Here’s everything we know about the net worth and personal finances of each 2020 Democratic presidential candidate

Here’s everything we know about the net worth and personal finances of each 2020 Democratic presidential candidate

Presidential contender Tom Steyer is a billionaire.

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Presidential contender Tom Steyer is a billionaire.
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  • There are currently 25 candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination – and they all come from markedly different financial backgrounds.
  • The net worth of 2020 candidates ranges from Rep. Seth Moulton, whose net worth was estimated at around $71,000, to Rep. John Delaney who was estimated to be worth $232 million in 2015, and billionaire financier Tom Steyer.
  • Here’s everything we know about the net worth and personal finances of every 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.
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There are currently 25 candidates and counting vying for the Democratic presidential nomination – and they all come from markedly different financial backgrounds.

Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, who dropped out of the race on July 8, has been open about being part of the growing ranks of millennials with a negative net worth due to student loan debt.

Other contenders, like billionaire Democratic activist Tom Steyer and former Rep. John Delaney are wealthy from the private sector. And most other candidates fall somewhere in between.

Read more: Bernie Sanders has made more than $1.75 million from book royalties since 2016 – here’s what we know about his wealth and assets

The 17 Democratic candidates who have recently run for federal office or served in Congress or another federal government position have filed personal financial disclosure forms listing their assets and liabilities.

But because members are only required to report those figures in wide ranges, we don’t know the exact net worth of most of the candidates.

And for others who haven’t recently filed any formal financial disclosures or released tax returns, we only have limited information about their salaries and assets.

Here’s everything we know about the net worth and personal finances of every 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, thanks to data collected by the Center for Public Integrity and the Center for Responsive Politics.


Former Sen. Mike Gravel’s net worth is mostly unknown. When he ran for president in 2008, it was estimated to be “in the thousands.”

Source: CNN

Read more about Mike Gravel’s campaign.


In 2015, Rep. Seth Moulton was estimated to have a net worth of $71,011, with assets ranging from $25,027 to $377,000 and liabilities ranging from $1 to $2 million.

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U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) speaks at a Merrimack County Democrats Summer Social at the Swett home in Bow, New Hampshire, U.S., July 28, 2018.
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Source: OpenSecrets

Read more about Seth Moulton’s campaign.


In 2015, the Center for Responsive Politics estimated that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii had a net worth of $208,504.

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Presidential hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Wednesday made yet another controversial remark regarding Syria.
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Source: Center for Responsive Politics

Read more about Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign.


Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan’s latest personal finance disclosures, filed in 2017, report assets between $85,000 and $276,000 and liabilities between $215,000 and $500,000, giving him an estimated net worth of $283,000.

Source: Center for Public Integrity

Read more about Tim Ryan’s campaign.


According to former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro’s January 2017 financial disclosures, he and his family have between $138,000 and $470,000 in assets.

Source: Center for Public Integrity

Read more about Julian Castro’s campaign.


South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg earns an annual salary of $104,000, and is set to receive royalties from his recently-published memoir “Shortest Way Home.”

Sources: Indy Star, Center for Public Integrity

Read more about Pete Buttigieg’s campaign


Miramar, Florida Mayor Wayne Messam earns an annual salary of $43,000 and owns a home worth a little over $500,000.

Source: Center for Public Integrity


Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s most recent tax returns reveal he earns an annual salary of $170,000 in addition to a $43,000 congressional pension.

Sources: Center for Public Integrity, Seattle Times

Read more about Jay Inslee’s campaign.


Because entrepreneur Andrew Yang hasn’t previously run for office, he hasn’t filed financial disclosures documenting his assets and liabilities. His 2016 tax returns showed he earned an annual salary of $285,000 as CEO of Venture for America.

Source: Center for Public Integrity

Read more about Andrew Yang’s campaign.


Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City earns a $258,000 annual salary and collects additional income on rental properties he owns, according to his 2017 financial disclosure.

Sources: Center for Public Integrity, New York City Financial Disclosure

Read more about Bill de Blasio’s campaign.


According to a Los Angeles Times analysis, Sen. Kamala Harris of California is worth at least $391,000.

