One US Representative Is Worth More than $476M
Jared Polis tops list of wealthiest members of Congress
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2017 4:25 PM CST
Rep. Jared Polis, seen here in 2014, is the wealthiest member of Congress.   (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

(Newser) – Most members of Congress are millionaires, but which ones are the millionaire-iest? That's the question 24/7 Wall St. set out to answer, compiling a list of the 25 wealthiest members of Congress based on data from the nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics' Opensecrets.org. Eighteen of the lawmakers on the list sit in the House of Representatives; only seven are senators. But the split between parties is as even as it gets: 13 are Republicans, and a Democrat tops the list. Here are the top 10 richest members of Congress along with their estimated wealth:

  1. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colorado): $476,151,998
  2. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California): $462,100,002
  3. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia): $386,632,000
  4. Rep. John Delaney (D-Maryland): $369,203,002
  5. Rep. Dave Trott (R-Michigan): $279,271,994
  6. Rep. Vernon Buchanan (R-Florida): $204,242,989
  7. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-California): $191,930,988
  8. Rep. Diane Black (R-Tennessee) $125,680,005
  9. Rep. Scott Peters (D-California): $118,322,000
  10. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tennessee): $117,787,999
See the full list here.

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