How rich is Maxine Waters?

Name: Maxine Moore Carr

Born: August 15, 1938

Occupation: Politician

Maxine Waters, fair use

Maxine Waters, fair use

Maxine Waters was born in St. Louis, Missouri on August 15, 1938. She is the daughter of Remus Carr and Verlma Lee Moore and she has 12 siblings.

Maxine went to Vashon High School and graduated in 1961. Her family relocated to Los Angeles soon after, and she enrolled in California State University, Los Angeles, earning a sociology degree in 1970.

She has been married twice before. Her second husband is Sid Williams, a former NFL player and former U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas under President Bill Clinton. She has two children, Edward and Karen. Maxine presently lives in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

One of her earliest jobs was that of a teacher. She expanded her civil service by working as the chief deputy to City Councilman David S. Cunningham, Jr. In 1976, she joined the California State Assembly and would later rise to become Democratic Caucus Chair for the Assembly.

Maxine would enter federal politics in 1990 and become elected to California’s 29th Congressional District – it later became the 35th Congressional District. She has since served 14 terms in the House of Representatives and is currently the ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee.

Some of her positions in public office have been supporting trillion-dollar jobs programs, opposing the Iraq War, advocating against mandatory minimum sentences and demanding an end to the U.S. trade embargo in Cuba. Maxine has risen to prominence in 2017 for her ardent opposition to President Donald Trump and his administration, many millennials referring to the congresswoman as Auntie Maxine.

Over the years, Maxine has had to contend with allegations of corruption. Two of the most famous accusations include her relatives earning more than $1 million by doing business with businesses and organizations that she helped as a representative and violating ethics by helping a bank that her husband worked with receive federal funds. Like most politicians, the charges did not stick.

Maxine has been awarded the Candace Award in 1992 and the Bruce F. Vento Award and a preparation center was named after her in Watts, California.

We estimate that Maxine Waters’s net worth is $1 million (2016).

So how much is $1 million really?

$1 million can pay for the fraction of a congressional race. $1 million can also pay for a quarter of the cost of her 6,000 square foot mansion.

 

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