|Full Name :||Bernard Sanders|
|Born :||8th - Sep - 1941|
|Zodiac Sign :||Virgo|
|Birth Place :||Brooklyn
New York City
|Education :||University of Chicago Illinois,
James Madison High School New York City,
Brooklyn College New York City
|Networth :||$520 Million|
Bernie Sanders is a junior US Senator, Vermont, and also a presidential candidate for the Democratic Party in the US Presidential elections slated for 2016. He spent 16 years in the House of Representatives, thus becoming the longest-serving independent Congress member in the history of America. He is known to be critical of the US Foreign Policy, and openly talked against the Iraq War.
Born in Brooklyn in 1941, he attended the James Madison High School, then Brooklyn College, and finally the University of Chicago. His father, Eli Sanders, was a Polish Jewish immigrant, who lost his family in the Holocaust. His mother, Dorothy Glassberg, also belonged to a Jewish family from New York City.
Bernie was interested in politics from a very early age, right from his school and college days. While studying at the University of Chicago, he actively participated in the Civil Rights Movement. In 1962, he led a rally in protest of the Segregated Campus Housing Policy of George Wells Beadle, the University President.