Bernie Sanders Net Worth: Not in the One Percent

Bernie Sanders net worth
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at a presidential campaign rally in Madison, Wis. before a crowd of over 10,000 people on July 1, 2015.

Bernie Sanders Net Worth: U.S. Senator and 2016 Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT) repeatedly rails against "the one percent." It's a big part of his campaign. And Sanders is, by far, the "poorest" hopeful in the 2016 presidential election race...

He earned an annual income of $174,000 in 2014, and has a net worth of $528,014 as of August 2015. That makes Bernie Sanders' net worth 230 times smaller than that of his Democratic opponent and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to an August 2015 Money Nation article.

Bernie Sanders Net Worth: Poor, Poor Politician

The average U.S. Senator has a net worth of $10,866,000, according to Out of 100 U.S. Senators, Bernie Sanders' net worth ranks at No. 86. This puts Sanders below the average of his fellow congressmen.

Sanders' combined salary comes solely from his career in politics - which he's been at for 44 years and counting. He was once the mayor of Burlington, Vt. In addition to the U.S. Senate, he's also held positions in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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