Chris Van Hollen Net Worth and Income Sources

Senator Chris Van Hollen Net Worth Overview

The net worth of Chris Van Hollen is about $89,000 as per the online sources.

Chris Van Hollen is a US Senator from Maryland. He represents the Democratic Party. His income as a practicing lawyer and currently a US senator increased his net worth. [1]

Senator Chris Van Hollen Investment and Assets

Sen. Van Hollen has invested in various investment assets. He owns corporate assets including mutual funds, stocks, and life insurance. Here are the particulars of Chris Van Hollen’s net worth. 

Chris Van Hollen Net Worth Summary

Chris Van Hollen Net WorthValue
Bank and Investments$60,004-$200,000

Chris Van Hollen net worth according to publicly available sources for FY 2020 [2] is between $60,004 and $200,000.

Chris Van Hollen’s official portrait photo in 2017.  Credit: Wikipedia Commons

Senator Chris Van Hollen Income

Chris Van Hollen’s income as a US senator is $174,000. No other income contributes to Chris Van Hollen net worth, as per the disclosed financial statement for FY2020.

Income Source: Salary as a Senator

Chris Van Hollen’s income as a US Senator is $174,000. He was first elected to the post in 2017.

Sen. Van Hollen’s announcing a $22 million public transit program in Baltimore, Maryland. Credit: Instagram@chrisvanhollen

The financial statement filed in 2020 shows that Chris Van Hollen net worth is increasing by $174,000 each year.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen with Vice President Kamala Harris and NASA Administrator Bill Nelson. Credit: Instagram@chrisvanhollen

Chris Van Hollen’s Bio/Early Life

Van Hollen was born Christopher Van Hollen Jr. on 10th January 1959. His mother Edith Eliza was the chief of the CIA for South Asia. He was born in Karachi, which was then the capital of Pakistan.

His father Christopher Van Hollen worked as the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs between 1969 and 1972. He served as the US Ambassador to South Asian countries of Sri Lanka and later the Maldives between 1972 and 1976.

Van Hollen has Dutch and Irish ancestry. His early life was spent in the South Asian countries of Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka.

He returned to the US and enrolled in Middlesex School where his grandfather taught in Concord, Massachusetts. After completing high school, Van Hollen attended Swarthmore College located in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. 

Van Hollen graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1982.

In 1985, Van Hollen received a Master’s degree in Public Policy from John F. Kennedy School of Government of  Harvard University. He obtained a JD degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1990.

Von Hollen married Katherine Wilkens in 1987. The couple has 3 children, Alexander Van Hollen, Anna Van Hollen, and Nicholas Van Hollen.


Caption: Chris Van Hollen with his daughter Anna during the inauguration ceremony of President Joe Biden. Credit: Wikipedia Commons.

Senator Chris Van Hollen Career

Van Hollen entered politics in 1985 when he worked as the legislative assistant to US Republican Senator from Maryland Charles Mathias. He advised on defense and public policy-related matters to the senator.

In 1987, Van Hollen served as a member of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. He became the legislative advisor to the Governor of Maryland William Donald Schaefer in 1989.

In 1990, Van Hollen started practicing law in Maryland joining Arent Fox law firm.

Van Hollen served in the House of Delegates in the Maryland General Assembly from 1991 till 1995. He later served in the Senate for the Health and Human Services and Budget and Taxation subcommittees.

In 2002, Van Hollen defeated Morella in the 8th congressional district elections. He was reelected in 2004 when he defeated Republican Chuck Floyd by a large majority.

Van Hollen won the 8th congressional elections in 2006 defeating Republican Jeffrey M. Stein. He was again successful in 2008 defeating Republican rival Steve Hudson.

He also won the senate elections in 2010, 2012, and 2014 defeating rival Republicans Michael L. Philips, Kenneth R. Timmerman, and Dave Wallace, respectively. In all the elections Von Hollen won by a clear majority.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed Van Hollen to a Committee of Deficit Reduction in 2011.

In 2016, Van Hollen won the US Senate democratic primaries held in 2016. The same year he won the US Senate election in Maryland defeating Republican rival Kathy Szeliga with a large majority.

Chris Van Hollen Accomplishments

Van Hollen launched the tobacco tax bill when he served as the Senate on the Health and Human Services subcommittee between 1995 and 2003. [4].  Additionally, Van Hollen introduced legislation that banned outsourcing of federal jobs. 

In 2003, Van Hollen was awarded the Outstanding New Member award by the Committee for Education Funding.

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Senator Chris Van Hollen Biography 

Legal Name/Birth NameChristopher J. Van Hollen Jr.
Chris Van Hollen Net Worth$1,200,000
Sources of WealthUS Junior Senator from the State of Maryland
Date of Birth10st January 1959
Place of BirthKarachi, Pakistan
Marital StatusMarried
Partner/SpouseKatherine Van Hollen
Names of ChildrenAnna Van Hollen, Nicholas Van Hollen, and Alexander Van Hollen

Frequently Asked Questions About Chris Van Hollen

How long has Chris Van Hollen been a senator?

Chris Van Hollen has been serving as a senator of Maryland (D-MD) since 2017.

Who are two senators from Maryland?

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the two senators from Maryland in 2021.

Where did Chris Van Hollen go to college?

Chris Van Hollen attended Swarthmore College from where completed his BA degree in philosophy in 1982.

What district does Chris Van Hollen represent?

Sen. Chris Van Hollen represented Maryland’s 8th District from 2003 to 2017. He won the 115th and 117th Congress elections for senator in 2016 and 2020.


[1]. – Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland) salary information.

[2]. – Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland) financial disclosure information.

[3]. – An article on Van Hollen’s victory in Senate elections in 2002.

[4]. – An article about the accomplishments of Sen. Van Hollen.

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