recognised as one of the most liveable cities in the US. His salary was all that Bernie had regarding net worth.

Sanders had stood for Governor in 1986, again unsuccessfully, then decided to step down as mayor in 1988. He taught political science at Harvard University and Hamilton College for two years, meantime campaigning to enter the US House of Representatives which he achieved in 1991, again unseating the incumbent, a Republican, and becoming the first independent in the Reps for 40 years. Bernie maintained his independent stance throughout his period in the Reps, and subsequently in the Senate which he entered as a Senator for Vermont in 2007 although supported by the Democratic Party, with whom he was inclined to vote, but his independent status was still respected.

It is worth noting that during his tenure in the Reps and later the Senate stretching from 1991 until the present, salaries of members rose from just over $100,000 to $174,000. Since Bernie has no business interests, he was never likely to become a very rich man, which reinforces his standing with many of his constituents.

Bernie Sanders is now, in early 2016, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President. Should he succeed and eventually become President of the USA, his continuing rather independent stance on many issues may prove interesting watching. Example of his beliefs are that he has voted against forms of gun control, and international trade agreements, but in favour of expanding social security benefits and LGBT.

In his personal life, Bernie Sanders married Deborah Shiling in 1964, but they divorced in 1966. Bernie subsequently had a son with Susan Campbell Mott in 1969, but married Mary Jane O’Meara in 1988, and acquired three step-children. They are still married and based in Vermont.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My X-Girlfriend's Wedding Reception1999Rabbi Manny Shevitz (as Congressman Bernie Sanders)
Sweet Hearts Dance1988Bernie (uncredited)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
This Week2015TV SeriesHimself - 2016 Presidential Candidate / Himself
Meet the Press2015TV SeriesHimself - 2016 Presidential Candidate / Himself
Face the Nation2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Presidential Candidate
Real Time with Bill Maher2005-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2009-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
Fox News Sunday2015TV SeriesHimself
Overheard2015TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Colbert Report2008-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Ed Show2012-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - US Senator from Vermont
Ronan Farrow Daily2014TV SeriesHimself
Crossfire2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - U.S. Senator
The Cycle2013TV SeriesHimself
Jansing & Co.2013TV SeriesHimself
Moyers & Company2012TV SeriesHimself
The Big Fix2012DocumentaryHimself
Koch Brothers Exposed2012DocumentaryHimself - United States Senator for Vermont
Owned & Operated2012DocumentaryHimself
Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?2011DocumentaryHimself
Book TV2011TV SeriesHimself
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir2011TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart2011TV SeriesHimself
Democracy Now!2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Prime Votes2010TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Dylan Ratigan Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Broadcast Blues2009DocumentaryHimself
The Northeast Kingdom Music Festival Film2007Video documentary
Orwell Rolls in His Grave2003DocumentaryCongressman from Vermont

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Occupy Unmasked2012DocumentaryHimself - Vermont Senator
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHimself
We're Not Broke2012DocumentaryHimself - Senator, Vermont
Ethos2011/IDocumentaryHimself - US Congress
Windfall2010DocumentaryHimself - Senator, Vermont
Fall of the Republic: The Presidency of Barack H. Obama2009DocumentaryHimself - Senator
Frontline2008TV Series documentaryHimself - Senator, Vermont
Democracy Now!2005TV SeriesHimself

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Is Bernie Sanders's Net Worth Deserved?

  • larry hazard

    I don’t believe this for a minute. Sanders has at least several million they/he is not reporting.

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