Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has accumulated substantial wealth during her career, with an estimated net worth of over $12 million.
• Warren is a longtime critic of economic inequality, yet she herself is part of the top 1% of wealthiest Americans.
• Her wealth is largely accumulated from her career in academia and her book royalties, in addition to her Senate salary.
Warren’s wealth contrasts with her political platform, which focuses on wealth taxes and economic reforms.
• The senator has proposed a wealth tax on households with a net worth over $50 million, which she herself would not qualify for.
• Her wealth also contrasts with her populist image and her rhetoric against the greedy and the rich.
This report comes from Wisconsin Watch, a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that focuses on government accountability and transparency.