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AOC Net Worth: How Rich is the Congresswoman in 2023?



AOC Net Worth

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an American politician and activist. She is the youngest woman in history to serve in Congress. Cortez has served as the United States representative since 2019 for New York’s 14th congressional district. As of 2023, AOC net worth is estimated to be around $350 thousand.

Full Name Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Birth Date October 13, 1989
Birth Place New York City, U. S.
Profession Politician, Activist
Boyfriend Riley Roberts
Net Worth $350 thousand

Early Life

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was born in New York City on the 13th of October, 1989 to her parents, Sergio Ocasio-Roman and Blanca Ocasio-Cortez. She grew up with her younger brother, Gabriel in the Bronx neighborhood. After she reached 5, her family relocated to their house in suburban Yorktown Heights.

Cortez studied at Yorktown High School, from where she graduated in 2007. Later she joined Boston University, and while studying there, she became the LDZ Secretary of State. Cortez worked as an intern for the United States Senator, Ted Kennedy during college. She was working in the section on foreign affairs and immigration issues. Cortez graduated from Boston in 2011 earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. 

AOC Net Worth & Career


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Cortez worked earlier as a waitress and bartender to help her mom. At that time, she also served for the non-profit organization, National Hispanic Institute. During the 2016 primary election, she organized Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign. In April 2017, she started her campaign. She earned a victory in the primary election on June 26, 2018, against Crowley by receiving 57.13% of the vote. 

The result was shocking for many analysts and political commentators. Then she faced the Republican nominee, Anthony Pappas on November 6 general election. In the end, the result was in her favor as she won the election receiving 78% of the vote. Cortez was challenged by Michelle Caruso-Cabrera in the 2020 Democratic primary election. After Cortez won the nomination, Cabrera ran in the general election. 

Cortez spoke for the first time on the floor of Congress in January 2019. She has also been a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. In her political career, she has supported progressive policies like a federal job guarantee, tuition-free public college, and trade school, and a single-payer Medicare for All. In the 2020 presidential election, she endorsed Bernie Sanders and appeared along with Bernie at speaking engagements. 

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Cortez recently grabbed the attention after she posted a tweet stating she is tested COVID-19 positive. Shortly after the tweet was posted, many Facebook users started sharing the image of a tweet where it was written “I got COVID because Republicans can’t date me and climate change and racism”. Within 2 days, the Facebook post gathered over 1000 interactions as the tweet was supposed to have come from Cortez’s verified account. However, later the congresswoman’s spokesperson, Lauren Hitt told USA Today that the tweet is altered and fake.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Boyfriend & Personal Life

Riley Roberts

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is reportedly dating her boyfriend named Riley Roberts, who is a web developer by profession. She has described her boyfriend Roberts as an easygoing redhead in a 2018 Vogue profile. Cortez also said Robert has been supportive of her for a long time. AOC and Riley Roberts are now engaged.

AOC met him the first time backstage at The Daily Show where he was citing tax rates. Riley was staying in Arizona at that time, who later shifted his place to be with Cortez in the Bronx.

AOC Net Worth Timeline

Year AOC Net Worth (estimated)
2020 Not Available
2021 $100,000
2022 $200,000
2023 $350,000

As of 2023, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s personal wealth is estimated to be around $350 thousand. She earned around $174,000 during her first year as a Congresswoman. Besides her salary, she receives an extra amount of $3000 for annual living expense credit, health, insurance, and retirement benefits.

Some Unknown facts about Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

  • Ocasio Cortez is the youngest-ever elected congresswoman.
  • Her brother helped launch her congressional campaign.
  • She is a huge fan of Star Trek.
  • She was working as a bartender prior to her election victory.
  • Cortez has an asteroid named after her.
  • Her boyfriend Riley Roberts is a Tech guy. He built several websites for small businesses after college and began working as a web developer later.
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