Today, major news was published by a local news outlet accusing Senator Al Franken for groping a women. The woman, Leann Tweeden, wrote this:
We did the line leading up to the kiss and then he came at me, put his hand on the back of my head, mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth.
I immediately pushed him away with both of my hands against his chest and told him if he ever did that to me again I wouldn’t be so nice about it the next time.
I walked away. All I could think about was getting to a bathroom as fast as possible to rinse the taste of him out of my mouth.
I felt disgusted and violated.
This sort of allegation could cost him dearly, financially and in other ways. So what is Al Franken net worth in 2018? What are Al Franken’s salary/earnings? What could happen if he is found guilty of sexual assault? Read on…
Al Franken began his career in acting while in high school, performing in many different venues. He went to Harvard, then got a job on Saturday Night Live. Franken worked on Saturday Night Live for several years — a total of 15 — before moving into politics.
At the beginning of his career, he made around $175 per week; however, this quickly grew as he became an on air talent, then wrote films, and then got into politics. Currently, as a Senator, he makes slightly less than $200,00 a year.
But Franken makes a lot more than that. In his 2018 disclosure, Franken stated that he earned over $300,000 from a publisher, likely for his royalties on his several bestselling books. He also earned $150,000 from his multiple pensions from acting.
Still, what Franken makes now is nothing compared to what he has in assets. His professional services company, “Alan Franken Inc” is worth $500,000 to $1 million. In addition, he has mutual funds and equities, as well as financial accounts worth up to $9 million in total. Some of these are ranges, so his actual net worth could be lower.
Al Franken has financial accounts worth up to $9 million, according to his financial disclosures. He also has about $1 million in assets in his own businesses. Add to this other assets, and we find that Al Franken has a total of $10 million. He has loans of about $500,0000.
In all, we estimate Al Franken net worth in 2018 at $9.5 million. The current allegations against him are old, although depending on state law, they could cost him a significant amount if the accuser decides to sue, and the allegations are true.