Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made a statement with her “Tax The Rich” white dress at the 2021 Met Gala. We take a look at her net worth and salary.
The fashion event of the year took place on September 13th at its usual venue, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Attended by A-listers such as Justin Bieber, Megan Fox, Kim Kardashian, Billie Eilish, and many more, the event is in the spotlight on mainstream and social media.
Another hot topic is the dress of US representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez which included a special message.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at the 2021 Met Gala
The New York congresswoman and activist sported a “borrowed” white dress with the message “Tax The Rich” in red that gained the attention of many social media users.
“The medium is the message,” Alexandria explained in an Instagram post. “NYC elected officials are regularly invited to and attend the Met due to our responsibilities in overseeing our city’s cultural institutions that serve the public. I was one of several in attendance. Dress is borrowed.
“The time is now for childcare, healthcare and climate action for all. Tax the Rich.”
Her dress comes from Aurora James, immigrant designer and founder of the luxury company Brother Vellies.
Net worth and salary in 2021 explored
Alexandria’s exact net worth is unknown but her annual salary is reportedly $174,000. As stated in a 2018 report by the Congressional Research Service, members of Congress earn $174,000 per year.
According to a report filed in September 2020 and as reported by Reuters, Alexandria’s assets were between $1,001 and $15,000 in a checking account, between $1 and 1,000 in a brokerage account, and between $1,001 and $15,000 in her 401K plan.
Meanwhile, a 2019 report shows that from January 2017 to December 2018, AOC made $3,588 as a waitress and bartender at the Coffee Shop Taqueria.
She also earned $21,875 from her 2018 congressional campaign.
AOC talks about her student loan
In an interview with The Independent in September 2019, Alexandria opened up about repaying her student loan.
“I literally made a student loan payment while I was sitting here at this chair, and I looked at my balance, and it was $20,237.16,” she told the publication.
“I just made a payment that took me down to $19,000, so I feel really accomplished right now.”
According to a financial report from May 2019, the US representative continued to repay her student loan debt (from $15,001 to $50,000) after taking up office.