Known as “The Independent Senator”, Bernie Sanders has amassed a net worth of $3 million as of 2022. As a successful politician and a writer, he has been a member of the U.S. Senate representing Vermont since 2007. His net wealth began to grow after the publication of his book in 2016, and is expected to grow to at least $3 million by that time. This figure does not include his retirement accounts and additional cash.
The socialist politician was born in Poland to Polish immigrants, and was raised in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from the University of Chicago in 1964, he spent time living on a commune in Israel. Although he was married twice, he has a son from his first marriage, and has three children with his second wife, Jane. While Sanders grew up Jewish, he has never publicly acknowledged his Judaism, so he has not been able to establish his religious practice.
The Democratic presidential candidate has risen from the lower middle class to the upper middle class, and he is estimated to have a net worth of $2 million in 2022. Prior to entering politics, Sanders held a number of low-paying jobs, including carpenter and preschool teacher. He was elected to the House in 1990, and the Senate in 2006. In 2016, he was considered to be the 19th poorest member of Congress, so his net wealth in 2022 will increase based on book sales and book deals.