Deborah Shiling (Bernie Sanders First Wife) Age, Wiki, Net Worth, & Biography

Deborah Shiling is a famous businesswoman born in 1944 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She is the first wife of Bernie Sanders, the famous former presidential candidate. They got married on September 6, 1964. She first met Sanders during her college days and had an affair for several years. But after the second years of their marriage, they divorced and got separated.

Deborah Shiling Messing’s Full Biography, Age, Birthday, & Religion

Born in Baltimore, Deborah holds American citizenship and belongs to the Caucasian ethnic group. 

After the completion of her study, she frequently joined the Congress of Racial Equality in 1960 and participated in several sit-ins in segregated restaurants in Baltimore.

Birth NameNot Known
NicknameNot Known
BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland USA
HometownBaltimore, Maryland USA
Age years old
Years active2015
Zodiac SignNot Known

How old is Deborah Shiling?

Deborah Shiling is currently years old

Her Death Rumors

People often search for Deborah Shiling death since she is already years old. But, she is still alive.

Is Deborah Shiling Jewish?

Yes, Deborah Shiling Messing is a Jewish.

Deborah Shiling’s Net Worth and Profession

She had worked as a buyer for the famous market named Hunger Mountain Coop. She also worked as a social activist and a participant in the movement for social equality, which she had done study on.

Currently, Deborah Shiling’s net worth is $ 1 million at present. She earns an annual salary of around $174k US dollars.

BusinessNot Known
Known forBeing the first wife of Bernie Sanders 
Net WorthUSD 174k (As in 2020)
SalaryNot Known
CarsNot Known
House/Current ResidenceNot Known
Brand EndorsementMontpelier, Vermont

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Deborah Shiling’s Ex- Husband Bernie Sanders & Her Current Husband Bob Messing

She married Bernie Sanders at a young age. After the second year of marriage, they broke their relationship and got separated. Then at the age of 73, Shiling married a presidential candidate. Now she is married to Bob Messing and is known by her married name, Deborah Messing, as she confirmed from Daily Mail Online.

Marital StatusDivorced
Sexuality Straight 
Affair/ Ex-boyfriend Bernie Sanders
Husband Bob Messing
Wedding Date1964 
Divorce Date1966 
Current RelationshipMarried

Deborah Messing’s Children, Family, and Parents

Well talking about her family, she is from a well-educated family. Her father, Dr. Moses Shiling is chief of pulmonary disease at Baltimore’s Sinai Hospital. But there is no information about her mother and other siblings.

Children NO
Father Dr. Moses Shiling
Mother Not Known

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Deborah Shiling’s College & Education

She always had great enthusiasm for politics and social justice. Her father always supported her in her study and always helps in the field she chooses. Moreover, she completed her school level from a local high school in Baltimore. Then, she completed her graduation in Political Science from the University of Chicago.

School Local High School
College/university Chicago University
Education Qualification Graduation

Height and Physical Appearance

Height Feet & Inches: 5’4”Centimeters: 162.56 cmMeters: 1.62m 
Weight Kilogram: 64 KgPound: 141.09 lbs
Dress Size NA 

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