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10 Wealthiest House of Representative Memebers

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

The most wealthy member of the House of Representatives is California Democrat Jane Harman. Harman is reportidly worth as much as 289 million dollars! Harman has a huge list of assets (494 total) the most valuable being her ownership in Harman International Industries (worth up to $176,000,000). Harman International Industries is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of high-quality, high-fidelity audio and electronic products.

Here’s how the top 10 wealthiest members of the House of Representatives stacked up.

Rank Name Minimum Net Worth Maximum Net Worth

1

Jane Harman (D-Calif)

$168,651,649

$289,045,000

2

Darrell Issa (R-Calif)

$135,862,098

$677,230,000

3

Robin Hayes (R-NC)

$58,952,196

$59,970,169

4

Charles H. Taylor (R-NC)

$56,056,017

$77,341,000

5

Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)

$19,978,175

$67,170,000

6

John Campbell (R-Calif)

$16,504,086

$76,512,000

7

Nita M. Lowey (D-NY)

$14,987,069

$60,881,000

8

Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif)

$14,246,107

$54,085,000

9

Michael McCaul (R-Texas)

$13,267,113

$58,330,000

10

Chris Chocola (R-Ind)

$12,166,079

$35,690,000

Top 15 Wealthiest Senators

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Who are the richest senators of the 110th congress? Names like Rockefeller and Clinton weren’t surprising but a few others were.

What was a little surprising is the fact that the top 4 wealthiest senators are Democrats. And I thought the Republicans were the “rich, white guys”.

We took the top 15 and listed their minimum and maximum net worth. We listed the Minimum Net Worth and a Maximum Net Worth because the disclosure forms that they are required to file don’t require exact amounts.

Rank Name Minimum Net Worth Maximum Net Worth

1

Herb Kohl (D-Wis)

$219,098,029

$234,549,004

2

John Kerry (D-Mass)

$165,741,511

$235,262,100

3

Jay Rockefeller (D-WVa)

$78,150,023

$101,579,003

4

Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif)

$43,341,462

$98,630,021

5

Lincoln D. Chafee (R-RI)

$41,153,105

$64,096,019

6

Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ)

$38,198,170

$90,733,019

7

John McCain (R-Ariz)

$20,571,136

$32,043,011

8

Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass)

$19,189,049

$93,043,004

9

Elizabeth Dole (R-NC)

$13,508,152

$49,829,007

10

Gordon H. Smith (R-Ore)

$12,994,660

$62,261,641

11

Bill Frist (R-Tenn)

$11,667,041

$41,735,006

12

Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn)

$11,542,483

$43,639,427

13

Mike DeWine (R-Ohio)

$11,488,475

$47,410,001

14

Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY)

$10,080,005

$50,200,000

15

Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)

$8,780,208

$37,243,002