Let’s look at his employment and income history.
From 1983 through 1990 (eight years), Sanders was the mayor of Burlington, Vermont. That position currently has a salary of about $90,000. Using the Social Security wage indexing, we can put that at about $30,000 in 1982, and we will assume he got no raise while in that office.
Between 1991 and 2006 (sixteen years), Sanders was a member of the House of Representatives. He had a starting salary of $125,100, and an ending salary of $165,200. As a senator for the last eight years, he has earned $174,000 each year.
Now, assuming a mere 10% savings each year, and a poor 7% return, Sanders should be sitting on a cool million in savings alone, never mind the equity in his house.
(His wife also had a six-figure income during her seven-year tenure as the President of Burlington College, and her $200,000 “golden parachute” upon leaving, but I presume that her net worth is not being reported with his.)
Sanders cannot even manage his own money.