America presidential hopeful, Bernie Sanders’ passion for helping the less fortunate stems from all the money problems he’s had in the past. He has the lowest net worth of most of the presidential candidates.
Bernie Sanders is the politician for the 99 percent because he’s been there himself, dealing with poverty and going through times when he could barely make ends meet. More after the cut…
Sanders just announced that in February alone, he raised more than $40 million for his campaign. Most of his donations come from small donors who give less than $200. He’s definitely not one of the richest people in Congress, but just how much is he worth?
This are what you need to know about him:
1. He Has a Net Worth of About $300,000, Making Him One of the Poorest of the Presidential Candidates
Bernie Sanders is one of the “poorest” of the presidential candidates. Bernie Sanders’ public disclosures place his net worth at between $194,026 and $741,030, Politico reported. Some media sources just take the highest number and report his net worth at $700,00, but this is inaccurate.
The total is likely around $300,00, since as early as 2013 he had an estimated net worth of $330,000, NPR reported. This is far below most members of Congress, where the median net worth in 2013 was $1 million. In the Senate, the median was $2.8 million.
Compared to other political candidates, Sanders also ranks low. Hillary and Bill Clinton made more than $25 million in the first half of 2014 just from speaking engagements. According to USA Today, Donald Trump’s net worth is between $2.9 and $10 billion, Hillary Clinton’s is $15.3 to $55 million, and Ted Cruz is $1.7 to $4.5 million. Marco Rubio has the net worth closest to his, at somewhere between $100,000 and $400,000.
Joe Biden isn’t running, but he referred to himself in the past as the poorest man in Congress. His net worth is somewhere between $39,000 and $800,000.