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How rich is Elizabeth Warren?

Name: Elizabeth Ann Warren

Born: June 22, 1949

Occupation: Academic, activist and politician

Elizabeth Warren, fair use
Elizabeth Warren, fair use

Elizabeth warren was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on June 22, 1949. She is the daughter of Donald Jones Herring, a janitor, and Pauline Reed, a Sears employee.

She attended Northwest Classen High School and, after earning a debate scholarship, attended George Washington University (GWU). Once she relocated to Houston, she attended the University of Houston and earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in speech pathology and audiology. Elizabeth also studied at the Rutgers School of Law-Newark and garnered a J.D.

Elizabeth was previously married to Jim Warren, a NASA engineer. They had two children together: Amelia and Alexander. The couple divorced in 1978. Two years later, she married Bruce Mann, a law professor.

During the early stages of her career in the 1970s and 1980s, she worked as a lawyer from home, focusing on wills and real estate deals. Elizabeth would teach law at many universities, such as Rutgers, University of Houston Law Center, University of Texas School of Law, University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Harvard Law School. Throughout her teaching career, she also researched bankruptcy and middle-class personal finance.

By the time the 1990s arrived, Elizabeth entered into the realm of public work in bankruptcy regulation and consumer protection. In 1995, Elizabeth advised the National Bankruptcy Review Commission and helped draft commission reports.

In 2011, Elizabeth announced that she would run for the Democratic nomination for the 2012 election for the United States Senate. Elizabeth was successful in defeating incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown with nearly 54 percent of the vote. Her win was still controversial, even to this date, because of her claims that she was Native American and her great-great-great grandmother was part Cherokee. She confirmed in January 2017 that she was running for re-election.

There was speculation that Elizabeth would run for president in the 2016 election. Instead, she endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her progressive ally, Bernie Sanders. There is speculation that Elizabeth will run for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election.

Described as a progressive, some of Elizabeth’s positions consist of: raising taxes, supporting Israel, wanting defense spending cuts, approving of abortion, supporting same-sex marriage, demanding stricter gun laws and supporting the Affordable Care Act.

Outside of politics, Elizabeth has authored several books, including “A Fighting Chance,” and co-authored a book entitled “The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke.” She has also received multiple honors: The Boston Globe’s Bostonian of the Year, the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts’s Lelia J. Robinson award and the National Law Journal’s Fifty Most Influential Women Attorneys in America.

We estimate that Elizabeth Warren’s net worth is $9 million (2017).

So how much is $9 million really?

$9 million can pay for a small portion of any U.S. Senate campaign. $9 million can also pay for a tiny percentage of the banker bailouts in 2008 and 2009.


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