Sanders purchased this Capitol Hill home in 2007 for $489,000 though it is now valued at $562,500. Like the senator, this 1890 rowhouse is no-frills, with just one bedroom and two baths only three blocks from the Capitol and a half block from Stanton Park.
Sanders has amassed an estimated $2.5 million fortune from real estate, investments, government pensions and three books. In all, he has earned at least $1.7 million from his book series, starting with Our Revolution and then Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution and finally Where We Go From Here: Two Years in the Resistance. In addition to the books Sander’s income is supplemented by his government pay and pension accounts. Sanders has collected a six-figure salary since he joined Congress in 1991, some of which he invested into personal real estate. Then there are his pensions, based on income and years of service. With 28 years in office and a current salary of $174,000, Sanders is entitled to at least $73,000 a year from the federal government for life. Bernie's total income in 2016 was $1,052,000. After taking into account mortgages and retirement accounts, Bernie estimated his net worth to be as high as $2 million.