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The Richest Members of the US Congress

The Richest Members Congress

Recently, the (CRP) analyzed the financial assets of US lawmakers based on required annual disclosures, and found that there are 237 millionaires in the US Congress.The CRP determines estimated net worth based on some 40 asset and liability categories. Each has a value range, such as $5 million to $25 million. Assets, for instance, include non-government income, asset transactions, spouse's income, gifts and more. Listing of Non-income generating property (including a primary residence) is not
Source: Center for Responsive Politics

Recently, the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) analyzed the financial assets of US lawmakers based on required annual disclosures, and found that there are 237 millionaires in the US Congress.

The CRP determines estimated net worth based on some 40 asset and liability categories. Each has a value range, such as $5 million to $25 million.

Assets, for instance, include non-government income, asset transactions, spouse's income, gifts and more. Listing of Non-income generating property (including a primary residence) is not required under disclosure rules. Assets listed were held by members of Congress in 2008. 

So, who are the richest members of the US Congress? Click ahead to find out!

By Paul Toscano
Posted 17 Nov 2009

15. Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.)

Avg Net Worth: $48.29 millionRange: $12.9 million to $83.6 millionRanks 7th in the House1. Lummis Livestock      - $5 million to $25 million2. Old Horse Pasture Inc     - $5 million to $25 million3. ArpeHammand Hardware     - $5 million to $25 million
Photo: US Congress | Source: Center for Responsive Politics

Avg Net Worth: $48.29 million
Range: $12.9 million to $83.6 million
Ranks 7th in the House

Biggest Reported Assets
1. Lummis Livestock
     - $5 million to $25 million
2. Old Horse Pasture Inc
     - $5 million to $25 million
3. ArpeHammand Hardware
     - $5 million to $25 million

14. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)

Avg Net Worth: $52.35 millionRange: $8.3 million to $96.4 millionRanks 8th in the Senate1. Corker Properties X LP     - $6 million to $27 million2. Corker Properties I Ltd      - $5 million to $25 million3. Pointer QP LP     - $5 million to $25 million
Photo: Getty Images | Source: Center for Responsive Politics

Avg Net Worth: $52.35 million
Range: $8.3 million to $96.4 million
Ranks 8th in the Senate

Biggest Reported Assets
1. Corker Properties X LP
     - $6 million to $27 million
2. Corker Properties I Ltd
     - $5 million to $25 million
3. Pointer QP LP
     - $5 million to $25 million

13. Sen. James E Risch (R-Idaho)

Avg Net Worth: $53.33 millionRange: $19 million to $87.8 millionRanks 7th in the Senate1. 24+ Acres-Land/Canyon County, ID     - $5 million to $25 million2. 40+ Acres-Land/Ada County, ID     - $5 million to $25 million3. Farm & Ranch Land/40 Acres     - $5 million to $25 million
Photo: US Congress | Source: Center for Responsive Politics

Avg Net Worth: $53.33 million
Range: $19 million to $87.8 million
Ranks 7th in the Senate

Biggest Reported Assets
1. 24+ Acres-Land/Canyon County, ID
     - $5 million to $25 million
2. 40+ Acres-Land/Ada County, ID
     - $5 million to $25 million
3. Farm & Ranch Land/40 Acres
     - $5 million to $25 million

12. Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.)

Avg Net Worth: $54.45 millionRange: $30.9 million to $77.9 millionRanks 6th in the House1. Derivion Claims  $25,000,001 to $50,000,000     - $25 million to $50 million2. AMG Trust      - $5 million to $25 million3. Annaly Capital Management  $250,003 to $600,000     - $250,000 to $600,000
Photo: Getty Images | Source: Center for Responsive Politics

Avg Net Worth: $54.45 million
Range: $30.9 million to $77.9 million
Ranks 6th in the House

Biggest Reported Assets
1. Derivion Claims
     - $25 million to $50 million
2. AMG Trust
     - $5 million to $25 million
3. Annaly Capital Management
     - $250,000 to $600,000

11. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas)

Avg Net Worth: $69.62 millionRange: $38 million to $101.2 millionRanks 5th in the House*Individual asset data not available from The Center for Responsive Politics
Photo: AP | Source: Center for Responsive Politics

Avg Net Worth: $69.62 million
Range: $38 million to $101.2 million
Ranks 5th in the House

Biggest Reported Assets
*Individual asset data not available from The Center for Responsive Politics

10. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

Avg Net Worth: $72.38 millionRange: $42.9 million - $101.8 millionRanks 6th in the Senate1. Carlton Hotel Properties        - $5 million to $25 million2. Federated Government Reserves*     -$1 million to $5 million3. Princeville Condominium/Kauai, HI*     - $1 million to $5 million*Feinstein has disclosed a total of 5 assets in the $1 million - $5 million range.
Photo: Getty Images | Source: Center for Responsive Politics

Avg Net Worth: $72.38 million
Range: $42.9 million - $101.8 million
Ranks 6th in the Senate

Biggest Reported Assets
1. Carlton Hotel Properties
       - $5 million to $25 million
2. Federated Government Reserves*
     -$1 million to $5 million
3. Princeville Condominium/Kauai, HI*
     - $1 million to $5 million

*Feinstein has disclosed a total of 5 assets in the $1 million - $5 million range.

9. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ)

Avg Net Worth: $74.74 millionRange: $47.6 million to $101.9 millionRanks 5th in the Senate*Individual asset data not available from The Center for Responsive Politics
Photo: Getty Images | Source: Center for Responsive Politics

Avg Net Worth: $74.74 million
Range: $47.6 million to $101.9 million
Ranks 5th in the Senate

Biggest Reported Assets
*Individual asset data not available from The Center for Responsive Politics

8. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WVa)

Avg Net Worth: $94.31 millionRange: $60.2 million to $128.4 millionRanks 4th in the Senate1. Wachovia Bank Trustee      - $25 million to $50 million2. United National Bank      - $5,000,001 to $25,000,0003. Rockefeller Financial Services      - $1.5 million to $2 million
Photo: Getty Images | Source: Center for Responsive Politics

Avg Net Worth: $94.31 million
Range: $60.2 million to $128.4 million
Ranks 4th in the Senate

Biggest Reported Assets
1. Wachovia Bank Trustee
     - $25 million to $50 million
2. United National Bank
     - $5,000,001 to $25,000,000
3. Rockefeller Financial Services
     - $1.5 million to $2 million

7. Rep. Vernon Buchanan (R-Fla.)

Avg Net Worth: $142.43 millionRange: -$68.3 million to $353.2 millionRanks 4th in the House1. VB Motor Yachts      - $5 million to $25 million2. Jarrell Properties       - $5 million to $25 million3. Aircraft ownership & leasing operation      - $5 million to $25 million*Buchanan has disclosed a total of 8 assets in the $5 million - $25 million range.
Photo: AP | Source: Center for Responsive Politics

Avg Net Worth: $142.43 million
Range: -$68.3 million to $353.2 million
Ranks 4th in the House

Biggest Reported Assets*
1. VB Motor Yachts
     - $5 million to $25 million
2. Jarrell Properties 
     - $5 million to $25 million
3. Aircraft ownership & leasing operation
     - $5 million to $25 million

*Buchanan has disclosed a total of 8 assets in the $5 million - $25 million range.

6. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.)

Avg Net Worth: $158.17 millionRange: $50.7 million to $265.6 millionRanks 3rd in the House1. Goldman Sachs Bank Deposit      - $25 million to $50 million2. Asia Investment Partners     - $5 million to $25 million3. WCMA Money Fund      - $5 million to $25 million
Photo: AP | Source: Center for Responsive Politics

Avg Net Worth: $158.17 million
Range: $50.7 million to $265.6 million
Ranks 3rd in the House

Biggest Reported Assets
1. Goldman Sachs Bank Deposit
     - $25 million to $50 million
2. Asia Investment Partners
     - $5 million to $25 million
3. WCMA Money Fund
     - $5 million to $25 million

5. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.)

Photo: Getty Images | Source: Center for Responsive Politics

Avg Net Worth: $208.80 million
Range: $158.6 million to $258.9 million
Ranks 3rd in the Senate

Biggest Reported Assets
1. Dreyfus Treasury Prime Cash Mgmt. 
     - $6.5 million to $9 million
2. Pennsylvania State Bond
     - $4.1 million to $4.25 million
3. Aberdeen Emerging Markets
     - $2 million to $3 million

4. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.)

Avg Net Worth: $209.70 millionRange: $73.3 million - $346.1 millionRanks 2nd in the Senate*Individual asset data not available from The Center for Responsive Politics
Photo: Getty Images | Source: Center for Responsive Politics

Avg Net Worth: $209.70 million
Range: $73.3 million - $346.1 million
Ranks 2nd in the Senate

Biggest Reported Assets*
*Individual asset data not available from The Center for Responsive Politics

3. Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wisc.)

Avg Net Worth: $214.57 millionRange: $163.5 million - $265.6 millionRanks 1st in the Senate1. Ranch & Ranch Buildings/Horse Breeding      - $5 million to $25 million2. Vacant Land (Includes Residential Lots)      - $1 million to $5 million3. Northridge Co       - $1 million to $5 million
Photo: Getty Images | Source: Center for Responsive Politics

Avg Net Worth: $214.57 million
Range: $163.5 million - $265.6 million
Ranks 1st in the Senate

Biggest Reported Assets
1. Ranch & Ranch Buildings/Horse Breeding
     - $5 million to $25 million
2. Vacant Land (Includes Residential Lots)
     - $1 million to $5 million
3. Northridge Co 
     - $1 million to $5 million

2. Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.)

Avg Net Worth: $244.80 millionRange: $112 million to $377.4 millionRanks 2nd in the House1. Harman International Industries      - $32 million to $85.1 million2. UBS Select Prime Institutional Fund      - $7.1 million to $35.3 million3. Sail Pacific Explorer Fund LLC      - $1.5 million to $6 million
Photo: Getty Images | Source: Center for Responsive Politics

Avg Net Worth: $244.80 million
Range: $112 million to $377.4 million
Ranks 2nd in the House

Biggest Reported Assets
1. Harman International Industries
     - $32 million to $85.1 million
2. UBS Select Prime Institutional Fund
     - $7.1 million to $35.3 million
3. Sail Pacific Explorer Fund LLC
     - $1.5 million to $6 million

1. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.)

Avg Net Worth: $251.03 millionRange: $164.7 million - $337.4 millionRanks 1st in the House1. Greene Properties      - $25 million to $50 million2. California Various Purpose Bond     - $7, million to $35 million3. BlackRock Summit Cash Reserves Fund     - $5 million to $25 million
Photo: US Congress | Source: Center for Responsive Politics

Avg Net Worth: $251.03 million
Range: $164.7 million - $337.4 million
Ranks 1st in the House

Biggest Reported Assets
1. Greene Properties
     - $25 million to $50 million
2. California Various Purpose Bond
     - $7, million to $35 million
3. BlackRock Summit Cash Reserves Fund
     - $5 million to $25 million