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Al Franken

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Net worth 2018: $8 Million
Residence: New York City
Country: United States
BirthDay: 21 May 1951
Sigh: Gemini
Height: 1.68 m
Education: Harvard University - Blake School - Harvard College,

Al Franken was bornon 21 May 1951 in New York City, American. Al Franken is one of the most recognized and celebrated politician of United States, who presently serves as the United States Senator from Minnesota. Ignoring his political career, he was a writer and performer for the television show, ‘Saturday Night Live’, from its conception in 1975 until 1980 and later on from 1985 till 1995. Franken from his high school days showed traits of becoming a performer. It was his stage stints at the young days that paved way for him to be recruited for the inaugural season of ‘Saturday Night Live’. The show became a major hit and so did Franken who garnered a lot of fame due to his association with the television show. Post SNL, he tried his hand at films and as a talk show host of his flagship program, ‘The Al Franken Show’, before finding his true calling as a politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he defeated incumbent Republican Senator Norm Coleman in 2008 with a slim margin of 312 votes to bag himself the seat. To further equip yourself with interesting and intriguing information regarding his life and profile, read through the following lines.


$8 Million


His slim margin made him a top target of the Republicans, but due to his high approval rating and Republican’s struggle to find a top-tier candidate has made him a favourite to win the re-elections in 2014


1 billion in 2012 and $500 million in 2013In 2010, he proposed a financial reform amendment according to which a board would be created to select which credit rating agency would evaluate a given security


February 14, 2007 marked the end of his career as the host on Air America Radio


In 2004, he was offered the position of a host for the talk show on Air America Radio’s flagship program


His 2003 book, ‘Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right’ provided a satirical information about American politics and conservatism


In 1999, he visited Kosovo and took up the role of a volunteer with the United Service Organization (USO), a position he serves till date


Year 1995 marked the end of his tenure with the SNL as he left the show after a protest of losing the role of Weekend Update anchor to Norm MacDonald


He along with Davies wrote the script for the 1986 released comedy film ‘One More Saturday Night’


He returned to the show in 1985, not just as a writer but an occasional performer as well


The successful partnership with Davies earned them a position of apprentice writer at the Saturday Night Live, wherein he served from 1975 to 1980 and 1985 to 1995


Thereafter, he enrolled at the Harvard University, completing his graduation with a Bachelor of Arts cum laude degree in government in 1973Ever since his high school days, he performed with his friend and partner Tom Davis


Young Franken completed his formal education from The Blake School in 1969

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