Maxine Waters Net Worth: Maxine Waters is the U.S. Representative for California’s 43rd Congressional district and previously the 35th and 29th district, serving since 1991. Considering her long career in politics, we estimate that Maxine Waters net worth to be around $2 million.
Maxine was born on August 15, 1938 in Missouri, United States to Velma Lee and Remus Carr. She is the fifth of the thirteen children and was raised mostly by her mother when her father left the family when she was only two years old. She worked as an assistant teacher with the Head Start program at Watts in 1966 and later got enrolled at Los Angeles State College graduating in 1970 with a degree in sociology.
Maxine’s early political career got started in 1973 but she was known in 1990 when she was elected to the U.S. House of Representative for California’s 29th congressional district after winning 79% of the popular vote. She was then re-elected with at least 70% of the popular vote in California’s 35th congressional district. Maxine is the member of Democratic Party and is the most senior of the 12 black women currently serving in the United States congress. She is also the member and former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. As an Assembly member, she advocated for divestment from South Africa’s apartheid regime.
Regarding her personal life, she currently resides in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles. Her husband Sid Williams played professional football in NFL and is a former U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas under the Clinton Administration. In 1990, Waters along with 15 other African American women and men formed African-American Women for Reproductive Freedom.