About 11% of Congress might be taking Occupy Wall Street’s anti-1% rhetoric personally. At least 58 lawmakers have a net worth north of $9 million, putting them in the top 1% of all Americans by wealth, according to a USA Today analysis of financial disclosure forms. The actual figure is a bit murky, however, as lawmakers only report their assets in broad ranges, and don’t need to disclose their property values.
What’s not murky: Congress is overwhelmingly well-to-do, with 250 millionaires and a median net worth of $891,506, almost nine times that of the average American household. “The vast majority of members of Congress are doing very well,” says a Center for Responsive Politics member. Overall Republicans have more 1%-ers in the House (24) than Democrats (10), while in the Senate, Democrats edge Republicans 13 to 10. Darrell Issa is the wealthiest lawmaker with an estimated $448.1 million. (Read more We Are the 99% stories.)