Cory Booker is best known as the former mayor of Newark and as the junior senator from New Jersey. He is an American politician and rising star of the Democratic Party who was considered a likely candidate for the presidency in the 2020 elections.
Booker was once considered challenging the most popular governor in the States United, Republican Governor Chris Christie, but chose to seek the election to the United States Senate.
Cory has taken credit for reviving one of America’s most notorious failed cities and has become one of the fiercest critics of President Donald Trump. He is known for reforming the criminal justice system, combat climate change, and restructure national immigration policy.
He also voted for tougher sanctions against Iran, voiced support for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, and lobbied for increased diplomacy in the Middle East. He also became the first senator to testify against another senator during Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions’s 2017
Cory Booker Bio: Age, Birthday, Parents, Siblings
Booker was born to Carolyn and Cary Booker, both first black executives of the IBM computer company, on April 27, 1969, in Washington, D.C. He was raised at a young age in Newark, New Jersey, and attended Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan.
He earned a football scholarship to the University of Stanford after graduating from Northern Valley Regional High School in Old Tappan, NJ, in 1987. Cory had excelled at soccer in high school but decided that athletics would be his ticket and not his destination. In addition to playing college football, Booker served as a senior class president and ran a student-led crisis hotline.
His brother is Cary Booker II, named after his parents Cary Booker. In 1969, Cory’s parents fought hard against racism by insisting on buying a home in an area where blacks were not welcome.
Cory Booker Education
Booker earned a BA in political science and an MA in sociology from Stanford University and a BA with honors in history from Oxford University. He was a Rhodes Scholar and completed his law degree at Yale University.
Booker began working as an attorney for the Urban Justice Center, a non-profit advocacy and legal services agency in Newark, after earning his law degree.
He ran free legal clinics for low-income New Haven residents. Despite his busy schedule, Booker made time to become involved in the National Association of Black Law Students and the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, serving as Big Brother.
Cory Booker Career Biography
He was stationed in East Harlem at a time when police were aggressively sweeping many of the area’s youth into the criminal justice system. Booker was elected to the Newark city council at the age of 29 and served from 1998 to 2002.
In 2006, at age 37, he was first elected mayor of Newark and heads the largest city in the state, and perhaps the most troublesome. He was re-elected mayor of Newark in 2010.Cory turned down an offer from President Barack Obama in 2009 to head the newly created White House Office of Urban Affairs Policy.
In 2011, Time magazine named Booker one of the 100 Most Influential People. He was a prominent replacement for Obama in the 2012 election against Republican Mitt Romney and spoke at the Democratic National Convention that year. Booker has said he will not run for the White House in 2020. But, many observers believe he is laying the groundwork to unseat Republican Donald Trump, who was elected to the first term in 2016.
Booker has developed a reputation as Newark mayor for being outspoken and forthright – traits that are somewhat rare in politicians and occasionally lead to hot water. During the 2012 election, Booker received criticism when he described his party’s attacks on Republican Mitt Romney’s job at Bain Capital as nauseating. Romney collected the comments and used them in the campaign.
Cory Booker Wife, Married, Divorce
Cory Booker has never been married in his life but he has been linked with several women. Booker himself has said he wants to keep dating until he finds the right woman with whom he can settle ad start a life.
In 2013, Cory Booker was named as Top 40 Bachelors of Town and Country. Booker has described himself straight mail and agreed that he once hated Gays. Cory has been linked up with impressive women like Gayle King who is a Hollywood Entertainment lawyer.
He is also said to have dated Cleo Wade, a poet, and author. Moreover, it is also rumored that Cory Booker once dated Chanda Gibson, his co-worker for his mayoral election campaign, a single mother of 2.
Cory Booker Girlfriend 2021, Dating, Engaged?
Booker has kept his lips closed about his relationships, although it was confirmed in March 2019 that he was dating actress Rosario Dawson.
Rosario Isabel Dawson is an American actress and writer, who has worked in films such as Sin City and Men in Black II.
In June 2020, Rosario Dawson revealed that she is ready to move in with her boyfriend, Democratic Senator Cory Booker as soon as the health restrictions due to COVID-19 are lifted. They first met at the common friend Ben Jealous Party.
Meanwhile, despite dating his girlfriend for a few years now, Cory Booker hasn’t shared any plans on getting married. Hopefully, this time, Cory will consider getting married.
Cory Booker Net Worth, Salary, Earnings 2021
Booker is a millionaire politician who ha reportedly made $1.7 million for his paid speeches when he was working as Mayor of Newark.
He is even listed as the 10th richest candidate and he has a 2,800-square-foot house in Newark, New Jersey, a couple of pensions, Bank of America checking and savings accounts, and Fidelity retirement holdings.
Further, Booker has more than $500,000 in royalties he’s received from his 2016 book United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good. As of 2021, Cory Booker’s net worth is valued at $3.5 million. Also, talking of Cory’s salary, he makes around $174 thousand per year.
Cory Booker Social Media
Cory has shown his presence on Twitter as @CoryBooker since August 2008 with to date 4.8M Followers. In most of his Tweets, he has spoken about racism and how it should be totally removed from the USA. He has also paid tribute to Martin Luther King his hero.
On Instagram, Cory is active as corybooker with 902k followers and has posted his pictures, his tweets against Donald Trump.
On Facebook, he has opened an account as @corybooker that has received 1,186,785 people’s likes and 1,285,548 follow. He has mostly shared political news. Quotes by Martin Luther King in his FB account.
Cory has created his own official YouTube channel as Cory Booker with 5.02K subscribers. He has joined YouTube on Sep 30, 2008, and has to date received 1,029,966 views.
Quick Wiki Facts and Information about Cory Booker
|Full Name/Real Name||Cory Booker|
|Date of Birth/Birthday||April 27, 1969|
|Parents||Carolyn and Cary Booker|
|Siblings||1 brother Cary Booker II|
|Education(college/university)||Stanford University (BA, MA)
The Queen’s College, Oxford (MA)
Yale University (JD)
|Social Media||Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram|
|Net Worth||3.5 million dollars|
|Height||6 ft 4 in|