Barbara Boxer is a retired politician from the USA who has served as the U.S. Senator from California. She is from the Democratic Party and was the Senator from 1993 to 2017. From 1983 to 1993, Boxer was in the United States House of Representatives. She has held many important positions during her career as a politician. She has also worked as a journalist in ‘Pacific Sun’ and was on the House Armed Services Committee. Here is a quick summary of Barbara Boxer’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Barbara Boxer Early Life
Barbara Levy Boxer is the daughter of Ira and Sophie Levy. She was born on 11 November 1940, in Brooklyn, New York.
She completed her schooling in 1958 from George W. Wingate High School. She has got her BA degree in Economics from Brooklyn College.
In 1962, Barbara Boxer got married to Stewart Boxer. They are the parents of Nicole and Doug. In college, she joined the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. She was also a cheerleader in the basketball team. She has criticized Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State during the war in Iraq.
She has been accused of failing to declare her property from 2002 and 2010. She was accused by the Foundation for Ethics in Public Service. She has made numerous speeches and statements during her career as an active politician.
Barbara Boxer Career, Awards & Achievement
After completing her college, Barbara Boxer worked as a stockbroker and later moved to California. In 1972, she unsuccessfully contested against Peter Arrigoni. In the ‘70s, she also worked as the Pacific Sun’s journalist. In 1976, she was elected to the Marin County Board of Supervisors.
In 2005, Boxer released the novel entitled ‘A Time to Run’. In 2009, she released her second novel called ‘Blind Trust’. In 1982, she was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Boxer represented the 6th congressional district of California.
Following her win, she has been reelected on four different occasions. She was the member of Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. In 1994, Boxer won the United States Senate election by defeating Bruce Herschensohn.
She again defeated Matt Fong, in the 1998 reelection. In 2010, she defeated Carly Fiorina. She has been a member of several committees including ‘Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’, ‘Committee on Foreign Relations’, ‘Committee on Environment and Public Works’, and ‘Select Committee on Ethics’.
Boxer has supported and objected to many laws in the USA. In 2008, she voted for the Emergency Economic Stabilisation Act. She has also voted for the Help America Vote Act 2002. She has opposed the US-India nuclear energy deal and has co-sponsored the Darfur Accountability Act of 2005.
Awards & Achievements
Barbara Boxer’s greatest career achievement is to be California’s Senator for a period of 24 years. She has also been in many important positions in her country. She has received honorary doctorate degrees from the Dominican University of California and Mills College.
Net Worth of Barbara Boxer
The estimated net worth of Barbara Boxer is more than $7.5 million. She has been a successful female politician in the USA and has been a member of numerous committees and subcommittees. In 2016, she decided not to contest elections but still is active in various campaigns. Barbara Boxer has appeared in many TV shows like ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’, ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’, ‘Murphy Brown’, ‘Parks and Recreation’, and ‘Gilmore Girls’. She was also seen in the 2002 movie ‘Traffic’.
Barbara Boxer is one of the most famous politicians in the United States. During her tenure, she has supported several bills and has also objected many of them. She has always voiced for change in the gun laws in the USA. She has successfully released novels and has delivered major speeches in several venues. She has served as the Chairwoman of the Senate Environment Committee.