What is Riley Roberts net worth?
Riley Roberts is an internet entrepreneur who is best known for his relationship with US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC).
He was filmed with his girlfriend for a 2019 Netflix documentary called Knock Down the House, which focused on AOC’s rise to prominence in US politics.
The Origin Story
Riley Roberts was born in Arizona in 1988.
He graduated from Chaparral High School in the state and went on to study at Boston University.
He left campus with a BSc in Business Administration and Management and a BA in Sociology.
It was also during his time at Boston University that he met and started a relationship with Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC).
They met at a formal conversation with the University’s Dean, where they were invited to discuss topical issues of the day.
They were summoned due to their performances in their respective studies and kept in touch after the meeting.
But after dating throughout college, they went their separate ways, and Roberts moved back to the west to stay with his family in Arizona.
In his years apart from AOC, he put his degrees to good use and immersed himself in online projects.
But a couple of years after college, he and AOC rekindled their relationship, and Roberts moved to New York to move into her Parckchester residence in the Bronx.
The two have lived together in NYC ever since, and AOC often posts updates on her social media channels of outings with Roberts.
Roberts is a successful entrepreneur in his own right, even though his own career is often overshadowed by his girlfriend’s political success.
After graduating from university, Roberts started working in web development as a growth consultant and has gone on to become a successful internet entrepreneur with a range of high-profile clients.
He specializes in helping start-ups grow by using Facebook ads and helps clients improve the user design experience of their sites.
In the early days of internet marketing, Facebook ads were a particularly lucrative niche, and it seems that Roberts made the most of his expertise in the field.
He mainly works from home in New York City but often travels to support AOC when she is involved in political events in different parts of the country.
Knock Down the House
In 2019, Netflix released a documentary film about the 2018 congressional primary campaigns of AOC and various other democratic candidates.
The film won several awards and was praised for its behind-the-scenes look at the political landscape in America.
Roberts appeared throughout the film and was seen as a kind and supportive influence in AOCs chaotic political life.
And although he came across well, he was heavily criticized on social media for his appearance.
For instance, one user said Roberts looked like ‘a bin raccoon’, and others couldn’t believe that such an astute political figure like AOC would date a guy who looked like Roberts.
It seems that Roberts took the digs well, and AOC even posted on Instagram following the movie’s release that Riley had gotten a haircut. Attached to a picture of a Riley with a new trim; her post read:
“The internet roasted Riley into getting a haircut/glow up after #KnockDownTheHouse.”
After criticisms of his appearance, AOC jumped to Roberts’ defense and said that he was just too busy to have a haircut and had been working eighteen-hour days on his internet business and various other projects.
As mentioned, Roberts is in a long-term relationship with AOC, and the two live together in New York City.
In a post on Instagram, he and AOC adopted a French bulldog who they named Deco, named after a design style (art deco).
He isn’t active on social media and likes to keep his life private.
Following the airing of Knock the House Down, he even made his LinkedIn profile private, as he was frustrated by how many people were getting in touch with him.
Although he and AOC are not yet married, an article published in The Daily Mail revealed that AOC’s mum would love the pair to tie the knot in the near future.
Riley Roberts Net Worth
Riley Roberts Net Worth is 1.5 million
Interestingly, The Center for Responsive Politics considered Roberts’ girlfriend AOC to be one of the least wealthy members of congress during the 2018 election campaign, predicting her net worth to be in the region of $30,000.
But this wasn’t considering Roberts’ net worth, and because the two aren’t married, his own earnings weren’t included in the official statistics.
Roberts worked for several companies, including HomeBinder earlier in his career, where he worked mainly in salaried positions.
Today, he works on a project-by-project basis for his clients and commands a respectable fee for his services.
Thanks to his success as an internet entrepreneur, AOCs boyfriend Riley Roberts has a net worth of approximately $1.5 million.