Cory Booker is a famous American politician and lawyer. As the 36th Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, Cory Booker is renowned for his services to the public. Cory Booker was the first African-American well-known for representing New Jersey State in the US Senate (2013). Continue reading to find the net worth of Cory Booker as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Cory Booker was born on 27th April 1969 in Washington D.C. in the US. He was raised in Harrington Park, New Jersey. Both his parents, Carolyn Rose (née Jordan) and Cary Alfred Booker were African-Americans who worked at IBM.
Cory Booker graduated from Northern Valley Regional High School, Old Tappan, where he played varsity football. His name was mentioned in All-USA high school football team in ‘USA Today’ (1986). Cory Booker earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stanford University (1991). The following year, Cory got his Masters in Arts in Sociology. At Stanford University, Cory played football, joined All-Pacific-10 Academic team, and became the senior class president. Also, Cory Booker ran ‘The Bridge Peer Counselling Centre’ and helped in East Palo Alto, California.
Cory Booker won Rhode Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford. He got his honors degree in History of the US from The Queen’s College (1994). Cory got his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School (1997). As a law student, Cory worked for free for low-income residents of New Haven, Connecticut. Also, Cory Booker established Chai Society (present Shabtai) an active National Black Law Students Association.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Cory Booker served as the member of Newark City Council from the Central Ward (1998- 2002). Cory Booker was the 36th Mayor of Newark, New Jersey (2006-2013). In 2013, Cory Booker was the first African American US Senator from New Jersey. At that point in time, Cory Booker won the general election following the death of Frank Lautenberg.
In addition to his career as a politician, Cory Booker co-founded ‘Waywire’ a video sharing technology Company but, he later resigned (2012). Also, Cory Booker has authored a book entitled ‘United.’ This book is about lessons Cory Booker learned as a community activist, Newark mayor and U.S. Senator.
Net Worth & Earnings:
As of now, his net worth is $3.5 million. Cory Booker’s annual salary is $174 thousand from his designation as the Senate. Cory Booker earns over $1 million as royalties from his authored book entitled ‘United.’ He earned $325,000 (2017), $325,000 (2016) and $400,000 (2015). As of 2017, Cory Booker’s wealth was reported to as $550,000 in assets consisting of brokerage accounts. According to Cory Booker’s tax returns (FY1998- FY2013), Cory Booker earned summation of $4 million before taxes. Cory Booker paid taxes worth $1,057,359 during those financial years. Cory Booker also earns $2 million before taxes from making over speeches (2000-present).
The New Democrat movement influences Cory Booker’s political idea. He is considered as a social liberal. Cory Booker supports affirmative action, same-sex marriage, single-payer healthcare, and women’s rights. Since he is popular for his youth, political ideology and public presence, Cory Booker has been considered to be a future US President.