Bernie Sanders

Politician, Author (1941)
Wed Oct 09 2019
By   Alina

Who is Bernie Sanders?

Since 2007, Bernie Sanders, an American Politician is the junior U.S. senator from Vermont. Besides that, Sanders is the longest-serving autonomous in the history of the U.S. Congress. He came to the fore for his campaign against Hillary Clinton for the U.S. presidential nomination of the party in 2016.

Bernard Sanders was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, on September 8, 1941. His mother is Elias Ben Yehuda Sanders, and his father is Dorothy "Dora" Sanders. With Ashkenazi Jewish ethnic background, he holds American nationality. As of 2019, Sanders is now 77 years old.

Bernie attended the elementary school at P.S. 197 In Brooklyn; then he went to college in Hebrew. Sanders attended Brooklyn College and then moved to Chicago University. He then graduated from the University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1964.

Bernie Sanders while giving a speech. career, personal life, earning, net worth
Image: Bernie Sanders while giving a speech.

Sanders began his career as a filmmaker and freelance writer and in 1971 began his political career as a member of the Liberty Union Party. Then, in 1981 he was elected as Burlington's mayor, Vermont, by just 12 votes.

He announced the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 2015. He was the only presidential candidate ever invited to talk about moral, environmental and economic problems in the Vatican. On July 12, 2016, Sanders supported Clinton as president. Just like Ayanna Pressley, James Rubin and Kamala Harris, Bernie is also a very influential politician. 

Bernie Sanders' Salary & Net Worth

As of 2019, the net worth of Bernie Sanders is allegedly about $2.5 million from the property, investment, public pensions. He also earned some money from books, including Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In. Well, Sanders, Vermont's Democratic Socialist Senator is a fierce critic of America's affluent. 

With many years of political experience, Sanders current salary is estimated by the federal government for the rest of his life at $174,000 and $73,000 a year. In addition, before being elected to Congress, he ran a small business producing film strips for schools on New England history and served as Burlington, Vermont's mayor. Bernie receives another $428 a month from a town pension, worth about $50,000, from his working Burlington.

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Image: Bernie Sanders' Book Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In: Be.

Earning Via Self Authored Books

Well, basically his earnings are from his self-authored book and his political accomplishments. Sander published Our Revolution book in 2016, which sold 220,000 copies globally, earning him $1.1 million. He then published a book Political Revolution again in 2017, earning him $127,500

House

As for now, Bernie has three houses. He retains a colonial four-bedroom, two-bathroom in Burlington, which he purchased in 2009 for $405,000. Last year, after the heavy book profit began to roll, he paid off his 30-year mortgage. Sanders also owns a row house a short walk from the D.C. Capitol, which he purchased in 2007 for $489,000. Similarly, Forbes estimates that Bernie still has about $350,000 remaining on the mortgage.

Bernie Sanders' Married Life: Wife & Girlfriend

Sanders is a married man. He married the love of his life Jane O'Meara Driscoll in 1988, in an intimate ceremony. He and his wife have been living a happy married life for more than two decades now. Sanders also has seven grandchildren. 

Bernie Sanders with his curremt wife, Jane O'Meara. relationship, marriage, wife, spouse, love personal life
Image: Bernie Sanders with his curremt wife, Jane O'Meara.

Bernie Sanders' Past Relationship 

Before tying a knot with Jane, both Bernie and Jane were married to different partners. He married Deborah Shilling in 1964. Two years later the pair split in 1966. The couple doesn't share any kind of children together. He married twice in his life timeline. Also, he has a child from his former girlfriend Susan Campbell Mott named Levi Sanders

Likewise, his current partner Jane was also previously married a have three children from the marriage. He sees the three kids of Jane as his own. Dave Driscoll, Carina Driscoll, and Heather Titus are the names of the kids. 

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