Have you wondered what politicians earn for a living? Salary wise it might not be a lot, but many of them manage to boast a hefty net worth.
Being a lifelong politician doesn’t pay a high wage, but Biden has served as a U.S. Senator as well as the Vice President, giving him a pretty decent bank account. This, combined with his frugal lifestyle (taking the Amtrak into D.C. everyday) has earned Biden nearly $1 million.
Prior to working in politics, Biden received his law degree and worked as an attorney. He then became the 5th-youngest U.S. Senator in history, and served in that capacity from 1973-2009. During that time he ran for president twice but dropped out early into each race.