America has a rich history of social reformers, and Ralph Nader is one of them. His continuous support for the LGBTQ community pushes the boundaries to establish the foundation of modern America.
Political activist, Ralph is a former candidate of the multiple Presidency election in the past. He is the recipient of the 2016 Automotive Hall of Fame and the Gandhi Peace Award for Promoting Enduring Peace.
Who Is Ralph Nader?
Ralph Nader is a political activist, lecturer, and an attorney who is still serving as the beneficiary of consumer protection and government social reforms.
In the 1960’s, the activist became a crusader of car-safety reform. After that, he also established a consumer advocacy group named Public Citizen in 1971.
Ralph also entered the U.S. presidential race multiple times including his run as a contestant in the 2000 election for the Green Party. He was accused of taking all the votes of the supporters of the Democratic candidate Al Gore to his Presidency race with Republican candidate George W. Bush. Both Ralph and Al got defeated by George including Al’s key winning States, Florida where he got defeated by 537 votes.
Ralph Nader in the presidency campaigning in October 2008 (Photo: The Claremont Journal of Law and Public Policy)
His also ran for the Presidency race as an independent candidate in 2004 and 2008 with a win of 0.38 and 0.56 percent of the popular vote.
What Is Ralph Nader’s Net Worth?
The 84-year-old social reformer summons a net worth of $6 million from his work as a lawyer and an author. He escalated the most prominent part of his increasing wealth practicing law in Hartford, Connecticut in 1955.
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According to Money, the average annual salary of a lawyer was $118,160 in 2016 and Ralph might have gathered remuneration around the expected figures.
After practicing law for few years, he felt fatigued and later shifted to Washington, D.C. in 1964 where he worked as a consultant to Assistant Secretary of Labor, Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
Ralph also garners lucrative money by publishing books. He has authored many publications including ‘No Contest: Corporate Lawyers and the Perversion of Justice in America’ (1998) and ‘Breaking Through Power: It's Easier Than We Think (City Lights Open Media)' (2016).
Is Ralph, A Supporter Of Gay Rights Married?
Ralph supports equal rights for gays, lesbians including the people of the LGBTQ community, and same-sex couples.
According to the 2008 report of Votenader magazine, Ralph opposed President Bush’s proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriages. His campaign also agreed with the author, Marie C. Wilson who said,
"The most important thing is really having equal rights. It’s not about the marriage. It’s having the same rights that you would get if you were married."
Previously, American author Howard Dean bashed Ralph on live radio in 2004. He questioned Ralph and the Vermont State for running anti-gay marriage and accused former President John Kerry, a gay marriage supporter, by insisting that Ralph accepted assistance from anti-gay Republicans.
Howard is also an advocate of gay and lesbian rights as he was the former governor of Vermont to offer civil unions.
While Ralph has been genuinely supporting the gay rights, he was never interested to get married. When a writer named Karen Croft, who worked with him at the Center for Study of Responsive Law in late 1970’s, asked him whether he ever had plans of getting married, he told that he dedicates his life to the profession rather than considering a husband-wife relationship.
Ralph’s Family: Lebanese Parents & Death Of Brother
Ralph is the youngest child born to his late parents, Rose and Nathra Nader. His parents were a Lebanese immigrant and had a family restaurant and bakery in Winsted Connecticut.
His father, Nathra Nader migrated to the United States at the age of 19 and performed many jobs till he opened his grocery store in Danbury, Connecticut. He expired due to heart failure, at the age of 98, in Winsted in 1991.
Ralph’s late dad was a frequent spokesperson on public issues and was a strong advocate of general training for school children. Nathra even filed a lawsuit seeking to invalidate a ban on participation by independent voters in party primary elections in the mid-1970's and also held the march in Winsted to protest a Congressional salary increase in 1977.
The Political commentator’s mother, Rose was a small town activist. She demised at the age of 99 on 20 January 2006 due to congestive heart failure at her residence at Winsted.
He was raised along with his late brother, Shafeek Nader and two sisters named Laura and Clair. Shafeek passed recovering cancer treatment at the age of 62 at Sharp Cabrillo in 1986. Late Shafeek was deployed at Navy during World War II.
Talking about his sisters, Laura is the professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley and Clair is a social scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratories in Tennessee.
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Ralph Nader was born on 27 February 1934 in Winsted, Winchester, Connecticut as per wiki. The newsreader stands at the height of 1.91 m (6 feet 2 inches) and has a birth sign of Pisces.
He obtained scholarship attending The Gilbert School and Princeton University. Later, in the year 1955, he completed his magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He also studied at Harvard Law School and also worked at Harvard Law Record.