AOC The net worth of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative for the 14th congressional district of New York is $200,000 (estimated). She just won a major upset against long-term incumbent Joseph Crowley and will be entering Congress as its youngest member.
Her candidacy has been endorsed by several left-leaning organizations including MoveOn, Black Lives Matter, Justice Democrats, and Our Revolution among other groups. Despite many people’s views that Ocasio-Cortez is a democratic socialist like Bernie Sanders, she identifies as a “socialist” rather than as a democratic socialist.
|Full Name||Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez|
|Birth Date/Age||October 13, 1989 / 31 years old|
|Birth Place||New York City, United States|
|Profession||Politician and Activist|
|Relationship Status||In a Relationship with Riley Roberts|
|Net Worth||$200,000 (estimated)|
Ocasio-Cortez’s net worth is linked primarily to her salary as a working member of the House of Representatives. Ocasio-Cortez has committed upon being elected to not accept corporate money but will instead focus on donations from regular people primarily through small-dollar fundraisers similar to how she was able to fund her campaign. This makes her an important figure for many progressives who have been disappointed with the apparent lack of representation by people in Congress who are willing to fight for progressive policies especially among Democratic Party members.
Career and Net Worth of AOC:
As a member of Congress, Ocasio-Cortez could potentially earn about $174,000 per year including a congressional allowance that is used to pay staffers. In addition to this salary, before she joined Congress as its youngest member, she worked as a bartender and waitress at the well-known Union Square Cafe in New York City.
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Ocasio-Cortez has been an activist from a young age. When she was 16 years old and attending Boston University, she was involved in the Black Lives Matter movement and protests against police brutality and other inequality issues. She graduated from Boston University with degrees in economics and international relations.
After graduating, she moved back home to New York City where she continued her activism by working as a community organizer and was even arrested while protesting against the Trump administration’s immigration policies.
Ocasio-Cortez was born in New York City. She is of Puerto Rican descent and grew up between The Bronx and Yorktown Heights, a suburb located in Westchester County.
She attended Boston University where she double majored in economics and international relations. After college, she worked as an educational director at the National Hispanic Institute before moving to New York City after graduation to continue her activism which has been prevalent throughout much of her life.
Ocasio-Cortez is involved with cinematographer Riley Roberts whom she started dating last fall after he paid for her green card so that she could travel back from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island. Ocasio-Cortez’s boyfriend Roberts has also helped fund her campaign.
Before she began dating Riley, Ocasio-Cortez was in a relationship with her high school friend Riley Roberts for several years who is now the cinematographer of Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign ads and has worked on various other projects including music videos.
Ocasio-Cortez splits her time between Washington D.C. where she currently lives and New York City where she grew up. She announced recently that after being elected, she would be moving to the district that she will represent.
Ocasio-Cortez is a self-proclaimed democratic socialist and has made it clear that she will not be accepting corporate donations for her campaign or in Congress. She has focused her fundraising efforts on small-dollar donors, a model which was successful in her primary bid against Crowley.
Despite being one of the most talked-about members of the new freshman class of Congress, Ocasio-Cortez has remained humble, often tweeting about how grateful she is for the support she’s received. After her primary victory, she tweeted “I cannot stress enough how important it is to run grassroots campaigns. We showed that you can do something without big money or powerful people behind you.”