What is Bernie Sanders’ net worth? Here’s how much money the Democratic candidate has – The Sun

SO-CALLED socialist senator, Bernie Sanders is quite critical of America's more-well off.

But how much is the presidential candidate worth? Here is everything we know.

What is Bernie Sanders' net worth?

According to Forbes, sanders is worth around $2.5 million.

Forbes says the senator has an estimated $500,000 in cash and investments, around $1,300,000 and has $700,000 in Government Pensions.

How did he make his money?

Sanders made his money through book royalties, real estate investments and government pensions.

In his role as senator he's paid $174,000 a year according to a Congressional Research Service report on Senate salaries last year.

Since his presidential bid in 2016, Sanders has released one book a year.

His book series has pulled in $1.7 million.

How many properties does Bernie own?

According to the Daily Mail, the senator owns three properties.

He owns a $405,000 four bedroom home in Vermont alongside a one-bedroom apartment in Washington, estimated to be worth $700,000.

He also owns a lakeside cabin, once part of Burlington College – where his wife, Jane was a former president.

The couple's acquisition of the cabin has been the centre of some controversy after critics blamed Jane Sanders for piloting a scheme to drive millions into the college's campus – which saw the university fold.

The couple then snapped up the cabin  after it closed in 2016.

The couple say they purchased it with inheritance money, but records discovered by VTDigger  suggest the amount couldn't have afforded the cabin with the inherited money alone.

How rich is Bernie Sanders compared to Mike Bloomberg?

Mike Bloomberg's estimated net worth stands at $6.1 billion – so a marked difference.

The difference between the pair's wealth stands at just over $6 billion.

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