Here's everything we know about the net worth and personal finances of every 2020 Democratic presidential candidate

  • There are currently 18 candidates and counting vying for the Democratic presidential nomination – and they all come from markedly different financial backgrounds.
  • The net worth of 2020 candidates ranges from Rep. Eric Swalwell, who has a negative net worth, to Rep. John Delaney who was estimated to be worth $US93 million in 2016.
  • Here’s everything we know about the net worth and personal finances of every 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.
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There are currently 18 candidates and counting vying for the Democratic presidential nomination – and they all come from markedly different financial backgrounds.

Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, for example, has been open about being part of the growing ranks of millennials with a negative net worth due to student loan debt.

Other contenders, like former Reps. John Delaney and Beto O’Rourke, are highly wealthy either from success in the private sector or family inheritances. And most other candidates fall somewhere in between.


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The 13 Democratic candidates who have recently run for federal office or served in Congress or another federal government position have filed personal financial disclosure forms listing their assets and liabilities.

But because members are only required to report those figures in wide ranges, we don’t know the specific net worth of most of the candidates.

And for others who haven’t recently filed any formal financial disclosures or released tax returns, we only have limited information about their salaries and assets.

Here’s everything we know about the net worth and personal finances of every 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, thanks to data collected by the Center for Public Integrity and the Center for Responsive Politics.


Rep. Eric Swalwell is among the growing numbers of millennials with a negative net worth. In 2017, Swalwell’s net worth was estimated at -$US10,000 to -$US149,000 due to student and credit card debt.

Source:
Center for Public Integrity


Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan’s latest personal finance disclosures, filed in 2017, report assets between $US85,000 and $US276,000 and liabilities between $US215,000 and $US500,000.

Source:
Center for Public Integrity

Read more about Tim Ryan’s campaign.


In 2015, the Center for Responsive Politics estimated that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii had a net worth of $US208,504.

TwitterPresidential hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Wednesday made yet another controversial remark regarding Syria.

Source:
Center for Responsive Politics

Read more about Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign.


According to former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro’s January 2017 financial disclosures, he and his family have between $US138,000 and $US470,000 in assets.

Source: Center for Public Integrity

Read more about Julian Castro’s campaign.


South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg earns an annual salary of $US104,000, and is set to receive royalties from his recently-published memoir “Shortest Way Home.”

Sources: Indy Star, Center for Public Integrity

Read more about Pete Buttigieg’s campaign


Miramar, Florida Mayor Wayne Messam earns an annual salary of $US43,000 and owns a home worth a little over $US500,000.

Source:
Center for Public Integrity


Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s most recent tax returns reveal he earns an annual salary of $US170,000 in addition to a $US43,000 congressional pension.

Sources:Center for Public Integrity,Seattle Times

Read more about Jay Inslee’s campaign.


Because entrepreneur Andrew Yang hasn’t previously run for office, he hasn’t filed financial disclosures documenting his assets and liabilities. His 2016 tax returns showed he earned an annual salary of $US285,000 as CEO of Venture for America.

Source:
Center for Public Integrity

Read more about Andrew Yang’s campaign.


According to a Los Angeles Times analysis, Sen. Kamala Harris of California is worth at least $US391,000.

Charley Gallay/Getty Images for The Human Rights CampaignUS Senator Kamala Harris speaks onstage at The Human Rights Campaign 2019 Los Angeles Gala Dinner at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on March 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California

Source: Los Angeles Times

Read more about Kamala Harris’ campaign.


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s most recent financial disclosures place her net worth around $US498,000, excluding the value of her upstate New York home.

Source:
Center for Public Integrity

Read more about Kirsten Gillibrand’s campaign.


Sen. Cory Booker’s most recent financial disclosures place his net worth between $US600,000 and $US1.3 million, according to the Center for Public Integrity.

Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for The Human Rights CampaignCory Booker, New Jersey senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.

Source:
OpenSecrets

Read more about Cory Booker’s campaign.


Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s 2018 financial disclosures place her net worth somewhere between $US836,000 and $US1.9 million.

Source:
Center for Public Integrity

Read more about Amy Klobuchar’s campaign.


Sen. Bernie Sanders, who recently confirmed he is a millionaire from sales of his books, has a net worth that has been estimated to be as high as $US2 million. He has yet to release his tax returns.

Sources: Business Insider, New York Times

Read more about Bernie Sanders’ campaign.


When spiritual guru, self-help author, and Oprah Winfrey pal Marianne Williamson first ran for Congress in 2014, her personal disclosure revealed assets worth $US957,000 to $US4.5 million.

Tibrina Hobson/Getty ImagesMarianne Williamson speaks at a rally in Santa Monica, California during her 2014 run for Congress.

Source: Center for Public Integrity

Read more about Marianne Williamson’s campaign.


Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s exact net worth is unknown, but he sold a $US5.8 million stake in his successful chain of breweries and restaurants in 2007.

Hollis Johnson/Business InsiderJohn Hickenlooper exits the stage after speaking at the NAN Conference on April 5, 2019 in New York City.

Source:
Center for Public Integrity

Read more about John Hickenlooper’s campaign.


Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 2017 financial disclosures placed her net worth between $US4.6 and $US10.6 million.

Hollis Johnson/Business InsiderSen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks at the NAN Conference on April 5, 2019 in New York City.

Source:
Center for Public Integrity

Read more about Elizabeth Warren’s campaign.


Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke — whose mother ran a successful business for decades — and his wife Amy, heiress to a real estate fortune, are estimated to be worth at least $US9 million, according to financial disclosures.

Source: Newsweek,Center for Public Integrity

Read more about Beto O’Rourke’s campaign.


Rep. John Delaney was ranked the 6th wealthiest member of the House of Representatives after his 2016 financial disclosures revealed him to be worth $US93 million.

Sources: Center for Public Integrity,Roll Call

Read more about John Delaney’s campaign .

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