How Much Is Your Congressional Representative Worth: The Complete Infographic

Tyler Durden's picture

As we reported several days ago, for the first time in history the majority of members of Congress currently have a net worth over $1,000,000. Of course, this also means that just under half are still aspiring to get in Wall Street's "preferred politician" rolodex, and says nothing about any one politico's individual's assets. So for all those curious how much their congressional representative is worth, the following comprehensive summary infographic from Vizual Statistix has the answers.

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NoDebt's picture

I see a lot of opportunities for income redistribution here.

- Barack Obama

Oh regional Indian's picture

As always, the wealth pyramid is the inverse of the population pyramid.

Just so happens that at this time, the population and it's pyramid have a FAT bottom.

ori

Skateboarder's picture

Some of these folks are apparently millions in the negative! BULLFEATHERS!

BKbroiler's picture

I see a lot of opportunities for income redistribution here.

The senate Republicans are a million dollars richer on average, hence the need for redistribution. What's fair is fair.

Son of Loki's picture

"If you want to live like a Republican, you need to vote like a Democrat," the guy next door says.

mmmmmm

boogerbently's picture

The big winner:

Issa.....What did he do before raping masses as a "public servant" ?

FEDbuster's picture

John McCain (AZ, RINO) numbers are understated.  His wife is worth $100m +, perhaps she has it in some sort of trust that doesn't count towards his net worth?

Chupacabra-322's picture

I can only imagine how much of that net worth was made on insider trading which was exposed on 60 Minutes which in turn singled the Criminal CONgress & Senate to give themselves retro active immunity from prosecution.

But not Persecution. The Criminals will ultimately be hunted down.

Real Estate Geek's picture

Worth?  I'm more interested in a a table showing each one's cost.

kralizec's picture

Indeed.

They worthless but not costless.

boogerbently's picture

...or the total $$ amount of pork, authored by them,  attatched to bills.

economics9698's picture

Knock $20 million off Grayson, he's getting a divorce.

boogerbently's picture

I want the chart that shows their income growing per year in office.

Muddy1's picture

AND, may I suggest, how much they leave office with when they retire or are voted out.

Shad_ow's picture

IMO this entire chart is BULLFEATHERS!   They are all worthless.

max2205's picture

Don't be fooled these numbers are off to the tune of a factor of ten....

 

Shumer and menendaz under 1 mill.....give me a break!   They have more than that in walking around money.....

 

Calling BS!

Eireann go Brach's picture

If they are all on salary, how they acquire so much wealth so fast?

Colonel Klink's picture

Graft and insider trading.  Any more questions?

GeezerGeek's picture

The chart is of no use in determining who's milking the 99%. One would need to see how much each had upon entering Congress and how many years one has been in office, along with how much is - as others have indicatd - held in trust, or is otherwise hidden from reporting requirements. My representative (Lois Frankel, D-Fla) is shown at +2 million, but only ascended to office a year ago. More interesting to me would be to know which are lawyers, whereupon we follow Shakespeare's suggestion in Henry VI, part II.

And while the author was at it, we should have been shown how wealth increases after congresscritters - and presidents - leave office.

willwork4food's picture

No shit. Why not just hang them for treason and run a new election with the caveat that THEY will be hung if they do the same thing? Problem solved.

Colonel Klink's picture

Ah, remember most of these CONgress critters are exempt from the very wealth redistribution mechanisms which apply to the commoners.

In Fed We Trust's picture

I think worth would be much higher if it was phrased like "A Price on their head"  Or Dead or Alive, etc

quietdude's picture

This is just the tip of the iceberg. The fat coffers of bribe money do not appear on this chart. I bet your CONgress critter has lots of precious metal stashed for a self created rainy day.

Vooter's picture

I have a congressional representative?

Shad_ow's picture

Time for us to change the wording, they are now Congressional Overlords.

GeezerGeek's picture

It depends on what you mean by 'have'. I am represented by a person with whom I disagree some 99% of the time. Do I really have a representative?

Schmuck Raker's picture

More frightening is how many have negative net worth.

Trucker Glock's picture

That's only for tax purposes.

666's picture

Now that we the public can see how poor they are, they should vote themselves another raise for doing such a fine job.

xavi1951's picture

That can't be right!  I thought Pelosi's husband had billions!

LMAOLORI's picture

It's millions not billions but her wealth grew 62% in ONE YEAR

 

Pelosi's wealth grows by 62 percent

 

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/economy/93978-pelosis-wealth-grows...

 

 

A good breakdown is at the link below and it includes their favorite stock holdings

 

Millionaires' Club: For First Time, Most Lawmakers are Worth $1 Million-Plus

https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2014/01/millionaires-club-for-first-tim...

NickVegas's picture

We choose them, you elect them. Does anyone think she was elected legitimately?

Stuck on Zero's picture

I'm not worried about how rich they are.  Maybe the richer the better.  I'm more worried about how much their wealth grows while in Congress.

 

nottfar's picture

I saw on another blog that we should make our representatives wear NASCAR uniforms so that we know who their sponsors are.

Skateboarder's picture

That's one of the greatest ideas I've ever heard. I vote for making 'em wear bicycle jerseys so they look like ____ too.

Obie should be wearing a uniform with his sponsors, UC Twerkeley, Haaavad, Microballs, Sploogle...

RaceToTheBottom's picture

OK, but not the pants.  Seeing congresspeople in spandex would just do me in.

sleigher's picture

A good idea yes, but they should also be forbidden from managing or having any involvement with investments while they are in office.  All public figures who are elected should have their accounts seized and their day to day expenses paid for.  This way they will only be doing the job of the constituents and have no ability to work for themselves.  Most of the millionaires in office wouldn't want the job then.  We may actually get real leaders in that case...

GeezerGeek's picture

I'd rather see them all in bright orange jumpsuits.

jon dough's picture

I'd rather see them all bleeding out...

...while wearing bright orange jumpsuits.

willwork4food's picture

Along with their Blackwater protection goons.

Greenskeeper_Carl's picture

Not surprising. When you are legally allowed to conduct insider trading, and you are able to front run big decisions on govt contracts, and have a nice working relationship with Wall Street and the MIC it's actually surprising they are only worth a million.

lasvegaspersona's picture

These are mostly in line with the wealth of successful people.

I too am more concerned with wealth acquired while in office. Not everyone can be as 'lucky' as Hillary trading futures.

Colonel Klink's picture

Are these CONgressional SCUMBAGS still able to insider trade legally?  Laws which apply to all the proles, yet our "representatives" who write them are exempt from the very laws which are supposed to make us a better society?  Like ObamaSCAM

Just checking....

A. Buttle's picture

Needs 2 more charts:

Net worth before elected to office;

and net worth of spouse, relatives, crony associates, and capos.