15 wealthiest members of congress


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Are politicians hurting as much as your family? Probably not, given the average net worth for an elected official in Washington, D.C. is just under $1 Million. In an effort to get a better idea of how much some of these people are actually worth, we did some research and compiled a list of the 15 wealthiest politicians currently serving in Congress (via estimated net worth):

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15 wealthiest members of congress

  1. 1. Brought to you by CreditNet<br />15 Wealthiest Members of Congress<br />
  2. 2. Estimated Net Worth:$304 Million<br />House of Representatives<br />State: California<br />Party: Republican<br />First Elected: 2000<br />Source of Finances<br />Steal Stopper; Directed Electronics, Inc.<br />1. Darrell Issa<br />
  3. 3. Estimated Net Worth:$231 Million<br />Senate<br />State: Wisconsin<br />Party: Democrat<br />First Elected: 1988<br />Source of Finances<br />Kohl’s Department Stores; Milwaukee Bucks<br />2. Herb Kohl<br />
  4. 4. Estimated Net Worth:$188 Million<br />Senate<br />State: Massachusetts<br />Party: Democrat<br />First Elected: 1984<br />Source of Finances<br />H. J. Heinz Company<br />3. John Kerry<br />
  5. 5. Estimated Net Worth:$161 Million<br />House of Representatives<br />State: Colorado<br />Party: Democrat<br />First Elected: 2008<br />Source of Finances<br />American Information Systems; Blue Mountain Greeting Cards; Provide Commerce, Inc.<br />4. Jared Polis<br />
  6. 6. Estimated Net Worth:$148 Million<br />House of Representatives<br />State: Florida<br />Party: Republican<br />First Elected: 2006<br />Source of Finances<br />Automotive Dealerships; Reinsurance Companies<br />5. Vern Buchanan<br />
  7. 7. Estimated Net Worth:$138 Million<br />House of Representatives<br />State: Texas<br />Party: Republican<br />First Elected: 2004<br />Source of Finances<br />LLM Partners Ltd.<br />6. Michael McCaul<br />
  8. 8. Estimated Net Worth:$82 Million<br />Senate<br />State: West Virginia<br />Party: Democrat<br />First Elected: 1984<br />Source of Finances<br />Standard Oil<br />7. Jay Rockefeller<br />
  9. 9. Estimated Net Worth:$70 Million<br />Senate<br />State: Virginia<br />Party: Democrat<br />First Elected: 2008<br />Source of Finances<br />Nextel; Telecommunications Licensing<br />8. Mark Warner<br />
  10. 10. Estimated Net Worth:$64 Million<br />Senate<br />State: Connecticut<br />Party: Democrat<br />First Elected: 2010<br />Source of Finances<br />Real Estate<br />9. Richard Blumenthal<br />
  11. 11. Estimated Net Worth:$58 Million<br />House of Representatives<br />State: California<br />Party: Democrat<br />First Elected: 1986<br />Source of Finances<br />Financial Leasing Services, Inc.<br />10. Nancy Pelosi<br />
  12. 12. Estimated Net Worth:$51 Million<br />House of Representatives<br />State: California<br />Party: Republican<br />First Elected: 1998<br />Source of Finances<br />G. Miller Development; G. Miller Masonry; G. Miller Framing<br />11. Gary Miller<br />
  13. 13. Estimated Net Worth:$50 Million<br />Senate<br />State: New Jersey<br />Party: Democrat<br />First Elected: 1982<br />Source of Finances<br />Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP)<br />12. Frank Lautenberg<br />
  14. 14. Estimated Net Worth:$49 Million<br />House of Representatives<br />State: Tennessee<br />Party: Republican<br />First Elected: 2010<br />Source of Finances<br />Aegis Sciences Corporation<br />13. Diane Black<br />
  15. 15. Estimated Net Worth:$46 Million<br />Senate<br />State: California<br />Party: Democrat<br />First Elected: 1992<br />Source of Finances<br />Investment Banking; Blind Trusts<br />14. Dianne Feinstein<br />
  16. 16. Estimated Net Worth:$44 Million<br />House of Representatives<br />State: New Jersey<br />Party: Republican<br />First Elected: 1994<br />Source of Finances<br />Family Trusts; Proctor & Gamble<br />15. Rodney Frelinghuysen<br />