For someone who’s hot to take away other people’s money, the self-described Socialist from the Green Mountain State doesn’t have much of a problem with his own personal wealth being north of the $2 million mark.
As reported by the Axiois.com news portal, while speaking before a rally in Iowa, Bernie Sanders defended his being classified as a multi-millionaire;
“I didn’t know that it was a crime to write a good book which turns out to be a bestseller.”
Taking it a step further Fox News is also reporting that in a New York Times interview, Sanders plainly stated;
“If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too.”
Well, hold on there, cowboy. If you own a successful business, doesn’t the same logic apply?
Something else… as it turns out, Sanders didn’t make his millions simply on the shoulders of his two books, published in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
In the same article from Fox News, the senator’s net worth is roughly $2 million.
The breakdown of Sanders’ income is as follows;
- $174,000 a year as a US senator.
- $880,091.14 in book royalties from his in 2017 book, to include a $505,000 advance on his 2018 book.
- $5,137 annually from his years as mayor of Burlington, VT.
- Stock and mutual fund accounts, were listed under his spouse, except for two joint accounts — one with the U.S. Senate Federal Credit Union valued at somewhere between $100,001 and $250,000, and one with the People’s United Bank in Vermont — its value is between $50,001 and $100,000.
Embarrassingly enough, Sanders still pulls in a few buck in royalties from his ill-conceived 1987 Folk Music album, “We Shall Overcome”, seen below.
Interestingly, Sanders also owns nearly $1.5 million worth on his three homes; two in Vermont and one in DC.
Who knew that demonizing the rich could be such a lucrative money-making business?