Cory Booker, born April 27, 1969, is an American politician who currently serves as the junior United States Senator from New Jersey. Booker, the first African-American United States Senator from New Jersey, has held this position since 2013.
Prior to being elected to the Senate, Booker served on the Newark City Council for the Central Ward from 1998 to 2002 and was the 36th Mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013.
Cory Booker Current Net Worth As Of 2019: $3 Million
Cory Booker, who currently earns $174,000 year as a junior United States Senator from New Jersey, has a reported estimated net worth of $3 million.
While Booker was born on April 27, 1969, in Washington, D.C., he grew up in Harrington Park, New Jersey, which is about 20 miles away from Newark.
Booker received an undergraduate and master’s degree from Stanford University. Following Stanford, he studied abroad at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship before going on to attend Yale Law School.
Political Career Begins (1998-2005)
In 1998, while running for a seat on the Municipal City Council of Newark, Booker staged a 10-day hunger strike and lived in an effort to draw attention to Newark’s urban development issues. Booker eventually won the seat in what was considered an upset.
In 2002, Booker ran for Mayor of Newark for the first time, losing to incumbent Sharpe James.
Mayor of Newark (2006-2012)
In 2006, Booker was elected Mayor of Newark after he defeated deputy mayor Ronald Rice. Booker was reelected in 2010.
United States Senate (2013-Present)
In 2013, Booker ran against Steve Lonegan in the 2013 U.S. Senate special election. The following year, Book won reelection in 2014 against Jeff Bell.
In 2018, Booker made national headlines when he “knowingly violated the rules” and released “confidential” documents about Kavanaugh’s work as a White House operative under George W. Bush.
Presidential candidate Cory Booker offered up an odd promise on Friday, effectively pledging that he will have virtually no legislative accomplishments if he’s elected president.