List of current members of the United States Congress by wealth
This article needs to be updated.January 2021)(
This list of members of the United States Congress by wealth includes the fifty richest members of Congress as of 2018. It displays the net worth (the difference between assets and liabilities) for the member and their immediate family, such as a spouse or dependent children. These figures offer only an estimation of wealth, as the Congressional financial disclosure rules use value ranges instead of exact amounts. As an upper range is not specified for values over $50 million (or over $1 million for a spouse), large assets are not represented accurately. Additionally, government salaries and personal residences are not typically included in disclosures. Furthermore, several members of Congress do not use a standardized electronic format, instead filing reports that range from vague to indecipherable. As of 2020, over half of the members of Congress were millionaires and the median net worth of members was approximately $1 million.
Since 2009, the salaries per annum of members of the United States Congress have been as follows:
|Speaker of the House of Representatives||$223,500|
|Majority leader and minority leader of the House of Representatives||$193,400|
|President pro tempore of the Senate||$193,400|
|Senators and House Representatives||$174,000|
|Non-voting members of the United States House of Representatives||$174,000|
As of 2018, the top 50 wealthiest members of the United States Congress were as follows:
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