Anthony Weiner is a well known American politician, who created a net worth of over $1 million US dollars in his career in politics. He worked under current US Senator Chuck Schumer for six years. Later he stood against and won. He is one of the most popular former Democratic Party member, who became famous for his extramarital affairs and sexting scandals.
Anthony Weiner Biography
Anthony David Weiner was born in 1964, on 4th September in a Jewish family to Frances and Mort Weiner. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City. In early 2000, Seth, Anthony’s elder brother was killed in a hit-and-run case. He also has a young brother named, Jason, who is a chef and a co-owner of multiple New York restaurants.
Anthony completed his schooling from a Brooklyn Technical High School in 1981. Later he attended the Plattsburgh’s State University of New York.
He married Huma Abedin in 2010, but the couple separated after 6 years year and filed for divorce in 2017. The couple has a son named Jordan Zain Weiner together.
In 2011, Weiner was accused of sending a sexual photograph to a woman through a direct message on his Twitter account. Later he admitted to having sent sexually explicit pictures to six other women and apologized for it. Following this incident the same year the same year he announced that he will be retiring from Congress soon and he did on 21st June 2011.
In 2013, he was again found guilty in a sexting scandal. Later media started criticizing him for his infamous extramarital behaviors.
Anthony joined the staff of United States Representative and Senator Charles Schumer. He worked with Charles for three years, and then in 1988, Anthony was transferred to Brooklyn’s district office, which motivated him to get involved in the local politics.
In 1991, Anthony jumped on the opportunity of entering into main stream politics. Weiner won against Adele Cohen with a tough competition with a difference of merely 200 votes.
Weiner stood in New York’s 9th Congressional district in 1998 for Congress against his political mentor, Chuck Schumer. This also brought a lot of criticism to the man for standing against his own mentor.
He made a lot of questionable statements in his career. In 2006, he received a lot of backlash, when he called domestic health issues as divisive and unnecessary. In 2005 he also creates drama between foreign countries, when he claimed that The New York Times, Human Rights Watch and a few other firms are biased against Israel.
Leading to his sexting scandals in 2011, Weiner decided on resigning from Congress in 2011.
Weiner has appeared in movies like ‘Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!’. In 2016, Anthony’s documentary named ‘Weiner’ was released and premiered in Sundance Film Festival.
In 2014, he also made his official television debut with ‘Alpha Episode’.
He hasn’t received any awards in his career but, Anthony held the position at the New York City Council for 6 years starting 1992 where he severed as Chuck Schumer’s main man. He tried several failed attempts in the mayoral elections from 2005 till 2013.
What is net worth of Anthony Weiner?
Anthony Weiner has an estimated net worth of over $1 million US dollars as of 2017. He had a 12-year long political career, which helped him in making a net worth million of dollars. However, all the controversies and scandals attached to Anthony’s name prevented him from making more than he could have in his position.
Anthony Weiner sure had a very scandalous political career, but there is no doubt about the fact that he had a great political vision. He was young and was able to relate to the needs of the youth in the country. Anthony obviously was unable to handle his power and fame and made the choice that forced him to retire from politics for good.