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US Senator Kamala Harris speaks onstage at The Human Rights Campaign 2019 Los Angeles Gala Dinner at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on March 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California
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Charley Gallay/Getty Images for The Human Rights Campaign

Source: Los Angeles Times

Read more about Kamala Harris’ campaign.


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s most recent financial disclosures place her net worth around $498,000, excluding the value of her upstate New York home.

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Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks during her campaign kick off event in New York, New York, U.S., March 24, 2019.
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Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Source: Center for Public Integrity

Read more about Kirsten Gillibrand’s campaign.


Sen. Cory Booker’s most recent financial disclosures place his net worth between $600,000 and $1.3 million, according to the Center for Public Integrity.

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Cory Booker, New Jersey senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.
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Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for The Human Rights Campaign

Source: OpenSecrets

Read more about Cory Booker’s campaign.


Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s 2018 financial disclosures place her net worth somewhere between $836,000 and $1.9 million.

Source: Center for Public Integrity

Read more about Amy Klobuchar’s campaign.


According to tax returns released in 2016, Gov. Steve Bullock and his wife earned $1.6 million between 2005 and 2014.

Source: Great Falls Tribune

Read more about Steve Bullock’s campaign.


Sen. Bernie Sanders, who recently confirmed he is a millionaire from releasing 10 years of tax returns, earned more than $2 million from book sales in 2016 and 2017 alone and reported a little over $560,000 in income in 2018.

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Democratic U.S. presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington
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Reuters

Sources: Business Insider, New York Times

Read more about Bernie Sanders’ campaign.


Former Congressman Joe Sestak of Pennsylvannia, who spent 31 years serving in the Navy, had an estimated net worth of $2.1 million in 2010.

Source: OpenSecrets


When spiritual guru, self-help author, and Oprah Winfrey pal Marianne Williamson first ran for Congress in 2014, her personal disclosure revealed assets worth $957,000 to $4.5 million.

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Marianne Williamson speaks at a rally in Santa Monica, California during her 2014 run for Congress.
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Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images

Source: Center for Public Integrity

Read more about Marianne Williamson’s campaign.


Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s exact net worth is unknown, but he sold a $5.8 million stake in his successful chain of breweries and restaurants in 2007.

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John Hickenlooper exits the stage after speaking at the NAN Conference on April 5, 2019 in New York City.
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Hollis Johnson/Business Insider

Source: Center for Public Integrity

Read more about John Hickenlooper’s campaign.


Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 2017 financial disclosures placed her net worth between $4.6 and $10.6 million.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks at the NAN Conference on April 5, 2019 in New York City.
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Hollis Johnson/Business Insider

Source: Center for Public Integrity

Read more about Elizabeth Warren’s campaign.


Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke — whose mother ran a successful business for decades — and his wife Amy, heiress to a real estate fortune, are estimated to be worth at least $9 million, according to financial disclosures.

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Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke attends a kickoff rally on the streets of El Paso, Texas, U.S., March 30, 2019.
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Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Source: Newsweek, Center for Public Integrity

Read more about Beto O’Rourke’s campaign.


Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden earned $15.6 million in income between 2017 and 2018 from multiple lucrative book deals and paid speaking engagements, according to financial disclosures filed July 9.

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden addresses a crowd at the Hyatt Park community center on May 4, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina.
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Getty Images/Sean Rayford

Sources: OpenSecrets, Bloomberg

Read more about Joe Biden’s campaign.


Sen. Michael Bennet made himself a fortune working as a top executive at the Anschutz Company before going into public service, and was estimated to be worth $16 million in 2015.

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Sen. Michael Bennet
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Scott Olson/Getty Images

Source: OpenSecrets

Read more about Michael Bennet’s campaign.


Rep. John Delaney was ranked the 3th wealthiest member of the House of Representatives in 2015, with an estimated net worth of over $232 million.

Sources: Center for Public Integrity, OpenSecrets

Read more about John Delaney’s campaign .


Democratic activist Tom Steyer made a fortune managing a hedge fund, Farallon Capital, for over two decades. As of 2019, Forbes estimates his net worth at $1.6 billion.

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Billionaire and activist Tom Steyer
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Source: Forbes

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