At the 2021 Met Gala, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore a “Tax The Rich” white dress to make a statement. We look at her net worth and salary. The Met Gala, regarded as the event of the year, took place on September 13th at its usual venue, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
The event, which was attended by A-listers such as Justin Bieber, Megan Fox, Kim Kardashian, Billie Eilish, and others, is catching attention on both mainstream and social media. Another popular subject is the dress of US representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, which included a personal inscription.
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 gown was designed by Aurora James, the immigrant designer and founder of the luxury brand Brother Vellies.
Net Worth And Salary In 2022 Explored
Although Alexandria’s exact net worth is unknown, she earns an annual salary of $174,000 according to a 2018 Congressional Research Service study. According to the same report from the Congressional Research Service, members of Congress make $174,000 per year.
Alexandria’s assets were reported at 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 401(k) plan in September 2020 according to an affidavit filed with the court.
Meanwhile, a 2019 study revealed that AOC made $3,588 as a waitress and bartender at the Coffee Shop Taqueria between January 2017 and December 2018. She also earned $21,875 from her 2018 congressional campaign.
AOC Talks About Her Student Loan
Alexandria spoke to The Independent in September 2019 about paying back 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.”
After becoming a member of the US House of Representatives in 2019, Representative Conyers repaid her student loan debt (from $15,001 to $50,000) and thereby completed the process.