How did Bernie Sanders make his money? A look at his wealth and assets
By Ann W. Schmidt
As a self-described Democratic socialist, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has been outspoken about economic inequality.
During his 2016 presidential campaign and beyond, he declared that wealth inequality is “the great moral issue of our time.”
Now that he’s running for president again, the 77-year-old continues to advocate for the poor and middle class, including appealing for a $15-an-hour minimum wage and tuition-free colleges and universities.
And yet, his own net worth is unknown.
Back in 2016, Sanders was allegedly the 19th-poorest U.S. senator, The Washington Post reported. However, he has since published four books, and that’s said to have helped make him a millionaire.
“I wrote a best-selling book,” Sanders told The New York Times. “If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too.”
According to estimates from Celebrity Net Worth, Sanders’ net worth is roughly $2 million, based on his book sales, royalties and speaking engagements….