“…With a net worth of at least $290 million, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) is the wealthiest member of Congress -
- followed by Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), with $199 million, in second place – and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), with $141 million, in third.
The annual ranking of the 50 richest members of Congress was calculated by The Hill – based on the financial disclosure forms filed by lawmakers.
Republicans dominate the list, with 31 members of the GOP among the top 50.
But the party’s presumptive vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.), is not among them.
On the contrary, Ryan’s net worth of approximately $2.2 million places him on the low end of the congressional wealth spectrum.
A significant number of the richest lawmakers owe their fortunes to their spouses -
- including the top two on the list…”
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