Quick Facts of
- First NameChuck
- Last NameSchumer
- Net Worth $900 thousand
Chuck Schumer is an American politician who currently chairs the Democratic conference or the Senate Democratic Caucus in March 2020. Additionally, he has also served in the house of representatives from New York.
He is also a senator who was first elected to the Senate back in 1998. He raised his voice for the Coronavirus issue and said that the Medicare plan should cover the coronavirus vaccine which is still being developed.
What Is Chuck Schumer’s Net Worth And Salary?
With a political career that has spanned decades and seen new eras of politics in the USA, he has a net worth of around $900 thousand as of February 2020. Some other sources have claimed that his net worth is close to $851,009.
As per data from media outlets, he earns around $193,400 as of the leader of the Senate minority. An official Government website lists the salary for a senator to be around $174,000 per annum.
The salary of the senator was $169,300 per annum but was increased to $174,000 per annum in 2009. At the time, he was first elected senator; he made around the salary was around $60,662.50 per annum.
While the Government was shut down in 2018–19, he received a salary from the government.
Interesting: He once admitted to spending $8,600 on Junior’s cheesecake
Start Of Career In Politics
Schumer originally planned to be a lawyer and even passed the bar at New York, but chose to pursue politics. He started his political career in 1974 by running for the New York State Assembly; he was elected that year.
He ran for election to the Assembly two more times and won each time; he served three terms in total. After this, he got elected to the House in New York and served a total of 9 terms into the house.
The politician made a senator in 1998 after getting a majority vote of 51%. After this, he swiftly took action to enforce liberal views into the Senate.
The senator has a lot of political influence, and his political beliefs are discussed all over the USA. He supports choice in abortion; his pro-choice views were criticized after he attended a gala supported by a pro-life organization.
His political style has been highly criticized for actively seeking out publicity; in fact, he has also been called a publicity-seeking hound by some of his opposers.
Senator Schumer was heavily criticized for the downfall of IndyMac, which opposition leaders claimed was a result of releasing letters between him and IndyMac Bank publicly.
Chuck Schumer also became popular in the USA for supporting the decriminalization of marijuana. Another one of his policies was that he voted for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which opposed gay marriage.
Later, he opposed the Federal Marriage Amendment in defense of DOMA. But in 2009, he publicly stated that he supported gay marriage even going so far as to call gay leaders to a private meeting and telling them he supported a full removal of DOMA.
House In Brooklyn
The senator has a house in Brooklyn but has not revealed the exact price of the property, according to data from Zillow, the average house price is around $667,280.
Chuck Schumer was born Charles Ellis Schumer on November 23, 1950, in New York City, New York, U.S. He is the cousin of actress Amy Schumer. He was an excellent student and scored 1600 on his SATs. He went to James Madison High School, and later got accepted into Harvard College where he studied law.
Schumer is married to Iris Weinshall, as of February 2020, and they have two children together Jessica and Alison Schumer. Weinshall and Schumer tied the knot on September 21, 1980, at the World Trade Center.