Chuck Schumer Net Worth, Biography, Committee, Senator, Salary

Chuck Schumer Net Worth, The Senator of New York

Chuck Schumer is a famous politician of the US who is serving as the senior senator from New York.

He was elected in 1998. He was a member of the Democratic party.

Since 2017, Schumer has been the Senate Minority Leader.

Currently, Chuck Schumer is also the dean of New York’s congressional delegation.

Before he became a senator, Schumer was representing the New York’s 16th congressional district from 1981 to 1999.

Then, he got moved to the 10th congressional district in 1983 and he represented the 9th congressional district in 1993.

He was also the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from 2005 to 2009.

His active role in Politics really brought him to the way he is now. It affects to his net worth.

As of this year, Chuck Schumer net worth is approximately $900 thousand.

Chuck Schumer Biography

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Chuck Schumer or Charles Ellis Schumer was born on November 23, 1950, in Brooklyn, New York, same as the birthplace of former professional boxer Mike Tyson (read more about Tyson at Mike Tyson net worth).

He is the son of Abraham Schumer and Selma Schumer.

His father was an exterminator and his mother was a housewife.

He came from a Jewish family and his ancestors came from Galicia or western Ukraine.

Chuck Schumer attended public schools, James Madison High School in Brooklyn with a perfect score of 1600 on the SAT.

He graduated from the school with an academic title of Valedictorian in 1967.

He became interested in politics during his college years at Harvard College.

Then, he campaigned for Eugene McCarthy, in 1968.

Later, Schumer continued his education to Harvard Law School which led him to earn Juris Doctor degree with honors.

However, he chose his path to have a career in politics not law.

As of right now, Chuck Schumer age is 68 years old.

Chuck Schumer Career in Politics

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When talking about Chuck Schumer career, it really is wonderful. Here are the highlight of his academic, professional, and political career since 1971:

  • In 1971, Chuck Schumer graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. degree
  • In 1974,  he graduated from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctor degree
  • Schumer passed the New York state bar in 1975.
  • From 1975 to 1980, Chuck Schumer was elected to fill a seat in the New York State Assembly,
  • Schumer served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 1999.
  • In 1999 to date, Chuck Schumer is the Senator from New York state.

Chuck Schumer Committees

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From 2011 to 2012, Schumer served on several committees such as Rules and Administration, Senate Judiciary, Senate Finance, Urban Affairs Committee.

Next, he moved to several other Senate committees from 2013 to 2014.

He served as the chairman of the Committee on Rules and Administration.

His service in several committees including Banking Housing and Urban Affairs was great.

Lately, Schumer was assigned to the committees on Intelligence Members, and Rules and Administration members in the 116th Congress.

He became an active politician since the 1970s to date. He’s one of the member “Gang of Eight”.

It’s the group of the most influential senators on immigration reform.

Schumer decided to endorse Hillary Clinton for the Democrat primary in 2016’s election of U.S.

Schumer’s success in politics contrasts with Marcus Lemonis. After graduating studying political science and a minor in criminology at Marquette University, Marcus Lemonis could not pursue his career as a Democrat in the Florida House of Representatives (for other information, check Marcus Lemonis net worth).

Chuck Schumer Leadership, Election

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Chuck Schumer was a democratic leader who is far left based on the analysis of “GovTrack” in 2014.

In 2016’s election, Chuck Schumer won it as an incumbent from Democratic party with 70.7% votes.

He defeated a Republican Wendy Long, a green Robin Wilson, and Alex Merced who is Libertarian.

According to the Website called “Legistorm”, it released Chuck Schumer’s congressional staff salary information.

It was reported that in 2011 he paid his staff salaries over $3,406,655. It was one of the lowest at that time.

An “OpenCongress” website tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

In 2013, she was ranked 14th among the 52 members of Senate Democratic in 2013.

In 2014, Chuck Schumer got his rank increased to 10th.

Chuck Schumer Wife, Family, Personal Life

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Chuck Schumer married his wife, Iris Weinshall on September 21, 1980.

The wedding took place at Windows on the World inside the World Trade Center building.

His wife was the commissioner of transportation in New York City, from 2000 to 2007.

The couple has two children, Jessica and Alison. Both of them graduated from Harvard College.

Just like Chris Tucker, Chuck Schumer’s children don’t all follow in his father’s career (want to know about Chris Tucker net worth check this).

Jessica, the older daughter, served as chief of staff and general counsel of the Council of Economic Advisers.

His second daughter, Alison works for Facebook as a marketing manager at its New York office.

Chuck Schumer had a caricature of himself. He also has an issue with Donald Trump about the Border Wall.

Honorary Degrees of Chuck Schumer

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In recognition of Schumer’s political career, he has received several honorary degrees. Here they are:

  • In 1999, he got a Doctorate degree from Hofstra University
  • On June 3, 1999, Schumer got an honor of Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL) from Hunter College in New York.
  • From Adelphi University, he got another Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL) on May 21, 2000.
  • On June 2, 2002, Chuck Schumer got the Doctor of Laws (LL.D) from New York Law School.
  • On May 2004, Pace University honored Schumer with another Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL)
  • Touro Law Center gave him a Juris Doctor degree in 2007
  • In 2015, Schumer got another Doctor of Laws degree from Brooklyn Law School.

Chuck Schumer Home, Income, Wealth

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Chuck Schumer lives in a Park Slope Apartment which he paid around $157,000.

He has not only been successful in his career as a politician. Schumer also has success in his financial pursuits.

As a monthly salary, Chuck Schumer earns $174,000 in income.

Chuck Schumer also own a limo car that he usually uses to get him to a political event.

As a public figure, Schumer was active as a guest star in several shows such as The View, Charlie Rose, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

In addition to political discussions, The View has also held talk shows related to the Chip and Joanna Gaines child (make sure you read more about their careers at Chip and Joanna Gaines).


Chuck Schumer is a senior politician of America and a senator of New York. He was the first Jewish Senate Leader.

He was a member of the Democratic party who was first elected in 1998. His career in politics has been great.

He received several honorary degrees from some universities.

Probably, he has potentials to run for president or vice president in the future.

As of this year, Chuck Schumer net worth is $900,000.