We have hypocrites vying for the White House.
Although 2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren has spent her career railing against the rich, a new report from Forbes reveals that the Massachusetts senator is herself among the top 1%, with a staggering net worth of $12 million.
And she’s not the only one.
Bringing in the Benjamins
Elizabeth Warren has generated an insane amount of wealth for a public servant. The Street reported that she and her husband, a Harvard University professor, grossed over $900,000 in 2017.
According to the outlet, “$174,000 of that figure came from her job as a U.S. senator, while $430,000 came from her work as a top-selling author.”
Meanwhile, Warren’s husband reportedly boasts a $400,000 yearly salary from Harvard. (And Elizabeth has the audacity to talk about the student loan crisis?)
Democrats and dollar signs
Despite ripping the capitalist system that has allowed her to amass such a hefty net worth, Warren has avoided acknowledging her wealth. And she is far from the only offender.
According to Forbes, most of the Democrats vying for the White House in 2020 are millionaires. The likes of Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), Cory Booker (NJ), and Marianne Williamson are all worth between $1-2 million, while Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio sit at $2.5 million.
Higher up on the scale are Sen. Kamala Harris (CA), who is worth a cool $6 million, according to Forbes, and Joe Biden, worth $9 million.
Only three Dems have outearned Warren: Michael Bennett, a Colorado senator worth $15 million; John Delaney, a former Maryland congressman worth a reported $200 million; and Tom Steyer, a hedge fund manager who has amassed a net worth of $1.6 billion, according to Forbes.
These are the Democrats who rage against capitalism and the 1%. But what they fail to acknowledge is that they are the 1%.
They want to act like they are average Americans like the rest of us, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.