What is Barbara Boxer's net worth? Ex-senator 'shook up' after being robbed in California

Barbara Boxer served from 1993 to 2017 before being succeeded by now-Vice President Kamala Harris

                            What is Barbara Boxer's net worth? Ex-senator 'shook up' after being robbed in California
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) questions witnesses during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing concerning cartels and the US heroin epidemic (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA: Former US Senator Barbara Boxer from California was the victim of assault and theft on Monday, July 26, in the Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland. The news sparked a wave of reactions online, with critics blaming the incident on law enforcement budget cuts and repeated calls to "defund the police."

Boxer, who served from 1993 to 2017 before being succeeded by now-Vice President Kamala Harris, was accosted Monday, July 26, at 1.15 pm local time in the 300 block of 3rd Street, the Oakland Police Department told CNN. The suspect "forcefully took" Boxer's cell phone and fled the scene in a nearby waiting vehicle.


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"The assailant pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone, and jumped in a waiting car," a spokesperson from Boxer's office said. "She is thankful that she was not seriously injured."

The 80-year-old former politician and lobbyist said she was "shook up" after the assault. "He pushed me very hard... and before I could follow him, he grabbed my phone," Boxer told CNN affiliate KPIX. "I'm not physically hurt at all, I'm just shook up."

The suspect did not appear to know who Boxer was, she said, describing him as someone under 18 who fled the area in a black sedan. "I was yelling at the kid 'Why would you do this to a grandma?' but he could care less," Boxer said in the interview. Police said the incident is currently being probed by the department's robbery section, which is reportedly offering up to $2,000 as a reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

Former US Senator Barbara Boxer attends EMILY's List's "Resist, Run, Win" Pre-Oscars Brunch on February 27, 2018, in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for EMILY's List)

Conservatives on social media appeared to blame the incident on Democrats' repeated calls to cut police spending statewide. "Where's a social worker when you need one?" journalist Stephanie Hamill quipped. "Ex Dem Senator Barbara Boxer was assaulted and robbed in Oakland... you know, where the Dems defunded their police," one Twitter user wrote.

"When your bad policies come back and bite you in the a**," another added. "...I'm not happy, but I'm not sad either. It's nice when politicians get to see the direct results of their liberal policies," a third chimed in. "Barbara Boxer could be a powerful voice to counter the narrative of establishment politicians that crime is down," another opined.






What is Barbara Boxer's net worth?

Barbara Boxer's net worth is close to $6 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Boxer graduated from Brooklyn College with an Economics degree and went on to work as a stockbroker. She subsequently became interested in journalism and became increasingly involved in politics.

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) thanks Riverside County Registrar's Office workers after casting her vote during early voting for the California midterm election on October 12, 2010, in Riverside, California (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

In 1982, Boxer was elected to the US House of Representatives and represented California's sixth district for five terms. In 1992, she was elected to the US Senate, and in 2004, she set a record for receiving the most popular votes in a US Senate election. Her record was broken by fellow Democrat Senator Diane Feinstein in 2012. 

Boxer was the only Senator to chair two committees at once — the Environmental and Public Works Committee and the Select Committee on Ethics. She was also the Democratic Chief Deputy Whip and part of the House Armed Services Committee.