15 Senators Among 50 Richest Members of Congress
Senators comprised 30 percent of Roll Call’s 50 Richest Members of Congress list this year.
Although House members outnumbered senators by a 2-to-1 margin, the 15 senators who made the list have considerable wealth. They are evenly divided between the two parties, with seven Democrats and eight Republicans in the top 50. The combined net worth of the 15 lawmakers totaled $458.86 million.
The wealthiest senator was retiring Democrat Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, whose minimum net worth amounted to more than $108 million and ranked him at No. 4.
Three of his Senate colleagues made it into the top 10 . They are all Democrats: Mark Warner of Virginia, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Dianne Feinstein of California.
Warner is in a competitive race to hold his seat this year, but he is not the only endangered senator to make the 50 Richest list. Others facing tough races this November include Kay Hagan, D-N.C., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
Just one senator ranked among the 10 “poorest” members of Congress. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., has a negative net worth, meaning he has more than $700,000 in debt. All of Heinrich’s liabilities were mortgages.
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