Bernie Sanders Age, Wife, Family, Biography, Facts, Net Worth & More

Bernie Sanders

Full NameBernard Sanders
NicknameBernie, Bern
ProfessionPolitician, Author
PartyDemocratic Party
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 170 cm
in meters - 1.70 m
in feet inches - 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms - 75 kg
in Pounds - 165 lbs
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourWhite
Personal Life
Date of BirthSeptember 8, 1941
Age (as in 2017)76 Years
Birth PlaceBrooklyn, New York City, USA
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
SignatureBernie Sanders signature
HometownBrooklyn, New York City, USA
SchoolJames Madison High School, Brooklyn
College/UniversityUniversity of Chicago, Chicago
Brooklyn College, Brooklyn
Educational QualificationB.A. degree in Political Science
FamilyFather- Eli Sanders (Author, Paint salesman)
Mother- Dorothy Sanders
Bernie Sanders parents
Brother- Larry Sanders (Social worker, Health Spokesperson of the Green Party of England and Wales)
Larry Sanders
EthnicityAshkenazi Jewish
AddressA bungalow in Burlington, Vermont (VT), USA
HobbiesReading, Shooting basketballs
Controversies• In August 2016, Sanders bought a $600,000 beachfront summer home, which was criticized by many Americans who were finding it hard to buy a home in the U.S.
• In October 2017, he was supposed to attend a conference at the Women's Convention. But, it stirred controversy before he could come as many objected his presence, it being a women-centric event. Judging the situation, Sanders announced that he won't attend the convention, and would instead go to Puerto Rico to meet with Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of San Juan.
Favorite Things
Favorite FilmsThe Big Fix, Koch Brothers Exposed
Favorite FoodScrambled eggs, Pork chops
Favorite MusicianLudwig van Beethoven
Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
Girlfriends/AffairsSusan Mott Glaeser (1960s)
Deborah Shiling (1964-1966)
Jane O'Meara (1981)
Wife/SpouseDeborah Shiling (m. 1964 - div.1966)
Bernie Sanders Ex-wife Deborah Shiling
Jane O'Meara Sanders (m. 1988 - present)
Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders
Marriage DateDeborah Shiling (September 6, 1964)
Jane O'Meara Sanders (May 28, 1988)
ChildrenSons- Levi Sanders (with Susan Mott Glaeser - Insurance senior analyst), David
Bernie Sanders son Levi Sanders
Daughters- Carina Driscoll, Heather Titus
Bernie Sanders step-daughters Carina Driscoll (left), Heather Titus (middle) and wife, Jane O'Meara Sanders (right)
Style Quotient
Car CollectionAudi R8, Tesla Electric Car
Bernie Sanders - Audi R8
Assets Tiaa Cref Equities, Tiaa Guaranteed Traditional, Tiaa Real Estate, VALIC ASSET ALLOC
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$1 million

Bernie Sanders

Some Lesser Known Facts About Bernie Sanders

  • Does Bernie Sanders smoke?: No
  • Does Bernie Sanders drink alcohol? : Yes bernie-sanders-drinking-alcohol
  • Bernie is multi-talented as he is in politics, writing, film directing, TV production, carpentry, and researching.
  • He was born to Jewish immigrant parents from Poland. Bernie Sanders (right) childhood photo
  • Most of his father’s family died in Europe during the Holocaust.
  • When he was in school, he started working for social equality.
  • He continued his social work in college as well as he was a leader of the Congress of Racial Equality at the University of Chicago.
  • After completing his college in 1964, he spent several months on kibbutz (a collective community) in Israel before he relocated to Vermont.
  • In the initial phase of his career, he worked as – a filmmaker, a freelance writer, a psychiatric aide, and as a teacher for low-income children. Bernie Sanders in younger days
  • He also worked as a writer and director of the nonprofit ‘American People’s Historical Society’ (APHS).
  • He filled in as the Vermont’s Mayor for four back to back terms from 1981 to 1989.
  • He has been supporting since 1983 when as mayor of Burlington, he signed a Gay Pride Day declaration by announcing it a civil rights issue.
  • He has 2 acting credits to his name, in the 1988 comedy-drama ‘Sweet Hearts Dance’ as himself, and in the 1999 comedy ‘My X-Girlfriend’s Wedding Reception’ as “Rabbi Manny Shevitz.”

  • In 2006, he was elected to the U.S. Senate as a congressman in the House of Representatives.
  • In 2012, he was re-elected to the U.S. Senate after winning re-election in 2012 with 71 percent of the vote.
  • From 1991 to 2007, he served for 8 consecutive times in the U.S. Place of agents.
  • In 2014, as chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, he passed a bill that reformed the U.S. Veterans Administration’s health care system.
  • He considers himself as a “champion of veterans.”

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