Bernie Sanders is a famous American politician and activist. Bernie Sanders is also Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee and 37th Mayor of Burlington. He was previously a member of the United States House of Representatives for the General District of Vermont and a senior member of the Senate Budget Committee.
Bernie Sanders was born on September 8, 1941 and he is currently 80 years old. He hails from New York City and his zodiac sign is Virgo. Also, his full name is Bernard Sanders. Speaking of family, his father is Elias Ben Yehuda Sanders and his mother is Dorothy Sanders (née Glassberg). He also has an older brother named Larry.
His father is originally from Słopnice in Austrian Galicia and later emigrated to the United States in 1921. Likewise, his maternal grandparents are Jewish immigrants from Radzyń Podlaski with roots in Russia. Therefore, Bernie has ancestors from Russia, Radzyń Podlaski and Austrian Galicia. In addition, many of his relatives in German-occupied Poland in the 1940s were murdered in the Holocaust.
Speaking about his education, he attended elementary school at PS 197 while living in Midwood, Brooklyn. He later attended Hebrew school in the afternoons and celebrated his bar mitzvah in 1954. For high school, he attended James Madison High School. For his college education he attended Brooklyn College in 1959 for a year. He soon transferred to the University of Chicago. He graduated from this institution in 1964 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.
working life and career
Professionally, Bernie Sanders is a famous politician and activist. He has been the junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007. He was also the US representative for the state’s general congressional district from 1991 to 2007. Following Patrick Leahy’s scheduled departure in January 2023, he will serve as Vermont’s senior senator and dean of the congressional delegation.
In addition, this personality is the longest-serving independent in the history of the US Congress. In addition, in 2016 and 2020, this personality unsuccessfully sought the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States. Before being elected to Congress, this personality was the mayor of Burlington, Vermont.
In addition, this politician describes himself as a democratic socialist. People credit him with influencing a shift to the left in the Democratic Party. He has been doing so since his 2016 presidential campaign. Likewise, this politician is an advocate of social democratic and progressive politics.
In addition, people recognize this politician for his opposition to economic inequality and neoliberalism. In terms of domestic politics, this politician supports universal and single-payer healthcare, workers’ rights, free higher education, paid parental leave, and an ambitious Green New Deal to create jobs to combat climate change.
Likewise, this American foreign policy leader supports more diplomacy and international cooperation, reductions in military spending, and greater emphasis on labor rights and environmental concerns when negotiating international trade deals.
Bernie Sanders is happily married Jane O’Meara Driscoll (born Mary Jane O’Meara) since May 28, 1988. From his wife’s previous marriage she has three children, namely Dave Driscoll, Carina Driscoll and Heather Titus (née Driscoll). Sanders considers them his own children. In addition, his wife is a famous social worker, activist, college administrator and political strategist who was also at one time President of Burlington College.
Before his happy marriage, Sanders was initially married to Deborah Shiling Messing. The two met in college in 1963. They volunteered for several months at the Israeli kibbutz Sha’ar HaAmakim and tied the knot in 1964. Without having children, the couple divorced in 1966.
Sanders has a biological son named Levi Sanders. He welcomed Levi in 1969 with then-girlfriend Susan Campbell Mott. In addition, Sanders has 7 grandchildren from his biological and stepchildren.
Bernie Sanders stands about tall height of 183 cm or 6 feet. Likewise, its weight is about 90 kg or 198 lbs. The Senator has a chest-waist-biceps size of 44-36-13 inches. Similarly, the American politician has brown eyes and hair of the same color that have turned gray with age.
Social Media and Wealth
Bernie Sanders joined Twitter through his social media presence in November 2010 and to date has over 15.4 million followers on his @BernieSanders account. Likewise his Instagram Username is @berniesanders and has more than 6.6 million followers as of February 2022. In addition, as of May 25, 2015, this politician has 464,000 subscribers and 86.4 million views on his YouTube channel “Bernie Sanders”.
In addition, this politician is also available on Tiktok as @bernie and has 706.2K followers and 5.1 million likes so far. He also has 5.6 million followers on his Facebook profile. Moving on, this American politician has a net worth of around 3 million US dollars.