Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, alias AOC is a popular United States of America politician. Her net worth is $100,000. Also, she earns a yearly salary of $174,000.
But who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? In this article, we are going to cover all about her early life and more.
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Net Worth: $100,000
Annual Salary: $174,000
Full Name: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Date of Birth: 13th October 1989
Occupation: U.S. House Representative
Political Party: Democratic
Assumed Office: 3rd January 2019
Domestic Partner: Riley Roberts
Early Life of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Alexandria’s birthplace was the Bronx, a borough in New York City. Her mother is Blanca Ocasio-Cortez, while the father is Sergio Ocasio-Roman.
Ocasio-Cortez has a younger sibling called Gabriel. They are of Puerto Rican origin but lived in the Bronx.
The dad was born in the Bronx and later became an architect. For five years after her birth, they lived in Parkchester, a neighborhood in the Bronx but later moved to Yorktown heights.
Education Life of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
AOC went to Yorktown high school, and her graduation was in 2007. During her study years, her peers called her Sandy Ocasio.
During the Intel international science and engineering fair in 2007 under the microbiology category. Alexandria was the second after presenting her research project called the effect of antioxidants on the lifespan of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.
While in high school, Ocasio-Cortex was a participant in the national Hispanic institute’s Lorenzo de Zavala youth legislative session. This gave her leadership experience, and while at Boston University, she became a secretary of state of LDZ.
Her internship was at Ted Kennedy’s office under foreign affairs and immigration issues.
After school, she went back home and was an employee in a bar and restaurant as a bartender and waitress. This was to help her mom to fight the foreclosure of their home.
Apart from that, she was a worker at National Hispanic Institute, which is a non-profit organization.
During the 2016 U.S. primary elections, she was an organizer for Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign team.
A year later, she began preparation to become a U.S. House representative.
U.S. House of Representatives
Before the U.S House of Representatives elections in 2018, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez started grassroots campaigns. This was a way to mobilize many people to learn about her manifesto and what she will bring on board.
Her main challenger was Crowley, who enjoyed support from incumbent political leaders such as New York City governor, senators, and some U.S. House Representatives.
This didn’t derail AOC’s determination. She has endorsements from progressive and civil rights organizations.
During the primary elections on 26th June 2018, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won 15,897 votes (57.13%). Crowley got 11,761 votes (42.5%).
This did shock not only political commentators but also analysts and the incumbent (Crowley). Her win was the headline on top media houses and newspapers. All describing her victory as a shocking primary defeat.
Alexandria also won the 2020 U.S. House of Representatives election in New York & District 14. Her challenger was Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tenure
AOC was the youngest woman to serve in the U.S. Congress and the youngest in the 116th congress.
As a junior in the congress, she boasts of having a huge social media following. This led to landing a role in the congress to tutor her colleagues on using social media.
Since her tenure, she has served on the following committees.
- Committee of financial services – subcommittee on national security, international development and monetary policy
- Committee on oversight and government reform – subcommittee on civil rights and civil liberties and the subcommittee on environment
Awards and Honors
Her first honor was when AOC was in high school. The MIT Lincoln Laboratory named the asteroid 23238 Ocasio-Cortez is after the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
In 2017, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the National Hispanic Institute Person of the year. Two years later (2019), she got the Adelle Foley Award. The same year she was in the BBC 100 women.
Personal Life of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
In 2008 Ocasio-Cortez lost her father, and her mom and grandma had to relocate to Florida due to financial challenges.
She is a roman catholic, and her religion has formed a large impact on her life and political life.
During her first election campaign, Ocasio-Cortez lived in Parkchester, Bronx, with Riley Roberts, her partner, a web developer.
AOC was the least wealthy member of the 116th congress. This is a financial report by the center for responsive politics. A Facebook post by a Florida man was saying that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez earned her millions while in office. This wasn’t true, but later in May 2021, she went to therapy to learn how to manage extraordinary traumatizing.
Before the 2018 primary elections, AOC had between $1000 to $15000 in savings. Additionally, $15000 to $50000 in checking and $50000 in student loan debt.
As of 2017, while working at a coffee shop, she was earned $26581. Her first campaign salary was $6000. Currently, she earns $174000 as salary, $3000 as annual living expense credit, health/insurance, and retirement benefits.