"Middle Class Joe" Biden has reaped millions in income since leaving the vice presidency

It is currently home to Joe Biden. He and his wife, Jill, moved to the house after leaving the vice presidential quarters at the Naval Observatory, renting a home that was purchased for $4.25 million in June of 2016 by Mark Ein, a wealthy venture capitalist who lives in a palatial estate next door.

Biden points out on the presidential campaign trail that he was often the poorest member of the United States Senate, and for at least a decade has referred to himself as “Middle Class Joe.” But since leaving office he has enjoyed an explosion of wealth, making millions of dollars largely from book deals and speaking fees that ranged to as much as $200,000 per speech, public documents show.

As Biden traveled the country before announcing his presidential campaign this spring, his sponsors provided VIP hotel suites, town cars and professional drivers, chartered flights and travel expense reimbursements that for some of his appearances reached at least $10,000 per event, according to contracts obtained by The Post through public records requests.