Bernard "Bernie" Sanders is an American politician and a senator of Vermont from 2007. He is also regarded as one of the poorest politicians. Bernie has an estimated net worth of $800,000 as suggested by his wife. He started out his political career in the early 80's as the mayor of Burlington, Vermont. He has been presented with many awards throughout his career like Congressional leadership award.
Bernie Sanders was born in a poor family, so he had a tough time growing up. According to a tabloid site (Heavy.com), he used to listen to his parents arguing over money when he was growing up.
Image: Bernie Sanders during gun control affair speech.
The 75-year-old Politician from America was asked to present his net worth in 2015 by the government to which he reported that his assets were worth at a minimum of 187,026 to a max of 759,004. Bernie earned most of his net worth almost through his salary serving the senate. He currently has a salary of $174,000 which was just increased in the year 2016. Before it used to be $165,000 when he took the senate's office in 2007.
"I learned what havoc and pain is caused by the constant worry over money. People who come from money sometimes don’t understand that anxiety."
Bernie sanders didn't earn a steady paycheck until he was 40. During his time, working as the mayor back in 1981-1989, he was given approximately $39,000 annually for his service. Bernie Sanders is not living a fabulous life, as he still has debt that could be anywhere from $25000-$65000.
Jane Sanders who is the wife of Bernie has also had a significant contribution in his net worth as she served as President of Burlington college from 2004 to 2011.
Image: Bernie Sanders during civil rights movement.
Bernie Sanders was involved in politics from his early 30's. However, he officially started his career in 1981 when he was elected as the mayor of Burlington. He served as the mayor for four terms which ended in the year 1989. After his tenure as the mayor ended, he got involved in a university as a professor and taught political science until he won and got a seat at the house of representative in 1990. After serving at the house of representative, he ran for U.S Senate in 2005 and 2012, which he won both the time.
Throughout his career, Bernie Sanders has been awarded many times for his service to the nation. Some awards that he got are Col. Arthur T. Maric Congressional award, Legion's Patriot Award, etc. He is one of the longest serving independent in US congressional history, elected by the state of Vermont 8 times to serve in the house of representative. He has won in many elections and is loved by most of the Americans which are awards in itself.
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