Every Member of Congress’ Wealth in One Chart

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

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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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