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How rich is Chuck Schumer?

Name: Charles Ellis Schumer

Born: November 23, 1950

Occupation: Politician

Chuck Schumer, fair use
Chuck Schumer, fair use

Chuck Schumer was born in New York City, New York on November 23, 1950. He is the son of Abraham Schumer, an owner of an exterminating company, and Selma Rosen, a homemaker. He has two siblings: Robert and Fran.

He attended James Madison School, where he scored a perfect 1600 on the SAT. Because of this, he attended Harvard College, and then earned his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. He passed the New York state bar, but he never practiced law.

Since 1980, Chuck has been married to Iris Weinshall, a New York civil servant, and the couple have two children: Alison and Jessica. They presently split their time between Washington and New York.

Chuck entered state politics in 1974, elected to the New York State Assembly. He served three terms between 1975 and 1981 as a State Senator and served eight terms as a State Representative. In 1998, Chuck transitioned into federal politics, running for the U.S. Senate. He continues to represent the state of New York on Capitol Hill and is currently the Senate Minority Leader.

Some of the positions he advocates: government healthcare, gun control, abortion, foreign interventions, protectionism, same-sex marriage, and higher taxes. He has flip flopped on immigration – supporting a border wall and then opposing one, fighting against illegal immigration and then endorsing amnesty. Schumer has been considered an excellent political power player: he helped the Democrats make sweeping victories in 2006 and 2008, and he has gotten the media’s attention for a wide array of Democratic issues.

He has gotten into trouble in the past, including making anti-Israeli statements, calling for a military parade in 2014 (despite criticizing President Donald Trump for wanting one), and describing specific Indian factories as “chop shops.”

In 2007, he published a book titled “Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time.”

We estimate that Chuck Schumer’s net worth is $1 million (2018).

So how much is $1 million really?

$1 million can pay for a U.S. Senate campaign’s expenses. $1 million can also cover the typical senator’s retirement pension for about eight years.


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