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How to Become a Millionaire By Bashing the 1%: A Guide from Bernie Sanders

The socialist senator, who makes a living bashing the “one percent,” made more than $1 million in 2016. He also bought his third home last year.

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren

It seems that no matter what issue America faces, socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) can identify the problem: the one percent.


What Sanders didn’t disclose to his supporters last year is that he spent 2016 well on his way to joining the one percent.

As reported by Seven Days Vermont and many other outlets on Monday, Sanders made over $1 million in 2016, much of it from advances on his books.

That’s enough to put him well into Vermont’s one percent (in 2014 dollars), according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute. It’s also enough to put him near the average income for America’s one percent ($1.15 million).

Sanders caught attention in 2016 for purchasing a summer lakefront home in Vermont’s Champlain Islands for $600,000.

Turns out it pays to lead a political revolution against the “one percent,” even if you’re one of them.