With $294.21 million in assets, Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas is Congress’ wealthiest member. He’s got a decent lead on the second-wealthiest member. California’s Darrell Issa has $295.40 million in assets, but $75 million in liabilities.
Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper, calculated the nation’s 50 wealthiest Congress members based on their assets and liabilities.
Coming in at No. 7 is Frank Lautenberg. The New Jersey Democrat is worth $55.07 million. Republican N.J. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen is worth $20.53 million and comes in at No. 12. Freshman Pa. Rep. Mike Kelly is at No. 21 with $11.90 million.
Here are some other tidbits from the list:
no one from Delaware graces the to 50
31 of the 50 are Republicans, making the other 19 Democrats
Only 11 are women