Forbes unveils list of 2020 presidential candidates’ net worth


WITH A NET WORTH OF LESS THAN $100,000. JOINING US NOW, DAN ALEXANDER. WHAT TO MAKE OF THIS?>>EACH ONE OF THESE PEOPLE HAS THEIR OWN STORY. YOU CAN LEARN A LOT BY LOOKING AT HOW SOMEBODY MADE HIS MONEY. BETO O’ROURKE, MOST OF IT CAME FROM HIS FAMILY. JOHN DELANEY, HE MADE A LOT OF MONEY IN THE BUSINESS WORLD. EACH OF THEM TELLS THEIR OWN THING. DAGEN: JAMES?>>WELL, I AM ALWAYS DISTURBED BY HOW MANY PEOPLE SEEM TO GET VERY WEALTHY IN POLITICS AND ALSO WE SEE ELIZABETH WARREN, SHE AND HER HUSBAND ARE HARVARD PROFESSORS, NET WORTH, $12 MILLION. YOU THINK ABOUT ALL THE TAX BENEFITS THIS INSTITUTION GETS. YOU THINK ABOUT ALL THE KIDS PILING UP DEBT TO GO TO THESE SCHOOLS. IT MAKES YOU SHAKE YOUR HEAD. $12 MILLION. THAT’S THE NET WORTH FOR A FEW PROFESSORS?>>I THINK THAT THAT WAS SURPRISING, TO SEE HER UP THERE TOWARD THE TOP OF THE LIST. ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT WAS SURPRISING, ESPECIALLY THE BOTTOM OF THE LIST, IS HOW VALUABLE GOVERNMENT PENSIONS ARE. YOU CAN STAY IN GOVERNMENT FOR YEARS AND JUST BECOME A MILLIONAIRE BASED ON THAT. SO THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN IN MOST OTHER CAREERS THAT YOU MIGHT ENTER BUT IN GOVERNMENT IT CAN. DAGEN: GO AHEAD, LINDSEY.>>WHAT I FOUND INTERESTING ABOUT THIS REPORT IS YOU HAVE A TRANSPARENCY SCORE FOR EACH OF THESE CANDIDATES AND YOU NOTE THAT NOT ONE OF THEM HAS ANSWERED EVERY ONE OF YOUR QUESTIONS. SO WHO WAS THE MOST TRANSPARENT? WHO WAS THE LEAST TRANSPARENT WITH YOU WITH REGARDS TO –>>IF YOU PUT AT THE TOP OF THE CLASS, THE PEOPLE WHO DID THE BASIC THINGS, SO THAT’S ELIZABETH WARREN, PETE BUTTIGIEG, JOE BIDEN, THESE ARE PEOPLE THAT RELEASED THEIR TAX RETURNS, FILED FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES, THAT SORT OF THING. IN EVERY ONE OF THOSE CASES, WE CAME BACK AND SAID THERE’S THIS MAJOR QUESTION. FOR BUTTIGIEG, HOW MUCH STUDENT DEBT DO YOU HAVE, THAT’S A BIG THING DEMOCRATS TALKING ABOUT WHAT THEY’LL DO WITH STUDENT DEBT. THIS COULD AFFECT HIS PERSONAL FORTUNE. HE WOULDN’T ANSWER IT. ELIZABETH WARREN, ON HER DISCLOSURE SHE LISTS THE THREE LARGEST ASSETS AS A MILLION DOLLARS PLUS, SHE WOULDN’T SPECIFY HOW