Sherrod Brown Net Worth and Income Sources

Senator Sherrod Brown Net Worth Overview

Sherrod Brown Net Worth as per online sources is about $263,005.

Sherrod Brown is a senior United States Senator from Ohio. His net worth mainly consists of retirement plans and bank deposits.


Senator Investment and Assets

Sen. Brown net worth consists of different bank accounts. He also owns a public employee retirement plan that contributes to his net worth. The table below shows Brown net worth in 2020 based on public financial information. [1]

Sherrod Brown Net Worth Summary

Sherrod Brown Net WorthValue
Retirement Plan$100,001 – $250,000
Bank Deposits$32,004-$130,000

As per the financial statement submitted to the SEC, Sen. Sherrod Brown net worth is estimated to be between $132,005 and $380,000.

Sherrod Brown Net Worth: The portrait image of U.S Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) in 2009.  Credit: Wikipedia Commons

Senator Sherrod Brown Income

Sen. Sherrod Brown has multiple sources of income. He earns income as a senator. Brown also earns retirement income and royalties from his book Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America.

Income Source 1: Salary as a Senator

Sen. Sherrod Brown’s main source of income in 2020 was his position as a senator. His income in 2021 was $174,000.[2]

Sherrod Brown Net Worth: Sen. Brown during a Health Care for America Now Rally in 2009. Credit: Wikipedia Commons

Income Source 2: Investment and Retirement Plans

Sen. Sherrod Brown does not have any investment in securities or mutual funds. But he earns a pension from the State of Ohio (Columbus, OH). Moreover, he also earns income from his savings account. 

Income Source 3: Book Royalties

Sen. Sherrod Brown has written a book titled Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America. He has an agreement with Farrar, Straus, and Giroux of New York to receive royalty payments for his book.

In 2020, Brown received $74,345 from the publisher in royalty payments.


Income SourcesValue
Bank Deposits$201-$1000
Book Royalties$74,345

 According to the SEC report, Sen. Sherrod Brown’s net income in the year 2020 was between $275,043 and $275,842.

Sherrod Brown Net Worth: Sen. Sherrod Brown addressing a crowd during Lorain International Festival in 2009: Wikipedia Commons

Sherrod Brown’s Bio/Early Life

Sherrod Campbell Brown was born on 9th November 1952. He grew up in Mansfield, Ohio. His father Charles Gauly Brown was an M.D. working in the city. He has English, Scottish, Irish, and German ancestry.

Brown attended Mansfield High School. He completed his BA in Russian studies from Yale University in 1974. In 1979, he completed his MA in education from Ohio State University. Two years later Brown completed a Master’s in Public Education degree from the same university.

In 1979, Brown married Larke Ummel. They had two children. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1987. Brown married Connie Shultz in 2004. The couple also has two children. His second wife is a Pulitzer Prize winner. She published Life Happens and His Lovely Wife in which she shared her experiences as the wife of a US senate member.

Sherrod Brown Net Worth: Sherrod Brown with his second wife Connie in 2021. Credit: Instagram@Sherrod

Sherrod Brown Career

Sherrod Brown taught at the Ohio State University from 1979 to 1981 after completing his studies.

Brown’s political career started during his sophomore year at Yale University. He campaigned for Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern in the 1972 elections. He won the Ohio State House election in 1974 while in his senior year at the university. Brown served as the Ohio House representative from 1974 till 1982.

Brown contested for the Ohio Secretary of State in 1982. He defeated rival Republican Dennis Kucinich in the election. Brown was reelected in 1986 when he defeated Republican Vincent C. Campanella. But he lost the seat to Republican Bob Taft in 1990.

In 1992, Sherrod Brown contested for the U.S House of Representatives from the 13th district of Ohio. He won the Democratic primary that was heavily contested. The state that traditionally leaned towards Democrats provided an easy victory to Brown over Republican Margaret R. Mueller.

Brown won the US Representative seat six times. He contested for the United States Senate seat from Ohio in 2006. He defeated Republican DeWine in the general election.

In 2012, Brown was reelected when he defeated rival Republican Mandel. Brown won again in 2018 defeating Jim Renacci of the Republican Party.

Brown became the senior US senator from Ohio in 2011. He was also considered a serious candidate for the presidential post in the 2020 election. However, he decided he would not run for the President post and remain a senator.


Sherrod Brown Accomplishments

Sherrod Brown was an active member of the Boy Scouts. He achieved the highest ranking of Eagle Scout in 1967.[3]

Brown won the Ohio House seat in 1974 at the age of 22. He was the youngest person elected to the position.  

In 2014, Brown received an honorary doctorate in public service. The degree was presented to him by Otterbein University.

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Sherrod Brown Biography 

Legal Name/Birth NameSherrod Campbell Brown
James Lankford Net Worth$10,000,000
Sources of WealthJunior US Senator from Oklahoma
Date of Birth9th November 1952
Place of BirthMansfield, Ohio
Marital StatusMarried
Partner/SpouseConnie Schultz
Names of ChildrenCaitlin Brown, Andy Brown, Emily Brown, Elizabeth Brown

Frequently Asked Questions About Sherrod Brown

How old is Sherrod Brown?

Senator Sherrod Brown turned 69 years old in 2021.

Where is Senator Sherrod Brown from?

Sherrod Brown was born in Mansfield, Ohio.

Who is the Democratic senator for Ohio?

In 2021, the democratic Sherrod Brown was the Democratic senator from Ohio. He has been serving as the Senator of Ohio since 2007.

What degrees does Sherrod Brown have?

Sherrod Brown has three degrees. He has completed a BA in Russian studies, MA in education, and MPA degrees.


[1]. –  SEC report about Sherrod Brown net worth.

[2]. – Salary information of Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).

[3]. – Sherrod Brown’s high school classmates talk about him as an outspoken activist.

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