List of current members of the United States Congress by wealth

Summary

This list of members of the United States Congress by wealth includes the fifty richest members of Congress as of 2018. It displays the net worth (the difference between assets and liabilities) for the member and their immediate family, such as a spouse or dependent children. These figures offer only an estimation of wealth, as the Congressional financial disclosure rules use value ranges instead of exact amounts.[1] As an upper range is not specified for values over $50 million (or over $1 million for a spouse), large assets are not represented accurately. Additionally, government salaries and personal residences are not typically included in disclosures.[2] Furthermore, several members of Congress do not use a standardized electronic format, instead filing reports that range from vague to indecipherable.[3] As of 2020, over half of the members of Congress were millionaires and the median net worth of members was approximately $1 million.[4]

The original documents for each member's disclosure are publicly available on a database website, maintained by OpenSecrets.[5]

Since 2009, the salaries per annum of members of the United States Congress have been as follows:[6]

Position Salary
Speaker of the House of Representatives $223,500
Majority leader and minority leader of the House of Representatives $193,400
President pro tempore of the Senate $193,400
Senators and representatives $174,000
Non-voting members of the United States House of Representatives $174,000

As of 2019 and 2018, the top 50 wealthiest members of the United States Congress were as follows:

Source: OpenSecrets (2019 and 2018)[4][5]
Rank Name Party State Chamber Incumbent Net worth ($ million)
1 Rick Scott Republican Florida Senate Yes 259.7
2 Mark Warner Democratic Virginia Senate Yes 214.1
3 Greg Gianforte Republican Montana House No 189.3
4 Paul Mitchell Republican Michigan House No 179.6
5 Mitt Romney Republican Utah Senate Yes 174.5
6 Vernon Buchanan Republican Florida House Yes 157.2
7 Mike Braun Republican Indiana Senate Yes 136.8
8 Don Beyer Democratic Virginia House Yes 124.9
9 Dean Phillips Democratic Minnesota House Yes 123.8
10 Nancy Pelosi Democratic California House Yes 114.7
11 John Hoeven Republican North Dakota Senate Yes 93.4
12 Dianne Feinstein Democratic California Senate Yes 87.9
13 Suzan DelBene Democratic Washington House Yes 79.4
14 Fred Upton Republican Michigan House Yes 79.0
15 Ron Johnson Republican Wisconsin Senate Yes 78.5
16 Roger Williams Republican Texas House Yes 67.0
17 Buddy Carter Republican Georgia House Yes 66.5
18 Jim Risch Republican Idaho Senate Yes 41.8
19 Mitch McConnell Republican Kentucky Senate Yes 134.1
20 Steve Daines Republican Montana Senate Yes 32.9
21 Kevin Hern Republican Oklahoma House Yes 61.0*
22 Scott Peters Democratic California House Yes 60.5*
23 Rick W. Allen Republican Georgia House Yes 52.1*
24 Joe Kennedy III Democratic Massachusetts House No 46.5*
25 Ralph Norman Republican South Carolina House Yes 43.4*
26 Kenny Marchant Republican Texas House No 33.7*
27 Lloyd Doggett Democratic Texas House Yes 29.7*
28 Brad Schneider Democratic Illinois House Yes 27.2*
29 Nita Lowey Democratic New York House No 24.8*
30 Jim Sensenbrenner Republican Wisconsin House No 21.8*
31 Phil Roe Republican Tennessee House No 20.2*
32 Richard Shelby Republican Alabama Senate Yes 19.1*
33 John Yarmuth Democratic Kentucky House Yes 17.1*
34 Jim Cooper Democratic Tennessee House Yes 16.3*
35 Michael Bennet Democratic Colorado Senate Yes 15.7*
36 Liz Cheney Republican Wyoming House Yes 14.7*
37 Tom Rice Republican South Carolina House Yes 14.6*
38 Bill Foster Democratic Illinois House Yes 14.1*
39 Dan Newhouse Republican Washington House Yes 13.8*
40 Carolyn Maloney Democratic New York House Yes 13.0*
41 Earl Blumenauer Democratic Oregon House Yes 12.6*
42 Mike Kelly Republican Pennsylvania House Yes 12.4*
43 Mike Conaway Republican Texas House No 12.4*
44 Ralph Abraham Republican Louisiana House No 12.4*
45 Markwayne Mullin Republican Oklahoma House Yes 11.4*
46 Ann Wagner Republican Missouri House Yes 11.1*
47 Jackie Speier Democratic California House Yes 11.0*
48 Thom Tillis Republican North Carolina Senate Yes 11.0*
49 Rob Portman Republican Ohio Senate Yes 10.8*
50 Lisa Blunt Rochester Democratic Delaware House Yes 10.7*

*based on 2018 information[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wealth of Congress". Roll Call. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  2. ^ "About the Personal Finances Data & CRP's Methodology". OpenSecrets. OpenSecrets. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  3. ^ Marquette, Chris (October 1, 2020). "Several lawmakers disclose opaque financial records". Roll Call.
  4. ^ a b Evers-Hillstrom, Karl (April 23, 2020). "Majority of lawmakers in 116th Congress are millionaires". OpenSecrets.
  5. ^ a b c "Top Net Worth - 2018 - Personal Finances". OpenSecrets. OpenSecrets. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  6. ^ Brudnick, Ida A. (April 11, 2018). "Congressional Salaries and Allowances: In Brief" (PDF). Congressional Research Service. Retrieved January 12, 2021.