Is Your Senator a Millionaire?

According to this New York Times article Your Senator Is (Probably) a Millionaire. According to them about two-thirds of United States senators were millionaires in 2008, according to a recent analysis of politicians’ fortunes conducted by the Center for Responsive Politics. The center estimated each politician’s net worth by adding together the lawmaker’s range of assets and then subtracted the range of liabilities. The midpoint of that resulting range was used to rank the politicians. Here is a list of the 25 wealthiest senators (in 2008) according to their average net worth:

An interesting list for sure.. the list seems pretty equal with regard to party.. always knew that it takes a lot of money to run for office.. this list gives a bit of specificity to that idea.

Check out the article.. it also lists the 25 wealthiest congressional representatives.. none of our Kansas senators or representatives made the lists. How did your senators and representatives fare.. top 25 millionaire of not?


  1. Yep, Diane F. is up there at number 6. My Governor probably has more money than most others too. Sigh. How can they represent average Americans if they no nothing of what its like to worry about paying their bills?

  2. Hopefully they remember what it was like to not have a lot of money Barbara.. of course many would have to go way back to remember those days.. and some have probably always had money.

  3. over here, they wouldn't be politicians if they didn't have money

  4. Great observation Rygel.. good to remember that the connection between wealth and politics is not limited to one country.


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