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Joseph Biden currently serves as the 47th Vice President of the United States along side President Barack Obama. The former senator from Delaware represented his home state from 1973 until he took the reins of the Vice Presidency in 2008. His net worth totals to $633,700.
His life in public serve includes dabbling in seeking the Presidency himself. He was an early candidate in 1988 and he tested the waters again in 2008 before he resolved to join Team Obama.
He received his Juris Doctor degree from Syracuse University in 1968 during the Vietnam War. As an asthmatic, he received five military draft deferments at the time. At age 33 in 1973, he became one of the youngest senators to win a national office, and 33 is the minimum age to serve as a senator. During his career in the senate, he served as Chair of the auspicious Senate Judiciary Committee from 1987 to 1995. He also served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and was considered to be a liberal internationalist.
He voted against the Gulf war in 1991; however, he did support the 2001 intervention in Afghanistan initially. He took a more measured approach with Iraq by spearheading the effort to exhaust all diplomatic efforts in Iraq before using military force under the Bush Administration.
He has been the recipient of many awards including honorary degrees from eight universities, and the Chancellor Medal from his alma mater Syracuse. In 2008, he received Best of Congress Award from Working Mother magazine. In 2009, he was awarded The Golden Medal of Freedom for his support of independence in Kosovo in the 1990s.
Despite his eminence as the 14th longest serving senator in congressional history and Vice President of the United States, his net worth is not considered substantial, and he considers himself the original blue collar man.