List of America’s wealthiest and poorest lawmakers in Congress

December 20, 2011

Government/Politics

America’s Wealthiest and Poorest Lawmakers
Net Worth, 2010
 
OpenSecrets.org
 
It is difficult to gauge what a lawmaker is worth based on what they file because the disclosure forms do not require exact values. Instead, the lawmaker reports the range of value into which an asset, for example, falls. As the values increase, the ranges get broader. To calculate net worth, shown here, CRP added together the lawmaker’s range of assets and then subtracted their range of liabilities. We then calculate the midpoint of the resulting range and use this figure to rank the filers. Using this method provides a ranking that more closely reflects reality than using either the minimum or maximum values.
 
Wealthiest
Rank
1 Darrell Issa (R-Calif)
Minimum Net Worth $195,400,035
Average $448,125,017
Maximum Net Worth $700,850,000
2 Michael McCaul (R-Texas)
Minimum Net Worth $258,618,051
Average $380,411,527
Maximum Net Worth $502,205,003
3 Jane Harman (D-Calif)
Minimum Net Worth $160,085,503
Average $326,844,751
Maximum Net Worth $493,604,000
4 John Kerry (D-Mass)
Minimum Net Worth $181,469,521
Average $231,722,794
Maximum Net Worth $281,976,067
5 Mark Warner (D-Va)
Minimum Net Worth $76,372,212
Average $192,730,605
Maximum Net Worth $309,088,999
6 Herb Kohl (D-Wis)
Minimum Net Worth $88,228,026
Average $173,538,010
Maximum Net Worth $258,847,994
7 Jared Polis (D-Colo)
Minimum Net Worth $57,944,127
Average $143,218,562
Maximum Net Worth $228,492,998
8 Vernon Buchanan (R-Fla)
Minimum Net Worth $-50,724,701
Average $136,152,641
Maximum Net Worth $323,029,983
9 Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif)
Minimum Net Worth $5,946,075
Average $101,123,032
Maximum Net Worth $196,299,990
10 Jay Rockefeller (D-WVa)
Minimum Net Worth $61,632,019
Average $99,057,011
Maximum Net Worth $136,482,003
11 Alan Grayson (D-Fla)
Minimum Net Worth $57,435,038
Average $93,896,519
Maximum Net Worth $130,358,000
12 Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Minimum Net Worth $55,073,211
Average $85,572,116
Maximum Net Worth $116,071,021
13 Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn)
Minimum Net Worth $55,119,731
Average $73,151,590
Maximum Net Worth $91,183,450
14 Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif)
Minimum Net Worth $44,386,225
Average $69,046,622
Maximum Net Worth $93,707,020
15 Bob Corker (R-Tenn)
Minimum Net Worth $11,679,048
Average $59,550,022
Maximum Net Worth $107,420,996
16 James E. Risch (R-Idaho)
Minimum Net Worth $19,454,055
Average $54,088,026
Maximum Net Worth $88,721,997
17 Kenny Marchant (R-Texas)
Minimum Net Worth $28,276,794
Average $49,340,275
Maximum Net Worth $70,403,757
18 Gary Miller (R-Calif)
Minimum Net Worth $17,454,056
Average $46,008,028
Maximum Net Worth $74,562,000
19 Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)
Minimum Net Worth $20,350,188
Average $42,900,594
Maximum Net Worth $65,451,000
20 James B. Renacci (R-Ohio)
Minimum Net Worth $32,345,756
Average $42,060,709
Maximum Net Worth $51,775,662
21 Nita M. Lowey (D-NY)
Minimum Net Worth $15,395,036
