Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez net worth and salary: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an American politician and educator who has a net worth of $100 thousand. In 2018 she was elected as a member of the United States Congress. Also known by her initialized acronym “AOC”, she began serving in January 2019. She represents New York’s 14th Congressional district. Her annual Congressional salary is $174,000.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was born in New York City, New York on October 13, 1989. Her father, who died in 2012, was a small business owner and her mother cleans homes. Her parents sold their family home in Yorktown, NY for $355,000 in 2016. She graduated from Boston University cum laude in 2011.
Prior (and during) her political campaign, AOC worked as a bartender and then established the publishing firm Brook Avenue Press. She worked as a lead educational strategist and then Educational Director of the 2017 Northeast Collegiate World Series. Cortez was an organizer for Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign. She was named the 2017 National Hispanic Institute Person of the Year.
Cortez became a Member-elect of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York’s 14th district in January 2019 which was her first political office. She defeated incumbent Congressman Joe Crowley in one of the biggest upsets in the 2018 midterm election primaries. At 29 she became the youngest woman to serve in Congress in history.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wealth Disclosures: An April 2018 disclosure filed by Alexandria showed that she had between $1,000 and $15,000 in savings, between $15,000 and $50,000 in checking and as much as $50,000 worth of student loan debt. The same disclosure showed that in 2017 she earned $26,581 working at a coffee shop/taqueria. She had no blind trusts for undisclosed assets. She earned $6,000 from her campaign as a salary. In her first year as a Congresswoman Alexandra earned $174,000. She also receives a $3,000 annual living expense credit, health/insurance and retirement benefits.