Bernie Sanders current net worth is estimated to be approximately $2 million in February 2020.
Sanders became mayor of Burlington, Vermont from 1981 to 1989. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1991 and then the US senate in 2007. He is the longest serving independent in the history of congress.
Bernie Sanders joined the Democratic Party in November 2015 until July 26, 2016 when Sanders said he would act as an Independent in the Senate after losing the Democratic presidential nomination. Bernie Sanders considers himself a Democratic Socialist but is registered as an independent and is running for president in the democratic primary.
As an author Bernie Sanders has earned approximately $1.75 million in book royalties since 2016. Amazingly, he remains one of the lowest net worth US senators.
While he earns a US senator’s annual salary of $174,000 his total earned income was about $1 million in 2016 and 2017 thanks to the success of his book sales and royalties.
Sanders owns three houses, his primary residence in Vermont, a townhouse in Washington, DC where he works, and he also purchased a four-bedroom house on the shore of Lake Champlain for roughly $600,000 in 2016.