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Who is Elizabeth Warren?

Elizabeth Ann Herring was born on 22 June 1949, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA, and is an academic and politician, best known for serving as the senior US Senator from Massachusetts, a position she’s held since 2013. Prior to her career in politics, she taught law at several universities.

The Wealth of Elizabeth Warren

How rich is Elizabeth Warren? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $8.75 million, mostly earned through a successful career in politics and academe. She has also held other positions in government during her time in politics, and as she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

Elizabeth was born the fourth child of a middle-class family of part-English descent, and was raised a Methodist. The family later moved to Norman, Oklahoma and she would grow up there until her father passed away, which forcing her to start working to pay numerous medical bills. She attended Northwest Classen High School, and during her time there would win a high school debate championship, which led to a debate scholarship at George Washington University.

When I was 12, my daddy had a heart attack. All three of my brothers were off in the military, and Daddy was out of work…

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However, two years into college, she left school to marry Jim Warren, whom she had first met during high school. The couple moved to Houston, and she then continued her studies by enrolling at the University of Houston, graduating in 1970 with a degree in speech pathology and audiology. She initially began her career by teaching children with disabilities, before the family moved to New Jersey. They had a daughter, and Elizabeth then enrolled at Rutgers University, Newark School of Law, completing her Juris Doctorate in 1976, and passing the bar examination, then initially performed legal services at home. She had another child with Jim, before they divorced in 1978. Two years later, she married law professor Bruce H. Mann, and they remain together, based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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It made no sense for Bruce and me to get a puppy. After all, I’m traveling back and forth to Washington nearly every week, and Bruce has a full-time job. We have no kids at home to help out. And a puppy is a bother – chewing everything, piddling on the floor, crying in the middle of the night. You know what the don’t-do-this list looks like. But Otis, our big, solid golden retriever had gotten me through my first Senate campaign. When all the decisions and demands crowded in, Bruce and I would walk Otis around Fresh Pond. If I really felt aggravated by some Republican attack, I’d brush Otis. And every evening, Bruce, Otis and I would settle on the couch for an hour of television. Otis died of cancer just five days before the 2012 election. And once he was gone, I couldn’t do it again. From time to time, Bruce and I would talk about it, but a new puppy made no sense. The fights in Washington have gotten more intense. The stakes have gotten higher. The losses have mounted up. A few weeks ago, Bruce said, “We’re getting a dog.” I started to recite the list, and Bruce just smiled. “The heart wants what the heart wants.” And now we have Bailey who chews, piddles, and makes my heart happy. Today is our anniversary, and I’m reminded of one more reason I love Bruce: He knows about the things my heart wants. Happy anniversary. I love you, sweetie.

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Academic Career and Political Beginnings

Warren continued her career in teaching, now law at several universities mainly on the topic of personal finance and bankruptcy. She later became the Associate Dean for Academy Affairs at the University of Houston Law Center in 1980, and was a visiting associate professor of the University Texas School of Law, and the University of Michigan. Her work in the field of bankruptcy law saw her become one of the most well-known names in the field.

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In 1987, she joined the University of Pennsylvania Law School as a full professor, before becoming a Visiting Professor of Commercial Law at the Harvard Law School. In 2008, she was appointed by US Senate Majority Leader Harry Read to become a part of a panel created to oversee the implementation of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act. She was also one of the early advocates of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, later signed into law by President Obama in 2010.
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US Senate Career

In 2011 Elizabeth declared her intention to run for the Democratic US Senate nomination in Massachusetts for the 2012 election. She was mainly opposed by Republican Scott Brown who made accusations about her Native American heritage becoming a tool for her advancement in her career, a statement that she rejected. She would win the election with 53.7% votes, becoming the first woman ever elected to the US Senate from Massachusetts, and joining one of the largest US Senate female delegations in history.

During her time in the Senate, she became well known for pressing several banking regulators for leniency when it comes to Wall Street banks. She’s also been critical of numerous high profile executives from Wall Street, because of their making moves without the consent of their customers. She later gained a seat on the Senate Armed Services Committee in 2016, and has been listed as one of the top US progressives by the magazine “New Statesman”, as she also planned to introduce a bill to address President Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest in relation to his business empire. The proposed bill stated that Trump could face impeachment if he fails to declare conflicts of interest between his business interests and his presidential role.

Second Election and Other Work

In 2017, Warren announced her intention to run for a second term as US Senator from Massachusetts. She has published numerous books over the course of her career including “The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke” which she wrote alongside her daughter. She has also published “A Fighting Chance” and “The Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class”. She has written over 10 books over the course of her career.

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