The United States Senator Bernie Sanders shows not all politicians are serious people. The Democrat has been a United States Senator representing Vermont since 2007. He has also undertaken several Presidential campaigns. Apart from being a significant political figure Bernie now has become a social media meme sensation. For more insights keep reading
Bernie Sanders net worth is expected to be $3 Million
Senator Bernie Sanders never had a steady or satisfying income working for the White House. Last year, Forbes estimated Sanders’s net worth to be $2.5 million. According to recent updates Bernie is said to have an estimated net worth of $3 million. This figure is after taking into account mortgages and retirement accounts.
Along with being a politician he also published three-hit books in three years, from 2016 to 2018: Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In, Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution, and finally Where We Go From Here: Two Years in the Resistance. As reported by CNBC, he made about $850,000 in both 2016 and 2017 in book royalties, and over $390,000 in 2018. While Forbes mentioned ‘Sanders has been earning his Senate salary—some $174,000 a year—and is entitled to two pensions.’
Furthermore, as we follow the reports ‘Being part of the 2020 Presidential campaign, Bernie released tax returns dating back to 2010.’ There is no doubt in the fact that Sanders does not earn as much as his fellow Congress colleagues. Sanders isn’t even among the top 100 most affluent in congress.
How did Bernie Sanders become a Meme
The second best thing from the U.S Presidential inauguration ceremony was the Bernie memes. Americans did not only welcome their new President and Vice President with open arms but also a new crop of Bernie memes.
The rave started with a viral photo of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), sitting on a folding chair watching President Joe Biden’s inauguration. He is captured bundled up with a coat and mittens because the temperature in Washington, D.C. went up to the 40s. He is sitting at a distance, maintaining social distancing as he is fully aware that his age and prior health issues put him at severe risk for COVID-19.
Something about Sanders’ chilly body language, his oversized wool mittens, and the fact that he was sitting entirely alone made the photo compelling as meme material.
From the first look at the picture, you might not find anything so funny. But when people added their creativity online, social media especially Twitter exploded with such outstanding editing skills and memes that would give you a good laugh.
Bernie has been prey to the gen-z social media tactics previously too. This is not the first time. From 2016’s Birdie Sanders and 2020’s “I am once again asking” — but this one has blown up particularly promptly and is the best one so far.