MANY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS THEY ARE. WHEN WE STARTED I THOUGHT THAT IN ORDER TO CONTRAST THEMSELVES FROM TRUMP, A LOT OF THE CANDIDATES WOULD TRY TO BE AS OPEN AS POSSIBLE. AT THE END OF IT, WE FOUND THEY WERE MORE TRANSPARENT THAN TRUMP ABOUT FINANCES BUT NONE OF THEM WERE TOTALLY OPEN BOOKS. DAGEN: IF YOU’RE RUNNING OF N A SOCIALIST PLATFORM, YOU CAN’T APPEAR TO BE THE CAPITALIST THAT YOU ARE. AGAIN, IT WAS LIKE BERNIE SANDERS, HE FINALLY MAKES A BUCK IN HIS LIFE AND HE RUNS OUT AND BUYS — WHAT IS IT A LAKE HOUSE THAT WAS WORTH WELL INTO THE SIX FIGURES. I’LL JUST POINT THAT OUT.>>WHAT’S I THINK BOTHERSOME, NOT JUST BERNIE’S CAPITALISM HIP NOT JUST BERNIE’S CAPITALISM HIH NOT JUST BERNIE’S CAPITALISM HIP CONSIDER CANSIDER CAPIIDER CAPITAER CAPITALISM,HYPOCRISY — YOU MENI CAPITALISM,HYPOCRISY — YOU MENN CAPITALISM,HYPOCRISY — YOU MEND CAPITALISM,HYPOCRISY — YOU MENJ CAPITALISM,HYPOCRISY — YOU MENH CAPITALISM,HYPOCRISY — YOU MENN HE DELANEY STARTED TWO PUBLIC COMPANIES, BY FAR THE WEALTHIEST, $200 MILLION OF NET WORTH, COMPARED TO SOME OTHERS THOSE LOOK LIKE HONEST DOLLARS THAT HE’S EARNED BUT THAT ALSO SUGGESTS HE MIGHT BE ABLE TO STAY AROUND FOR A WHILE, UNLIKE SOME OTHERS WHO ARE BUMPING AROUND WITH LOW POLL RATINGS, BECAUSE HE’S GOT THE ABILITY TO SELF-FUND.>>YOU SEE THAT ALREADY. IF YOU LOOK AT THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT HE’S RAISED AND THE PERCENTAGES PUT IN PERSONALLY, FAR HIGHER THAN THE REST OF THE CANDIDATES AND DONALD TRUMP HASN’T PUT IN ANYTHING. HE’S USING HIS MONEY TO PUT IN REAL MONEY TO SUPPORT HIS CANDIDACY IN WAYS NOBODY ELSE REALLY IS. WE’LL SEE TOM STEYER, WHEN HIS NUMBERS COME OUT –>>I PUT DELANEY AT THE TOP. BUT STEYER NOW ENTERING THE RACE IS WEALTHIER. DAGEN: PART OF IT IS THEIR MESSAGE KIND OF CAREFULLY CRAFTED AS IF YOU HAVE A LOT OF MONEY YOU’RE SOMEHOWIEVILLE MONEY YOU’RE SOMEHOW EVILLE MONEY YOU’RE SOMEHOW VILLE MONEY YOU’RE SOMEHOW ELLE MONEY YOU’RE SOMEHOW EVIE MONEY YOU’RE SOMEHOW EVIL, BECAUSE MAYBE IT LOOKS BAD IF YOU MADE MONEY IN YOUR LIFE, WHETHER A GOVERNMENT JOB OR CAPITALIST ENDEAVORS. THE EVIL RICH ARE THE ONES WHO ARE GOING TO PAY FOR ALL THESE PROGRAMS. YOU CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS.

