Cruz, seen here announcing his presidential candidacy in March, has the highest minimum net worth of the five senators running for president. But even he doesn't crack the list of the top 100 wealthiest members of Congress. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
When it comes to personal wealth, the five senators running for president aren’t exactly rolling in cash — by congressional standards, that is.
Ted Cruz , the richest senator running for president, doesn’t even crack the top 100 on the Roll Call Wealth of Congress Index, an annual ranking of members by minimum net worth. The Texas Republican comes in at No. 141, with a minimum net worth of at least $1.8 million. The median American net worth was nearly $69,000 in 2011, the year for which the most recent data is available from the Census Bureau.
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