After becoming a Congresswoman in 2019, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become one of the most talked about women in American politics. Known for her humble beginnings, Ocasio-Cortez has since been thrust into the spotlight as one of the most outspoken Democrats in Congress.
Behind President Trump, AOC is also one of the most popular politicians on social media, as she currently has over 3.1 million followers on Twitter.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Net Worth 2019: Approximately $100,000
As a member of the United States House of Representatives, Ocasio-Cortez earns $174,000 in annual congressional salary.
Before becoming a United States Congresswoman, Ocasio-Cortez’s communications director stated that Alexandria had less than $7,000 in savings and made about $26,600 in 2018, according to CNBC.
Furthermore, Ocasio-Cortez’s comms director said that Alexandria is also currently spaying off somewhere between $15,000 and $50,000 on her student loan debt.
Childhood & Early Life (1989-2011)
Ocasio-Cortez was born on October 13, 1989, in the Bronx, New York.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is of Puerto Rican descent, as her father, Sergio Ocasio, was an architect of Puerto Rican descent who was born in the Bronx. Additionall, her mother Blanca Ocasio-Cortez was also born in Puerto Rico.
After spending her early years in the Bronx, Ocasio-Cortez and her family moved to a home in Yorktown Heights, New York, where she attended Yorktown High School. Alexandria graduated from Yorktown High School in 2007.
Following her graduation from Yorktown High School, Ocasio-Cortez went on to attend Boston University.
At Boston University, Ocasio-Cortez studied international relations and economics, eventually graduating cum lade in 2011.
Post-College & Pre-Political Career (2012-2015)
After graduating from Boston University as an international relations major, Ocasio-Cortez moved back to the Bronx to work as an educational director and a bartender/waitress.
Additionally, Ocasio-Cortez launched Brook Avenue Press, worked as the lead educational strategist at GAGEis, Inc., and served as the Educational Director of the Northeast Collegiate World Series for the National Hispanic Institute.
Political Career (2016-Present)
Ocasio-Cortez’s political career began in 2016 when she worked as an organizer on Bernie Sanders 2016 Presidential campaign.
In 2018, Ocasio-Cortez became the first person since 2004 to challenge incumbent Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley in New York City’s 14th District primary. Despite the various political endorsements Crowley received, Ocasio-Cortez won in an upset victory.
Ocasio-Cortez was sworn into the 116th United States Congress on Thursday, January 3, 2019.
This article will be updated with new information as time passes to better reflect Ocasio Cortez’s current net worth.