ARIZONA Senator Kyrsten Sinema has seen her net worth grow significantly since she was elected in 2019.
Here is what we know about her fortune – and where it has come from.
What is Kyrsten Sinema’s net worth?
In just three years, Sinema has reportedly increased her net worth significantly, which has certainly raised some eyebrows.
It has shot up from $32,500 in 2018 to $1million in 2021, according to reports, despite her earning $174,000 a year in her role as Arizona’s senior senator.
Her new fortune is a stark contrast to what she faced growing up, even spending a period homeless.
Sinema spent part of her childhood sheltering in an abandoned gas station without running water.
Her own website suggests her family “struggled to make ends meet” but they got by “thanks to family, church, and hard work”.
Sinema is now facing some scrutiny for her rapidly rising net worth – as well as her “questionable” decisions.
The former social worker and lawyer is blocking the Democrats from passing a social policy and climate bill – while at the same time raising funds from five business lobbying groups, several of which strongly opposite the bill, The New York Times reported.
And in March, she voted against a bill that would have seen minimum wage raised to $15 an hour.
She even accepted more than $750,000 in donations from a pharmaceutical company before opposing a Democratic plan to lower the cost of prescription drugs.
Is Kyrsten Sinema married?
Kyrsten was previously married to Blake Dain, whom she met at Brigham Young University.
The pair later separated, though the details of their split were kept under wraps.
In 2018, she made history as the first openly bisexual member of the US Senate, and only the second openly LGBTQ+ person.
Sinema’s current relationship status is unknown.