They always say that you need to look really closely at the people in elected positions to find out who they really are.
Same goes for any position of power to be honest with you. Look at all of the people who are later found out to be crooked millionaires that live in small houses to keep the appearance they are down to earth people.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the rising star in the Democratic party. The 30-year old self-proclaimed “Democratic Socialist” and former bartender is New York’s 14th Congressional District for 2020 and beyond.
AOC, for short, is the third most popular US politician on Twitter after Barack Obama and President Trump.
One of the biggest question marks is what is Alexandria’s net worth?
Given the average member of Congress has a median net worth of around $511,000 in 2020, Congress members are roughly five times wealthier than the median net worth of an American household of $97,300, according to the Federal Reserve.
But given Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is only 30 years old as of 2020, and the average age of a Congressman is 57, and the average age of a Senator is 62, it is logical to conclude that AOC’s net worth is much lower than the median or average Congressperson’s net worth.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Net Worth
AOC positions herself as a working-class person for the people of New York.
“I think we need to be a party that is first and foremost accountable to working-class people again, and to marginalized people,” she told the Progressive in September 2018.
After Ocasio-Cortez defeated Rep. Joe Crowley in the primary in June and won the general election in November, she said in an interview with the New York Times that she was worried about paying for an apartment in Washington, DC, before her $174,000 annual congressional salary kicked in.
According to public records, she had $15,000 in savings in 2018, which should have been more than enough to pay for a $2,700 average apartment in Washington DC.
$174,000 is a very healthy paycheck for anybody in America, not to mention for a 30-year old as of 2020.