Big Number: ‘Middle Class Joe’ goes high class

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 29, 2019 former US vice president Joe Biden speaks during his first campaign event as a candidate for US President at Teamsters Local 249 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. - Presidential Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden came under spirited attack from White House rivals on June 5, 2019, after his campaign confirmed that he supports a ban on federal funding for abortions that many in his party want overturned. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
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Former US vice president Joe Biden.


Joe Biden has long referred to himself as “Middle Class Joe.” And for a time, it was a plausible nickname: He frequently ranked as the least wealthy member of the United States Senate. But then came a high-profile turn as vice president and, after he left the White House, lucrative book deals and lots of paid speaking engagements. Now, the Washington Post reports that Middle Class Joe is renting a 12,000-square-foot Georgian-style home in McLean, Virginia, with five bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a gym and a sauna, for an estimated $20,000 per month. That’s on top of the 7,000-square-foot lakeside home he’s owned in Wilmington, Delaware for decades and the $2.7 million vacation home he recently purchased in Rehoboth Beach.