Maxine Waters is an American politician. She is currently the acting USA Representative for the 43rd California Congressional District. She has held this position since 2013. Since the year 1991, she has also served for the 29th and the 35th district. At the moment, she is the oldest among the 12 acting African-American women in the United States Congress. In addition, she is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Read on to learn more about her life, career, and net worth.
She was born as Maxine Moon Carr on August 15, 1938, in Saint Louis, Missouri, to parents Remus Carron and Velma Lee. She was one of fourteen children in the house, and the fifth oldest. While she was very young, only two years old, her father left the family. The children were left to be taken after their single mother, and life was hard. She went to school in her hometown, the Vashon High School. In 1961, she moved to Los Angeles with her whole family.
Before her career began, she had to work various other jobs. At different times of her life, she was a telephone operator in a garment factory, and an assistant teacher in Watts, California. She managed to graduate and receive a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 1971. She studied at the Los Angeles State College, now called California State University.
Regarding her family life, she was married to Edward Waters from 1956 until 1972. In 1977, she married Sid Williams, the former professional NFL player, and the former U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas, during the Clinton Administration. The pair has two children together.
Her professional career began in 1973, with the first breakthrough in her life. She became a chief deputy, and after several years on the position, she became a member of the California State Assembly. In 1976, she started to work towards the disinvestment of state pension funds in South Africa. Thanks to her great and honorable work, she was promoted and got the Democratic Caucus Chair in the assembly. Over the years and decades, she was a prominent critic of various United Stated president, including, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and most recently as well as actively, Donald Trump. Because of this, she enjoys popularity among the citizens in America.
Special Honors and Achievements
The Maxine Waters Preparation Center in Watts, California, is named after her. She is the c-founder of the Clack Women’s Forum, as well as of Community Build. Waters received the Bruce F. Vento Award, from the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, because of her work and efforts to help the homeless people. In 1992, she won the Candace Award, awarded by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.
Maxine Waters Net Worth
As of November of the year 2019, the estimated net worth of the Democrat politician Maxine Waters is more than $3 million. By some estimations, her net worth in 2020 is going to increase thanks to her continuous work on all of her important positions. She is passionate about her career, which except helping others in need also helps her earnings.