Average $41,210,018
Maximum Net Worth $67,025,000
22 Mike Kelly (R-Pa)
Minimum Net Worth $7,903,037
Average $34,612,518
Maximum Net Worth $61,321,999
23 Trent Franks (R-Ariz)
Minimum Net Worth $11,600,005
Average $33,925,002
Maximum Net Worth $56,250,000
24 Richard A. Berg (R-ND)
Minimum Net Worth $12,146,147
Average $33,562,590
Maximum Net Worth $54,979,033
25 Diane Lynn Black (R-Tenn)
Minimum Net Worth $-7,315,946
Average $31,272,522
Maximum Net Worth $69,860,990
Poorest
Rank
638 Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla)
Minimum Net Worth $-7,348,999
Average $-4,732,002
Maximum Net Worth $-2,115,006
637 Steve Fincher (R-Tenn)
Minimum Net Worth $-5,964,999
Average $-3,302,503
Maximum Net Worth $-640,008
636 Ruben Hinojosa (D-Texas)
Minimum Net Worth $-5,110,972
Average $-2,500,488
Maximum Net Worth $109,996
635 John Salazar (D-Colo)
Minimum Net Worth $-4,798,997
Average $-474,501
Maximum Net Worth $3,849,995
634 Laura Richardson (D-Calif)
Minimum Net Worth $-1,230,988
Average $-383,496
Maximum Net Worth $463,996
633 Bart Stupak (D-Mich)
Minimum Net Worth $-722,990
Average $-178,996
Maximum Net Worth $364,998
632 Terri Sewell (D-Ala)
Minimum Net Worth $-851,983
Average $-173,493
Maximum Net Worth $504,996
631 Sean P. Duffy (R-Wis)
Minimum Net Worth $-489,989
Average $-167,497
Maximum Net Worth $154,994
630 Sanford D. Bishop Jr (D-Ga)
Minimum Net Worth $-430,990
Average $-159,496
Maximum Net Worth $111,998
629 Patrick J. Murphy (D-Pa)
Minimum Net Worth $-283,998
Average $-154,502
Maximum Net Worth $-25,006
628 Louis B. Gohmert Jr (R-Texas)
Minimum Net Worth $-200,000
Average $-150,001
Maximum Net Worth $-100,002
627 Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY)
Minimum Net Worth $-4,248,997
Average $-146,999
Maximum Net Worth $3,954,998
626 John Conyers Jr (D-Mich)
Minimum Net Worth $-199,999
Average $-120,001
Maximum Net Worth $-40,003
625 Kristi Lynn Noem (R-SD)
Minimum Net Worth $-643,990
Average $-111,996
Maximum Net Worth $419,998
624 Dan Maffei (D-NY)
Minimum Net Worth $-150,000
Average $-107,501
Maximum Net Worth $-65,002
623 Grace Napolitano (D-Calif)
Minimum Net Worth $-448,997
Average $-91,999
Maximum Net Worth $264,998
622 Kevin W. Yoder (R-Kan)
Minimum Net Worth $-228,993
Average $-91,998
Maximum Net Worth $44,996
621 Renee Ellmers (R-NC)
Minimum Net Worth $-382,993
Average $-91,497
Maximum Net Worth $199,999
620 Marlin A. Stutzman (R-Ind)
Minimum Net Worth $-289,988
Average $-84,495
Maximum Net Worth $120,997
619 Artur Davis (D-Ala)
Minimum Net Worth $-113,999
Average $-69,500
Maximum Net Worth $-25,002
618 Steve Israel (D-NY)
Minimum Net Worth $-134,998
Average $-55,000
Maximum Net Worth $24,998
617 John Shadegg (R-Ariz)
Minimum Net Worth $-249,997
Average $-47,500
Maximum Net Worth $154,996
615 Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla)
Minimum Net Worth $-50,000
Average $-32,500
Maximum Net Worth $-15,001
615 Deborah Ann Stabenow (D-Mich)
Minimum Net Worth $-50,000
Average $-32,500
Maximum Net Worth $-15,001
614 Raul Labrador (R-Idaho)
Minimum Net Worth $-130,993
Average $-31,998
Maximum Net Worth $66,997

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