Published On: Fri, Oct 23rd, 2020

Joe Biden net worth 2020: Donald Trump’s presidential rival has huge fortune from career

Joe Biden is set to take on President Donald Trump, 74, in the US election next month. How much money does he have?

Joe Biden net worth

The politician has a fortune of around £6.8million, according to estimations by Forbes.

He has earned his wealth through politics, books and property.

Joe first started earning a salary in law and practiced as a public defender in the 1960s.


He soon joined the political world when he was elected into a county council seat in Delaware, which he did alongside his law career.

In 1972, Joe made a full move to politics to become the junior US senator from Delaware.

By the time he was 30, the politician was the sixth youngest senator in US history.

This reportedly came with an annual salary of £32,500, the equivalent of more than £150,000 now.

Joe continued to work in the senate until 2009 and his salary grew to £129,000 by the time he left.

After leaving, he took on the role of the Vice President to Barack Obama.

He held the position from 2009 to 2017 and earned an impressive salary of £171,000.

As well as building his fortune from his career, Joe topped up his bank balance with his book Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics.

On top of book sales he received more than £60,000 in royalties and audio book rights.

The presidential candidate has also built a fortune from royalties received from speeches.

He also has a small fortune in the properties that he owns.

According to Forbes, he has around £3million in the two homes that he owns.

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