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100 thoughts on “Forbes unveils list of 2020 presidential candidates’ net worth

  1. So Liz Warren wants to tax the crap out of anyone worth $50 million or more. So why $50 million? Why not taxing the crap out of anyone worth say $10 million? hmmm…could it be she doesn't use $10 million as her starting point because she's worth $12 million?

  2. The fact that i have a net worth thats worth more than most of them says something about democrats nowadays.

  3. Warren stole most of that money by lying about her heritage to secure the Harvard job and depriving a Native American of that opportunity. Yet people will still vote for her, sad.

  4. I didn’t select any of these. Who did? It wasn’t the American people either. There not elected there selected. Your vote in the end is a big fat goose egg. Stay home.

  5. FORBES MAGAZINE IS A CHINESE OWN COMPANY .FORBES SOLD TO CHINESE SEVERAL YEARS BACK WHY ARE THEY INVOLVED IN USA POLITICS THINK ABOUT IT!!!

  6. They're trying to slander the people who are taking way less (or no) money from businesses as dirty corporate pawns lmao

  7. Ha!!!!!!! ????????? dumbasses believe that they want to help them get over it just vote trump he’s the only president to and ever will take his presidential salary and donate it

  8. How does Kamala Harris have almost same amount money as joe biden? He been in this since before she was born!
    And how does hillary and pelosi both have hundreds of millions each?? Biden been doin this as long if not longer then them. Salary just doesn't match or add up. Who knew working government jobs pays millions.

  9. We need term limits for politicians, they get rich off of being politicians because fact they are criminals, their districts Democratic districts get millions of dollars in government benefits nothing gets done in their districts what the money seems to disappear right into their pockets. The only one that deserves the money is Elizabeth Warren? because the white man stole her people's land years ago.

  10. So when these Dems talk about taxing the rich, that includes themselves right? They make so much money doing nothing.

  11. Everyone of these Democrats know they're not going to win the election the only reason why they're doing this is so that could take turns slandering and lying on the president all the way up to the election trying to make him lose as many votes as they can

  12. America is a culture, not a place to come and make money. Not a place where you are a GDP figure. If that's all America is, to make money, no wonder everyone hates life here. It's all a huge delusion

  13. If you like Andrew Yang but aren’t confident in his chances why not just vote for him in the primaries. It sounds like a lot of people like him but at the same time saying he has no chance. That’s a lot of people saying “unfortunately” he has no chance. Maybe if all those people saying this is enough people to get a substantial vote. Andrew Yang was trending #1 on Twitter during the debates. He has huge turnouts at his rallies. Maybe, just maybe the whole “every vote counts”,and “we can make a difference” line means something more this time.

  14. Cmon–Their just humble public servants trying to get by…Its your welfare they care about not the money …??….Right…???…

  15. The life story of DONALD J TRUMP is an open book to millions and millions of people around the world. They knew that he made his BONES in the rough and tumble construction business in NEW YORK where the COSA NOSTRA rules. Undaunted and unafraid of the MAFIA stronghold on the construction racket in the BIG APPLE…he made some of the most attractive buildings with his NAME on it…thus making TRUMP a household name. Yes…even before he announced his candidacy…TRUMP is one of the most recognizable face on earth. In the bizarre ART of CARICATURE…only the ICONIC
    features of FAMOUS people like MUHAMMAD ALI…ELVIS PRESLEY…MICHAEL JACKSON
    and MARILYN MONROE that can be easily identified by their fans because they were sooo FAMOUS
    …TRUMP belongs to their league.
    For cryin out loud…why will NBC
    put TRUMP in their primetime program if they knew that he cannot generate large viewership? Putting TRUMP on the hit series "THE APPRENTICE" is a NO BRAINER. There was even a running joke all over the world
    …"that if you don't know DONALD J TRUMP…you must be living in another planet". Yes…it's the TRUTH and an undeniable FACT that TRUMP is more FAMOUS than other ACTORS and ACTRESSES in HOLLYWOOD.
    But most of all…he is so filthy RICH…that first time TOURIST in
    NEW YORK wants to see where he lives. Forget about the EMPIRE STATE BUILDING…foreign and local tourists would rather go to TRUMP TOWER hoping to see TRUMP in person.
    He traveled around the world on his state of the art private JET emblazoned with his NAME.
    And for a short trip…a sophisticated private HELICOPTER is always on STAND BY which was also emblazoned with TRUMP. This multi billionaire playboy who had a very extravagant…ostentatious and enviable lifestyle that MILLIONS of men will be willing to DIE for…TRADED…his glamorous…
    luxurious and comfortable existence to become a mere PUBLIC SERVANT. Yes…TRUMP entered the very DIRTY and CORRUPT world of politics just to SERVE the only country where he was BORN and the American PEOPLE he TRULY love. Not only that…he wants to Put America First among all nations on the face of the earth and to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. Now
    that he was elected as the President of the RICHEST country in the world and the Commander in Chief of the most POWERFUL armed forces in the Universe
    …DONALD J TRUMP…refuses to collect a SALARY for his SERVICE. Yes…he never received a SINGLE CENTAVO from the US government. Now pray tell…is there ANYBODY from the DEMOCRATS who wants to challenge TRUMP in 2020 had any SUBSTANTIAL and SIGNIFICANT things to TRADE for the benefit of replacing TRUMP? NOBODY. Yes…these
    NINCOMPOOP traditional POLITICIANS have nothing to TRADE for the pleasure of tying to live in the historic White House
    except their stinking SALIVA that they always SPRINKLES on the FACES of the unfortunate people who happened to be listening to their stupid and lousy SPEECHES.

