Anthony Weiner is a former politician and convicted sex offender who has a net worth of $350 thousand. Anthony Weiner represented New York’s 9th congressional district for seven terms from 1999 until 2011. He ultimately resigned from Congress after a sexually explicit photo of himself he sent to a woman on Twitter was made public. Later, in 2017, Weiner pleaded guilty to another sexting charge of sending obscene material to a minor, and was sentenced to 21 months in prison.
Early Life and Education
Anthony Weiner was born on September 4, 1964 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City to Frances, a high school math teacher, and Mort, a lawyer. Both of his parents are Jewish. Weiner has a younger brother named Jason, and had an older brother named Seth who was killed in a hit-and-run incident in 2000. As a youth, Weiner went to PS 39 The Henry Bristow School. Subsequently, he attended Brooklyn Technical High School. After graduating in 1981, he enrolled at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. As a junior, Weiner did an exchange program at the College of William & Mary. He graduated with a BA in political science in 1985.
Career Beginnings in Politics
Following his college graduation, Weiner joined the staff of United States Representative Charles Schumer, for whom he worked for three years in Washington, DC. Encouraged to get involved in local politics, Weiner then transferred to the district office in Brooklyn. In 1991, he got his first chance to run for political office when the New York City Council expanded from 35 to 51 seats. Weiner went on to narrowly win the primary, before winning the general election unopposed in November. At the age of 27, he was the youngest councilman in the history of New York. Weiner remained on the City Council for seven years.
United States House of Representatives
Weiner ran for Congress in 1998, looking to replace the seat of his mentor Chuck Schumer in New York’s 9th congressional district. He won the election, and took office the next year. Over his seven terms through 2011, Weiner focused on a range of domestic and foreign issues. Among his achievements, he created the bipartisan Congressional Middle Class Caucus and served as the chief sponsor of the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act. Weiner also established a pro-choice voting record, and pushed for expanded Medicare for all Americans. However, he also made many poor choices, such as voting in favor of giving George W. Bush authority to use military force against Iraq.
During his tenure in Congress, Weiner was known for being demanding, temperamental, and often abusive. The New York Times reported that he worked long hours and required his staff to be in constant contact with him via BlackBerry. Moreover, it was reported that Weiner frequently berated his staff and threw office furniture in fits of rage. Due to this, he had one of the highest staff turnover rates of any Congressperson at the time.
In 2011, Weiner sent a sexually explicit photo of himself to a woman on Twitter; after it was leaked to the public, he decided to resign from Congress. A couple years later, Weiner got himself into another sexting scandal when he sent explicit photos of himself to another woman. This time, he carried out the activity under the alias Carlos Danger. In 2016, new claims emerged alleging Weiner had sexted a 15-year-old girl. Consequently, devices owned by Weiner were seized, and a criminal investigation was launched. Weiner ultimately surrendered to the FBI in 2017, and pleaded guilty to one count of transferring obscene material to a minor. He was sentenced to 21 months in prison with an additional three years of supervision, and was required to register as a sex offender.
During his political career, Weiner twice sought the Democratic nomination for New York City mayor. His first run was in 2005, when he came in second to Fernando Ferrer. Weiner next ran in 2013; however, his emerging sex scandal sank his campaign, and he won only 4.9% of the primary vote.
Following his departure from the House of Representatives, Weiner formed the consulting firm Woolf-Weiner Associates, through which he advised more than a dozen companies. He also worked with the international law firm Covington & Burling. In 2015, Weiner joined the PR firm MWW Group as a part-time consultant. Later, he was the CEO of the countertop manufacturer IceStone, a position he held through 2021.
In 2009, Weiner got engaged to Huma Abedin, a personal aide to Hillary Clinton. The couple married in 2010, and had a son in 2011. Shocked and perturbed by the details of her husband’s sex scandal, Abedin decided to separate from Weiner in 2016. After Weiner pleaded guilty in 2017, she officially filed for divorce; however, the case was withdrawn from court the following year, as the pair chose to settle their divorce privately in order to protect their young son.
A documentary film about Weiner’s 2013 mayoral campaign – as well as his sex scandal – was released in 2016. Entitled “Weiner,” it was directed by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg, who were given full access to his campaign.
|Net Worth:||$350 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||Sep 4, 1964 (57 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|