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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

Bernie Sanders information

Bernie Sanders information

Birth date: September 8, 1941
Birth place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Nationality:American
Children:Levi Sanders,
Siblings:Larry Sanders

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Bernie Sanders Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Bernard ‘Bernie” Sanders was born on 8 September 1941, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, to a Polish-Jewish father and a US-born mother of Russian/Polish-Jewish descent. Bernie is now well known as a Democratic party contender challenging for the presidency of the US in 2016, although his 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 $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.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My X-Girlfriend's Wedding Reception 1999 Rabbi Manny Shevitz (as Congressman Bernie Sanders)
Sweet Hearts Dance 1988 Bernie (uncredited)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
This Week 2015 TV Series Himself - 2016 Presidential Candidate / Himself
Meet the Press 2015 TV Series Himself - 2016 Presidential Candidate / Himself
Face the Nation 2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Presidential Candidate
Real Time with Bill Maher 2005-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2009-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton 2013-2015 TV Series Himself
Fox News Sunday 2015 TV Series Himself
Overheard 2015 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore 2015 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The Colbert Report 2008-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Ed Show 2012-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - US Senator from Vermont
Ronan Farrow Daily 2014 TV Series Himself
Crossfire 2013-2014 TV Series Himself - U.S. Senator
The Cycle 2013 TV Series Himself
Jansing & Co. 2013 TV Series Himself
Moyers & Company 2012 TV Series Himself
The Big Fix 2012 Documentary Himself
Koch Brothers Exposed 2012 Documentary Himself - United States Senator for Vermont
Owned & Operated 2012 Documentary Himself
Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? 2011 Documentary Himself
Book TV 2011 TV Series Himself
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir 2011 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart 2011 TV Series Himself
Democracy Now! 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
Prime Votes 2010 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The Dylan Ratigan Show 2010 TV Series Himself
Broadcast Blues 2009 Documentary Himself
The Northeast Kingdom Music Festival Film 2007 Video documentary
Orwell Rolls in His Grave 2003 Documentary Congressman from Vermont

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Himself
The Ed Show 2014 TV Series Himself
Occupy Unmasked 2012 Documentary Himself - Vermont Senator
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series Himself
We're Not Broke 2012 Documentary Himself - Senator, Vermont
Ethos 2011/I Documentary Himself - US Congress
Windfall 2010 Documentary Himself - Senator, Vermont
Fall of the Republic: The Presidency of Barack H. Obama 2009 Documentary Himself - Senator
Frontline 2008 TV Series documentary Himself - Senator, Vermont
Democracy Now! 2005 TV Series Himself

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