Every Member of Congress’ Wealth in One Chart
While the superrich hold more than half the wealth, nearly a quarter are in the red
By Randy Leonard and Paul V. FonteloPosted March 2, 2018 at 5:03am
While politics is no place to get rich, many people may assume that only the wealthy elite are able to get into the highest positions in power.
Though two-fifths of senators and representatives are millionaires, there are plenty with humbler backgrounds and more modest bank accounts. Almost a quarter of voting members have a negative net worth.
Below, as part of Roll Call’s Wealth of Congress analysis, we plotted the 115th Congress’ minimum net worth on a vertical axis (from most to least). View our interactive rankings list here.