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Bernie Sanders’ net worth: A look at the senator’s wealth and assets

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Bernie Sanders, a self-declared Democratic socialist known for his harsh criticism of income inequality in the US, has joined the crowd of 2020 presidential candidates.

The Vermont senator is worth as much as $2 million, according to financial website The Street, although his exact wealth is unknown.

Sanders earns a $174,000 yearly salary as senator, and in 2015 his total reported assets were less than $750,000. But he’s earned more than $1 million in 2016 and 2017 respectively, primarily due to royalties from his books, financial disclosure documents show.

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The 77-year-old senator has historically been known as one of the least wealthy members of Congress.

Business Insider reached out to the senator’s office for comment on his net worth but did not receive a response by the time of publication.

Here’s what we know about Sanders’ wealth and assets.

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