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Bill de Blasio Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Warren Wilhelm, Jr. was born on 8 May 1961, in Manhattan, New York City USA, of Italian and German descent. Bill is a politician, best known for currently serving as the mayor of New York City from 2013. Prior to becoming the mayor, he was also a council member, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Bill de Blasio? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $1.5 million, mostly earned through his career in politics. During his time with the New York City Council he was assigned to various sectors and afterwards, started to put a lot of plans into motion as advocate and eventually mayor. As he continues his career, it’s expected that his wealth will increase.
Bill de Blasio Net Worth $1.5 Million
At an early age, de Blasio’s father left the family and he was raised by his mother’s family. He came to adopt his mother’s family name and then applied it legally after graduating from college. It would eventually become the name he used when his political career started and he also changed his first name to Bill, from a nickname he was called when growing up. He graduated from New York University with a major in Metropolitan Studies and then went to Columbia University to obtain a Master of International Affairs.
After school, De Blasio worked for the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice as part of the Urban Fellows Program. He worked there while studying at Columbia University, and three years later became a part of the Quixote Center. He then worked as a political organizer, including travelling to Nicaragua during the revolution. Bill then moved to New York City and continued his work, at times helping political parties. He eventually became the campaign manager for Charlie Rangel. In 1997, he became the regional director for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for New Jersey and New York.
In 2001, de Blasio decided to run for the New York City Council and won with a 71% vote. He would serve on the council for three terms and a total of eight years. During his time there he helped ptotect tenants against landlord discrimination, and also took part in the creation of the Gender-Based Discrimination Protection Law. Aside from these, he worked in the Finance, General Welfare, Technology and the Education sectors. After serving in the council, he then decided to campaign to become the New York City Public Advocate. During this time, the candidates were many, but he took a big lead when he was endorsed by Ed Koch, Mario Cuomo and Reverend Al Sharpton. He eventually won the election and was inaugurated during 2010. During his time as advocate he focused on housing and education in the city.
In 2013, Bill announced his candidacy for mayor of New York City and despite competing with nine other candidates, he received numerous endorsements and even had celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Alec Baldwin helping him. He would become the leader in votes among democrat candidates and eventually won the mayoral vote with 72%, the first Democratic mayor for 20 years – Bill is also known to be New York’s tallest mayor at 1.96m. During his time as mayor, he works closely with the New York Police Department; he has also outlawed horse-drawn carriages in the city. He is working on various projects and also received his share of criticisms.
For his personal life, it is known that Bill has been married to Chirlane McCray since 1994. They have two children who have been put into the media spotlight at times. He also calls himself “spiritual, but unaffiliated”.