Maxine Waters Biography

Updated On Nov 05, 2018 Published On Nov 05, 2018
Facts of Maxine Waters
Date of Birth: 1938 , August-15
Birth Nation: United States
Name Maxine Waters
Birth Name Maxine Moore Waters
Nick Name N/A
Father Remus Moore
Mother Velma Lee Carr Moore
Nationality American
Birth Place/City St.Louis, Missouri
Religion N/A
Profession Politician
Working For U.S. Representative for California's 43rd congressional district
Net Worth $5.5 million
Salary $170,000 (As of 2017)
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Face Color Black
Weight in KG N/A
Tattoo(s) N/A
Famous for Former chairs of Congressional Black Caucus (1997-99)
Married Yes
Married to Edward Waters (1956-1972), Sid Williams (current husband)
Children Karen Waters (daughter), Edward Waters (son)
Divorce Edward Waters (1956-1972)
Education Los Angeles State College (degree in sociology)
Awards The BET Honors Public Service Award, Glamour Lifetime Achievement Award
Online Presence Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & YouTube
Movies Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy, Jewel's Catch One, Aristide and the Endless Revolution,
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Maxine Waters is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. She was born on August 15, 1938. Born to Remus Carr and Velma Lee, she was raised alongside her twelve siblings. By nationality, she is an American and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity.

She enrolled at Vashon High School. Following her graduation, she relocated to Los Angeles, California, with her family, where she eventually began working in a garment factory and as a telephone operator before being hired as an assistant teacher at Watts.

Waters earned bachelor’s degree in sociology from California State University, Los Angeles.

At the age of 35, Waters started off her first professional job as a chief deputy to City Councilman David S. Cunningham, Jr. Later, she entered the California State Assembly where she worked for the divestment of state pension funds. After her good impression to heads, she was ascended to the position of Democratic Caucus Chair for the Assembly.

Following the retirement of Augustus F. Hawkins, she got elected with over 79 percent of the popular vote to the United States House of Representatives for California’s 29th congressional districts. She maintained the position being reelected consistently from the districts, renumbered as the 35th and 43rd in 1992 and 2012 respectively, with no less than 70% of the vote.

Further, Maxine came to public attention when she frequently interrupted a speech by Peter King. Eventually, at the age of 59, she became the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.

In 2005, Maxine confirmed at the U.S House Committee on education and the Workforce, highlighting the American College of Medical Technology.

The following year, she had a controversial debate over King-Drew Medical Center, where she criticized media coverage of the hospital and asked the Federal Communications to refuse a waiver of the cross-ownership ban. Once again, she hit the national headlines when she aid delivers relief supplies in Watts and demanded the resumption of vital services.

In August 2011, Water came out claiming President Barack Obama was insufficiently supportive of the black community. She also added, African and American members of Congress were reluctant to criticizing Obama because “Y'all love the President”. Two months later, her criticism went on a new level by confronting the White House with racial issues it had worked hard to avoid. Besides, she also expressed a sense of frustration that Obama’s election as a president had not resulted in any sweeping changes.

After Obama, she criticized President Donald Trump calling him “a bully, an egotistical maniac, a liar leading himself, and someone who didn’t deserve to be President”. Likewise, she also texted an allegation on Twitter about the Trump White House, “Trump has made it clear – it is now the White Supremacist’ House”, concerning President Trump to the violence which exploded at a white nationalist remonstration rally in Charlottesville.

Additionally, she too characterized President George H. W. Bush as “a racist” and said that he “Polarized the races in this country”.

Similarly, she also worked in several campaigns like Woman in Motion, along with Michael DornAshley Eckstein, Aristide and the Endless Revolution, alongside George. W BushStanding-n-Truth Breaking the Silence and Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy.

Talking about her achievements, Waters has received several honors and award for her work. She is a recipient of Candace Award and Bruce F. Vento. Furthermore, she is a co-founder of Black Women’s Forum and Community Build.

Moving into her personal life, Maxine Waters has married twice. Together with her first husband Edward Waters, she is blessed with two children: Edward Waters and Karen Waters. However, the couple parted ways after leading a 16 years long married life.

After 5 years of her divorce, she tied the wedding knot with Sid Williams, a former NFL footballer and former U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas under the Clinton Administration. The couple is living a blissful life without any news and rumors of extra-marital affairs, conflict, and divorce in their marital relationship.

Moving on, Maxine Waters has earned her wealth widely from her professional career as a politician. She gets paid $170,000 per annum as her salary. It is estimated that her current net worth is around $5.5 million. Currently, she resides in a luxurious mansion in Los Angles whose present real estate value is $ 4.5 million.

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Born in United States

August 15 , 1938

Maxine Waters was born in St Louis. She is the daughter of mother Verma Lee and father Remus Carr. She attended Vashon High School and graduated. After that, she joined in California State University, Los Angeles, and received a sociology degree.

Workied as chief deputy to City Councilman

1973

Maxine went to work as chief deputy to City Councilman David S. Cunningham, Jr. Waters entered the California State Assembly in 1976. While in the assembly she worked for the divestment of state pension funds from any businesses active in South Africa

Criticized Barack Obama

2011

In August 2011, Waters criticized President Barack Obama, saying that he was insufficiently supportive of the black community. Waters referred to the high unemployment rate for African Americans (which was hovering around 15.9 percent at the time).

Marriage and divorce with Edward Waters

1956

Maxine tied the knot with Edward Waters.They couple together has children, a daughter Karen Waters and a son Edward Waters. Nevertheless, the pair divorced in 1972.

Married Sid William

1997

Maxine Waters married Sid Williams, a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. Sid has played for teams like Baltimore Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins.Since their marriage, the couple is living a happy life together.

 

Net worth around $5.5 million

2018

As of 2018, Maxine Waters, net worth is estimated to be around $5.5 million. She owns her house a Mansion in Los Angles that cost $4.5 million.Her significant source of on earning is her professional is politicians.