Who is she?
Mary Jane O’Meara Sanders is an American social worker, politician, a college administrator, and the wife of the famous American senator Bernie Sanders. She has served as provost and an interim President of Goddard College. In addition, she was the president of Burlington College for seven years. She opened The Sanders Institute in 2017. Read on to learn more about her life, career, and net worth.
Early Life and Biography
She was born on January 3, 1950, in New York City, USA. She grew up in Brooklyn as one of five children of Joan Bernadette and Benedict P. She attended a number of Catholic schools, as well as the Saint Savior High School. After graduating, she enrolled herself at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She then moved to Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. She has a doctorate in leadership, which she earned at the Union Institute & University.
When she dropped out of college, she moved back to Brooklyn along with her first husband, David Driscoll. They later moved to Virginia, while in 1975, moved again, this time to Vermont. Her husband worked for IBM and was transferred there. The couple divorced each other despite having three children together. She married Bernie Sanders in 1988. He considers her three children as his own.
Johnny Depp and I decide who wears the hat best. Hmm.. pic.twitter.com/wwAIZd0Cvw
— Jane O'Meara Sanders (@janeosanders) March 13, 2016
Jane Sanders started her career as an organizer for the Volunteers in the Service to America. Also, she worked in the Burlington Police Department, in their Juvenile section. She mentioned that these first few jobs helped her to pay her student loans. Jane was also a community organizer of King Street Area Youth.
In addition to this, she is the founding director of the Mayor’s Youth Office in Burlington, serving between 1981 and 1991. More importantly, she was the head of Burlington College, as well as a part of the Women’s Council and the Film Commission. When Bernie Sanders was elected to the United States Congress, she volunteered to work in the office.
At the moment, the estimated net worth of Mary Jane O’Meara Sanders is more than $1.5 million. She generated her wealth from various important positions she held during her life. She has always been an excellent social worker and a part of different social agendas. Alongside her husband, they are an American power couple, and she was also a crucial pillar and the biggest supporter of Bernie’s political career and presidential candidacy.