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12. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.)

Minimum net worth: $35.20 million
Change from last year: +61.9%

The House Minority Leader’s reported minimum net worth increased nearly 62 percent, thanks to a combination of real estate and football.

Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, increased his investment in the United Football League to between $5 million and $25 million. Pelosi had previously listed the asset with a value of $1 million to $5 million.

According to the Democrat’s financial report, Paul Pelosi saw two of his real estate investments—an office building in San Francisco and an undeveloped Sacramento property—increase in value in 2010 to $5 million to $25 million each. Those properties were each valued $1 million to $5 million in 2009.

Paul Pelosi also invested at least $2.47 million in the football league in 20 individual transactions in 2010, but continued to report an income loss of $1 million to $5 million.

Pelosi reported $8.25 million in liabilities from mortgage and other debts.

Published with permission from CQ Roll Call.

Source: Roll Call|| Photo: Getty Images