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Bernie Sanders Net Worth

Bernie Sanders Net Worth is
$750,000

Bernie Sanders's salary
$174,000

Bernie Sanders Biography

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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Quick Facts

Full NameBernie Sanders
Net Worth$750,000
Salary$174,000
Date Of BirthSeptember 8, 1941
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
ProfessionAmerican Politician, United States Senator from Vermont (since 2007), Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives
EducationUniversity of Chicago (1964), Brooklyn College, James Madison High School, Hebrew school, Brooklyn
NationalityAmerican
SpouseJane O'Meara Sanders (m. 1988), Deborah Shiling (m. 1964–1966)
ChildrenLevi Sanders
ParentsDorothy née Glassberg, Eli Sanders
SiblingsLarry Sanders
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/berniesanders
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/SenSanders
Google+https://plus.google.com/102227800261183349957
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/berniesanders/
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Sanders
Allmusicwww.allmusic.com/artist/bernie-sanders-mn0003372461
AwardsCol. Arthur T. Marix Congressional Leadership Award, Veterans of Foreign Wars prestigious Congressional Award, Ralph Nader Award (2016), Sanders Wins Readers' Poll for TIME Person of the Year (2015)
MoviesMy X-Girlfriend's Wedding Reception (1999), Bernie Sanders MOVIE CAMEO (1988), Orwell Rolls in His Grave (2003, documentary), Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004)
TV ShowsThe Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth (2016-2017)


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live2016TV SeriesBernie Sanders
My X-Girlfriend's Wedding Reception1999Rabbi Manny Shevitz (as Congressman Bernie Sanders)
Sweet Hearts Dance1988Bernie (uncredited)

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Daggers in Men's SmilesShort grateful acknowledgment pre-production

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
This Week2015-2017TV SeriesHimself - Presidential Candidate / Himself - 2016 Presidential Candidate / Himself / ...
#Under35Potus2016Video documentary shortHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Face the Nation2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Presidential Candidate / Himself / Himself - Former Presidential Candidate / ...
Conan2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Meet the Press2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Presidential Candidate / Himself - 2016 Presidential Candidate / Himself / ...
CBS This Morning2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Tavis Smiley2009-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Presidential Candidate / Himself - Guest / Himself - Former Presidential Candidate / ...
The View2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Former Presidential Candidate / Himself - Presidential Candidate / Himself - 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
America Decides2016TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Undecided: The Movie2016Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher2005-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Nominee2016DocumentaryPresidential Candidate
Longshot... The Biopic of Senator Bernie Sanders Campaign 2016 for POTUS2016DocumentaryHimself
America's Election HQ2016TV SeriesHimself - Speaker
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Denial2016/IVDocumentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Presidential Candidate / Himself - 2016 Presidential Candidate
Parts Per Billion2016Documentary shortHimself
We the People of the Revolution2016Documentary shortHimself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Guest / Himself
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth2016TV Series documentaryHimself
BET News2016TV SeriesHimself
The Real Voices2016TV Series documentaryHimself (2016)
Fox News Sunday2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Presidential Candidate / Himself
PBS Newshour Vote 2016 Democratic Debate2016TV SpecialHimself - Candidate
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt2016TV SeriesHimself - 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Democratic Candidates Debate2016TV SpecialHimself - Candidate
Courting Des Moines2016Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Presidential Candidate
First in the South Democratic Candidates Forum on MSNBC2015TV SpecialHimself - Candidate
Charlie Rose2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2015TV SeriesHimself - 2016 Presidential Candidate
CNN Democratic Primary Debate2015TV SpecialHimself - Candidate (as Sen. Bernie Sanders)
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
Overheard2015TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
PoliticKING with Larry King2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - guest
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 Independents2014TV SeriesHimself
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 Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Democracy Now!2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Prime Votes2010TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Dylan Ratigan Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Capitalism: A Love Story2009DocumentaryHimself
Broadcast Blues2009DocumentaryHimself
The Northeast Kingdom Music Festival Film2007Video documentary
American Blackout2006DocumentaryHimself
Orwell Rolls in His Grave2003DocumentaryCongressman from Vermont

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Watters' World2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Former Democratic Presidential Candidate
Rich Hall's Presidential Grudge Match2016TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Campaign Speech / Himself - With Hillary Clinton / ...
Frontline2008-2016TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Senator, Vermont
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - New Hampshire Debate / Himself - At Democratic Convention / ...
The Drunken Peasants2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Democracy Now!2005-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Rachel Maddow Show2016TV SeriesHimself
Media Buzz2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - 2016 Presidential Candidate
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimself
The Greg Gutfeld Show2015TV SeriesHimself - 2016 Presidential Candidate
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
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  • 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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