Politics

Every Member of Congress’ Wealth in One Chart

While the superrich hold more than half the wealth, nearly a quarter are in the red

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

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