Bernie Sanders is a former US Senator and Politician with an estimated net worth of million dollars in 2017-2018. He first became the 37th Mayor of Burlington from 1981 till 1989. He also served for the position of Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee from 2013 – 2015. He is popular for his righteous work. He is always supporting causes which can help the society.
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Biography & Wiki
Bernard Sanders was born in 1941 on 8th September to Eli Sanders and Dorothy Sanders in New York City in the USA. He also has a brother named Larry Sanders.
Bernard Sanders completed his schooling from James Madison High School. Later he went to Brooklyn College but was transferred to the University of Chicago in 1960.
Bernard married his first wife, Deborah Shilling Messing in 1964, whom he divorced in 1966.
He married his second wife Jane O’Meara in 1988. He has a son named Levi Sanders with Susan Campbell Mott. Bernie also has 1 stepson and 2 stepdaughters.
Bernie has also criticized Donald Trump for campaigning and adding multiple billionaires in his cabinet. He also criticized him for prioritizing job creation over climate change.
Bernie’s political journey started when he was at the University of Chicago, he worked in ‘Young People’s Socialist League’ (Socialist Party of America’s youth affiliate). He also became the student organizer of Civil Rights Movement for CORE (Congress of Racial Equality).
This really got him in the politics. He wanted to get into a position where he could make significant changes for the betterment of the society.
After completing his college he came back to New York and tried his hand at multiple jobs like carpenter, Head Start Teacher, and psychiatric aide. In 1968 he moved to Vermont, as writer and filmmaker and started selling education material in schools.
In 1980, Sanders ran for Burlington, Vermont’s mayor. He won the position and served there for 8 years till 1989. He was a political affiliate of the Liberty Union in (1971 – 1977). He joined Democratic Party in 2015 – 2016. Since 2016 he has joined Independent party again. He first became the Vermont United States Senator Incumbent in 2007 and served under Patrick Leahy.
Bernie Sanders has also worked in TV shows and movies like ‘My X-Girlfriend’s Wedding Reception’ and ‘The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth’. In 2016, Sanders openly supported Hillary Clinton in her failed attempt to become the president of America.
Bernie also authored a book titled ‘Our Revolution: A Future to Believe’ which ranked 3 on New York Times Best Seller list. This year, Sanders also started ‘The Bernie Sanders Show’ which he broadcasts on Facebook.
Awards & Achievements
Bernie Sanders has been awarded Col. Arthur T. Marix Congressional Leadership Award.
In 2017, 30th May Brooklyn College awarded Bernie with an honorary degree in Doctor of Humane Letters.
Net Worth of Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders has an estimated net worth of over $2.5 million. He made most of his income through his salary as a senator. He is also a consistent member of several communities, which also helped him in making his million dollar empire. He and his current wife together have a net worth of $2 million.
Bernie Sanders is one of the most popular politicians in America. He is amongst the few politicians in the country, who is actually raising his voice for the things that matter. He is the most loved and influential independent political party leader in America. Bernie is great at reaching out to the millennials. His views and ideas focus towards bringing balance in the country.