Quick Facts of Bernie Sanders

  • Full NameBernie Sanders
  • Net Worth$2.5 million
  • Date of Birth08 September, 1941
  • NicknameBernie
  • Marital Status Twice Married
  • BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York City, New York
  • Ethnicity White
  • ProfessionPolitician
  • Nationality American
  • SpouseDeborah Shiling Messing (m. 1964; div. 1966), Jane O'Meara (m. 1988)
  • Height6 feet
  • EducationUniversity of Chicago
  • Children4
  • Horoscope Leo
Bernie Sanders

The junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007, Bernie Sanders is an American politician. Apart from it, Sanders is the longest-serving independent in U.S. congressional history, who came to limelight for his campaign against Hillary Clinton for the party’s 2016 U.S. presidential nomination.

Who is Bernie Sanders? Bio and Wiki

Bernard Sanders was born on September 8, 1941, to Elias Ben Yehuda Sanders and Dorothy “Dora” Sanders in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He holds American nationality with the Ashkenazi Jewish ethnic background. Sanders is currently 77 years of age as of 2019, and his zodiac sign is Virgo.

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Regarding his education, Bernie joined the elementary school at P.S. 197 in Brooklyn, and then went to Hebrew school. Sanders attended Brooklyn College and then transferred to the University of Chicago. He then graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in political science in 1964 from the University of Chicago.

How much is Bernie Sanders’ Salary & Net Worth?

As of 2019, Bernie Sanders’ net worth is reportedly around $2.5 million from real estate, investments, government pensions. Also, he has accumulates some amount of earning from books, including Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In. Well, Sanders, the democratic socialist senator from Vermont is a fierce critic of the affluent in America. That’s a bit rich, considering he himself is well off.

With long years of experience in politics, Sanders’s current salary is estimated at $174,000 and $73,000 a year from the federal government for the rest of his life. Besides, he ran a small business producing film strips on New England history for schools before being elected to Congress and served as Burlington, Vermont’s mayor. From his operating Burlington, Bernie gets another $428 a month from a city pension, which is worth roughly $50,000.

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In 2016, Sanders released a book a year since then his bid for the Democratic nomination raised his profile. In total, he has pulled from the series at least $1.7 million, starting with Our Revolution (220,000 copies sold, according to industry tracker NPD BookScan), and Where We Go From Here: Two Years in the Resistance (26,000) and finally then Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution (27,000).


Bernie Sanders owns three houses. In Burlington, he maintains a colonial four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath that he bought for $405,000 in 2009. Last year, he paid off its 30-year mortgage after the hefty book profits started rolling. Also, Sanders owns a row house a short walk from the Capitol in D.C, which he bought for $489,000 in 2007. Likewise, Forbes estimates Bernie still has around $350,000 left on the mortgage there.

Bernie Sanders Career

Sanders started his career as a filmmaker and freelance writer and started his political career as a member of the Liberty Union Party in 1971 and in 1981 he was elected as the mayor of Burlington, Vermont, by only 12 votes. After winning a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990, Bernie co-founded the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

In 2015, he announced the presidential nomination for the Democratic Party. He was the only presidential candidate ever to be invited to the Vatican to speak on moral, environmental and economic issues. Sanders endorsed Clinton for president on July 12, 2016.

Bernie Sanders’s Married Life: Wife & Girlfriend:

Bernie Sanders is a married man. He has married twice in his career. In 1964, he married Deborah Shilling. They divorced in 1966 without having any children.

Bernie Sanders with his wife, Jane O’Meara

After his first divorce, Sanders remarried Jane O’Meara Driscoll as his second wife. They tied the knot in 1988 at an intimate ceremony. He considers Jane’s three children as his own. The children are named as  Dave Driscoll, Carina Driscoll, and Heather Titus. Currently, he is living a happy married life with his wife for more than two decades.

Added to that, Sanders also has seven grandchildren. Apart from it, he has a son named Levi Sanders, from his girlfriend, Susan Campbell Mott.

Bernie Sanders Party, Twitter

Bernie Sanders represents the Democratic party as per sources. Sanders announced on Vermont Public Radio that he would seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in the 2020 election on February 19, 2019.

Bernie Sanders is active on social media. He has over 3.1 million Instagram followers, with over 8.36 million Twitter followers. Likewise, his Facebook account has more than 7.59 million followers as of March 28, 2019. Hence, we can say that he has a huge fan following.

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