How much is Al Franken worth?
|Net Worth:||$8 Million
|Profession:||Former United States Senator|
|Date of Birth:||May 21, 1951|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Al Franken
In Minnesota’s 2008 Senate campaign, Al Franken was declared the winner on June 30, 2009, following a drawn-out recount and numerous legal challenges by Republican incumbent Norm Coleman. Franken held that position up to 2018. The well-known comedian and author Franken is a serious, intelligent intellectual with strong progressive liberal ideals. For 15 years, Franken wrote and appeared on Saturday Night Live, where he earned three Emmys for his writing.
- Birth – May 21, 1951 in New York City to a middle-class Jewish parents Joe and Phoebe, now deceased. The Frankens moved to Minnesota when their 2 sons were young.
- Education – The Blake School, 1969. B.A., political science, Harvard University, 1973.
- Family – Married in 1975 to Franni Bryson. Two children, Thomasin, a New York City school teacher, and Joe, a Princeton University engineering student.
- Faith – Jewish, Reformed
Senate Committees in the 112th Congress, 2011-2-12
- Judiciary Committee
- Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee
- Energy & Natural Resources Committee
- Indian Affairs
Al Franken, the Senator, on the Issues
Franken, a close friend of the late Minnesota Sen. Paul Wellstone, who perished in a plane crash in 2002, sees himself as continuing the staunchly progressive ideals of Wellstone.
Franken enthusiastically declared on July 6, 2009, that he is “ready to get to work” on “education, health care and energy issues.”
Concerning energy, Franken said “By investing in a genuine Apollo Program to investigate new sources, we need to take the issue of renewable energy seriously. The answer to our “addiction to oil” is right in front of us, and it includes everything from ethanol and biomass energy to solar and wind power.”
On Air America, Al Franken
Al Franken presided over the flagship daily talk show of Air America radio, the primary non-subscription radio station in the United States for liberal and progressive ideas, from March 2004 to February 2007.
At its height, Franken’s well-liked program had 1.5 million weekly unique listeners and included interviews, serious discussion, political humor, skits, and parodies of right-wing talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly.
His “Hate Email of the Day” section was a fan favorite.
Al Franken, actor and comedian
Al and his high school friend Tom Davis frequented local comedy establishments like Dudley Riggs’ Cafe Expresso as teenagers because they wanted to act and write comedy.
Franken and Davis refined their comedic routine both in college and afterward, when Lorne Michaels saw them and recruited them as writers for his nascent program, Saturday Night Live. From 1975 through 1995, Franken worked as a writer and actor on Saturday Night Live. During that time, he won three Emmys for his writing.
Franken spent his time writing and starring in movies, as well as creating four best-selling political satire novels, from 1995 to 2004. (Explained above)
On the math portion of the SAT exam, Al received an 800. He has acknowledged using cocaine when he first joined SNL. claiming that he stopped following the overdose death of John Belushi.
Owen, Al’s MIT-educated brother, is a well-known photojournalist.
Notes from the Personality
When Al and Franni first met as college freshmen, they started dating right away. Five years later, they got married. Since 1987, Al has reportedly belonged to Al-Anon, most likely as a result of his wife’s alcoholism. Al wrote the screenplay for the 1994 movie “When a Man Loves a Woman.” a few years later.
Al has known renowned political analyst Norm Orenstein and New York Times columnist Tom Friedman since he was a young child, and the two have supposedly engaged in political rivalry.
Al Franken, Author
Franken has penned 4 bestselling books of political satire:
- “The Truth: With Jokes” (2005)
- “Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right” (2003)
- “Why Not Me?” (1999)
- “Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot: And Other Observations” (1996)