Politics

Top 10 Richest Members of the House

It is difficult to know exactly what lawmakers are worth based on their public filings because the disclosure forms do not require exact values. Instead, the lawmaker reports a range of value for their assets and liabilities. To calculate net worth, the Center for Responsive Politics added lawmaker’s range of assets and subtracted the range of liabilities, calculating the midpoint of the resulting range and using that figure to rank the filers. Figures are from 2006.

1. Jane Harman (D.-Calif.)            $409,426,887

2. Darrell Issa (R.-Calif.)               $337,440,028

3. Vernon Buchanan (R.-Fla.)       $191,695,634

4. Robin Hayes (R.-N.C.)                 $82,552,081

5. Charles H. Taylor (R.-N.C.)         $66,698,509

6. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R.-N.J.)  $49,515,595

7. Michael McCaul (R.-Tex.)      $46,648,568

8. Nita M. Lowey (D.-N.Y.)           $39,753,196

9. Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.)            $38,539,554

10. Tom Petri (R.-Wis.)                   $35,918,018


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