Cori Bush is an American politician, registered nurse, pastor and Black Lives Matter activist. She is a member of the Democratic Party and currently serves as the United States Representative for Missouri’s 1st congressional district. The district includes the city of St. Louis and most of northern St. Louis County. Bush was sworn into office on January 3, 2021, becoming the first African-American woman to represent her state in Congress.
Her political career began with her participation in the Ferguson protests following the 2014 police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. She worked as a triage nurse during the unrest and cofounded the Truth Telling Project, inspired by South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She is also a Nonviolence 365 Ambassador with the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change. Bush established Kingdom Embassy International church in her hometown and is a community organizer.
She ran a campaign for the Senate in 2016 but lost to Roy Blunt. In 2020, she challenged 10-term incumbent Lacy Clay in the Democratic primary for Missouri’s 1st congressional district. Her primary victory was widely viewed as historic and she advanced to the general election in a Democrat-heavy district.
While her exact net worth is unknown, sources suggest that she has amassed a modest fortune through proceeds from her political career. Combined with her salary as a Congresswoman, Bush’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million. She is also active on social media and has a sizable following of followers.