About Al Franken
It has been reported that the overall estimate of Al Franken net worth is as high as 8 million dollars, according to the current calculations. Al Franken has earned his net worth through quite a few sources, such as acting, writing, comedy and politics. Currently, he is serving as the junior United States Senator from Minnesota, which is also one of the main sources of increasing the overall amount of Al Franken net worth. In the 1970s and the 1980s, Al Franken established his name popular because of his work as a performer and writer. At that time, he was working on the show called “Saturday Night Live”.
After several years working in acting and writing, Al Franken got interested in politics. He became a liberal political activist. In 2008, he became a member of the United States Senate. Al Franken is also a member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, which belongs to the Democratic Party. Thus, politics have served as one of the main sources of adding up to the overall size of Al Franken net worth, as well.
He was born in 1951 in New York City. When he was 4 years old, he moved to Minnesota.
After some time, he moved to the East Coast, where he was studying at Harvard College. In 1975, Al Franken got a job as a writer on “Saturday Night Live”. The show became a major source of his fame as well as of the total sum of Al Franken net worth. He worked not only as a writer, but also as a performer on the show up until 1980. Then, he had a short break and came back to the show in 1985, where this time he stayed until 1995. After he left “Saturday Night Live”, Al Franken became an actor and continued his writing career in other TV shows and films. Al Franken had a political radio show called “The Al Franken Show”.
Al Franken has also written six books, called “I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!: Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley”, “Why Not Me?: The Inside Story of the Making and Unmaking of the Franken Presidency”, “Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right”, “The Truth (With Jokes)”, “Oh, the Things I Know!: A Guide to Success, or Failing That, Happiness” and “Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations”. The sales of his written works have also increased the overall amount of Al Franken net worth.
Al Franken’s mother was working as a real estate agent, whereas his father was a printing salesman. Al Franken was a wrestler when he was studying at The Blake School, from which he graduated in 1969. In 1973, he graduated from Harvard College, from which he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and where he majored in government. Al Franken got interested in performing arts when he was still studying in high school. His sense of humor later secured him a job on “Saturday Night Live”.