How much is Maxine Waters worth? $2 million
How did Maxine Waters earn his money and wealth?
Maxine Moore Waters was born on August 15, 1938. She is an American politician. She is currently representing California’s 43rd congressional district in the Congress since 2013. She is married to former professional football player Sid Williams, who is also the former U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri and comes from a very big family. She is the fifth child from a total of fifteen and was raised by a single mother. Before starting college she worked in a garment factory and as a telephone operator. She was also hired as an assistant teacher. She then graduated from Los Angeles State College with a degree in sociology.
She started her political career in 1973 when she started working as chief deputy to City Councilman. After entering the California State Assembly in 1976, she rose to the position of in Democratic Caucus Chair for the Assembly. In 1990 she was elected to the US House of representative for California’s 29th congressional district by winning more than 79% of the popular vote. Since then she has been reelected to Congress numerous times, including 35th District in 1992 and 43rd District in 2012, always with more than 70 percent of the vote.
In 1994 she interrupted a speech a speech by Peter King, which led the presiding officer threatening her with disciplinary action. She was chair of the Congressional Black Caucus from 1997 to 1998. She became the ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee. She became famous “when she helped deliver relief supplies in Watts and demanded the resumption of vital services” after the Rodney King verdict in 1992. She later described the violence by saying, “a spontaneous reaction to a lot of injustice”. In 1996 she alleged the CIA in having a hand in Las Angeles crack epidemic in 1980. She asked, “U.S.-government paid or organized operatives smuggled, transported and sold it to American citizens”.
She was also alleged of corruption. According to an article written by Chuck Neubauer and Ted Rohrlich, published in the “Los Angeles Times” in 2004, Maxine’s relatives had made over $1 million by doing business with the people that were helped by her. She was also accused by “Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington” of corruption. They added her to their report of corrupt members of Congress in 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011. She was also investigated by the House panel for ethical violations.