This morning, former Congressman Anthony Weiner pled guilty to charges revolving around his communications with underage girls online. It’s unclear what his punishment will be, but it wasn’t long ago that Weiner was on top of the world, and during the process he made plenty of money.
So what is Anthony Weiner net worth?
Anthony Weiner had humble beginnings in Brooklyn New York. His family lived middle-class life with his mother being a schoolteacher. After going to college, he became a staff member for Chuck Schumer, who was then in the House of Representatives.
He worked with Schumer for several years, before deciding to run for office on his own. He ran for New York City Council, and was easily elected. He ended up being the youngest city Council member a New York history – he was only 27.
With the support of Chuck Schumer, Anthony Weiner had little trouble winning a seat in Congress in 1998. He was a strong progressive, and was liked by many on the left. However, he was also embroiled in many controversies – even before he started contacting girls online.
After Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal, he left Congress in disgrace. but that didn’t end his political career. In fact, Weiner ran for mayor of New York in 2013, but he lost the primary after another sexting scandal emerged.
After leaving all elected offices, Weiner took the standard root of becoming a lobbyist. In fact it only took him a month before he was able to create his own lobbying firm called Woolf-Weiner Associates. As a lobbyist, he worked for EMR providers and energy companies, allowing him to make nearly $500,000 in 2012 — the year between leaving Congress and running for Mayor of New York.
According to The New York Times, that money began a total shift in his and his wife’s lifestyle from middle class to wealthy Manhattanites.
But it was worse than that, is Anthony Weiner did his lobbying and stealth, and he didn’t reveal what he did until years later. At one point, he complained to the New York Times that he deserved to make more money for his lobbying efforts, considering how great he is.
After he lost the election for New York Mayor in 2013, Weiner decided to go back into lobbying, and he joined a public relations firm. It is not clear how much he made off of that.
In the meantime, Weiner also made money as a columnist for the New York Daily News, and he was a contributor on television. He briefly had an energy startup, but it died.
Anthony Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, was a close part of the Clinton team, and she held positions in the Clinton Foundation, and Clinton related lobbying/political firms. According to reporters, Abedin made over $350,000 working for Clinton/DNC-linked firm Teneo, and she earned money from the government as a “Special Government Employee.”
After Anthony Weiner was caught in his set is second sexting scandal, Abedin separated from Weiner; today, Huma Abedin filed for divorce from Weiner. He will likely lose a lot of money in the divorce, and be forced to pay some sort of child support for his young son.
So what is Anthony Weiner net worth in 2018? Weiner and wife Huma Abedin earned a lot of money from politically connected firms over the past several years, even though they were not particularly wealthy before their political lives. Before the divorce we estimate Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin’s joint net worth at $10-15 million. After the divorce, and the legal fees that he will take on, we would expect Anthony Weiner net worth to be less than $2 million.