Liberal actor Mark Ruffalo endorsed socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) for president shortly after calling for an “economic revolution” to end capitalism.
In a video released by the Sanders campaign today, Ruffalo says of Sanders, “He is the original progressive. We need a leader who’s actually one of us, and Bernie is one of us and he’s always been one of us.”
“[Sanders] will make an excellent and historic president in the very moment we are ready for it and need it most,” he says.
On Sunday, Ruffalo tweeted “It’s time for an economic revolution. Capitalism today is failing us, killing us, and robbing from our children’s future,” and accompanied his comments with a Time.com op-ed titled, “How America’s Elites Lost their Grip.”
It’s time for an economic revolution. Capitalism today is failing us, killing us, and robbing from our children’s future. https://t.co/OnNm6CYrWK
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) December 1, 2019
Fox News points out that Ruffalo is worth an estimated $20 million and his wife runs a store that sells expensive lifestyle items, including a $2,794 necklace and a $1,500 concrete side table. The couple also were spotted looking at a $10 million mansion in New York City:
This year, the Hollywood star’s net worth was estimated at $20 million. Meanwhile, his wife, Sunrise, runs a curated lifestyle website and shop named Sunny’s Pop in upstate New York. The shop features online gift guides that rival Gwyneth Paltrow’s fancy Goop site.
Among Sunny Pop’s antiques and trinkets, Ruffalo’s wife encourages customers to check out her “pure picks,” which include a crystal necklace with a price tag of $2,794. Sunny’s Pop also sells a $1,500 concrete side table and an “alpaca waffle-woven” blanket on sale for nearly $400, according to the shop’s website.
Shortly before Ruffalo was recognized as a top paid actor in 2017, the actor and his wife were spotted checking out a mansion in New York City with a $10 million price tag. Months later, the couple sold their Brooklyn townhouse for more than $3 million, according to property records at the time.