  16. Andrew Yang made his own money being a CEO of his company, not like Bernie Sanders making money being a politician. Bernie Sanders got paid well by our government.

  17. Why cant we elect people with a 30-80k a year income because people like us are are the back bone in this country the hard working man or woman who always seems to be forgotten about

  18. Fox News saying a guy with $200 million dollars is the guy who earned an honest buck while moser of the others earned their money from book sales and public office tells you a lot about what honesty means to them ?

  19. Yeah that's exactly why they get into government not for some noble cause. Don't give a crap about color or human rights or climate change or the economy it's all about them and their career how much money they can get from a government pension, contacts while in government, and the absolute lust of power and being able to tell you what to do. True sociopaths. None of them pretend or act to be socialist in their personal life. Now public life is it different story.

  20. Wow democrats are in the top 1% lmao ya they going to tax themself lmao as soon as your out of office you out of benefits

  21. Who thinks Andrew Yang can make a good president? Like if so

    I am not a like begger I just want to know how many people like him

  22. Disappointed with Fox research on Trump Net Worth. Trump net worth is about 10 billions not 2.5 billions. Ur research is fake! Shame!

  23. Money is the root of all evil. Or so I've heard. I guess that's why they've all amassed so much. You have to believe that nultimillionaire politicians have benefited from insider information. Back scratching, protect each other, limit transparency. I can't question their wealth without facts to prove it's ill gotten. But we can point to the hypocrisy! Why do they think they're somehow middle class? How can they expect us to believe that they relate to the lowest income Americans or inner city indigent? Is there a parallel between having wants that bump against your affordability level as a millionaire and your needs as an impoverished? It's the democratic party, and they'll spew anything to anger and energize their base, indifferent to the harm they cause. Notice that grandeous plans and promises are never delivered, trimmed down options fail as badly as the whole plan would, and America is further divided between tax payers and tax takers. It's a very communist way of forcing change.

  24. I’ve been to Japan five times didn’t go to Isikawa though or Hokkaido although I lived and served as GI 9 months 1951 Sayonara!

  25. Out of the two, John Kerry has a greater personal net worth than Mitt Romney. But who's wealth did the left look down upon?

  26. 100k net worth and wants to run the country.. wild.. cool for him though to not be leaching the $$ some of the other folks..

  27. What horrendous talking points. and isn't the idea that they are millionaires and they're willing to pay more taxes more telling not less. At least make good arguments Fox.

  28. I have said this before and will say it again, you can fix the corruption problems by putting all elected officials assets into a government run fund. If the government they were elected does well, they turn a profit, if they are like hillary and obama you lose money. And no elected official should be allowed to vote themselves raises.

  29. That's a good baseline to see how much they are worth when their campaigns are done, bet it is significantly higher in the end. None really have a chance to win and they know it….so why run….to increase their wealth..

  30. Our founding fathers never intended for people to be professional politicians yr suppose to serve yr country and leave

  31. Pete Buttigieg has mentioned numerous times that he, and his husband are currently paying back $130,000 in student debt.

  32. With a 73 Trillion dollar federal deficit, the reality is America can simply not afford to have a presidential election in 2020. America, first pay back ALL of your debt and then and ONLY THEN will it be appropriate to discuss the possibility of America having a presidential election.

  33. “If you don’t become Rich when you get into politics, Then you’re not a good politician.”
    – Asian sage

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