Many Americans know Joe Biden as the man who was vice president of the United States alongside President Barack Obama while the 44th leader was in office. The former second-in-command is also someone who threw his hat in the ring as a Democratic candidate for the most important performance in the 2020 election, putting him in the spotlight and making him a very recognizable celebrity. But there are a few things you may not know about the politician, including details about his tragic background story and his unique marriage. You may also wonder how much Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is worth.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Joe Biden sits on a fortune of about $9 million. Admittedly, that’s a lot of money for someone who, as The New York Times points out, “established his eternal bona fide husband by citing his status as the poorest member of the Senate and referring to himself as ‘Middle Class Joe.” Frankly, Biden may need to reconsider that personal branding, thanks to his lucrative post-White House money-making efforts.
Biden has made millions since leaving the White House
If you thought you couldn’t make a lot of money in politics, think again. Joe Biden has made a fortune, in large part thanks to his tenure as sidekick to President Barack Obama. According to Celebrity Net Worth, when his tenure as Vice President ended in 2016, he was reportedly worth about $1.5 million, but that dollar’s worth balloons.
“[I]n the first two years after leaving the office, Mr. Biden significantly improved his financial fortune, earning more than $15 million,” according to The New York Times. How did Biden bring in that kind of money? “Thanks to six-figure deals and a lucrative deal to write a number of books, Mr. Biden and his wife, Jill, reported adjusted gross income of about $11 million in 2017 and $4.6 million in 2018,” reported the outlet.